Perfume and cosmetics glass manufacturer Verescence has been recognised for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP.

The French glass producer ranked A for tackling water security and A- for leading effort against climate change.

In 2016, Verescence chose to have its CSR performance assessed annually by internationally recognised organisations.

After obtaining the Platinum EcoVadis level for the group and all of its sites in 2020, Verescence was recognised for its leadership in sustainable water management by CDP with the highest A score.

It is the only glass bottle manufacturer to have entered the CDP A List in 2021 in this category.

Verescence has reduced its water consumption by 49% since 2016 and all of the group's factories should reach the ‘dry plant’ level by 2025, thanks to smart metering systems and the reuse of wastewater in the production process.

For climate action, Verescence was also recognised for its leadership by obtaining an A- rating.

Between 2016 and 2019, the glassmaker reduced its CO2 emissions by 10%, by implementing continuous improvement plans and by installing new, lower-emitting glass furnaces.

Verescence has also committed to reducing its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2034 (taking 2019 as the base year).

Thomas Riou, CEO, said: "This rating is the recognition of the constant efforts made by the Verescence teams in France and abroad for many years and demonstrates the relevance of our Sustainable Performance System, supporting our CSR approach."