Today, the concept of ‘food accessibility’ is more relevant than ever with a growing human population of over eight billion people – including ten per cent who are undernourished, and food systems that are unsustainable and inefficient. According to the World Health Organization, access to safe and adequate food is a basic individual right. At Tetra Laval, we promote food accessibility by ensuring access to high-quality food production for people all around the world through our products, solutions and know-how. Tetra Pak, Sidel and DeLaval all help maintain consumer access to safe and nutritious food in different ways. Our cutting-edge technology in automation and digitalisation are important enablers to promote food accessibility.
This report highlights how Tetra Pak contributes to food accessibility around the world with its technology and innovation in packaging and processing solutions, backed up by automation and digitalisation. Tetra Pak’s ambition is to contribute to secure, resilient and sustainable food systems that provide access to safe, affordable and nutritious food, and minimise food loss and food waste across the value chain. It does this by continuing to deliver high-performance food processing technology and packaging solutions. Tetra Pak also leverages new technologies such as digitalisation and connectivity in aseptic technology to further contribute to less food waste. Partnerships are important and by developing innovative food processing technologies, Tetra Pak can support food and beverage manufacturers to create nutritious and safe foods by, for example, reducing sugar content and minimising food loss and waste.
Providing access to safe food has always been at the heart of Sidel’s business. As a leading supplier of beverage and food packaging solutions, Sidel’s equipment design and quality ensure complete reliability in terms of food safety to both customers and consumers. Sidel has developed the world’s first aseptic PET filling equipment with dry preform sterilisation. Approved by FDA in the US, this type of filling equipment is in operation all over the world. Another good example is X-LITETM Still, a lightweighting bottle for non-pressurised still water. Thanks to its very light bottle design, it is the most sustainable and cost-effective PET bottle on the market. Furthermore, Sidel’s development and design of bottles for spring water give health benefits to consumers around the globe.
DeLaval enables farmers to optimise the productivity of their dairy operations through precision farming. DeLaval provides industry-leading products and solutions for various kinds of dairy farms around the world – to help them to supply consumers with good quality milk. Farm efficiency goes hand in hand with reducing environmental impact and improving animal welfare and milk quality. By promoting cow health, longevity and through precision reproduction processes, DeLaval can promote resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease waste. In addition, DeLaval plays another key role in promoting food accessibility around the world by driving the development of milking standards. In 2022, DeLaval began a three-year project to develop four separate milking standards, including the ISO 5707 standard on milking machine installations.
Johan Rockström is a Swedish scientist who is internationally recognised for his work on global sustainability. He is joint director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, professor in Water Systems and Global Sustainability at Stockholm University, and professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam. Rockström is also the Chair of the Tetra Pak Sustainability Advisory Panel.