In 2016, Verescence chose to have its CSR1 performance assessed annually by internationally recognized organisations. After obtaining the Platinum EcoVadis level for the Group and all of its sites in 2020, Verescence was recognized for its leadership in sustainable water management by CDP with the highest ‘A’ score.
It is the only glass bottle manufacturer to have entered the prestigious CDP ‘A List’ in 2021 in this category.
Verescence has reduced its water consumption by 49% since 2016 and all of the Group's factories should reach the "dry plant" level by 2025, thanks to smart metering systems and the reuse of wastewater in the production process.
For climate action, Verescence was also recognized for its leadership by obtaining an ‘A-’ rating. Between 2016 and 2019, the glassmaker reduced its CO2 emissions by 10%, by implementing continuous improvement plans and by installing new, lower-emitting glass furnaces.
Verescence has also committed to reducing its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2034 (taking 2019 as the base year), to limit global warming to well below 2 ° C, in accordance with the trajectory proposed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
"We are glad that our commitment and our concrete actions in terms of sustainable development have been recognized by CDP", declared Thomas Riou, CEO of Verescence. "This rating is the recognition of the constant efforts made by the Verescence teams in France and abroad for many years and demonstrates the relevance of our Sustainable Performance System, supporting our CSR approach Glass Made to Last."
Considered the benchmark for environmental reporting, CDP is an international non-profit organisation that manages one of the most comprehensive environmental databases in the world and assesses how companies are acting to reduce their environmental impact at all levels of their value chains. A detailed and independent methodology is used by CDP, allocating a score of A, the highest, to D-, the lowest.
To learn more about Verescence's environmental achievements and objectives, read its 2020-2021 sustainability report.