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. We are a 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 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
EocVadis award Ardagh Gold rating
06 Jan 2022
EcoVadis, one of the most trusted and independent sustainability rating platforms, has awarded Ardagh a gold rating once again. EcoVadis gold, one of the highest ratings and the sixth for Ardagh, recognises the Group’s responsible and sustainable practices. Scoring in the 97th percentile, the rating reflects the quality of Ardagh’s sustainability management systems.
Investing in the circular economy
15 Dec 2021
Together with our joint venture partners Zignago and Verallia, we have continually invested to increase the processing capacity at our glass recycling facility, Vetreco S.r.l. in Supino, Southern Italy. In addition to the increased capacity, we have improved the quality of the cullet supplied. The Vetreco facility can process 370Kt of recycled glass cullet per annum. This means that the facility is one of the largest glass recycling facilities in the world.
Ardagh's 2021 Sustainability Report
10 Nov 2021
Ardagh Group, a leading global supplier of infinitely recyclable metal and glass sustainable packaging solutions, has today published its new Sustainability Report 2021, which announces the launch of ambitious new long-term targets for Ardagh Metal Packaging and Ardagh Glass Packaging. These new targets include zero waste to landfill by 2025, a 10% VOC emission intensity reduction, a 20% water use intensity reduction and are aligned with the Science Based Targets Initiative for Greenhouse Gas emissions.
Technology Partners on Sustainability
09 Nov 2021
Three industry leaders in sustainable solutions for the glass industry are coming together to collaborate on innovative technology to increase the strength and thereby significantly reduce the weight of glass bottles. Dassault Systèmes, Ardagh Group and EXXERGY will begin ‘virtual twin’ trials on Diageo’s iconic Johnnie Walker bottle in January 2022 to research and develop a coating that will enable the glass bottle to be lightweighted without compromising its strength and shape – an industry first.
Ardagh Glass Packaging earns ENERGY STAR
09 Sep 2021
Ardagh Glass Packaging – North America (AGP – NA), a business of Ardagh Group, was awarded two ENERGY STAR® plant certifications for superior energy performance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).