Our packaging solutions protect food without the need for preservatives, additives or refrigeration, helping make safe, nutritious and flavoursome products available to more of the world’s rapidly growing population, even in remote areas with no cold chain.
Fighting hunger has been on the global agenda for many decades, with a significant number of NGOs and political, private and non-governmental initiatives working towards decreasing malnutrition. In many ways, this work has paid off. Between 2005 and 2013, the number of undernourished people in the world was on the steady decline. Then, beginning in 2014, the number began to rise again. Today, undernourishment has been further accelerated by COVID-19, with more than 690 million people going to bed hungry4 every night.
At Tetra Pak, we want to use our expertise, knowledge and packaging and processing solutions to help increase access to safe, nutritious food, because of the critical role it plays in enabling people to live healthier lives.
Our solutions can play a role in giving more people access to safe food. Our packaging protects food without the need for preservatives, additives or refrigeration, helping make safe, nutritious and flavoursome products available to more of the world’s rapidly growing population, even in remote areas with no cold chain. And through system-wide collaboration with our customers and stakeholders, our solutions can help millions more people have access to safe food.
We help customers improve the nutritional value of food and launch fortified and nutritious food and beverages. We constantly look for innovative ways to reduce the sugar, salt and fat content while maintaining the essential nutrients consumers need.
For almost 60 years, we have collaborated with customers, governments, stakeholders and NGOs to help ensure nutritious food and beverage products are made available for the people who need them. For example, we participate in the development of School Feeding Programmes, where today 68 million children get access to nutritious beverages at school through Tetra Pak packages.
We have also collaborated with customers and stakeholders to provide 54,000 smallholder farmers with technical assistance to help increase milk production. The farmers are also given access to local dairy processors to help ensure the safe processing and packaging of the milk. This helps reduce food loss along the value chain and expands communities’ access to safe milk while increasing local smallholders’ income.
We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders across the value chain and to provide innovative food processing and packaging solutions – to help making food safe and available, everywhere.
Get a quick overview of today’s global food challenges and how we at Tetra Pak will play our part in moving food forward – for a world with more secure and sustainable food systems.5
5Sustainable food systems mean growing, producing, processing, packaging, distributing and consuming food without negatively impacting the planet. Retrieved from OECD. (2019). Accelerating Climate Action. Source: OECD iLibrary
6By positive impact we mean driving better outcome for our own workforce, workers and communities in our supply chain, workers in collection and recycling and people in our value chain affected by climate change and the transition to net-zero in the areas of labour, discrimination, hazardous working conditions and sustainable income, among others