Ardagh has published its 2013 Sustainability Report, which discusses the ongoing initiatives practiced by the company throughout its glass and metal packaging divisions.

Ardagh Group, which has a turnover of €4.2 billion and employs over 18,000 people, defines sustainability as “not only delivering a reduced environmental impact but also achieving sound economic performance and making a positive social contribution.”

The company states that its emphasis has always been on “taking a proactive approach to identify and minimise any economic, environmental and social risks that may affect the business.”

The report is published four days before a decision is expected to be reached by the US Federal Trade Commission with regards to its proposed acquisition of Verallia, North America.

Copies of The Report are available to download here.