Ranking in the top 18% among its peers, CDP’s A- ratings highlight Berry’s climate ambition and progress

Global packaging leader Berry Global Group, Inc. has again earned prestigious Climate Change and Supplier Engagement “A-” ratings from global sustainability disclosure non-profit, CDP. The company's prioritization of climate action and supply chain transparency – above both global and North American regional averages – places it among the top 18% and 15%, respectively, of plastic product manufacturers to reach the “Leadership” band. Calculated based on environmental disclosure and performance, CDP ratings underscore Berry’s commitment to working with its suppliers to achieve net-zero emissions across its global operations and value chain by 2050.

"We are committed to leveraging organizational resources and collaborating with our suppliers, partners, and customers to advance a circular, net-zero economy for plastics," said Robert Flores, Vice President of Sustainability at Berry Global. "Our A- ratings from CDP reflect our company’s dedication to combatting climate change by minimizing the impact of our products, operations, and value chain.”

CDP's Climate Change rating evaluates the environmental strategy and action of companies who respond to its comprehensive questionnaire. Climate change performance scores are calculated based on companies' responses in categories, such as business strategy, risk management, emissions reduction initiatives, and verification of Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Berry’s A- rating – which it has received three years in a row – represents significant sustainability advancements in 2022, the year covered by the CDP questionnaire, including achieving a 21% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 (operational) GHG emissions and a 10% reduction in Scope 3 (supply chain) GHG emissions compared to 2019. 

CDP’s Supplier Engagement rating evaluates how effectively companies engage with their suppliers on climate change. Performance is assessed based on governance, climate targets, Scope 3 GHG emissions, and value-chain engagement. Berry’s A- rating – which it has received two years in a row – recognizes the company’s role in continuing to improve  environmental transparency throughout its supply chain, placing Berry among the top 15% of plastic product manufacturers that disclosed through CDP in 2023.

Berry also maintained its “B” Water Security rating from CDP for the fourth year in a row. This ranks Berry in the “Management” band, among the top half of global companies who disclosed to the full water security questionnaire in 2023. CDP’s water security questionnaire allows companies to disclose business critical water-related information in order to inform their decision-making process and drive effective action. 

CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts. The world’s economy looks to CDP as the “gold standard of environmental reporting, with the richest and most comprehensive dataset on corporate and city action.”

Learn about Berry’s climate strategy and progress in the company's 2022 Sustainability Report.

About Berry
At Berry Global Group, Inc., we create innovative packaging solutions that we believe make life better for people and the planet. We do this every day by leveraging our unmatched global capabilities, sustainability leadership, and deep innovation expertise to serve customers of all sizes around the world. Harnessing the strength in our diversity and industry-leading talent of over 40,000 global employees across more than 250 locations, we partner with customers to develop, design, and manufacture innovative products with an eye toward the net zero circular economy. The challenges we solve and the innovations we pioneer benefit our customers at every stage of their journey. For more information, visit our website, or connect with us on LinkedIn or X.