The report, released today, entitled Sustainable by Nature, demonstrates the company's continued commitment to the environment and outlines its future goals. Tetra Pak has reduced its CO2 emissions by 4 per cent from 390,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents in 2005 to 373,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents in 2006. In addition, thanks to vigorous campaigns in local communities around the world, a record 21 billion beverage cartons were recycled according to the report.
In recent years Tetra Pak has undertaken several key environmental initiatives. In December 2005, Tetra Pak formed a close partnership with the WWF, and became one of 12 corporations to support WWF's Climate Savers Programme. This programme aims to eliminate ten million tons of CO2 emissions annually by 2010.
In January this year, Tetra Pak joined WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network to promote good forest governance and management practices.
Dennis Jönsson, Tetra Pak president and chief executive officer says, "Our commitment is as much about good business as good corporate citizenship as saving energy and reducing waste means reducing costs. In addition, with beverage cartons made of some 75 per cent from wood fibre, a naturally renewable resource, we have a vested interest in responsible management of the forests where our products are ultimately sourced.