The Ardagh Group have announced that their current Chief Procurement Officer, John Sadlier, has been appointed as their new Chief Sustainability Officer. In this new role, John will be responsible for managing all aspects of their sustainability agenda to ensure that sustainability is at the core of all of their activities.
In addition, Ardagh is pleased to announce the establishment of a Global Sustainability Action Group to better co-ordinate their global sustainability work, accelerate their sustainability programmes and increase responsiveness. The Action Group will include senior executives from across Ardagh’s business units as well as from departments such as Risk, HR, Finance, IT and Legal.
Sustainability is at the core of its activities and is defined by Ardagh as not only delivering a reduced environmental impact but also achieving sound economic performance while making a positive social contribution.
Ardagh achieved important external validation recently including gold-level certification by EcoVadis, achieved only by the top three percent of companies assessed in their industry, for the fourth consecutive year. Ardagh also received a B-level rating from the Carbon Disclosure Project. These accreditations complement multiple awards received over many years which recognise Ardagh’s innovation in down-gauging and light-weighting its metal and glass products, as well as reducing energy consumption while enhancing customer branding and on-shelf appeal.
“These important initiatives reflect Ardagh’s longstanding emphasis on sustainability and its importance to our continued success,” said Paul Coulson, Chairman and CEO Ardagh Group. “Consumer awareness of sustainability has reached an inflection point and Ardagh is ideally-placed to meet existing and new customers’ need for innovative and recyclable packaging solutions.”