Verallia has been recognised for its commitment to climate action by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

Verallia’s CSR strategy was once again approved by the CDP in the Climate category, and the group has been awarded an excellent “A-” rating for the year 2022.

The CDP is a non-profit environmental organisation that evaluates the actions of companies to reduce their environmental impact throughout their value chains.

Verallia’s CSR roadmap is in line with its purpose of ‘reimagining glass for a sustainable future’.

The roadmap is based on three pillars: enhancing the circularity of glass packaging, decarbonising its activities, and ensuring a safe and inclusive work environment for all.

Wendy Kool-Foulon, Verallia Group CSR Director and Legal Counsel, said: “We are investing massively in improving our industrial facilities, developing new technologies and reducing indirect Scope 3 emissions.

"We are determined and convinced of the impact of our actions and proud that they have been recognised by the CDP for their efficiency.”

Validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as part of the 1.5°C trajectory, one of Verallia’s main objectives is to reduce its CO2 emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) by 46% by 2030 to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

In 2021, the group has already reduced its emissions by 8% compared to 2019.

One of Verallia’s main projects for 2023 is the construction of the first 100% electric glass furnace at its Cognac plant in France.

The project should enable a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions.