April 22, 2022
Ardagh marks Earth Day
For more than 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated by billions of people around the globe, annually on April 22. It’s a day when people come together to raise awareness for the health of the environment and we are proud to be a part of this.
Ecology – Protecting biodiversity and natural habitats is an important part of our environmental management under the ecology pillar of our Sustainability Strategy. In addition, we have committed to a significant water reduction target and zero waste to landfill across our global operations. For more details, see our latest Sustainability Report here.
Social – We also believe in the importance of giving back to the communities in which we operate. We have committed to a multi-year education grant programme in partnership with Project Lead The Way by investing in the local communities in which our U.S. facilities are located. Funding will also be extended to Ardagh communities in Europe and Brazil.
Emissions – Ardagh is currently planning to install its first large on-site solar installation at our Ardagh Glass Packaging (AGP) Irvine, Scotland facility and also at our three Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) and AGP facilities in the Netherlands. These installations will have a combined capacity of 16 MWp, covering an area of 16 football fields. They will replace 15,000 MWh of electricity consumption from the grid and avoid the release of 6,050 tons of carbon emissions per year. On-site solar power generation will play an important role in the transition of our electricity supply to 100% clean and renewable electricity by 2030, as well as contributing significantly to our overall CO2 reduction.
Art for Earth Day – In celebration of Earth Day, for the last number of years we have invited all our children to get creative and share their artwork celebrating Earth with us. This month, we’ve received a wonderful selection of art which encourages us to protect the environment around us for future generations to come. A selection of the art can be viewed across our social media channels.
Some of our young community share their views in a fun video here. Happy Earth Day – please join us in conversation across our social media channels.