Saverglass Releases Progress in Reducing Its Carbon Footprint in the Wine & Spirits Industry

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The Group Delivers Sustainability Commitment with New 2021-2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Saverglass logoAugust 2nd – Fairfield, CA –
Saverglass, the world’s leading manufacturer specializing in the production and decoration of luxury and high-end glass bottles for the wine and spirits industry, today released progress on its commitment to sustainability. Details of its progress are released in the “Saverglass Corporate Social Responsibility Report.” The report discloses Saverglass’ sustainable approach to glassmaking, manufacturing, and decoration, prioritizing carbon neutrality, commitment to innovation, ensuring the health and safety of its personnel in the workplace, and implementing skill development initiatives worldwide.

“Saverglass has been working towards fulfilling its corporate social responsibility for more than 20 years. We have taken concrete steps that will help us continue to be a force of positive impact to the people we serve, including our customers, employees, suppliers, and communities,” said Régis Maillet, Director of Marketing and Communications of Saverglass. “Guided by our core values, we remain steadfast in our commitment to advance our sustainability vision of reducing emissivity by 2035 and carbon neutrality by 2050.”

Sustainability progress in the 2021-2022 CSR report highlights:

  • Saverglass objective is to produce its bottles sustainably by limiting the resources consumed and the waste generated. In addition to using cullet, a recycled material, at Saverglass, the Group strives to optimize how raw materials are used in manufacturing and decorating its bottles. Between 2015 and 2021, the percentage of cullet incorporated into Saverglass products rose by 9%, and the teams are working to obtain premium quality glass while honoring the Group’s commitment to a 9% increase in the amount of cullet used in colored glass products by 2025 (compared to 2020).
  • The Group is on track to reduce emissions of its manufacturing processes by 45% before 2035 and by 36% across our entire value chain (Scopes 1, 2, and 3). Ultimately, achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
  • Nearly 300 products and 400 new decorative concepts are created by the Saverglass Group each year. Of which 78% of Saverglass’ decorative concepts are made with organic ink, 100% of organic decorative concepts are recyclable, and 30% of Research and Sustainable Development Department (also known as R&D) projects in 2021 involved a limited environmental impact.
  • The share of its ‘eco-design’ products within the Saverglass collection of bottles has increased by more than 3 points in turnover and quantity in one year, reaching 20% ​​and 27% respectively vs. total, while maintaining its characteristics related to product differentiation.
  • Moreover, in 2022, Saverglass received the Silver Award from Ecovadis, the only Universal Sustainability Ratings Provider, placing the Group in the top 25% of the most virtuous companies for sustainability.

About Saverglass

Saverglass, an industrial group of French origin, specializes in manufacturing and decorating glass bottles for spirits and fine wines. The Group employs 3,700 employees worldwide, 25% of whom are based in North America (1 production plant and one decoration plant in Mexico, three glass production plants and three decoration plants in France, one glass production plant in Belgium, one plant in the United Arab Emirates).

The Group generated sales amounting to $694 million in 2021. With its glassmaking and decorating expertise, recognized for its innovation, the quality, and design of its products, make Saverglass the preferred partner of high-end spirits and wine brands in Mexico, the US , the Caribbean, and Central America.

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