Responsible behaviour globally
Sustainability deals with global and regional issues concerning emissions, ecology and social responsibilities, Ardagh's sustainability pillars. In 2020, we launched our new Sustainability Strategy to reinforce our commitment to the circular economy. As part of our strategy, we have mapped out ambitious commitments and targets for the next decade. Our targets continue to focus on CO₂ reduction and maximising the use of recycled materials.
Both metal and glass are permanent materials and are therefore infinitely recyclable without any loss of properties. As part of functional engagements with our customers, our team addresses key sustainability challenges such as climate change, water stewardship and responsible sourcing. Below, please find our latest sustainability news along with our 2020 environmental data including 2030 targets.
Coverage of plants with certified management systems 2019 - 2021
e.g. ISO 14001
Health & Safety
e.g. ISO 45001
e.g. ISO 50001
Quality and Food Safety
e.g. ISO 22000 / FSSC 22000
Ardagh Group to build NextGen Furnace
23 May 2023
Ardagh Glass GmbH, part of Ardagh Glass Packaging (AGP) - Europe, recently began construction on a groundbreaking hybrid furnace to enable a switch to renewable electricity at its glass production facility in Obernkirchen, Germany. The hybrid technology in the aptly named ‘NextGen’ furnace will lead to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, by as much as 60% in the furnace – an important step in achieving the emissions target of Ardagh’s 2030 Sustainability Strategy and a key milestone in its journey towards decarbonisation.
Efficient Furnace unveiled for Ardagh UK
18 May 2023
Ardagh Glass Packaging (AGP) - UK is building a highly sustainable ’Efficient Furnace’ that will minimise greenhouse gas emissions from the glass production process. The state-of-the-art furnace, which will be installed at the AGP – Doncaster, UK Facility, employs the latest industrial technology to provide a more efficient melter with significantly reduced gas consumption and carbon emissions.
Electric forklifts replace diesel models
13 Mar 2023
Four new electric forklift trucks have replaced diesel forklifts at the AGP – Europe facility in Bad Munder, Germany.
For the first time in AGP – Europe’s operation, lithium iron phosphate forklifts, with a lifting capacity of five tons, are being used for loading the facility’s glass containers.
The highly efficient forklift trucks run on a fast-charging battery and require very little maintenance, resulting in reduced loading times as well as reduced carbon emissions.
Ardagh Poland's sustainable technology
25 Jan 2023
Ardagh Glass Packaging - Europe (AGP - Europe) has designed its newest glass furnace in Poland with the latest available suite of sustainable technology for reducing emissions and improving energy and resource efficiency. Ceramic Candle Filter technology and a Continuous Emission Monitoring System have been installed to achieve and maintain low emission levels while gas, electricity and water consumption will be reduced through a combination of heat recovery, turbo compressors, water recovery and a closed loop cooling system.
2023 International Day of Education
24 Jan 2023
We are giving back in the communities where our employees live and work by investing in education in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Quality Education. To celebrate 2023 International Day of Education, we share an update on our global social sustainability initiative, Ardagh for Education.