Shares update at Capitol Hill briefing and joins in 'Lights Out' for Earth Hour in sites around
At a media briefing on Capitol Hill, held in conjunction with WWF's 2009 Climate Savers Summit in
Among the results shared, Tetra Pak noted a 12 percent reduction of carbon emissions compared to 2005 despite double digit production growth during the same period. In 2008 energy use was a similar level as in 2002, despite a 32 percent increase in packaging production over the same period.
"We're proud to be on track to reduce our carbon footprint around the globe and meet our ambitious emissions reduction goal," said
Package choice can have a significant impact on the environment and carton packages have a comparably small environmental footprint across their entire life cycle, starting with the fact that they are primarily made from carton board, a renewable resource. They are also lightweight, which provides supply chain and transportation fuel efficiencies, and they are recyclable. Tetra Pak is also working with the Forest Stewardship Council to achieve an ambitious goal of sourcing paperboard only from chain of custody certified board mills by 2015.
"Tetra Pak, like other Climate Savers companies, is leading by example and demonstrating that meaningful emissions reductions are both possible and make good business sense," said
As an additional action in support of its commitments toward climate change, this year Tetra Pak will, for the first time, shut down all non-essential operating equipment and turn out lights at facilities and offices across the U.S.,
About Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak (www.tetrapakusa.com) is the world leader in food processing and packaging systems. Best known for its aseptic technology innovations, Tetra Pak works for and with its customers to provide preferred processing and packaging solutions for food and is committed to making food safe and available, everywhere.
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