Tetra Pak was named on CDP’s A List in recognition of the company’s action on climate, and its drive for sustainable sourcing in its supply chain.
CDP is a global environmental impact non-profit organisation that runs an environmental disclosure system. Each year the organisation takes the information gathered in its annual reporting process and scores companies and cities based on their progress towards environmental leadership and incentivises action on climate change, forests, and water security.
This year Tetra Pak is one of 179 companies on the A List, but it is only one of eight companies on the list working to prevent deforestation in supply chains via sustainable sourcing of key commodities that are linked to deforestation.
Only 2 per cent of companies who pursued the reporting in 2019 received an A score for climate action, making Tetra Pak one of a small number of high-performing companies out of the 8400 that reported to CDP.
Mario Abreu, vice-president sustainability at Tetra Pak, said sustainability is an integral part of the business decisions Tetra Pak leadership makes.
“The sustainability landscape has shifted dramatically, and the scale of the challenges ahead require radical change in thinking,” Abreu said.
“To guide this new way of thinking we have launched Planet Positive – urging everyone to take a broader view of sustainability and ensure we address the full impact of our business.”
Abreu said the company understands the tangible business benefits of disclosing activities in this transparent way.
“Among other things it helps us measure and improve on our performance across the whole value chain. Inclusion in CDP’s A List for four years is as a result of continuous work to increase renewable energy usage, greenhouse-gas emission reduction targets, actions taken to fight deforestation and responsible sourcing of raw materials,” he said.
CDP CEO Paul Simpson said the scale of the business risks from the climate emergency, deforestation, and water insecurity are vast – as are the opportunities from addressing them – and it’s clear the private sector has a vital role to play.