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
Social sustainability ambassador network
01 Dec 2022
We believe that we need expert knowledge, connection and on-the-ground engagement with our local communities in order to build a truly impactful sustainability strategy. To enable us to reach all our local communities, we established a social sustainability ambassador network – a network of colleagues who promote social sustainability activities at each Ardagh facility and office location.
Ardagh hydrogen investment with Absolut
03 Nov 2022
Ardagh Group S.A. and Absolut Vodka’s latest collaboration will enable the global spirits brand to become the first to move to a partly hydrogen energy-fired glass furnace for large-scale production, in a significant step to reduce the CO2 emissions from making its iconic bottles. The hydrogen initiative is an important milestone for Absolut Vodka in becoming completely CO2 neutral by 2030. A prerequisite for being able to meet this goal is in reducing the carbon footprint of its glass packaging.
Health and safety at Ardagh
21 Oct 2022
Our primary focus here at Ardagh is keeping our employees safe. During the past few years working during a global pandemic has been challenging. We are extremely grateful to all our employees who worked under tight restrictions during this period. We’re also very proud that Covid-19 infection rates remained consistently lower at Ardagh compared with the community infection rates in the regions where we operate.
Investment in STEM education in Germany
11 Oct 2022
Ardagh Group S.A. today announced a major multi-year grant to Wissensfabrik to deliver science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to students in primary and secondary schools in the 13 communities in which Ardagh operates across Germany.
Ardagh's new solar energy in Netherlands
06 Oct 2022
Ardagh Group S.A., (inclusive of Ardagh Metal Packaging and Ardagh Glass Packaging) and its renewable energy partners Eneco and Zoncoalitie are delighted to announce the start of construction for three on-site solar projects in the Netherlands. The solar installations will supply renewable on-site generated electricity to Ardagh’s Dongen, Moerdijk and Oss facilities and are part of Ardagh’s strategy to use 100% renewable electricity by 2030.