Ardagh Metal Packaging
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Manufacturing sustainable packaging solutions

Sustainability deals with global and regional issues concerning the environment, the economy and social responsibility. Our Sustainability Strategy covers three pillars, ecology, emissions and social. Ambitious sustainability targets are included in our long-term strategic planning. We aim to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible. We are a leading supplier of inherently sustainable packaging.

Metal is a permanent material and is therefore infinitely recyclable without any loss of properties. As part of functional engagements with our customers, our team addresses key sustainability challenges such as climate change, water stewardship and responsible sourcing. Below, please find our latest sustainability news along with our Sustainability Reports.

Coverage of production facilities with certified management systems - 2022


e.g. ISO 14001


Health & Safety
e.g. ISO 45001


e.g. ISO 50001


Quality and Food Safety
e.g. ISO 22000 / FSSC 22000


Aluminium Stewardship

Sustainability news

AMP's 2023 Sustainability Report

01 Nov 2023

Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A. (AMP), a leading global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable metal beverage cans to brand owners around the world, is proud to announce the launch of its 2023 Sustainability Report. The report, which covers achievements from 2021 to 2022, features AMP’s latest progress in leveraging the capabilities of its team to deliver on its environmental performance objectives while extending the sustainability leadership position of the metal beverage can.

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Ardagh Awarded EcoVadis Platinum

18 Sep 2023

Ardagh Group S.A., including Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A., (AMP) has been awarded its second consecutive platinum rating, the highest distinction from EcoVadis. AMP has set ambitious emissions, ecology and social commitments, science-based targets as well as aligning with specific U.N. Sustainable Development Goals positioning for a more equitable, inclusive and environmentally responsible future.

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CSE and AMP-Europe: Partners for value

08 Aug 2023

At Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP), we know that exceeding the expectations of our customers goes beyond cost savings and service. We aim to be a partner for all types of value for our clients; after all, AMP is a global supplier of infinitely sustainable packaging solutions. That means we are committed to building from the inherent environmental advantages our products provide to set new standards of sustainability excellence.

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Ardagh for Education invests in Brazil

02 Aug 2023

Ardagh Group S.A. today announced its third major multi-year investment in the Ardagh for Education programme. Ardagh will invest approximately $5 million over a ten-year period in the local communities where its Brazilian facilities are located. After launching a similar programme in the U.S. in 2021 and in Germany in 2022, this partnership is the next major investment as part of Ardagh for Education, Ardagh’s global social sustainability education initiative.

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ASI Certifies Ardagh Metal Packaging

01 Aug 2023

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) has been certified against the Performance Standard (V2) 2017 for its centralised operational functions, global support functions and quality assurance at the regional research center in Bonn, Germany, and for the manufacturing of beverage can bodies and ends across its European operations.

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Our environmental initiatives

Our sustainability strategy is based on taking a proactive approach to our three ‘Pillars of Sustainability’ – Ecology, Emissions and Social. We aim to minimise our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce our ecological impact and support our people and our communities. 

We take sustainability seriously and we strive to achieve chance and implement initiatives to be rewarding on all levels. We are committed to adopting Science-Based Targets.

We are also rated B by CDP for climate change, A- for water management, and A for supplier engagement. We actively promote and support community engagement across our organisation, with a particular focus on educational development in all communities in which we operate.

We track, monitor and measure our sustainability progress to ensure we deliver on our commitments. Metal packaging products enjoy leading rates of recyclability which helps to address our customers’ requirements for environmental and ecological sustainability.

Sustainability accreditations

Sedex logo
2023 Ecovadis Platinum CSR Rating
Corporate Responsibility Prime - rated by ISS ESG
ASI Certified Performance

*Obtained as part of Ardagh Group S.A.

B Climate Change
A- Water Management
A Supplier Engagement

Policies and standards

Ardagh is committed to conducting its activities with the highest standards of integrity and business practice in all dealings with its stakeholders. We are committed to complying with all applicable laws and to operating in an ethical, sustainable and honest way. The below policies guide our business and those with whom we work.

Sustainability associations

Abralatas logo
ASI Global Partitions logo
Can Manufacturers Institute logo
Container Recycling Institute logo
Europen logo
Metal Packaging Europe logo
Environmental Sustainability

Protecting our environment

The impact of what we do and how we behave is far-reaching. Production on a scale such as ours brings enormous environmental responsibilities, and we take these seriously, both globally and locally. That is why we identify, control and measure all our activities, and work hard to reduce their environmental impact. We aim to keep energy consumption and emissions to a minimum, maximise our recycling rates, optimise the use of secondary packaging materials and manage waste appropriately, by avoiding use of landfills and limiting water usage.

As a permanent material, metal forms part of the ‘circular economy’ – where materials can be infinitely recycled in a closed loop without any loss of quality. As a result, metal is regarded as ‘permanently available’. The material is not lost as long as it is recycled into another metal product. AMP initiatives that focus on recycling – both of our source materials and within our facilities themselves – showcase our commitment to energy efficiency. Effective environmental management systems are in place across all AMP sites.

Material consumption - 2022

Metal Beverage Can

64,162 t (metric) of raw steel used
660,857 t (metric) of raw alu used

Energy consumption - 2022

888,916 MWh electricity consumed
772,019 MWh fossil fuels consumed

Water withdrawal - 2022

2,712,369 m3 municipal water supply
660,033 m3 groundwater
3,372,401 m3 total water withdrawal

GHG emissions - 2022

156,021 t (metric) direct CO2e (Scope 1)
211,178 t (metric) indirect CO2e (Scope 2)
3,089,439 t (metric) other indirect CO2e (Scope 3)

Other air emissions - 2022

2,827 t (metric) VOC emissions

Waste - 2022

Recycled 73%, Disposed 27%
  • Recycled - 80%
  • Disposed - 20%
Hazardous waste - 34%, Non-Hazardous waste - 66%
  • Hazardous waste - 37%*
  • Non-Hazardous waste - 63%*
  • *this number currently excludes landfill volumes

Social sustainability policy

We have a strict Social Sustainability Policy that is implemented everywhere we operate. It provides guidelines on social and ethical best practices and encourages all employees to actively support the company's goal of setting a high standard in social sustainability. A key part of our policy is the Community Involvement Project. Our target of this is to have at least one meaningful community project at every AMP site in the near future.

AMP is a member of SEDEX, a social and ethical platform which aims to increase transparency in the supply chain. Companies register their production facilities and complete facility-specific questionnaires covering four areas: labour, health & safety, business ethics and the environment. Added to this, each year we publish a Conflict Minerals Report, detailing our robust approach to conflict minerals due diligence. Our suppliers need to demonstrate traceability and accountability of the raw materials they supply us.

Our employees - 2022

6,283 Number of direct Employees (Globally)

Employees covered by formal collective agreements concerning working conditions.


Employees represented in formal joint management-worker health & safety committees


Employees covered by formally-elected employee representatives


Employees received regular performance and career development reviews

Workforce gender chart

Male - 86%
Female - 14%

24% of line managers are female.
9% of the global workforce are minorities.
94% of permanent employees

Accident reporting - 2022

0.44 Lost time accidents
1.12 Recordable accident rate
27.7 Severity rate
0 Fatalities

Cases/100 full-time employees

Sustainable supply chain - 2022


Contracts with sustainability clauses


Critical category suppliers with a CSR risk analysis


Procurement category managers trained in prevention of human exploitation


Suppliers who shared data on conflict minerals

Social Sustainability

Building a sustainable future

We recognise that emissions, ecology and social sustainability are closely linked and that the long-term economic performance of Ardagh has an impact on our employees, local communities, customers, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders. 

Working with metal packaging enables us to contribute to a circular economy, as metal is an infinitely recyclable material. That's why we continually invest in systems and processes that improve the

efficiency of our operations, reduce costs and increase competitiveness. One initiative, for instance, promotes customer and supplier partnership programmes in order to strengthen relationships along the supply chain. We continue to be dedicated to making our facilities and processes even more sustainable as we supply our customers with sustainable packaging solutions.

Sustainability targets for 2030

2030 Targets

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Zero waste to landfill 1
by 2025

Water Icon
Water usage

20% intensity reduction
by 2030

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Greenhouse gas

100% renewable electricity
by 2030

Aligning with Science-Based Targets
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10% VOC emission intensity
reduction by 2030

1 Zero waste to landfill for operational waste streams where allowable by regulation

Permanent materials are classified as materials that once produced can be infinitely recycled or reused without any loss of quality