Our biggest single climate impact results from energy consumption in our own operations and elsewhere in the value chain. 90% of the GHG emissions in our value chain come from the production of the packaging raw materials that we purchase from our suppliers, and from the running of the processing and packaging equipment that we sell to our customers. To read more about our approach to climate accounting please visit Measuring and reporting and A value chain approach - measuring our progress.
Breakdown of total value chain emission according to GHG Protocol’s scopes is presented in the table above. Emission reduction is calculated by comparing the absolute value chain emissions to 2010 (which was the baseline year for our 2020 climate goal). Our scope 1 and 2 GHG accounts have been audited by an independent third party since 2006 and our scope 3 accounts since 2013. Our 2020 GHG inventory for scope 1, 2 and 3 and the changes to the 2010 baseline inventory where independently verified, with a limited level of assurance, by Guidehouse according to ISO 14064-3:2018.
*Based on market-based Scope 2 accounting methodology.
**Includes following Scope 3 Categories: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, and 12.
The data in this section depicts total water withdrawal across the Tetra Pak sites. The amount of water we withdraw is modest; nevertheless, we seek to minimize usage withdrawal as far as possible. Our converting factories account for the largest percentage of water use, followed by those operations that assemble machines and equipment. In order to understand which of our sites are located in water stress areas we have used the WRI Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas tool do the assessment. It is assumed that all water withdrawn for our sites is fresh water.
Tetra Pak goes well beyond legal requirements and applies international environmental standards to ensure that environmental issues and impacts are managed in a systematic way. Certification status at the end of 2020 at our manufacturing sites: