Ardagh Group has published its 2019 Sustainability Report and announced that its current Chief Procurement Officer, John Sadlier, has been appointed as the new Chief Sustainability Officer.

In this new role, Mr Sadlier will be responsible for managing all aspects of our sustainability agenda and will report to the Group COO, Shaun Murphy.

Mr Sadlier joined Ardagh in 2007 and will be focused on ensuring that sustainability is at the core of all of Ardagh’s activities.

In addition, Ardagh has established a Global Sustainability Action Group to better co-ordinate its global sustainability work, to accelerate our sustainability programmes and to increase responsiveness.

The Action Group will report to the Board and will be chaired by the Group COO.

It includes senior executives from across Ardagh’s business units as well as from departments such as Risk, HR, Finance, IT and Legal.

Ardagh achieved important external validation recently including gold-level certification by EcoVadis, achieved only by the top three percent of companies assessed in our industry, for the fourth consecutive year.

Ardagh also received a B-level rating from the Carbon Disclosure Project and is a signatory to the Uånited Nations (U.N.) Global Compact, focused on positive advancements in human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

“These important initiatives reflect Ardagh’s longstanding emphasis on sustainability and its importance to our continued success,” said Paul Coulson, Chairman and CEO Ardagh Group.

“Consumer awareness of sustainability has reached an inflection point and Ardagh is ideally-placed to meet existing and new customers’ need for innovative and recyclable packaging solutions.”