By applying World Class Manufacturing principles, we can reduce energy, waste and water, while making our factories and offices more efficient. At the same time, we are looking to the future and exploring ways of continuing to manage our impact even after we have maximised our energy reductions. One way is by increasing our use of renewable electricity.
We have made a commitment to reduce our operational greenhouse gas emissions by 42 percent by 2030 and 58 percent by 2040, from a 2015 baseline. This target is certified by the
Science Based Target (SBT) initiative, and therefore ensures we are making the necessary changes to help keep global warming below the dangerous threshold of two degrees.
Our targets were approved by the SBT initiative in 2016, and initial 2017 results show we are on track to meet them. Our performance for 2018 will be available soon. Looking ahead, we know that increasing our share of renewable electricity and improving our energy efficiency will continue to be key drivers of change.
Having made steady progress towards energy-efficient operations, in 2016 we began the process of scaling our carbon reduction efforts further. We see renewable energy as key to our carbon reduction strategy and have an ambitious target to source 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030, through a public commitment to RE100.
In 2017, our total electricity use was 843 457MWh, of which 376 220 MWh was renewable – taking our renewable mix to 45 percent (up from 35 percent). An update on our 2018 renewable electricity mix will be available soon.
Through sourcing and generating renewable electricity Tetra Pak has an opportunity to help spur the transition to a low carbon economy in many of the geographically diverse countries in which we operate. In 2018, 33 out of 56 production sites had 100% renewable electricity contracts in place.
Tetra Pak has six solar panel installations worldwide and we see onsite solar power as an area where we can make a positive impact within the communities in which we operate. We are exploring opportunities to scale up our commitment to investing in renewable electricity.
Our packaging material factory in Izmir, Turkey, is now the second Tetra Pak plant to receive the world’s top award for manufacturing excellence from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. In doing so, it becomes only the 22nd factory worldwide to win the prestigious World Class Total Production Maintenance Award in more than 40 years.
The award is presented to facilities that have achieved outstanding levels of production quality, reliability, efficiency and environmental performance.
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