Tetra Pak News - Summer 2011 01/10/2011
Welcome to Tetra Pak News. In this edition, we put the spotlight on innovation in our business and the wider Tetra Pak family. No business like ours can ever stand still: we must always identify, develop and explore ideas for new products, technologies or systems that will benefit colleagues, customers, consumers or the communities in which we operate.
One of our major recent innovations has been Tetra Evero Aseptic, the world’s first aseptic carton bottle for milk. This is a major breakthrough for both customers and consumers, as it combines the easy handling and pouring of a bottle with the environmental and cost advantages of a carton. The concept was defined following extensive market research and developed by our industry-leading engineers who created the systems necessary to produce the package in an efficient and cost-effective way. You can read more about this ground-breaking technology, which is already being adopted by dairies across Europe, on page 3.
We have also been harnessing technological developments in other areas to improve the service and support we can provide for customers. For example, Tetra Pak Processing recently worked with Isle of Man Creamery to establish a remote support tool that ensures Technical Services can provide rapid support to the Creamery, without needing to visit the island. There is more information on this and other ways in which Tetra Pak Processing is harnessing technology for customers on page 8.
We are also continuing to develop new ways of improving the way we work within our business, in particular to reduce the impact we have on the environment. Tetra Pak recently established an ambitious new environmental programme to help it work towards the ultimate aim of providing sustainable packaging using only renewable materials, achieving a minimal environmental footprint and creating zero waste. The plan is far-reaching, and will guide the way we work across our global business. You can read more about the plan – and our passionate belief in the environment – on page 6.
We are continuing to identify new ways in which we can inspire and support people to reduce their own environmental impact, for example by choosing products made from renewable resources or recycling the materials they do use. Our recent media campaign around the new generation of ‘green bloomers’ was designed to show how children are leading the way for many families on recycling issues. It really is the younger generation that will make supportive behaviour part of everyday life, and this is why we will be working with schools to help them teach children about renewability, as the next stage of our partnership with WWF. We will report back on this in future editions of Tetra Pak News.
Our commitment to innovation is ingrained in the way we do business. It is something I am personally very proud of, and I will share further examples of the progress we are making – and how this continues to benefit the people we work with and alongside – in the coming months.
With best regards.
Tetra Pak UK & Ireland