Trivium Packaging has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), which aims to drive 'ambitious' climate action in the private sector.
The metal packaging giant has also signed an official commitment to set science-based emissions reduction targets along its value chain, in line with 1.5oC emissions scenarios and the criteria and recommendations of the SBTi.
“At Trivium, we have the opportunity and responsibility to make a positive difference in the environmental crisis facing our world today,” said Michael Mapes, CEO.
“Trivium has an incredible track record of developing high quality, innovative packaging made from infinitely recyclable material, and implementing sustainability practices, valuable to both our customers and the planet. But the impact of global climate change is at a critical point and we must do more to continue making a meaningful difference for our planet’s future.
“Together with ambitious goals, an actionable sustainability agenda, and dedication from our entire team, we will work across our supply chain to make a real difference.”
Trivium’s targets will minimise emissions throughout its value chain; reduce its energy, gas, and water consumption; and manage its waste and volatile organic compound emissions. The company will also develop eco-designed, innovative products with increased recycled content, easier recyclability, and reduce packaging weight.
In Argentina, Trivium recently launched a recycling programme in partnership with urban recycler Creando Conciencia to increase the recollection and reuse of aluminium aerosol cans. Through the collaboration, Trivium will become the first in Latin America to use post-consumer recycled aluminium.