We have consistently delivered on our climate goals, right from the first goal set in 2002, again in 2005 and we are on track to meet our 2020 goal - to cap our 2020 impact across the value chain at 2010 levels, while growing the business. This helped us save 12 million tonnes of GHG emissions to date. In 2017, we became the first company in the food packaging industry to have our climate impact reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
More recently, we have set an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across our own operations.
We have also set emissions reduction targets for 2030 in line with 1.5°C according to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) across scopes 1, 2 and 3. This is what the latest climate science has told us is needed to prevent the most damaging effects of climate change. For us, translating a 1.5°C scenario into an absolute GHG emission reduction target equates to a 46% reduction in value chain emission by 2030. Our target approved by SBTi is as follows:
Tetra Pak commits to reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 46% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. The scope 3 target includes all relevant emissions including purchased materials, use of sold equipment and end-of-life treatment of post-consumer cartons. Tetra Pak commits to increase annual use of renewable electricity from 69% in 2019 to 100% by 2030.
Beyond our climate goals, we are working with our suppliers to minimise our environmental impact by protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, and maintaining fresh water availability in our agricultural and forest supply chains. We are also working with our customers to help them meet their own goals by minimising water use, food waste, energy consumption and emissions.
In 2019, we were rated as a leader by CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process, widely recognised as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency, for the fourth year in a row.
We were one of 179 companies – just 2% of the many thousands scored – recognised as a leader for actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risk and develop the low-carbon economy. We were also one of just eight companies identified as a leader in preventing deforestation in supply chains via sustainable sourcing.