Ardagh Metal Packaging
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    Sustainable Metal Packaging Company
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Responsible behaviour globally

Sustainability deals with global and regional issues concerning the environment, the economy and social responsibility. Our Sustainability Strategy covers three pillars, ecology, emissions and social. Ambitious sustainability targets are included in our long term strategic planning. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible. We are a leading supplier of inherently sustainable packaging.

Metal is a permanent material and is therefore infinitely recyclable without any loss of properties. As part of functional engagements with our customers, our team addresses key sustainability challenges such as climate change, water stewardship and responsible sourcing. Below, please find our latest sustainability news along with our 2019 and 2020 Sustainability Reports as part of Ardagh Group.

Coverage of production facilities with certified management systems - 2021


e.g. ISO 14001


Health & Safety
e.g. ISO 45001


e.g. ISO 50001


Quality and Food Safety
e.g. ISO 22000 / FSSC 22000

Sustainability news

Inspiring new generation of canmakers

14 Nov 2022

Our internship programme provides students with valuable real-world experience. In 2022, we extended our AMP – North America internship programme beyond employee connections to include proactive outreach through local colleges.

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AMP signs Mission Possible Partnership

08 Nov 2022

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) has joined key aluminium industry leaders in signing on to the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) of initiating strong actions in the short term to assure the shared global stakeholder objective of net zero emissions by 2050 is achieved.

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Investment in STEM education in Germany

11 Oct 2022

Ardagh Group S.A. today announced a major multi-year grant to Wissensfabrik to deliver science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to students in primary and secondary schools in the 13 communities in which Ardagh operates across Germany.

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Ardagh's new solar energy in Netherlands

06 Oct 2022

Ardagh Group S.A., (inclusive of Ardagh Metal Packaging and Ardagh Glass Packaging) and its renewable energy partners Eneco and Zoncoalitie are delighted to announce the start of construction for three on-site solar projects in the Netherlands. The solar installations will supply renewable on-site generated electricity to Ardagh’s Dongen, Moerdijk and Oss facilities and are part of Ardagh’s strategy to use 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

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AMP's 2022 Sustainability Update

22 Sep 2022

Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A. (AMP) has published its Sustainability Update Report. Since refreshing its sustainability strategy in July 2020, AMP is initiating key actions to achieve newly defined objectives within the three key pillars of Emissions, Ecology and Social. This report provides stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of how these pillars are guiding the integration of sustainability throughout the business while driving and sustaining growth.

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Our environmental initiatives

Our sustainability strategy is based on taking a proactive approach to our three ‘Pillars of Sustainability’ – Ecology, Emissions and Social. We aim to minimise our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce our ecological impact and support our people and our communities. 

We take sustainability seriously and we strive to achieve chance and implement initiatives to be rewarding on all levels. We are committed to adopting Science-Based Targets.

We are also rated A- by CDP for climate change and water management and A for supplier engagement. We actively promote and support community engagement across our organisation, with a particular focus on educational development in all communities in which we operate.

We track, monitor and measure our sustainability progress to ensure we deliver on our commitments. Metal packaging products enjoy leading rates of recyclability which helps to address our customers’ requirements for environmental and ecological sustainability.

Sustainability accreditations

Sedex logo
2021 Evovadis Platinum CSR Rating
Corporate Responsibility Prime - rated by ISS ESG
ASI Certified Performance
A- Climate Change
A- Water Management
A Supplier Engagement

*Obtained as part of Ardagh Group S.A.

Sustainability associations

Abralatas logo
ASI Global Partitions logo
Can Manufacturers Institute logo
Container Recycling Institute logo
Europen logo
Metal Packaging Europe logo
Environmental Sustainability

Protecting our environment

The impact of what we do and how we behave is far-reaching. Production on a scale such as ours brings enormous environmental responsibilities, and we take these seriously, both globally and locally. That is why we identify, control and measure all our activities, and work hard to reduce their environmental impact. We aim to keep energy consumption and emissions to a minimum, maximise our recycling rates, optimise the use of secondary packaging materials and manage waste appropriately, by avoiding use of landfills and limiting water usage.

As a permanent material, metal forms part of the ‘circular economy’ – where materials can be infinitely recycled in a closed loop without any loss of quality. As a result, metal is regarded as ‘permanently available’. The material is not lost as long as it is recycled into another metal product. AMP initiatives that focus on recycling – both of our source materials and within our facilities themselves – showcase our commitment to energy efficiency. Effective environmental management systems are in place across all AMP sites.

Material consumption - 2021

Metal Beverage Can

66,954 t (metric) of raw steel used
633,253 t (metric) of raw alu used

Energy consumption - 2021

830,768 MWh electricity consumed
734,011 MWh fossil fuels consumed

Water withdrawal - 2021

2,501,616 m3 municipal water supply
653,276 m3 groundwater
3,154,892 m3 total water withdrawal

GHG emissions - 2021

148,038 t (metric) direct CO2e (Scope 1)
194,493 t (metric) indirect CO2e (Scope 2)
2,768,950 t (metric) other indirect CO2e (Scope 3)

Other air emissions - 2021

2,867 t (metric) VOC emissions

Waste - 2021

Recycled 73%, Disposed 27%
  • Recycled - 73%
  • Disposed - 27%
Hazardous waste - 34%, Non-Hazardous waste - 66%
  • Hazardous waste - 34%
  • Non-Hazardous waste - 66%

Social Sustainability Policy

We have a strict Social Sustainability Policy that is implemented everywhere we operate. It provides guidelines on social and ethical best practices and encourages all employees to actively support the company's goal of setting a high standard in social sustainability. A key part of our policy is the Community Involvement Project. Our target of this is to have at least one meaningful community project at every AMP site in the near future.

AMP is a member of SEDEX, a social and ethical platform which aims to increase transparency in the supply chain. Companies register their production facilities and complete facility-specific questionnaires covering four areas: labour, health & safety, business ethics and the environment. Added to this, each year we publish a Conflict Minerals Report, detailing our robust approach to conflict minerals due diligence. Our suppliers need to demonstrate traceability and accountability of the raw materials they supply us.

Our employees - 2021

5,418 Number of direct Employees (Globally)

Employees covered by formal collective agreements concerning working conditions.


Employees represented in formal joint management-worker health & safety committees


Employees covered by formally-elected employee representatives


Employees received regular performance and career development reviews


Global Management annual performance and career development reviews

Workforce gender chart

Male - 85%
Female - 15%

16% of line managers are female.
2% of the global workforce are minorities.
94% of permanent employees

Accident reporting - 2021

0.27 Lost time accidents
1.2 Recordable accident rate
22 Severity rate
0 Fatalities

Cases/100 full-time employees

Sustainable supply chain - 2021


Contracts with sustainability clauses


Critical category suppliers with a CSR risk analysis


Procurement category managers trained in prevention of human exploitation


Suppliers who shared data on conflict minerals

Social Sustainability

Building a sustainable future

We recognise that emissions, ecology and social sustainability are closely linked and that the long-term economic performance of Ardagh has an impact on our employees, local communities, customers, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders. 

That’s why we continually invest in systems and processes that improve the efficiency of our operations, reduce costs and increase competitiveness. One initiative, for instance, promotes customer and supplier partnership programmes in order to strengthen relationships along the supply chain.

Targets for 2030

2030 Targets

Waste Icon

Zero waste to landfill 1
by 2025

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Water usage

20% intensity reduction
by 2030

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Greenhouse gas

100% renewable electricity
by 2030

Aligning with Science-Based Targets
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10% VOC emission intensity
reduction by 2030

1 Zero to waste landfill for operational waste streams where allowable by regulation

Permanent materials are classified as materials that once produced can be infinitely recycled or reused without any loss of quality