Ardagh Glass Packaging’s emissions reduction targets approved by SBTi

The company aims to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% and Scope 3 emissions by 12.3% by 2030

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Ardagh Glass Packaging (AGP), a business of Ardagh Group, has received approval from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

The company plans to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% and Scope 3 emissions by 12.3% by 2030, supporting the UN and the Paris climate agreement’s objective of net zero emissions by 2050.

It aims to achieve its goals through various measures, including sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2030, implementing energy efficiency projects, increasing the use of recycled content, promoting zero waste to landfill across all plants and partnering on low carbon transport.

AGP’s renewable electricity will be generated through a combination of sources including solar, wind and waste heat recovery.

Jennifer Cumbee, Chief Sustainability Officer of Ardagh said: “We’re focused on further strengthening our customers’ own environmental performance and emission reduction strategies when they choose Ardagh beverage cans.

“This SBTi approval is another step on the journey, serving as a positive example in the communities we do business in as we help to create a circular economy with recycling excellence.”