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 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 2019 environmental data including 2025 targets.
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Triple win for Ardagh Briquette Project
18 Nov 2020
Following success in the Sustainability Awards in October, Ardagh Group has also collected a World Beverage Innovation Award (WBIA) and a British Glass ‘Glass Focus’ Award for its Recycled Glass Briquettes project – a method of producing remeltable briquettes from the fine particle glass rejected during the recycling process.
Ardagh’s Recycled Glass Briquettes Win
20 Oct 2020
Ardagh has won a Sustainability Award in the inaugural ‘Pre-Commercialised Innovation’ category for its method of producing remeltable briquettes from the fine particle glass rejected during the recycling process, allowing 100% of recycled glass to be remelted into new glass bottles and jars.
Ardagh Group Earns Gold from EcoVadis
08 Oct 2020
EcoVadis, an independent sustainability rating platform, has awarded its Gold certification for sustainability performance to Ardagh for the fifth year. Gold certification is one of the highest levels of recognition from EcoVadis, only attained by the top 5% of companies assessed. Ardagh’s achievement, with an increased score, demonstrates the company’s dedication to continuously implementing social and environmental measures.
Europeans embrace glass recycling
29 Sep 2020
Research carried out by Ardagh Group shows that 34% of households from over 2,100 people surveyed in the UK, Germany and Poland have been recycling more glass packaging during the months of lockdown. With the closure of bars and restaurants in the initial phase of lockdown, people were consuming more foods and beverages packed in glass at home, leading to an increase in the volume of glass being recycled via the domestic recycling streams.
Returnable bottle for fritz-kola Brand
28 Sep 2020
Ardagh Group has worked closely with fritz-kola to produce a new long-neck 200 ml flint bottle for its rebellious cola brand, created for the hospitality industry. Founded by two friends in Hamburg in 2003, fritz-kola was created to deliver a range of premium quality, great-tasting drinks in the most sustainable and responsible way. 100% recyclable, returnable and reusable glass packaging was the obvious choice to maintain the product’s quality and taste and is key to their sustainability strategy.