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 Global and Mars, Incorporated Announce the Launch of Recycled Content Packaging
Together the companies are driving positive societal impact through new M&M’S®, SKITTLES®, and STARBURST® packaging with 15% recycled plastic.
Berry Global Receives Energy Project of the Year
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – September 21, 2022– Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is pleased to announce its acceptance of the 2022 Energy Project of the Year - International from the Association of Energy Engineers for its milestone goal to eliminate 100 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from its global operations.
Berry Builds Recycling Ecosystem to Provide Nonwovens Customers with Recycled Content
Berry Global announces the formation of a closed-loop recycling ecosystem to supply post-industrial recycled materials into the manufacturing of its Endura™ spunbond and meltblown nonwovens product line. Berry Global leverages its sustainability leadership, providing nonwovens customers with outlet for pre-consumer recycled plastic waste.
Berry Global Partners with Ingreendients® to Launch Haircare Product Line Made from Recycled Plastic
Berry has teamed up with Ingreendients to launch shampoo and conditioner bottles made from 100% recycled plastic. Ingreendients’ brand founder, Rajat Sharma, had a goal to be at the forefront of reducing the amount plastic waste from personal care products entering the landfill by repurposing existing plastic and not creating any new plastic.