​​​​Glossary

When we talk about our economic, social and environmental performance, we use certain terms that have specific meanings within Tetra Pak and the world of sustainability. To make sure that our report is easily understood by everyone who reads it, we have listed and defined some of the most commonlyused terms, organisation names and abbreviations in this report below.

  • The Carbon Trust A company that helps governments, organisations and companies reduce their carbon emissions and become more resource efficient. Its stated mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy.

  • CDP An international non-profit, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. https://www.cdp.net

  • Circular economy An alternative to the traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose), a circular economy is an economic system that aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, and to retain value and regenerate products at the end of each service life.

  • Dairy Hubs A dairy model used by Tetra Pak to secure a long-term supply of locally produced, quality milk, without raising the costs of collection in emerging economies. The model works by linking smallholder farmers to a dairy processor, with Tetra Pak offering the technology and ‘hands-on’ practical knowledge and training.

  • DEEPER IN THE PYRAMID The “Deeper in the pyramid” category represents the two billion consumers with a spending power of between €1.80 and €7.20 per day. Tetra Pak’s DEEPER IN THE PYRAMID strategy is helping to bring safe, healthy and nutritious products within the reach of these low-income households.

  • EcoVadis An organisation that produces ratings and scorecards to help procurement teams monitor sustainability practices in their supply chains, across 180 sectors and 150 countries. https://www.ecovadis.com/

  • Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) An international non-profit organisation that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests by setting standards on forest products, along with certifying and labelling them as eco-friendly. https://ic.fsc.org/en

  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Emissions into the atmosphere of gases (especially CO2 ) that contribute to the greenhouse effect (trapping heat from the sun in the Earth’s lower atmosphere).

  • GHG Protocol A set of standards and tools for companies to manage their GHG emissions and become more efficient. https://ghgprotocol.org/

  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) An independent international organisation that developed the world’s first and most widely accepted global standards for sustainability reporting, the GRI Standards. https://www.globalreporting.org

  • Human Resources country representatives (HRCR) Representatives from Tetra Pak’s operating countries who are often involved in developing our people-focused programmes and improvements.

  • I-REC An organisation that provides a standard for energy attribute tracking systems so that consumers in all regions of the world can have access to internationally recognised and tradable renewable energy certificates (RECs). http://www.internationalrec.org/

  • Lost Time Accident Rate (LTAR) The number of lost time accidents (measured in days) occurring in a workplace per 1 million hours worked. An LTAR of 7, for example, shows that 7 days were lost due to accident or injury for every million hours worked.

  • Materiality and material topics Material topics are topics (e.g., energy, waste, human rights) that reflect an organisation’s significant economic, environmental and social impacts or substantially influence the assessments and decisions of stakeholders. These are the most important topics for an organisation to consider in its sustainability strategy and reporting. A materiality assessment is used to determine what these topics are, and it is reviewed and validated by senior management. For the purpose of this report, Tetra Pak uses the GRI definition of materiality, as described above.

  • Occupational health and safety (OHS) The safety, health and well-being of people at work.

  • RE100 A collaborative, global initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. http://there100.org/re100

  • Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative The Science Based Targets initiative champions science-based target setting as a powerful way of boosting companies’ competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. Targets adopted by companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are considered “science-based” if they are in line with the level of decarbonisation required to keep global temperature increase below 2°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures. https://sciencebasedtargets.org

  • Stakeholders Stakeholders are individuals, groups or organisations that can affect, or be affected by, the activity of a business.

  • Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) A not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving responsible and ethical business practices in the supply chain.

  • TÜV Austria TÜV Austria is a testing and certification company that took over the OK bio-based certification referred to in previous Tetra Pak sustainability reporting. www.tuv-at.be • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) A United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. http://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015. Building on the success of the Millennium Development Goals, they are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
    https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

  • The Value and Impact Analysis (VIA) Initiative An initiative started by Tetra Pak, Ikea and Kingfisher to support the development of a methodology for assessing the impacts of FSC forest management certification.

  • World Food Programme (WFP) The food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. https://www1.wfp.org/