Sustainable packaging solutions for food and everyday necessities

At Huhtamaki, our ambition is to become the first choice in sustainable packaging solutions. Packaging plays an essential role in the sustainable future of our planet and the everyday lives of billions of people across the globe. Packaging makes food and everyday necessities available, more accessible, and affordable; secures hygiene and food safety; prevents food loss and waste; and continues to enable social and economic progress worldwide.

Our ambition is to become the first choice in sustainable packaging solutions. We are redesigning the future of packaging with sustainable solutions by embedding sustainability in everything we do. Sustainability is at the very core of our 2030 Strategy and a key differentiator for us at Huhtamaki.

Our sustainability approach is comprehensive, covering the three ESG pillars of environment, social as well as governance and business ethics. For us, sustainability means considering our impact – both positive and negative – throughout our entire value chain and pro-actively working on becoming a leader in all three pillars by minimizing the negative impacts of our operations and products on the environment while maximizing the positive impacts on our stakeholders, consumers, and society.

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Our 2030 sustainability agenda is driven by the need to deliver on the topics that are most material to us. On the environmental side, we focus on materials, waste, electricity, water and solvents. On the social side, we recognize the need for a safe working culture and environment where we can ensure everyone goes home safe. These both aspects are represented in our Global Sustainability and Safety Index (GSSI). Read more about the GSSI here. In addition to the GSSI, we have ambitions on responsible procurement and human rights.

As part of our 2030 Strategy and sustainability commitments, we have set a series of climate change mitigation targets, which have been validated and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Through the science-based targets Huhtamaki commits:

  • To reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 27.5% by 2030 from a 2019 base year
  • To reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from end-of-life treatment of sold products by 13.5% within the same timeframe
  • That 70% of its suppliers by spend covering purchased good and services will have science-based targets by 2026.

In addition to our Science-Based Targets, we have an ambition to strive for 100% renewable electricity and carbon-neutral production by 2030. Read more about our climate agenda here.