Tetra Pak distributes 500 billion FSC labelled packages

Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tuesday, 03 September, 2019

Tetra Pak distributes 500 billion FSC labelled packages

Tetra Pak has delivered over 500 billion packages labelled with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Logo globally, as the company continues to promote responsible sourcing and contributing to a low-carbon circular economy.

The first FSC-certified Tetra Pak package was launched with J Sainsbury in 2007, with cartons bearing the FSC logo increasing each year since then, with marked acceleration over the last three years. Tetra Pak’s research indicates that consumers continue to factor the environment into their purchasing decisions, with one in two consumers now looking for environmental logos on the products they buy. This is a growing trend, with 37% of consumers seeking environmental logos on the products they buy in 2013 rising to 54% in 2019, according to Tetra Pak Environment Research 2019.

“Tetra Pak’s achievement contributes to our target to source 100% certified paper board by 2020. The increase of FSC certifications enables us to strengthen our claims on deforestation-free products and reduced global carbon footprint. We will continue to collaborate with Tetra Pak on increasing responsible sourcing in order to improve traceability upstream,” said Friesland Campina’s Manager of global plastics and liquid packaging procurement, Ivan Pavic.

“FSC directly supports the sustainable forest management target under Sustainable Development Goal 15, while also contributing to targets under 14 other SDGs. Going forward we will ensure every supplier is committed to increase and maintain FSC certified volumes above 70%,” said Mario Abreu, VP of Sustainability at Tetra Pak.

Tetra Pak aims to eventually produce all packages with the FSC label.

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