Verallia, 1er European producer and 3e a global producer of glass packaging for food and beverages, has once again had its CSR strategy approved by the CDP in the Climate category, and has been awarded an excellent "A-" rating for the year 2022. This leading environmental non-profit organization recognizes the Group's progress and effectiveness in its commitment to combat climate change.
" Our status as Europe's leading producer of glass packaging for food and beverages, the most sustainable material in the world, requires us to have a strategic vision and strong actions in terms of environmental responsibility. Global warming will not wait for us! This is why 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 recognized by the CDP for their efficiency. This confirms our ability to act and mobilize to achieve our objectives. "says Wendy Kool-Foulon, CSR and Legal Director of the Verallia Group.
Verallia has a particularly ambitious CSR roadmap, in line with its raison d'être "Re-imagining glass to build a sustainable future". It is based on three pillars: strengthening the circularity of glass packaging, decarbonizing its activities, and guaranteeing a safe and inclusive working environment for all.
Since 2019 and to support its approach, the Group has chosen to have its climate performance reassessed annually by the CDP, whose requirements are continually being raised. By moving from a "B" to an "A-" rating, the CDP attests to the concrete results of its decarbonization strategy and its ability to transform its business to meet its ambitions.
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 2030 in order to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. In 2021, the Group has already reduced its emissions by 8 % compared to 2019.
A major project for 2023: the construction of the very first electric 100% glass furnace in the Cognac plant (Charente). This is the only project of its kind in the world for the food glass industry, and it should reduce CO emissions by 60 %.2.