The beverage carton industry is fully committed to using energy efficient measures to reduce its environmental impact even further, with each member company having its own CO2 reduction targets in place:
Tetra Pak's climate programme focuses on three areas: favouring renewable materials and energy; reducing energy needs and emissions; and engaging with transportation suppliers. Its climate goal is to cap greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain at 2010 levels by 2020.
The five pillars of Elopak's FutureProof 2020 Strategy also take account of the entire value chain, including a 25% reduction in energy use and a 15% reduction in transportation emissions by 2020.
SIG Combibloc's 2020 targets are to have reduced CO2 emissions by 50%, and energy useage by 35% in all its plants worldwide; achieved 100% renewable energy and gold standard CO2 offset for all non-renewable energy; and to have put in place science-based CO2 reduction targets across its entire value chain.