Sealed Air Corporation is announcing a bold new goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. This announcement follows the company’s execution of its sustainability strategy and performance against its 2020 goal to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations by 25%. The company exceeded its 2020 goal by achieving more than a 44% reduction.
The company has committed to actions to meet the scientifically established threshold necessary to keep global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
Addressing climate change is a critical part of Sealed Air’s purpose and strategy and is key to making the company’s business, supply chain, customers’ businesses, and communities around the world more resilient.
The company is aiming to establish new benchmarks for mitigating environmental and societal risks such as climate change while generating long-term value for stakeholders and society. Among the actions Sealed Air is taking to reduce carbon emissions within the company’s operations, supply chain, and beyond are:
— Adopting state-of-the-art technology and innovation for automated packaging solutions and systems, advanced recycling, and recyclable and renewable materials
— Continuing investments in renewable energy such as a solar power project in California and a wind power project in Argentina
— Improving efficiencies that reduce emissions in global operations for the company and its customers
— Contributing to the reduction of waste across the value chain including making improvements to the shelf life of food and reducing food waste, enhancing transportation efficiency, and protecting goods in transit