Sustainable food packaging solutions
Our ambition is to be the first choice in sustainable packaging solutions. Sustainability lies at the center of the Huhtamaki strategy.
We embed sustainability in everything we do. For us, sustainability means considering the impact we have – both positive and negative – throughout the value chain, in terms of the environment, social responsibility and governance.
We believe that the value of packaging is more than its impact on the planet and that we can make a difference in the food system value chain in several ways. We aim to minimize the negative impacts of our operations and products on the environment while maximizing the positive impacts on our stakeholders, consumers and society.
In 2020, we launched our 2030 sustainability ambition and the related goals
We support the UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our sustainability work is in line with the ten principles of the Global Compact, which cover the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Our journey towards our 2030 ambition has been recognized externally in the following ESG indices:
In 2020, Huhtamaki received a rating of A (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment. Our rating was upgraded from 'BBB', where it has been for the last 4 years. The MSCI ESG rating measures a company's resilience to long-term, industry material environmental, social and governance risks and how well it manages those risks relative to peers.
Huhtamaki was awarded the Silver medal by EcoVadis for performance in sustainability in 2020. The EcoVadis rating covers a broad range of non-financial topics including environmental, labor & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Each company is rated on the material issues as they pertain to their company's size, location and industry.
Today’s food ecosystem faces serious challenges. 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from food systems and one-third of food produced is lost or wasted. This is where well-designed packaging can help, by preserving food for longer...
To drive systemic change towards true circularity, regulation and action must be based on science and facts
Reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 calls for a revision in the way we use energy and natural resources and how we are able to create a circular economy today – as businesses, as governments, as individuals...
According to a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study there are significant environmental benefits to single-use systems when compared to multi-use systems. At Huhtamaki, we believe that facts and evidence are the foundation for decision-making and...
The roundtable discussion on how Better Regulation can support the European Green Deal was held on Thursday 28 January 2021. Think Circle is a forum designed to enable a lively and open discussion of the issues, challenges and opportunities we are...