Former CEO of Berry Global, Tom Salmon, has been recognized by Plastics News for his efforts driving progress toward sustainability. The highly selective, inaugural class of leaders was chosen by Plastics News editors for their measurable impact on the environment and involvement in professional organizations and civic and community initiatives.

“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition and very proud of Berry efforts to design and develop products that are made to be remade – moving away from virgin plastic made by fossil fuels, said Tom Salmon, former CEO of Berry Global. “It’s imperative we achieve alignment around circularity as an opportunity, offering a true value proposition for recycling and sustainable packaging. As a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic waste, I’ve challenged the industry to evaluate comprehensively the potential of plastic in a net-zero world and the economic viability of plastic waste.”

Under Tom’s leadership, Berry Global (see the company’s 2022 Impact Report for more information):

  • Set science-based climate targets for Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions
  • Achieved a 21% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 (operational) GHG emissions and a 10% reduction in Scope 3 (value chain) GHG emissions versus 2019
  • Committed to achieving 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable fast-moving consumer packaging by 2025
  • Announced a goal to use 30% circular plastics in fast-moving consumer goods packaging by 2030
  • Secured agreements across advanced and mechanical recycling streams to ensure the company will have access to over 600 million pounds of recycled content per year by 2025

To qualify for the list of “Notable Leaders in Sustainability,” nominees must serve in senior leadership roles or lead sustainability initiatives at an organization and make a measurable impact on the environment through their efforts. They must also demonstrate leadership through involvement in professional organizations and civic and community initiatives.

Learn more about Berry’s sustainability commitments.

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At Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), we create innovative packaging and engineered products 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 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 Twitter.

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