Since the beginning of 2018, Nutriset has been stepping up its action for the environment by integrating the use of unbleached cardboard into the eco-design of its nutritional solutions.
This approach meets the Sustainable Development Goals and is part of the mandate of Nutriset, which is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of its boxes, thus contributing to the sustainability of the supply chain of humanitarian programs.
The transition begins with Plumpy'Nut®, Plumpy'Sup™ and Plumpy'Doz™, which are now packaged in brown cartons, often referred to as unbleached, that are manufactured without using chlorinated products. This change will be progressively applied to other references and deployed throughout the PlumpyField® network.
Nutriset works with suppliers of boxes engaged in sustainable development policies and practice, throughout the entire wood processing chain, starting with sustainable forestry. Their fiber supply is thus governed by international FSC or PEFC standards. The selected cardboard companies have received the ISO 14001 certification for their sustainable management of water and energy consumption, as well as for the transformation of waste.
Today, 52 million children under 5 years old suffer from acute malnutrition and 155 million are affected by chronic malnutrition. Several food crises are currently raging, particularly in the Sahel, Yemen, Syria, northeastern Nigeria, southern Sudan and Somalia.
Product distribution operations are carried out into the most hard-to-reach and most remote areas, where pockets of malnutrition subsist.
In addition to reducing the environmental footprint of the packaging of its products, Nutriset took advantage of this new packaging to review the composition of its cartons to improve their performance for a better resistance "until the last mile".