FOOD. PEOPLE. FUTURES.

At Tetra Pak, our approach to sustainability is shaped by our brand promise: PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™. We bring this promise to life by committing to protect food, to protect people and to protect futures.

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We are constantly finding new ways to meet the evolving expectations of our market. This means we continue to provide safe, secure and sustainable products to our customers and consumers – and to do so responsibly. By understanding the diverse needs of our customers, we can create sustainable solutions to feed a fast-growing population. We also support individuals and communities in our business, our markets and our supply chains. By driving environmental innovation across the lifecycle of our products and in our own operations, we are demonstrating how a company like ours can do more with less.

Sustainability is part of our corporate strategy. The Sustainability Forum defines our sustainability work and the areas that this work is focused on, which is ruled by the Strategy Council. The Forum has also been working on our 2030 Strategy, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the output of our materiality process will inform this. Our strategy will set ambitious new targets that build on our existing work and push us faster and further towards fulfilling our vision in a way that creates environmental, social and economic value.​

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Working across the value chain

Our approach to sustainability encompasses our entire value chain, going beyond our own operations and our customers. We do this because we recognised, many years ago, that we can only create a more sustainable future by addressing the interconnected nature of the environmental, social and economic challenges we face. Our solutions work because they are joined up.

We think and work in an integrated way to maximise sustainability value for our customers, for our business and for the communities where we operate. To organise and communicate our priorities, we use FOOD. PEOPLE. FUTURES as the chapters of our sustainability story.

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Protecting Food

Working with our customers and partners to make food safe and available everywhere through our innovative and market-leading food processing and packaging solutions. Through this, we are making a direct contribution to SDGs 2 and 12.

Our Dairy Hub model links smallholder farmers in emerging economies to dairy processors. This supports key targets of SDG 2 – No Hunger – such as doubling the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers. Read more about Dairy development and Dairy Hubs.

Read more about our work to Protect Food

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Protecting People

We safeguard and empower our people, and are working towards greater diversity and inclusion. Our Code of Business Conduct has high standards for our own business and our suppliers, and we are making a direct contribution to SDGs 8 and 17.

Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy supports key targets of SDG8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth – such as achieving decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities. Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion strategy

Read more about our work to Protect People

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Protecting Futures

We are working to support the sustainable future of our planet and the long-term success of our customers, making direction contributions to SDGs 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15 and 17.

Tetra Pak is committed to a low-carbon circular economy. This supports key targets of SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption – such as substantially reducing waste through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Read more about our work to Protect Futures

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