Over the past two decades, Tetra Pak’s approach to sustainability reporting has evolved significantly, from focusing on environmental commitments and actions in the first report in 1999, to evaluating every part of the business and its impact, including societal and supplier governance.
The 2019 Sustainability Report adopts a mix of self-assessment to align with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, as well as support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a process called materiality assessment, to ensure the company can make the most positive possible impact.
The SDGs recognise that environmental, social and economic challenges we face are all connected and cover a diverse range of issues including gender equality, sustainable cities, access to clean water and good governance.
“Sustainability has always been at the core of our promise to protect food, people and futures”, said Niels Hougaard, MD Tetra Pak Arabia Area. “The process of annual reporting keeps us focused on our sustainability commitments both internally and externally, and we have learned a lot along the way – especially the importance of partnerships, constantly making small wins and complete transparency.”