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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.

Coverage of plants with certified management systems 2020 – 2022


Environmental
e.g. ISO 14001

Health & Safety
e.g. ISO 45001

Energy
e.g. ISO 50001

Quality and Food Safety
e.g. ISO 22000 / FSSC 22000

Sustainability news


Our sustainability pillars


Ecology

Emissions

Social

Our sustainability strategy is based on taking a proactive approach to our three ‘Pillars of Sustainability’ – Ecology, Emissions and Social. We aim to minimise our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce our ecological impact and support our people and our communities.

We take sustainability seriously and we strive to achieve change and implement initiatives to be rewarding on all levels. We are committed to adopting Science-Based Targets.

We are also rated B by CDP for climate change and water management and A- for supplier engagement. We actively promote and support community engagement across our organisation, with a particular focus on educational development in all communities in which we operate.

We track, monitor and measure our sustainability progress to ensure we deliver on our commitments.

Sustainability accreditations


*Ratings for Ardagh Glass Packaging

B

Climate Change

B

Water Management

A-

Supplier Engagement

Policies and standards

Ardagh is committed to conducting its activities with the highest standards of integrity and business practice in all dealings with its stakeholders. We are committed to complying with all applicable laws and to operating in an ethical, sustainable and honest way. The below policies guide our business and those with whom we work.

Sustainability Associations


Protecting our environment


Material consumption 2020 – 2022


7,997,337 MT of material melted 2021 – 7,877,016 | 2020 – 7,527,027
6,717,960 MT of material packed 2021 – 6,630,186 | 2020 – 6,285,978
64,162 MT of raw steel used 2020 – 60,842
660,857 MT of raw alu used 2020 – 592,213

Energy consumption 2020 – 2022


3,836,619 MWh electricity consumed 2021 – 3,756,878 | 2020 – 3,570,506
11,742,210 MWh fossil fuels consumed 2021 – 11,616,619 | 2020 – 11,410,632
2,947,704 Glass 2021 – 2,926,110 | 2020 – 2,806,420
888,916 Metal 2021 – 830,768 | 2020 – 764,086
10,970,191 Glass 2021 – 10,884,994 | 2020 – 10,738,231
772,018 Metal 2021 – 731,625 | 2020 – 672,401

Water withdrawal 2020 – 2022


7,206,209 m3 municipal water supply 2021 – 6,488,834 | 2020 – 6,547,919
1,765,288 m3 groundwater 2021 – 1,944,682 | 2020 – 1,888,670
281,274 m3 surface water 2021 – 554,625 | 2020 – 586,522
9,252,770 m3 total water withdrawal 2021 – 8,988,141 | 2020 – 9,023,110

Greenhouse gas emissions 2020 – 2022


3,022,259 t (tonnes) direct CO2e (Scope 1) 2021 – 2,966,053 | 2020 – 2,907,517
1,473,185 t (tonnes) direct CO2e (Scope 2) 2021 – 1,422,026 | 2020 – 1,505,189
5,382,724 t (tonnes) direct CO2e (Scope 3) 2021 – 5,016,969 | 2020 – 5,077,635
2,866,237 Glass 2021 – 2,818,014 2020 – 2,770,758
156,021 Metal 2021 – 148,038 2020 – 136,759
1,262,007 Glass 2021 – 1,224,857 2020 – 1,294,966
211,178 Metal 2021 – 197,169 2020 – 210,223
2,293,285 Glass 2021 – 2,248,019 2020 – 2,239,617
3,089,439 Metal 2021 – 2,768,950 2020 – 2,838,018

Total greenhouse gas emissions 2020 – 2022


9,878,167 t (tonnes) CO2e (Scope 1 + 2 + 3) 2021 – 9,405,048 | 2020 – 9,490,341

Waste 2020 – 2022


63,826 Total waste MT 2021 – 77,160 | 2020 – 66,494

Recycled Waste

Disposed Waste

Share of Hazardous Waste

*this number currently excludes AGP-A and landfill volumes

11,253* Total weight of hazardous waste ton (metric) 2021 – 14,137 | 2020 – 13,397 *this number currently excludes AGP-A and landfill volumes
32,288* Total weight of hazardous waste ton (metric) 2021 – 63,023 | 2020 – 53,097 *this number currently excludes AGP-A and landfill volumes

Our employees 2020 – 2022


20,524* Number of direct Employees (Globally) 2021 – 16,412 | 2020 – 16,443 *only 2022 includes AGP-A

Employees covered by formal collective agreements concerning working conditions.

Employees represented in formal joint management-worker health & safety committees

Employees covered by formally-elected employee representatives

Employees received regular performance and career development reviews

Workforce gender chart

Male – 84%

Female – 16%

22% of line managers are female.

20% of the global workforce are minorities.

94% of permanent employees

Accident reporting 2020 – 2022


0.50 Lost time accidents 2021 – 0.56 | 2020 – 0.35* *excluding AGP-A
1.45 Recordable accident rate 2021 – 1.59 | 2020 – 1.27* *excluding AGP-A
36.9 Severity rate 2021 – 34.8| 2020 – 39.9* *excluding AGP-A
0 Fatalities 2021 – 0 | 2020 – 3

Cases/100 full-time employees

Sustainable supply chain 2022


Contracts with sustainability clauses

Critical category suppliers with a CSR risk analysis

Procurement category managers trained in prevention of human exploitation

Suppliers who shared data on conflict minerals

Building a sustainable future


We recognise that emissions, ecology and social sustainability are closely linked and that the long-term economic performance of Ardagh has an impact on our employees, local communities, customers, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders. That’s why we continually invest in systems and processes that improve the efficiency of our operations, reduce costs and increase competitiveness. One initiative, for instance, promotes customer and supplier partnership programmes in order to strengthen relationships along the supply chain.

Another initiative led us to develop a sophisticated process of preheating our glass raw materials to give energy savings of up to 15%. The system, which heats the batch to 300°C, cost in the region of €2m per site and so far has been introduced in five facilities, with a further three planned over the coming years. This investment in environmentally friendly systems forms part of our long-term sustainability strategy.

Targets for 2030


Waste
AMP:
Zero waste to landfill 1
by 2025

AGP:
Zero waste to landfill 1
by 2030
Water usage
AMP:
20% intensity reduction
by 2030

AGP:
26% intensity reduction
by 2030
Greenhouse gas
AMP & AGP:
100% renewable electricity by 2030
42% absolute Scope 1+2 reduction by 2030 *
12.3% absolute Scope 3 reduction by 2030 *

* Approved by Science Based Targets initiative
Emissions
AMP:
10% VOC emission intensity
reduction by 2030

AGP:
23% NOx emission intensity
reduction by 2030
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