In order to monitor our progress towards our climate goal and to ensure consistency and accuracy, we have established procedures and processes as well as a comprehensive reporting system. Since 1999, we have been reporting on our environmental data according to the following principles:
Tetra Pak has a long history of working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1998, we have been collecting data from the different parts of our organisation on an annual basis, and consolidating the information in a central database.
Up to 2010, we measured only the emissions from our own operations. Then in 2011 we established our new climate strategy. This set out our commitment to reducing emissions across the entire value chain, defined our 2020 climate goal and established 2010 as a baseline year in which we collected data across the value chain for the first time.
The following two years were dedicated to establishing and fine-tuning the procedures and processes that would help us achieve our target. We then began verifying our emissions data through external auditors in 2013. To ensure we have comprehensive and comparable figures, we base our accounting on the guidelines of the GHG Protocol, widely acknowledged as the leading methodology for the management of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Protocol requires us to report on emissions in three areas, or scopes:
Our Scope 2 total has been calculated using the ‘market based’ methodology since 2015. This means that we have used supplier-specific emission rates where available, in line with the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Quality Criteria, and that our results reflect the use of renewable electricity at our sites. Under Scope 3, we account and report emissions across our value chain, showing the total climate impact from the sourcing, production, use and disposal of our products.
Under Scope 3, we account and report emissions across our value chain, including our suppliers, customers and end of life, giving us a complete picture of the total climate impact resulting from the sourcing, production, use and disposal of our products.