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Firm’s sustainability report raises hope for farmers

By Waliat Musa
16 September 2022   |   5:43 am
TETRA Pak, a world-leading food processing and packaging solutions company, has announced its 23rd sustainability report, highlighting the company’s achievements in its advocacy to achieve sustainable food systems in the last one year.

TETRA Pak, a world-leading food processing and packaging solutions company, has announced its 23rd sustainability report, highlighting the company’s achievements in its advocacy to achieve sustainable food systems in the last one year.

The Global President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Mr. Adolfo Orive, commenting on the report said: “We must ‘walk the talk’ by maximising our positive impact on nature and society, by continuing to entrench sustainability as a key business driver and decision-making criteria in the way we source, produce and process our food .
“It includes the way we transport our food, the materials we use to package it, and the critical role of collaborations in making it happen.”

The 2022 sustainability report showed that Tetra Pak West Africa made tremendous progress in enabling a secure long-term supply of locally sourced, high-quality milk by improving smallholder farmers’ productivity, market access, profitability, and livelihoods together with their partners.

Commenting on this, Managing Director, Tetra Pak West Africa, Mr. Oshiokamele Aruna, said the company through the Dairy Hub Model, food and beverage manufacturers were able to secure a long-term supply of locally produced quality milk.

This, he said, happened by providing smallholder dairy farmers access to training services and cooling infrastructure technology needed to increase the productivity, availability, and quality of milk, and farm profitability.

 
“Tetra Pak partnered with food and beverage manufacturers to increase water availability, which is a crucial part of milk production, and to improve the safe transportation of milk to collection centres. Solar-powered boreholes were installed to provide water to communities, and provisions were made for food-contact safe milk collecting cans for transportation, which increased the shelf life of the product.
 
“The result is that 750 farmers in a nomadic dairy farming community in Osun State increased their yield by 3,750 litres of milk daily,” he stated.

Tetra Pak is a world leading food processing and packaging solutions company, working closely with customers and suppliers to provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the need of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries.

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