A commitment to the circular economy

Glass, a material with exceptional qualities, infinitely recyclable 100%, without alteration regardless of the number of times it is recycled, is unquestionably one of the most sustainable materials. When it comes to packaging with the primary function of storing and preserving food and beverages, glass ensures ideal preservation of food in a sustainable manner (odorless, migration-free).

Our priority today is to produce healthy and sustainable glass packaging with the best environmental footprint. Although our glass bottle and jar production process generates an important level of energy consumption and CO2 emissions, all of our teams (Industrial, Technical, Research & Development, Energy, Purchasing) are constantly innovating to reduce our environmental impact.

“Re-imagine glass for a sustainable future”. Our purpose sets out our long-term ambition and strategy. It is accompanied by the following three commitments:

  1. Enhance the circularity of glass packaging
  2. Significantly reduce our CO2 emissions across our operations
  3. Provide a safe and inclusive place to work

Key figures in 2021
  • 2021

51,6 %

of external cullet* integrated into our production, all colours and all models combined

* external cullet = glass from the collection of households and CHR (Cafés, Hotels, Restaurants)

cullet processing centers, for which €15 million were invested between 2018 and 2020

38 %

of  R&D budget has been invested to improve the energy efficiency of our furnaces

100 %
of our glass sites are certified ISO 140001 (environment) and OHSAS 18001 (health and safety)
60 %
of our waste is recycled

Our commitment is threefold

We are convinced that glass is one of the most durable materials. The circular economy, which is at the heart of our strategy, leads us to work on three main areas: increasing collection, optimizing the integration of cullet and developing reuse.

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Ensuring the health and safety of everyone in the workplace is one of our priority objectives. We want to provide a safe and inclusive work environment for our teams. Inclusion is key. It means pursuing our objective of gender equality and promoting diversity of profiles: training, experience, nationalities, which enrich the Group on a daily basis; it also means doing everything possible to promote the recruitment and well-being of disabled workers.

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Our notations

With a rising score of 67/100, our Verallia Group is pleased to have once again won the EcoVadis Gold Medal that reflects the quality of our environmental performance and social responsibility. Proud of our teams.

Recycle always more

100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable into new food packaging, glass is at the heart of the circular economy. As a committed player, we aim to increase the rate of use of external cullet in our production by 1% a year between 2018 and 2023 and actively contribute to improving glass collection.

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Our Group

Experts in the design, production and recycling of glass packaging, we provide healthy, aesthetic and sustainable solutions to more than 10,000 companies worldwide…

Industry 4.0

For Verallia, Industry 4.0 means digitizing our industrial equipment and thus improving the connectivity of our production line.

Our glass expertise

Verallia packaging is the result of a centuries-old, technical and demanding manufacturing process.

Find out here how we produce them.