Tetra Pak today announced net sales of ?9.98 billion in 2010, up 5.2 per cent from 2009 at comparable rates. Packaging Solutions reached ?9.01 billion in net sales in 2010, an increase of 5.9 per cent compared with 2009, while sales of Processing Solutions edged down 0.7 per cent to ?971 million.
The strong sales performance of Packaging Solutions in 2010 was driven by double-digit growth in several geographies, including Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, China and South America.
Alongside the strong sales results, Tetra Pak also announced that it had beaten its 2010 absolute carbon emissions goal, exceeding the 10 per cent reduction target it set five years ago. The company achieved an actual cut in carbon emissions of 11 per cent against a 2005 baseline, while sales grew by 23.1 per cent, equating to a relative reduction of 30 per cent.
“Environmental performance is an intrinsic part of Tetra Pak’s business strategy and operations,” said Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson. “As our results show today, by setting and meeting ambitious environmental targets we strengthen competitiveness, both for Tetra Pak and for our customers.”
The company also achieved targeted results on other key pillars of its environmental strategy: efforts to ensure the sustainable supply of the paperboard used to make its packages and programmes to increase the recycling of used beverages cartons around the world.
In 2010, 40 per cent of the company’s paperboard supply was certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™), with 8.5 billion cartons put on the market bearing the FSC logo, enabling consumers to actively support responsible forestry.
On the recycling front, some 30 billion used cartons were recycled globally last year – eliminating more than 473,000 tonnes of waste and providing the base material for a host of new products. Globally, the company has increased recycling by more than 1 billion packs per year since 2002.
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