Trivium accelerates climate change commitment

Canmaker Trivium has affirmed its commitment to combat climate change under the Paris Climate Agreement.

The company has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and signed an official commitment to set emissions reduction targets aimed at limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degree Celsius. 

“At Trivium, we have the opportunity and responsibility to make a positive difference in the environmental crisis facing our world today,” said Trivium Packaging chief executive Michael Mapes.

“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 recently launched a recycling programme in Argentina, making the company the first in Latin America to use post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium and has been implementing best sustainable practices which resulted in an A- Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) rating in two key categories: ‘Climate Change 2020’ and ‘Water Security 2020’.

 “Signing up to the Science Based Targets initiative reflects our commitment to go from ambition to impact,” said Trivium Packaging vice president sustainability Jenny Wassenaar. “Our targets will minimise emissions throughout our value chain, reduce our energy, gas, and water consumption and manage our waste and VOC [volatile organic compound] emissions. We will also develop eco-designed innovative products with increased recycled content, easier recyclability and reduced packaging weight.”

Trivium joins other canmakers, including Ardagh, Ball, Canpack and Crown in making commitments to improve sustainability by reducing their environmental impacts.