Minimizing Our Operational Impacts
From reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable energy, we are continuously improving to work toward the world goal of a net-zero economy.
Committed to limiting global warming by 1.5°C through reducing absolute operational emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 25% and supply chain emissions (Scope 3) by 8% by 2025.
Increase Renewable Energy
Through power purchase agreements and on-site methods, we are increasing our use of renewable energy at record pace to reduce our carbon footprint while fueling our manufacturing sites. This not only reduces our emissions, but contributes to our customers’ scope 3 emissions as well.
Through achievements in reducing our energy in the 100 million-kilowatt hour challenge and the increase of renewable energy, we are making an impact to reduce our emissions through energy.
As one of our most valuable natural resources, we’re using water efficiently through targeted investments in operations.
End Plastic Waste Locally & Globally
Waste Management HierarchyWe aim to reuse and recycle materials, but whenever those options are not possible, we refer to the waste management hierarchy. For any waste that is generated, we aim to recover it in the most environmentally responsible manner, which typically also retains the highest economic value. In an effort to minimize waste generation this hierarchy indicates the manner by which our environmental impact will be the least.
Zero Waste-to-Landfill Facilities
As we strive to minimize our environmental footprint, many sites are eliminating their waste output altogether. The following list represents a selection of our manufacturing sites that have received the prestigious recognition of having zero waste-to-landfill.
- Blackburn, United Kingdom
- Heanor, United Kingdom
- Rhymney, United Kingdom
- Wimblington, United Kingdom
- Ardeer, United Kingdom
- Beccles, United Kingdom
- Bengaluru, India
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Jackson, Tennessee
- Smyrna, Tennessee
- Suffolk, Virginia
- Syracuse, New York
- Aberdare, United Kingdom
- Aschersleben, Germany
- Biesheim, France
- Nanhai, China
- Suzhou, China
- Jundiaí, Brazil
- Dombühl, Germany
- Easthampton, MA
- Madisonville, KY
- Maldon, United Kingdom
- Cuijk, Netherlands
- Greenock, United Kingdom
- Worcester, United Kingdom
- Cusset, France
- Frankenthal, Germany
- Roeselare, Belgium
- Zele, Belgium
- Leominster, United Kingdom
- Bridgwater, United Kingdom
- Philippsburg, Germany
- Hardenberg, Netherlands
- Nordfolien Steinfeld, Germany
Our Recycling Capabilities
We are working to recover and reprocess valuable plastic waste to provide new life into our products. Across both Europe and North America, we are giving plastic multiple lives through our own recycling capabilities increasing our supply of recycled content but also centers of material expertise.
We have achieved a historical trend of lowering our carbon emissions. Through the increase in renewable energy, decrease in product weight, and continuous improvement of our operations, we remain steadfast on our quest to reduce emissions. Not only have we lowered our own scope 1 and 2 emissions, but our customers benefit from our achievements in their scope 3 emissions.
Post-Consumer Recycled Content
We continue to increase our use of PCR in our products to meet our goal of an average 10% PCR in our products by 2025. Customers benefit from our global access to PCR to meet their own sustainability goals.
News & Insights
Berry, Coca-Cola Collaborate to implement Tethered caps in EU markets
Berry’s new tethered closure on Coca-Cola bottles makes the closure less likely to be littered EVANSVILLE, Ind. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2023-- After winning a prestigious sustainability award at PACK EXPO International last month for this circular solution, Berry Global Group, Inc.
Berry Global Achieves Lower than Industry Average Safety Incident Rate for Sixth Consecutive Year
Berry Global in its fourth quarter earnings call, announced it has achieved a lower than industry average safety incident rate for its sixth year in a row, with 110 of its sites operating with zero record-able incidents in fiscal 2022.
International Award Recognition for Innovative Berry Sustainable Sprayer Design
Berry Global’s trigger spray head for the circular economy, developed for its customer Werner & Mertz – already a winner in the German Packaging Awards 2022 – has achieved further recognition in the recently announced 2023 WorldStar Global Packaging Awards.
Berry to Outline Recycling Advances at ADF in Paris
The latest advances in recycling technology for contact sensitive applications will be the focus of a presentation from Berry Global at the ADF Talks programme, part of Paris Packaging Week, which is being held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in January.