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Berry Impact Report Highlights Sustainability Progress

4th May 2021 by Berry bpi packaging solutions

Berry Global Group, Inc, the parent company of Berry bpi packaging solutions, has published its 2020 Impact Report, detailing its many sustainability achievements from the fiscal year 2020 and progress against its Impact 2025 strategy.

 

 

“Sustainability reporting is one of the many ways we demonstrate our continued commitment to transparency surrounding our performance in corporate citizenship; not just environmental sustainability, but also how we engage our partners and work with integrity to achieve our goals,” said Tom Salmon, Berry Global’s Chairman and CEO.

Sustainability remains embedded in the value Berry brings to its customers and a key pillar of its organic growth strategy. Through its leading global capabilities, investments in recycling, and expertise in design for circularity, Berry leads in creating paths toward a circular economy.

Notable highlights of Berry’s progress include:

  • Record percentage of PCR used
  • Secured access to 600 million pounds of PCR content by 2025
  • Increased focus of lifecycle assessments
  • Over 165,000 MWh of renewable energy purchased
  • Reduction in absolute water usage by two percent
  • ISCC Plus certification for seven sites in 2020, ensuring traceability of circular resins
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by seven percent

In step with its efforts and commitments to promote a more circular economy, Berry has invested heavily in increased access to recycled content. Through its success in pack lightweighting, integration of post-consumer resin (PCR), design for circularity, and use of bio-resins, the company continues to collaborate with customers to meet and exceed their sustainability goals.

Solutions from Berry bpi packaging solutions are part of this progress and the company is committed to partnering with its customers to help them achieve their specific sustainability requirements.

“As witnessed by the continued increase in demand for our Sustane® range of products, demand for sustainability packaging is continuing to grow,” commented Gerry McGarry of Berry bpi packaging solutions. “We are working  with our customers to help them meet this requirement, focusing on areas such as improving the recyclability of packaging and the incorporation of greater levels of recycled content.”

The Berry 2020 Impact Report also confirms the Company’s unwavering commitment to safety. Berry continues to track against its number one value of safety, recording an all-time low incident rate of 1.04 for the year, approximately one quarter of the industry rate.

In addition to this year’s report, Berry has increased its sustainability transparency by adding a comprehensive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Appendix, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Response (SASB), and document aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). To view the full reports, please visit berryglobal.com/sustainability/howweperform.

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