Verescence Releases Its 2019-2020 Sustainability Report

Verescence Publishes Its 2019-2020 Sustainability Report.
Verescence Publishes Its 2019-2020 Sustainability Report.

Verescence, a glassmaker for the beauty industry, shared its 2019-2020 sustainability report on September 17, 2020.

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This report details the progress on its CRS strategy, "Glass Made to Last". Verescence's three pillars for its 2019's CRS strategy, included the following:

People First

  • Shared the objectives of the new strategic plan “Verescence 2022: Forming the Future” with all of its employees at a global event.
  • Invested €1.2 million to improve working conditions.
  • Obtained the new ISO 45001 certification for health and safety at work.
  • Created the Verescence Academy to structure all of its training programs worldwide.

Act For Society

  • Achieved 96% local purchases, ahead of its 2022 target.
  • Built new partnerships to develop short supply chains.
  • Organized its first Supplier CSR Day with the participation of more than 40 partner companies.
  • Helped further develop glass collection and recycling on a national and European level, by signing the “100% glass solutions” charter and through the “Close the glass loop” program.
  • Involved in the "Industrial Territories" initiative to encourage the re-industrialization of its territories and innovation alongside the French public authorities.

Eco Solutions

  • Decreased CO2 emissions by 2.4%, while production increased over the same period.
  • Inaugurated the new furnace at its Covington plant in the United States, which reduced gas consumption by 10%.
  • Scored ‘B’ by CDP for both Climate Change and Water Security.
  • Participate in the "Furnace of the future" project, a key milestone for the industry towards climate-neutral glass packaging.
  • Recorded a 130% increase in bottles produced from Verre Infini NEO.
  • Developing a new high-end recycled glass offer to bring new possibilities to customers.
  • Materialized its commitment to remove solvent-based solutions from all of its finishing sites.

Thomas Riou, CEO of Verescence said: "We can be proud of the progress made in 2019 which confirm the relevance of our 'Glass Made to Last' approach. A solid CSR strategy that is now fully integrated into our overall strategy, with sustainability at the heart of our corporate project ‘Verescence 2022 -Forming the Future’.Today, more than ever, CSR performance is essential throughout our value chain to combine growth of our activity and reduction of our environmental impact."

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