Working together

To contribute to sustainable food value chains while addressing the global challenges associated with food security and nutrition, fostering collaborative relationships and engaging with diverse networks of stakeholders is crucial. In this pursuit, we have actively collaborated and continue to engage with various organizations and alliances.

World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP and Tetra Pak have a long history of collaboration, sharing best practices in school feeding programmes worldwide. WFP and Tetra Pak have signed a Letter of Intent in Latin America, and Tetra Pak is actively supporting the Latin American School Feeding Network. WFP implemented a Sida-funded Milk for Schools pilot in Zambia. Tetra Pak Food for Development provided technical assistance in sharing food safety best practices to WFP for Syria's emergency school milk programme. In Burundi, Tetra Pak and WFP collaborated on a school meals programme boosting 20,000 children.

Following an official policy paper from the World Food Programme (WFP), that supports the use of UHT milk in their school feeding operations, Tetra Pak is part of a school meals programme to boost nutrition for 20,000 children in central Burundi.

The EU provides €5 million for the WFP to purchase up to one-third of the required food commodities from local smallholders in the Gitega province. Our customer, the newly founded local company, Modern Dairy Burundi, is supplying fresh milk in Tetra Fino® Aseptic 200ml packages.

How we contribute

Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF)

GCNF helps governments to build national school meal programs that are locally-sourced, develop markets for smallholder farmers, create opportunities for female entrepreneurs, and are ultimately independent from international aid. GCNF collects school feeding data from over 150 countries in the “Global Survey of School Meal Programs”. Tetra Pak Food for Development is represented on the GCNF Board of Directors. GCNF and Tetra Pak jointly promote school feeding globally.

International Dairy Federation (IDF)

Tetra Pak collaborates with IDF on school milk promotion, including sharing information and data for global school milk surveys and sharing of cases and best practices on IDF’s “School Milk Knowledge Hub” website. We also contributed and supported with the report “The contribution of school milk programmes to the nutrition of children worldwide”.

SUN Business Network (SUN BN)

SUN is committed to scale-up nutrition in the world by bringing public and private stakeholders together. Tetra Laval is a member of the network and has representation on the Advisory Board of SUN BN.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Through Public Private Development Partnerships (PPDP), Sida co-funded a Dairy Hub development project in Bangladesh and the Milk for Schools pilot programme in Zambia, initiated by Tetra Pak and Parmalat Zambia. Sida also co-funded a dairy development project in Kenya, implemented by Heifer International.

UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

UNIDO was the implementing partner in a Dairy Hub development project in Bangladesh, co-funded by Sida. Through the Sida-funded Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF), UNIDO can support dairy development projects.

UN Global Compact (UNGC)

Tetra Pak is a signatory to the UNGC since 2004, committing to promote 10 core sustainability principles.

Heifer International

Heifer International is an NGO working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities. Tetra Pak Food for Development worked together with Heifer International in a dairy development project in Kenya, co-funded by Sida.

Land O’ Lakes Venture37

Tetra Pak signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Land O’ Lakes Venture37 for the Dairy Nourishes Africa initiative where we provide technical assistance.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)

GIZ funded and implemented a Dairy Hub project in Sri Lanka which started as a partnership between Tetra Pak, dairy processor Cargills (Ceylon) PLC and GIZ.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

GAIN and Tetra Pak has collaborated in research and knowledge sharing including impact and case studies. Tetra Laval is an active partner in various nutrition networks led by GAIN.

School Feeding Handbook

The School Feeding Handbook provides a unique insight into the many positive benefits that school feeding programmes are bringing to children and communities worldwide and how they have played a key role in improving health and education for school children.

Interview with Arlene Mitchell

Arlene Mitchell is Executive Director at the Global Child Nutrition Foundation, where she recently led a comprehensive Global Survey of School Meal Programmes . A thought leader in the area of child nutrition, education and agriculture, she has previously worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UN World Food Programme.

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