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Responsible behaviour
globally

Reducing environmental impact

Sustainability deals with global and regional issues concerning the environment, the economy and social responsibility; our sustainability pillars.

Ambitious sustainability targets are included in our long term strategic planning. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh’s goal is to become the leading supplier of inherently sustainable packaging. For instance, our glass facilities in Dongen, the Netherlands, and Massachusetts, USA, operate furnaces that use 90% recycled glass, which are regarded as a benchmark for glass production worldwide.

 

“Sustainability is a journey rather
than a destination”

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Vision

 

Protecting our environment


Ardagh Group is a worldwide company. The impact of what we do and how we behave is far-reaching. Production on a scale such as ours brings enormous environmental responsibilities, and we take these seriously, both globally and locally. That is why we identify, control and measure all our activities, doing everything we can to reduce their environmental impact.

We keep energy consumption and emissions to a minimum, maximise our recycling rates, optimise the use of secondary packaging materials and manage waste appropriately, by avoiding use of landfills and limiting water usage. Effective environmental management systems are in place at all Ardagh sites.

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UK Recycling Investment

Welcome to the ‘Circular Economy’

Frozen Cullet
Project

Zero Landfill
Project

 

Effective environmental management
systems are in place at all Ardagh sites

Environmental Sustainability

Supporting local
communities


We have a strict Corporate Social Responsibility policy that is implemented everywhere Ardagh operates. It provides guidelines on social and ethical best practices, offers clear direction for decision-making in complex situations and encourages all employees to actively support the company's goal of setting a new standard in Corporate Social Responsibility.

A key part of our policy is the Community Involvement Project. Our long-term target of this is to have at least one meaningful community project at every Ardagh site by 2017.

Social Sustainability Social Sustainability

Sedex
Membership

Education on
Recycling

Conflict Free Mineral Sourcing

Waste Heat
Capture

 

Our long-term target is to have at least one meaningful community project at every Ardagh site by 2017

Social Sustainability

Building a sustainable future


The economic stability of Ardagh has an impact on our employees, local communities, customers, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders. That’s why we continually invest in systems and processes that improve the efficiency of our operations, reduce costs and increase competitiveness. One initiative, for instance, promotes customer and supplier partnership programmes in order to strengthen relationships along the supply chain.

Economic Sustainability Economic Sustainability Economic Sustainability

UK Recycling Investment

Welcome to the ‘Circular Economy’

Frozen Cullet
Project

Batch
Preheating

 

Continuous investment strengthening the efficiency of our operations

Economic Sustainability

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A safer environment
for our people

BSafe!

The Ardagh core values of trust, teamwork and excellence are clearly evident in our health and safety programme, known throughout the Group as ‘BSafe!’. For us, this is more than a matter of simply complying with local safety regulations; the programme is in place to protect the health and wellbeing of each of our employees and visitors to our facilities. The importance we place on ‘BSafe!’ is reflected in the resources that are given to it; professional safety managers, delivery of training, spending on the maintenance and improvement of safety measures and managed communications channels.

Since its introduction, the year on year improvement target for ‘BSafe!’ has been an ambitious 20%. To date we have outperformed this target.

Our year on year safety improvement target has been an ambitious 20%. To date we have outperformed this.

Health and Safety