Ardagh Group has received ‘leadership class ratings’ from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for climate change (A-) and for supplier engagement (A).

Ardagh’s efforts in respect of water security has also been rated as ‘management class (B)’.

CDP, a global environmental impact group, drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Ardagh has worked with CDP since 2011.

"Achieving this important external validation from CDP underlines Ardagh’s commitment towards environmental management," said John Sadlier, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ardagh Group.

Environmental performance as part of an overall sustainability strategy is said to be a key focus for Ardagh, which recently established a Global Sustainability Board Committee to drive initiatives in this area.

This includes coordinating its global sustainability work, accelerating sustainability programmes and increasing responsiveness.