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.
e.g. ISO 14001
Health & Safety
e.g. ISO 45001
e.g. ISO 50001
Quality and Food Safety
e.g. ISO 22000 / FSSC 22000
Our journey to zero waste
09 Jun 2022
As part of our role in the circular economy, Ardagh Glass Packaging - North America investigated the possibilities of waste recovery and diverting waste from landfill.
Sustainable Investments in Brazil
25 May 2022
Ardagh Group (“Ardagh”) has today announced that the location of its previously-announced first glass production facility in Brazil will be at Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais. The state-of-the-art facility will supply sustainable glass packaging to leading customers in the growing Brazilian market. Production is expected to commence in the first half of 2024 and, when operational, the facility will provide approximately 300 high-quality jobs.
Ardagh converts to electric vehicles
19 May 2022
Ardagh Group and a leading logistics provider, Buske Logistics, recently partnered with Shoppa’s Material Handling LTD to convert its current fleet of propane vehicles to electric vehicles at its distribution centre in Fairfield, California, U.S.A. By converting a fleet of forklifts and other vehicles to energy-efficient electric vehicles, the Fairfield distribution centre will save approximately 30,000 gallons of liquid propane and prevent more than 60 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year.
Enzesfeld solar power
18 May 2022
In the Emissions pillar of our Sustainability Strategy, one of our targets is to transition to 100% renewable electricity. This will in turn contribute significantly to a reduction in emissions as outlined in our 2030 targets. In fact, by the end of 2020, 18% of our production facilities had already transitioned to using renewable energy.
AGP site transport goes electric
11 May 2022
In 2019, our logistics and operational teams in Ardagh Glass Packaging - North America began replacing the propane forklift vehicles we use on our sites for transporting goods internally with electric vehicles. By converting to electric, our Dunkirk warehouse is paving the way for decarbonising our forklift trucks.