CLIMATE: A VALUE CHAIN APPROACH

We measure our climate performance not just on our own operations, but across our whole value chain, including the operations of our suppliers and customers, and the end-of-life of our packaging. Our main 2020 climate goal is to cap emissions across the value chain at 2010 levels despite business growth. We are a signatory to the UN Paris Pledge for Action.

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We are making fantastic progress in achieving our main 2020 climate goal, which is to cap emissions across the value chain at 2010 levels despite business growth. In fact, according to our latest audited figures (for 2018), we have actually reduced total emissions by 13%.

In 2017, we became the first company in the food packaging industry to have our climate impact reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative. We have committed to reduce direct GHG emissions in our own operations by 42% by 2030, and 58% by 2040, from a 2015 baseline; and to reduce GHG emissions across the value chain by 16% per unit of revenue by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. We are also on track to achieve these goals.

Beyond climate

Beyond our climate goals, we are working with our suppliers to minimise our environmental impact by protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, and maintaining fresh water availability in our agricultural and forest supply chains. We are also working with our customers to help them meet their own goals by minimising water use, food waste, energy consumption and emissions.​

The CDP A List
In 2019, we were rated as a leader by CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process, widely recognised as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency, for the fourth year in a row.

We were one of 179 companies – just 2% of the many thousands scored – recognised as a leader for actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risk and develop the low-carbon economy. We were also one of just eight companies identified as a leader in preventing deforestation in supply chains via sustainable sourcing.​

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