• Collaboration is key to driving sustainable change for packaging.
    Collaboration is key to driving sustainable change for packaging.

The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) has awarded Tetra Pak and saveBOARD its 2023 Excellence in Partnership and Collaboration Award, recognising their joint contribution to developing a recycling solution for cartonboard beverage containers. PKN was in attendance.

The SACC Swedish Business Awards were held on 23 November at the Four Season in Sydney, where the Swedish-Australian Business community gathered to celebrate the outstanding achievements of organisations that have demonstrated exceptional dedication to sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, partnership and collaboration and social impact.

Winners are grinners: Paul Charteris, MD of saveBOARD and Boris Munster, MD Tetra Pak Oceania
Winners are grinners: Paul Charteris, MD of saveBOARD and Boris Munster, MD Tetra Pak Oceania

Inspirational companies, newcomers as well as established organisations, were showcasing successful Sweden-Australia business connections and were recognised for their significant contributions that have shaped the landscape and set new standards for excellence.

Tetra Pak was the only packaging company recognised. Together with partner saveBOARD, the food processing and packaging specialist walked off with Excellence in Partnership & Collaboration trophy, a new award established this year. According to SACC, this award "recognises achievements associated with partnerships and collaborations that develop, maintain, and grow successful Swedish-Australian collaboration, knowledge exchange, R&D, and creative and sustainable business development".

Providing the motivation for the award, SACC said: "Tetra Pak has proactively addressed recycling solutions across Australian states and councils. They have done this through a strategic partnership with saveBOARD and close collaboration with authorities and councils, showcasing their commitment to sustainable practices. Tetra Pak’s dedication to sustainability and their collaboration with saveBOARD align with Swedish values of partnership, collaboration, innovation and sustainability. Through their operations in Australia, they contribute to enhancing Sweden’s reputation in sustainability and innovation."

Read more about the award-winning project here.

Speaking to PKN on the night, Tetra Pak Oceania managing director Boris Musnster said, "We are very honoured to pick up this award with our partner saveBOARD. It's a great recognition of our values to collaborate to advance sustainability, aligned with our Swedish values and heritage." 

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