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Manufacturing sustainable packaging solutions

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

92%

Environmental
e.g. ISO 14001

63%

Health & Safety
e.g. ISO 45001

50%

Energy
e.g. ISO 50001

96%

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

Sustainability news

2023 International Day of Education

24 Jan 2023

We are giving back in the communities where our employees live and work by investing in education in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Quality Education. To celebrate 2023 International Day of Education, we share an update on our global social sustainability initiative, Ardagh for Education.

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AMP welcomes first CDP rating

17 Jan 2023

Recently, CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), a non-profit environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating agency, issued its updated ratings for organisations around the world for 2022. Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A. (AMP), a global supplier of beverage cans, was awarded a leadership rating of A- for water management and a B rating for climate change.

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Innovative idea optimises cooling system

09 Jan 2023

A focus on continuous improvement and sustainability at AMP - Europe led to an innovation that reduced electricity usage and the associated greenhouse gas emissions.

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Health and safety at Ardagh

12 Dec 2022

Our primary focus here at Ardagh is keeping our employees safe. BSafe! is our group-wide environmental, health and safety programme. As part of our ongoing commitment to provide a safe working environment for employees, we expanded our BSafe! programme with the introduction of the BSafe! 7. This aspect of the programme focuses on seven particular work tasks and environments to prevent low-frequency but high-severity incidents at our sites.

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Social sustainability ambassador network

01 Dec 2022

We believe that we need expert knowledge, connection and on-the-ground engagement with our local communities in order to build a truly impactful sustainability strategy. To enable us to reach all our local communities, we established a social sustainability ambassador network – a network of colleagues who promote social sustainability activities at each Ardagh facility and office location.

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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


*Obtained as part of Ardagh Group S.A.

B Climate Change
A- Water Management

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)
77%

Employees covered by formal collective agreements concerning working conditions.

100%

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

70%

Employees covered by formally-elected employee representatives

70%

Employees received regular performance and career development reviews

97%

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

100%

Contracts with sustainability clauses

100%

Critical category suppliers with a CSR risk analysis

100%

Procurement category managers trained in prevention of human exploitation

100%

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. 

Working with metal packaging enables us to contribute to a circular economy, as metal is an infinitely recyclable material. 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. We continue to be dedicated to making our facilities and processes even more sustainable as we supply our customers with sustainable packaging solutions.

Sustainability targets for 2030

2030 Targets

Plant
Waste Icon
Waste

AMP:
Zero waste to landfill 1
by 2025

Water Icon
Water usage

AMP:
20% intensity reduction
by 2030

Greenhouse Gas Icon
Greenhouse gas

AMP:
100% renewable electricity
by 2030

Aligning with Science-Based Targets
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Emissions

AMP:
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