Tetra Pak aims to reach net zero emissions by 2030

The food packaging company will try to achieve its goal by extending its energy efficiency measures and increasing the use of renewables

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The multinational food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak has committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its own operations by 2030.

The firm has also unveiled its ambition to achieve net zero emissions for the entire value chain by 2050.

Tetra Pak will focus on improvements in energy efficiency, installing on-site solar photovoltaics (PV) and purchasing renewable energy – since 2011, the company has invested €16 million (£14.5m) in energy efficiency systems, preventing energy use from increasing by 23% during this period.

Having installed approximately 8,000 panels, the firm has gone from 20% use of renewable electricity in 2014 to 69% in 2019 and it is on track to achieve its 2020 target of 80%.

Lars Holmquist, Executive Vice President Packaging Solutions and Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak, said: “The planet’s greatest environmental challenge demands nothing less from us.

“Ten years ago we set a climate goal to cap our 2020 impact across the value chain at 2010 levels while growing the business. This helped us save 12 million tonnes of GHG emissions to date.”

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