Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - March 29, 2023
Berry Global Group Lowers Emissions By 21%
Berry Global Group, a packaging and engineered products company, reduced its operational GHG emissions by 21% and expects to achieve its science-based target of a 25% reduction prior to its 2025 goal.
The company made significant improvements in 2022, compared to 2021, including the reduction of operational (Scope 1 and 2) GHG emissions by 5% and value chain (Scope 3) GHG emissions by 5%. The Scope 3 target was reached four years ahead of schedule, so the company increased this target.
To date, Berry has reduced Scope 3 GHG emissions from its supply chain by 9%, making progress against its SBTi-validated 2025 goal to decrease absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 25% (from a 2019 baseline). The company also reported an overall reduction in product weight, landfill waste, and water use.
“With growth and leadership comes responsibility. We take our role as a responsible corporate citizen seriously – throughout our company and across the global value chain,” said Tom Salmon, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Berry Global in a statement. "The compilation of efforts from our 46,000 team members to prioritize our ESG commitments is evident at every level of our business, from making meaningful progress toward achieving our climate change goals to bolstering our commitment to safety with a Total Recordable Incident Rate considerably below the industry average."