Swiss food packaging and processing giant Tetra Pak announced it has joined RE100, committing to increasing its use of renewable electricity from 20 today to 100 percent across all global operations by 2030.
“Signing up to RE100 reflects our on-going commitment to minimizing our climate impact and increasing our use of renewable resources,” says Charles Brand, executive vice president, product management and commercial operations at Tetra Pak. “We have set an ambitious target to ensure carbon emissions across our value chain are capped at 2010 levels through to 2020, and we are making excellent progress. In 2015 emissions were down 15 percent from the 2010 baseline, despite a 16 percent increase in production.”
RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for—and delivery of—renewable energy.
Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, says “the demand push from corporates is as important as supportive government policy – bold action by businesses, cities and governments sends a strong market signal and means we can hold global warming below two degrees far more quickly.”