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  • Overall approach
    5/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero net deforestation or, for soy, palm oil, leather and beef companies only, no deforestation of HCV and HCS forests
      2/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA
      "We have set minimum requirements beyond applicable legislation which we require our suppliers to comply with for the LPB wood fibre which is not FSC Forest Management certified. LPB delivered to Tetra Pak shall not include the following unacceptable sources (identical to the Controlled Wood Standard of FSC): • Illegally harvested wood. • Wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights. • Wood harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities. • Wood harvested from areas being converted to plantations or non-forest use. • Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact; WWF Global Forest & Trade Network
      "Tetra Pak became a signatory to the UNGC in 2004," [....] "Tetra Pak is actively participating in the following voluntary stakeholder initiatives connected to responsible forest management and certification: [...] WWF Global Forest & Trade Network (for more information see gftn.panda.org) through membership since 2006, including performance commitments in certification as part of the membership. [...] The Consumer Goods Forum has committed to support the New York Declaration on Forests which sets the bold macro goal of cutting natural forest loss globally by half by 2020, and striving to end it by 2030. Tetra Pak is a member of the Consumer Goods Forum.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "HCV areas are critical areas in a landscape which need to be identified and appropriately managed to maintain or enhance the HCV. There are six main types of HCVs areas, based on the definition originally developed by the Forest Stewardship Council for certification of forestry operations, but now increasingly expanded to other voluntary sustainability standards"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Timber; Pulp & paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: NA
      "Our sustainability work and focus areas are defined by our Sustainability Forum, which comprises around ten senior leaders from across Tetra Pak who represent a wide range of areas of responsibility and are empowered to make decisions on behalf of our Global Leadership Team. The Sustainability Forum meets quarterly. Verification is essential to our sustainability process. Our practices and performance are externally verified and our GHG emissions data is externally audited. As a partner to this report, we will publish a GRI Standards Content Index. Our GHG emissions and other data will also be published on our global website."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Conservation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 7,000 ha
      ""(May 3, 2022): Tetra Pak announces the launch of the pioneering land restoration initiative The Araucaria Conservation Programme in Brazil, marking the industry’s first nature-based restoration project. The ambition is to generate positive environmental, economic and social benefits for local communities and restore and protect biodiversity in the region. Developed in collaboration with Apremavi, a Brazilian NGO specialising in conservation and restoration projects since 1987, the initiative is set to restore at least 7,000 hectares over a period of ten years – equivalent to 9,800 football pitches – of the Atlantic Forest, one of the richest biomes and the second most endangered in the world.""
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 7,000 ha
      "(May 3, 2022): Tetra Pak announces the launch of the pioneering land restoration initiative The Araucaria Conservation Programme in Brazil, marking the industry’s first nature-based restoration project. The ambition is to generate positive environmental, economic and social benefits for local communities and restore and protect biodiversity in the region. Developed in collaboration with Apremavi, a Brazilian NGO specialising in conservation and restoration projects since 1987, the initiative is set to restore at least 7,000 hectares over a period of ten years – equivalent to 9,800 football pitches – of the Atlantic Forest, one of the richest biomes and the second most endangered in the world."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030 . 2050
      "Now we are working towards an even more ambitious goal: to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our own operations by 2030, with an ambition to go net zero across the value chain by 2050"[...]"Reach net zero GHG target in Tetra Pak operations by 2030 (scope 1 and 2 and business travel). Reach net zero GHG ambition across the value chain by 2050 (scope 1, 2 and 3)."
  • Commodity score
    31/90
    • Pulp & Paper
      31/90
      • Commitment Strength
        10/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Packaging

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Paperboard is the main material we use. Beyond zero net deforestation, we are committed to sustainable sourcing. We require all wood fibre in our board to come from forests independently certified as managed in accordance with principles of sustainable forest management. Furthermore, we require our board suppliers to have certified traceability of the origin of fibre sources in the board." [...] "We ensure than 100% of the paperboard in our packages comes from FSC™ Forest Stewardship Council™ certified forests and other controlled sources and 100% of the packs that we produce globally are eligible to carry the FSC™ label on-pack​."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidiary

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: Sidel
            This is just for the subsidiary Tetrapak - which is likely to be most of Tetra Laval's exposure to deforestation/ paper but not all. Because Sidel produces drinks - which will have packaging.
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 100% FSC certification
            "Paperboard is the main material we use. Beyond zero net deforestation, we are committed to sustainable sourcing. We require all wood fibre in our board to come from forests independently certified as managed in accordance with principles of sustainable forest management. Furthermore, we require our board suppliers to have certified traceability of the origin of fibre sources in the board." [...] "We ensure than 100% of the paperboard in our packages comes from FSC™ Forest Stewardship Council™ certified forests and other controlled sources and 100% of the packs that we produce globally are eligible to carry the FSC™ label on-pack​."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Paperboard is the main material we use. Beyond zero net deforestation, we are committed to sustainable sourcing. We require all wood fibre in our board to come from forests independently certified as managed in accordance with principles of sustainable forest management. Furthermore, we require our board suppliers to have certified traceability of the origin of fibre sources in the board." [...] "We ensure than 100% of the paperboard in our packages comes from FSC™ Forest Stewardship Council™ certified forests and other controlled sources and 100% of the packs that we produce globally are eligible to carry the FSC™ label on-pack​."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2022
            "Our second goal is to demonstrate traceability from the forests all the way to the carton packaging we produce at our sites globally, which can only be achieved through independent certification of the total Chain of Custody (CoC)...Moreover, Tetra Pak has implemented the traceability requirements in its own operations, ensuring traceability from the moment LPB is delivered by our suppliers until the moment we deliver carton packaging to our customers."[...]"We are also committed to ensuring traceability of the wood fibres contained in our packages and we currently maintain full traceability down to processing facilities that produce the paperboard...we also require our suppliers to report annually on the tree species, certification status, and country and area of origin of the wood fibre used in the paperboard supplied to us".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Paperboard + Tetra Pak

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidiary; Product line

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA
            "Our second goal is to demonstrate traceability from the forests all the way to the carton packaging we produce at our sites globally, which can only be achieved through independent certification of the total Chain of Custody (CoC)...Moreover, Tetra Pak has implemented the traceability requirements in its own operations, ensuring traceability from the moment LPB is delivered by our suppliers until the moment we deliver carton packaging to our customers."[...]"We are also committed to ensuring traceability of the wood fibres contained in our packages and we currently maintain full traceability down to processing facilities that produce the paperboard...we also require our suppliers to report annually on the tree species, certification status, and country and area of origin of the wood fibre used in the paperboard supplied to us".
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Trace to supplier
            "Our second goal is to demonstrate traceability from the forests all the way to the carton packaging we produce at our sites globally, which can only be achieved through independent certification of the total Chain of Custody (CoC)...Moreover, Tetra Pak has implemented the traceability requirements in its own operations, ensuring traceability from the moment LPB is delivered by our suppliers until the moment we deliver carton packaging to our customers."[...]"We are also committed to ensuring traceability of the wood fibres contained in our packages and we currently maintain full traceability down to processing facilities that produce the paperboard...we also require our suppliers to report annually on the tree species, certification status, and country and area of origin of the wood fibre used in the paperboard supplied to us".
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Our second goal is to demonstrate traceability from the forests all the way to the carton packaging we produce at our sites globally, which can only be achieved through independent certification of the total Chain of Custody (CoC)...Moreover, Tetra Pak has implemented the traceability requirements in its own operations, ensuring traceability from the moment LPB is delivered by our suppliers until the moment we deliver carton packaging to our customers."[...]"We are also committed to ensuring traceability of the wood fibres contained in our packages and we currently maintain full traceability down to processing facilities that produce the paperboard...we also require our suppliers to report annually on the tree species, certification status, and country and area of origin of the wood fibre used in the paperboard supplied to us".
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Based on the Preferred by Nature Sustainability Framework, the core principles of the Accountability Framework Initiative and the UN Global Compact and UN and ILO Conventions"[...]"We require our suppliers to commit and adhere to certain fundamental principles and business rules, including:to fully comply with applicable laws, including laws related to slavery and human traffickingto respect internationally proclaimed human rights, which include the Rights of the Childnot to engage in or support trafficking of human beings or any form of slaverynot to tolerate any form of discriminationnot to use forced or compulsory labour; all labour must be voluntarynot to use any form of child labourto fairly compensate workersto allow workers to freely associate and bargain collectivelyto ensure safe and healthy working conditions for its workers"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Suppliers delivering renewable polymer to Tetra Pak must ensure: Respect for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, including adherence to the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent when activities affect indigenous and local communities."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        15/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          What methods are used for verification?: FSC
          "Paperboard is the main material we use. Beyond zero net deforestation, we are committed to sustainable sourcing. We require all wood fibre in our board to come from forests independently certified as managed in accordance with principles of sustainable forest management. Furthermore, we require our board suppliers to have certified traceability of the origin of fibre sources in the board." [...] "We ensure than 100% of the paperboard in our packages comes from FSC™ Forest Stewardship Council™ certified forests and other controlled sources and 100% of the packs that we produce globally are eligible to carry the FSC™ label on-pack​."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008
          "Suppliers delivering renewable polymer to Tetra Pak must ensure: [...] No deforestation or conversion of natural ecosystems after 1st of January 2008"
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "LPB delivered to Tetra Pak shall not include the following unacceptable sources (identical to the Controlled Wood Standard of FSC): • Illegally harvested wood."[...]"All wood and wood-based products purchased by Tetra Pak shall be manufactured from wood harvested in accordance with applicable legislation in the country of harvest. Therefore, information must be available to document the legal origins of the LPB wood fibre supply...• An annual supplier reporting process, where suppliers are required to report tree species used in the production of LPB delivered to Tetra Pak and their country of origin, plus certification status of the LPB. The suppliers are also asked to declare compliance with applicable legislation. • Risk assessments embedded in Group Risk management tools, which are part of our corporate governance, including risk mitigation procedures. • Keeping records of our LPB purchasing for a minimum of 5 years."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          2/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          1.5/3
          What product types/sectors is this in?: Packaging

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          Total volume: NA

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 217 million tonnes of paperboard
          On p.28 of their sustainability report, Tetrapak state that in 2021 they used to 217 million tonnes of paperboard. 70% of their carton package is paperboard.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Training and Audits
          "Training We continuously enhance our training programmes and e-learnings to enable all people involved in procurement to effectively integrate Responsible Sourcing and sustainability considerations. Responsible sourcing trainings, covering aspects of modern slavery and human trafficking, are provided in the form of e-learnings or webinars....Responsible sourcing forms an integral part of our risk management procedures for suppliers. As part of our efforts to ensure that our supply chains meet our commitments towards our corporate citizenship aspirations, we perform supplier assessments focused on specific risk areas, including human rights, slavery and human trafficking, using information gathered by our employees and input from third party service providers. [....] Sourcing: Prior to entering the supplier base, new suppliers are asked to sign the Supplier Code. Due diligence of the supplier may also be carried out and a set of questions relating to human rights, labour rights, the environment, and anti-corruption practices may be asked and assessed. We also put specific focus on the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in the transport and travel procurement categories. Our tenders reinforce our requirements in this area."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    10/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    15/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    6/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Tetra Laval consists of three industry groups, Tetra Pak, Sidel and DeLaval. The companies' activities focus on systems for the processing, packaging and distribution of food and accessories for dairy production and animal husbandry and are assessed due to their use of pulp and paper.

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Industry sector 
Paper Packaging
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Switzerland
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Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Sidel, Tetra Pak, DeLaval

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