Tetra Pak named one of the top 50 sustainability and climate leaders
Bangkok, July 20, 2021 – Tetra Pak has been recognized as one of the world’s 50 leaders in sustainability and climate. Swedish-Swiss food processing and packaging solutions company recognized for its commitment to sustainability, with Bloomberg documentary “Pioneering a Sustainable Future” (accessible here) presenting his fascinating journey. Tetra Pak Thailand initiative, The Green Roof Project for Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteers Foundation, was featured in this Bloomberg video, as an example of accelerating initiatives to develop sustainable recycling value chains.
The 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders project is the response of the international business community that demonstrates the will, leadership and willingness to act effectively in the fight against climate change. The Bloomberg series films focus on why sustainable businesses are better business for everyone, from the ground up – within organizations, their supply chains and the communities they serve.
The Tetra Pak video features interviews with members of the global leadership team, highlighting how the role of the food industry in tackling climate change becomes even more imperative. They explain why accelerating decarbonization and collaborations are essential to lead the transformation of the sustainability of the food packaging industry – tackling complex and multifaceted challenges such as global warming, circularity and biodiversity. .
Adolfo Orive, President and CEO of Tetra Pak, said: “Our company was founded on the philosophy that a package should save more than it costs. Sustainability has always been at the heart of everything we do, as such it is also a fundamental part of our 2030 strategy, so we are proud to receive industry recognition for our work to date. We have already made great strides in our journey towards a sustainable future. However, with the current climate crisis and potential food safety challenges, we believe the food packaging industry needs a major change in its evolution. Our ambition is to provide the most sustainable food packaging in the world. This means creating cartons made entirely from renewable or recycled materials, fully recyclable and carbon neutral. We see this as the only way to protect what’s good – food, people and the planet. “
The video includes footage from the Green Roof Project, a hugely successful initiative of Tetra Pak Thailand. The project organizes the collection and recycling of roofing foil beverage cartons that are used to build houses and shelters for victims of natural disasters and other needy communities across the country. Tetra Pak launched the project in June 2010 in partnership with the Friends in Need Volunteer Foundation (“PA”), the Thai Red Cross and Big C Supercenter Public Company Limited. The Green Roof Project, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020, still continues to deliver roofing sheets throughout Thailand. The most recent activities included the donation of 300 leaves to distressed communities in Nakorn Sri Thammarat province and the donation to support school students in Loei province.
“We were very happy to see our roofing sheets featured in the Bloomberg video”, said Bert Jan Post, Managing Director of Tetra Pak (Thailand) Limited. “We are proud of what the Green Roof Project has achieved over the years. This project is one of the company’s flagship cardboard waste management initiatives, and it places Thailand on the global sustainability movement map ”.