Sustainable packaging solutions
Sustainability is an integrated part of our functions, integrating environmental protection, social equity and economic efficiency. Our objective is to develop more sustainable packaging solutions wherever we can to meet customer demand for environmentally optimal packaging.
Responsible and committed
Food is critical to life and a source of great joy and pleasure. Packaging ensures it is delivered safely and will not be wasted. We see it as our responsibility to produce the best fit-for-purpose packaging to protect and serve food. Choosing the right materials, using them in an optimal way and considering the end of life and recycling possibilities all play a part in developing more sustainable packaging solutions.
From sustainably managed forests
With the right packaging choices, the environmental impacts of making safe food accessible to the world’s growing population can be reduced. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) sets standards to transform the way forests are managed, to help all enjoy the benefits that forests offer. Most of our paperboard is currently based on wood fiber from the PEFC certified or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sustainably managed sources.
Packaging innovation for sustainability
Huhtamaki has been the pioneer in introducing new innovations and using sustainable materials for making food packaging products.
Packaging for Good
Our sustainability program
Huhtamaki’s sustainability program is called Packaging for Good. Packaging for Good is something we do every day. For example, our safety, innovation, sourcing and efficiency work falls under these themes. In the world with a growing population, bigger cities and more demand for packaged food, we have an important role to play. Packaging for Good program captures the best things we are doing and want to develop further together.
Taking place in September, the UN Food Systems Summit aims to launch further actions in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe sustainable food systems are a key component of sustainability, not only in terms of the climate...
EU Green Week 2021 begins today, engaging with all stakeholders on how we can work together to make the ambition for a zero pollution a reality. The newly adopted EU Zero Pollution Action Plan targets a 50% decrease of waste and ocean plastic litter as...
A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study has provided significant evidence on the environmental advantages of flexible packaging in almost all environmental impact categories, including carbon footprint. This study provides valuable scientific...