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
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.
Ardagh’s ENERGY STAR plant certification
19 Jan 2023
Ardagh Glass Packaging – North America (AGP – NA), a business of Ardagh Group, was awarded an ENERGY STAR® plant certification for its glassmaking facility in Madera, California, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Ardagh’s Madera facility demonstrates superior energy performance and performs within the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. The Madera facility manufactures approximately one million glass containers per day for the U.S. wine market.
Ardagh reduces water use across Europe
11 Jan 2023
Reducing water consumption across Ardagh Glass Packaging - Europe (AGP - Europe) is a key element of Ardagh Group’s Sustainability Strategy, which targets a 26% water intensity reduction by 2030, with the aim of delivering environmental sustainability and production efficiency in the glassmaking process.
To achieve this, AGP - Europe has undertaken significant investments in water reduction projects across its 20 sites, which are on track to reduce water usage by one-third, helping to achieve the 2030 target.
Ardagh awarded ENERGY STAR certification
13 Dec 2022
Ardagh Group’s distribution center in Fairfield, California, U.S. was awarded an ENERGY STAR® building certification for superior energy performance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Fairfield distribution center primarily serves Ardagh’s packaging distribution needs in the West Coast to better service the wine industry.