In order to meet its RE100 long-term sustainability commitment, Tetra Pak has revealed that it now obtains half of its global electricity supply from renewable sources.
RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative between more than 100 businesses committed to 100 per cent renewable electricity, working to massively increase the demand and delivery of renewable energy. Tetra Pak’s personal commitment is to use only renewable electricity across all global operations by 2030.
In the past two years, the company’s use of renewable electricity has increased by 2.5 per cent through a combination of initiatives, including the purchase of International Renewable Energy Certificates and solar power installations at its own facilities.
The firm’s factories in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and South Africa also use electricity from 100 per cent renewable sources and 17 of its major sites now run exclusively on renewable electricity.
Mario Abreu, vice president of Sustainability at Tetra Pak said: “Using renewable energy is an important part of our journey to reduce the carbon impact of our own operations and so help tackle climate change. Through the purchase of renewable energy certificates, we are investing in the development of infrastructure to increase the availability of renewable electricity. Meanwhile, we are also exploring opportunities to scale up our own on-site solar power installations.”