Kraft Heinz to Focus on Sustainable Packaging

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Kraft Heinz will be focusing on sustainable packaging, as a part of its commitment to reduce natural resource needs and manage its overall environmental footprint, according to a report published on August 4, 2018.

This initiative of Kraft Heinz Company is to achieve greater packaging sustainability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By 2025, aims to make 100% of its packaging globally recyclable, reusable, or compostable. There is a huge challenge faced by all the industries with respect to packaging recyclability, end-of-life recovery, and single-use plastics. Although solutions to these challenges are not available currently, efforts like these will help current and future generations in developing better packaging solutions.

Technical alternatives will be pursued by Kraft Heinz and they will collaborate externally to advance its commitment to deliver 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging by 2025. Moreover, the company will be adopting strategies such as partnership with packaging experts, organizations, and coalitions to explore technical, end-of-life, and infrastructure solutions. They are already collaborating with Environmental Packaging International (EPI) for consulting, tracking, and other specialist services in the packaging space. Furthermore, they will be working towards increasing the usage of recycled content in its packaging and decreasing the volume of overall packaging being used.

The company will be further outlining its strategy and timeline for achieving this commitment in its next CSR Report, which is expected to be issued in 2019. Furthermore, Kraft Heinz has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative to be a part in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. Hence, an increase of over 2°C in the global temperature can be prevented by adopting such aggressive targets.

Bernardo Hees, CEO at Kraft Heinz said, “We found that most of our emissions are coming from areas outside our direct operations. To truly succeed as champions of sustainability, we will look at our full value chain and determine where we can make the greatest impact for our planet.”

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