Tetra Pak has claimed it is on-target to meet its goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 10% by 2010.

The packaging giant said it has already reduced emissions by 4% since 2005 and lowered its general energy use despite output rising by almost a quarter.

“Our commitment is as much about good business as good corporate citizenship as saving energy and reducing waste means reducing costs,” said Dennis Jönsson, Tetra Pak president and CEO.

“With beverage cartons made of some 75% from wood fibre, a naturally renewable resource, we have a vested interest in responsible management of the forests where our products are ultimately sourced.”

Tetra Pak outlined environmental initiatives and reaffirmed its targets in a company report published yesterday (30 July).

In recent years, Tetra Pak has come under pressure in its core market of dairy cartons from plastic. However, the company has worked to increase consumer awareness of renewability, given that cartons come from renewable sources.