Ardagh Group has been awarded a platinum rating by EcoVadis for its commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

Ardagh Group, including its glass packaging divisions, has been awarded the prestigious platinum rating – the highest sustainability ranking awarded by EcoVadis.

The platinum rating recognises Ardagh’s responsible and sustainable business practices and underlines the scope and ambition of its sustainability efforts.

Ardagh is now part of the top 1% of companies recognised with a platinum EcoVadis rating.

The rating identifies Ardagh’s performance and transparency across four appraisal themes - labour and human rights, environment, sustainable procurement and ethics.

Ardagh’s sustainability efforts have also recently been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

John Sadlier, Chief Sustainability Officer of Ardagh Group, said: “The EcoVadis rating is an important sustainability rating for our customers to whom we supply infinitely recyclable metal and glass packaging.

“Together with our recent SBTi approvals, EcoVadis platinum rating demonstrates how we have integrated sustainability into every aspect of our operations. We are delivering strong sustainability performance across our business.”

Ardagh has a clear goal of alignment with the UN and Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 in achieving net zero emissions by 2050.