Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a universal call aiming to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. It was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. By considering the nature of our operations and their impacts, we have identified 11 goals that are most relevant for our business and our stakeholders. We have chosen goal number 12, responsible consumption and production, as our main goal, because there we can have the biggest positive impact through our core business.
We have launched our new compostable Bioware Impresso double walled hot cup that adds to our existing Bioware compostable range. The new cup utilizes the unique Impresso bubble emboss, which provides enhanced insulation and a tactile touch for the holder.
The high-quality fiber used in our paper cups can be recycled and used up to seven times before being composted or used to generate electricity. We lead and participate in several initiatives around the world to increase the recycling of paper cups.
According to a life cycle analysis co-commissioned by Huhtamaki, paper cups often have the lowest carbon footprint, and recycling lowers it further by 54%. The LCA was carried out in 2018-2019 by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.