Vidrala Achieves Landmark Net Zero Validation from SBTi
In a groundbreaking move, Vidrala proudly announces its official validation of the Net Zero target by the esteemed Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), establishing itself as a trailblazing leader among global glass container manufacturers.
Pioneering Sustainability in Glass Manufacturing
Vidrala sets a transformative objective to achieve Net Zero across its entire value chain by 2045. Building upon its Near-Term Target approved by SBTi, the company is committed to reducing Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 47 percent and Scope 3 emissions by 28 percent by 2030, based on the 2019 levels.
Ambitious Goals for a Greener Tomorrow
Under the newly ratified Net Zero target, Vidrala is dedicated to an impressive 90 percent reduction in absolute Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions by 2045, rooted in the 2019 baseline. This visionary step reinforces Vidrala’s unwavering commitment to combat climate change and foster a sustainable future.
Striving for Unparalleled Sustainability
SBTi’s endorsement of Vidrala’s targets in early summer 2023 marks the beginning of an ambitious journey. Vidrala’s vision encompasses the creation of the world’s most sustainable glass furnaces, pioneering investments in low-carbon logistics, and collaborative partnerships with cutting-edge suppliers. A pivotal goal on this path is the development of the first-ever zero-emission glass bottle, setting a new industry standard.
A Director’s Vision: Guiding Vidrala Towards a Greener Future
Fiacre O’Donnell, Vidrala’s Director of Sustainability, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are guided by the Science Based Targets initiative, the gold standard in measuring corporate climate action. Our ambitious goals, now approved, align with the urgency of action as we approach the critical 1.5-degree Celsius limit.”
Building on Environmental Excellence
Vidrala’s latest targets follow a series of groundbreaking environmental initiatives across its European plants. Notable efforts include a 2021 collaboration with Glass Futures, pioneering the world’s most sustainable glass container using biofuel. Additionally, the creation of a district heating network around its Corsico, Milan facility showcases Vidrala’s dedication to improving local air quality, reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 3,000 tonnes annually, and providing sustainable energy to the community.
Vidrala’s commitment to sustainability reaches new heights, underscoring its role as a beacon of innovation and environmental stewardship in the global glass manufacturing landscape. Stay tuned for more updates on Vidrala’s inspiring journey towards a greener, more sustainable world.
Source: Vidrala with additional information added by Apazone