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 Gold medal by EcoVadis for performance in sustainability in 2021. 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.
As part of our 2030 Strategy and sustainability commitments, we have set a series of climate change mitigation targets. I am excited to announce that these have now been approved and validated by the globally recognized Science Based Targets initiative...
We believe that access to safe food is a universal right and we know that packaging plays an essential role in making that possible, globally
Fit-for-purpose food packaging is more than a plain container. It represents livelihoods and the social progress that follows, its use marks the possibility of eliminating food insecurity and its benefits include minimizing health risks from...
As commented on earlier, in September the UN will convene its Food Systems Summit which will launch a bold new framework to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) transforming the way the world produces, consumes and thinks...