Tetra Pak: marrying business success and climate action

One of the world’s most ubiquitous brands, Tetra Pak has been setting the pace for carbon reductions and seized the opportunity to revolutionise its environmental approach. Charlie Dunmore reports.

Best known for producing paper-based containers for milk, juices and other liquid foods, Tetra Pak distributes about 140 billion cartons each year in more than 150 countries, contributing to annual net sales of almost €9bn.

Since its creation in 1951, the Swedish company’s philosophy has been that its products should “save more than they cost”. This is reflected in the robust yet lightweight and stack-efficient design of its cartons, according to the company’s vice president for commercial operations Nils Björkman.

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