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. Our goal is to become the leading supplier of inherently sustainable packaging.
Both glass and metal 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 2019 environmental data including 2025 targets.
e.g. ISO 14001
Health & Safety
e.g. ISO 45001
e.g. ISO 50001
e.g. ISO 22001
Ardagh install heat recycling system
23 Jun 2020
At the core of production activities at Ardagh is a commitment to responsible environmental management. At Ardagh’s glass production facility in Wahlstedt, Germany, a new batch preheater, or heat recovery system, has been installed with sustainable best practice in mind. As a result of this new technology, energy consumption at Wahlstedt has reduced by up to 20%.
Ardagh's global cullet strategy
19 Jun 2020
As part of our drive for sustainability, we work hard to continuously increase the amount of cullet in our glass production process. Currently we use up to 90% of cullet during the melting process.
ASI welcomes Ardagh Group
29 May 2020
Ardagh is proud to be welcomed as a member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The ASI is a multi-stakeholder initiative that promotes measurable and continual improvements in the key environmental, social and governance impacts of aluminium production, use and recycling.
Zero waste to landfill
28 May 2020
Ardagh Group's Barnsley (UK) facility eradicates all waste from glass production. The team at Barnsley identified six key waste streams and worked with local waste collection companies to introduce appropriate bins to recycle waste.
Sustainable Specjal bottle from Ardagh
14 May 2020
Ardagh Group has created a new, sustainable 500ml glass bottle for the popular Polish ‘Specjal’ beer brand from the Żywiec Group. The new bottle, together with a refreshed label design, not only emphasises the local character of the beer but is also more environmentally friendly.