At Tetra Pak, we commit to making food safe and available, everywhere. We provide safe, secure and sustainable products to our customers and consumers. Our packages are recyclable, low-carbon and made from renewable materials.
Tetra Pak has committed to supporting and working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Improving our equipment utility consumption and reducing our waste generation, are just some of the ways we do it.
At Tetra Pak, we have a long history of progress when it comes to using sustainable materials in our products in order to contribute to a low-carbon circular economy. We are focused on making packages with the lowest possible environmental impact and are committed to reducing the use of fossil-based plastics, while increasing the use of renewable materials.
In 2018, there were mounting concerns about plastic waste in the world. This has led to legislation on certain single-use plastic products that affect and challenge the consumer goods business, and the packaging business in particular. We are combatting the problem of plastic litter by developing a new generation of caps and closures, paper straws on portion packages, as well as caps that are tethered to our packaging.
Our vision is that all beverage packages be collected for recycling, with no cartons sent to landfills or turned into litter. We are therefore accelerating efforts with partners across our value chain to develop scalable solutions and establish effective collection systems for recycling.
Our sustainability approach is grounded in our brand promise: PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD™. This means of course protecting food, but also protecting our people and the communities we engage with, our business, our customers' businesses, and the planet we all share.