deSter has become a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. The Declaration officially launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021.
As a signatory, deSter has committed to aligning its actions with the latest scientific recommendations, so as to ensure its approach remains consistent with a rise of no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100. It also has agreed to deliver or update climate action plans within 12 months, align plans with the five pathways of the Declaration (Measure, Decarbonise, Regenerate, Collaborate, Finance), report publicly on an annual basis, and work in a collaborative spirit, sharing good practices and solutions, and disseminating information.
Stef Van de Perre, CEO of deSter, said: “In order to address the climate change challenge, we strongly believe that only a clear vision and long-term commitment will preserve this world for future generations.
“As a global supplier of food packaging and tableware, we therefore develop environmentally conscious concepts that fit into the circular economy and are fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 75% by 2030 and targeting Net Zero well before 2050.”