We are working with suppliers and customers to minimise our environmental impact across the value chain, from sourcing and production; use to disposal. This covers not only greenhouse gas emissions, but also resource use, waste, water and chemicals.
Our goal is to cap our 2020 climate impact across our value chain at 2010 levels, regardless of business growth. In 2016, our value chain emissions were 16 percent lower than in 2010, despite a 19 percent increase in packages sold. With over 50 percent of our climate impact deriving from equipment use by our customers, we focus our efforts on helping them find innovative solutions that reduce carbon.
Our supply chain currently accounts for a significant share of the greenhouse gas emissions in our value chain. We work closely with packaging material supplier partners to identify efficiencies, both in their operations and through their own supply chains.
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.
Our greatest environmental impact lies not in our own factories but in those of our customers because this is where most of our equipment is in use. We support our customers to reduce their carbon footprint and costs through more efficient processing and packaging equipment and products, as well as services to reduce energy use, water consumption, waste and food loss.
We are always thinking about the broader impact of our operations on the environment and society, and we believe that post-consumer recycling is an investment in our future. When recycled beverage cartons are given a new life, we protect natural resources, reduce climate impact and contribute to communities.
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About Tetra Pak
Together with our customers we make food safe and available, everywhere. Since the start in 1951 we have taken pride in providing the best possible processing and packaging solutions for food.