2024 Sustainability Report Now Available

News and Stories

Innovation. Transformation. Glass Packaging.

Glass is a material unlike any other, capable of creating stunning, memorable experiences, and it’s the most sustainable packaging material on earth. At O-I, we have a history of transforming how the world stores food and beverages – of making glass more accessible to more customers and consumers. We reimagine how glass is made and sold by innovating production techniques, pioneering recycling and sustainable technology, and unleashing the iconic, brand-building potential of this packaging that is the kindest material for the planet and its people.

Our Vision

Shaping the Future Through Glass

We create iconic, healthy glass packaging so synonymous with brands, you recognize those brands by their packaging alone, even without a label. We innovate packaging design to enable customers to meet their own ambitions, from connecting with consumers on an emotional level to creating a more sustainable future.

Our Story

Driven Through Innovation

Innovation and transformation are in our DNA. O-I Glass was founded more than a century ago by a man whose glass bottle making machine was called the most significant invention in glass in 2000 years. Founder Michael J. Owens’ motto was “It can be done.” And we’re doing it. We’re reimaging what glass can do, making it the world’s most versatile, charismatic and sustainable packaging material.

Our Mission

Our Sustainability Vision

Glass is the ideal packaging material to support a low-waste, circular economy. But sustainability isn’t just about what we make – it’s also about how we make it. Sustainability is woven into everything we do, from transforming our glass-making technology and processes to our customer approach to how we engage our employees and support our communities.

Power of
Glass Packaging

Glass is pure, sustainable, and the kindest packaging material for the health of people and the planet. Glass has an element of magic to it. It is beautiful and iconic. It can turn into shapes. It plays with the senses. Glass is 100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable. It does not increase ocean pollution. Glass is virtually inert, which means it doesn’t interact with the foods and beverages it holds.

We love glass and we aspire to create a healthier, more sustainable, and more exciting world through glass packaging.

Guided by Our Values

At O-I, we deeply care about our people and our culture. Guided by our values and behaviors, we’re constantly seeking to transform how we support and engage employees and the communities in which we work and live.

Stay Connected

Follow along on social media as we transform glass packaging and discover what’s possible with glass.

Our employees around the world are using their glass manufacturing expertise to advance technology and innovation to move us toward a lower-carbon future. 

Learn more about O-I’s efforts in our 2024 Sustainability Report at the link in bio. 

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Glass is odorless and flavorless, which leaves food and beverages tasting exactly how the producer intended–and how the consumer expects–time and time again.
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We’re announcing a transformation at our glass making facility in Alloa, UK. A series of upgrades will include gas-oxy combustion furnace tech, more renewable energy and more recycled glass. 

Alloa has been making glass for nearly three centuries. It’s an ideal model of how we approach our long-term sustainability strategy: transforming heritage sites into state-of-the-art glass making facilities for the 21st century through innovative, scalable glass making technology. 

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The road to sustainability is paved by innovation. In order to create sustainable packaging and processes for the future, we’re transforming how glass is made. 

We’re applying the latest scalable furnace technology. We’re exploring new paths to test alternative fuels. We’re bringing customers, communities, and our partners together to collaborate on the toughest problems that no one can solve alone. 

As you’ll see in our new 2024 Sustainability Report Update, we’re making progress towards our commitment. Visit our website to download the report (link in bio). 

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Charge! 🔋

O-I and GridBeyond are collaborating on a groundbreaking battery storage solution at our Alloa, UK, facility. 

The battery system and supporting energy management system will enhance energy efficiency, and sustainability. O-I is projected to conserve up to 240 tons of CO2 emissions annually at the Alloa facility once the project is operational. 

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