THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING IS CLEAR
Sustainability is about using innovation-driven transformation to achieve long term balance among people, the planet, and our collective prosperity. For over 100 years, O-I has proudly made pure, natural, earth-friendly glass packaging for communities around the world. Driven by innovation, we will continue to be the leaders in transforming our process, products, and our interconnected relationships to bring to life our vision for a sustainable future.
VISION: THE MOST SUSTAINABLE PRODUCER OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE RIGID PACKAGING
Leading the Way
EMISSION BASED TARGETS
First glass container maker to have SBTi approved emission target.
First packaging company to offer Green Bond. Allocated EUR 255.6 million to qualified green projects.
First food and beverage packaging company to achieve a platinum rating in material health on the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Product Scorecard.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Signatory to the CEO Action Pledge. Established D&I Executive council. Participating in the 2021 Corporate Equality Index.
Enhanced rigor of Board governance. Appointed Chief Sustainability Officer in mid-2020 to lead and integrate sustainability across all aspects of O-I. Established internal Global Sustainability Network across global operations to implement expanded sustainability goals and initiatives.
MAGMA expected to improve glass sustainability profile, including light weighting. Investing in improving sustainability of legacy furnaces through upgrades, alternative fuels and new technology.
Achieved NAMA Gold for emissions reduction at our Zipaquirá facility in Colombia, and awarded Enel X MVP for energy management in Waco, Texas plant.
Annually donating more than $1.5 million through Charitable foundation, including funding to advance COVID-19 vaccine access and logistics. Locally, O-I supported front line workers in the Toledo area by providing personal protective equipment, including production of face mask frames with our industrial 3D printer.
Reduced Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 28% in 2020.
Our Sustainability Ambitions and Initiatives
O-I Sustainability Goals
At O-I we are focused on the future. Our goals are purposefully ambitious and maybe even aspirational—because that’s what drives innovation and transformation.
|Increase recycled content to 50% average by 2030. O-I is taking a tailored approach to increase recycled content rates across its enterprise network as rates vary significantly by geography.||Renewable energy is a pillar in our strategy to lower carbon emissions. Our goal is to reach 40% renewable energy use by 2030 and to reduce total energy consumption by 9%.|
|As part of our journey toward zero injuries, we are committed to a 50% improvement of our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 2030.|
|We see tremendous opportunity to positively impact the planet and communities where we operate. We will collaborate with customers, NGOs, suppliers and local leaders to make glass recycling available in 100% of our locations.|
|Approved SBTi target to reduce GHG emissions 25% by 2030 (interim target of 10% by 2025).|
Climate Change Stories
|Achieve sustainability balance, together, by aligning our supply chain with our 2030 sustainability vision and goals.|
|Create a diverse and inclusive environment where people feel welcomed to create a better future for themselves, each other, and O-I. We are focused on increasing all aspects of diversity across our team.||Reinvent and re-imagine glassmaking so the circularity of glass meets the potential of our MAGMA melting technology, low-carbon alternative fuels, and light-weighted glass packaging.|
|Reduce the amount of natural resources used, reduce the generation of waste by reuse, and recycling as we drive towards a “Zero Waste” organization.||We are committed to reducing our global water usage 25% by 2030, prioritizing operations in higher risk areas.|
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015. Based on our materiality study, O-I is focused on six areas of impact related to our business and operations.
O-I is committed to sustainability leadership. This is why we choose reporting formats, certifications, and collaborative relationships that are recognized, valued, and material to a broad base of our stakeholders. Some of these include the Global Reporting Initiative, CDP, EcoVAdis, Science Based Targets, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Sedex, Glass Packaging Institute, Container Recycling Institute, Food Packaging Forum, ABIVIDRO, FEVE, Friends of Glass, and the Glass Recycling Coalition.
Sustainability in Action
EPA Awards ENERGY STAR Certification to O-I Brockway
O-I Glass’s Brockway facility in Brockport, Pennsylvania, has earned the ENERGY STAR® Certification from the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency. The […]
O-I Waco Recognized for Energy Efficiency & Community Support
O-I’s Waco, Texas, plant has received recognition for its active commitment to energy efficiency and its ability to help provide […]
Art, Glass, and The Art of Recycling: O-I and SICOVAD Summer Glass Recycling Campaign
How do you encourage people to recycle glass products? You share with them the value of glass recycling and make […]
Pittsburgh’s Pop-Up Glass Recycling Program is a Win-Win
Glass should never be trash – it’s infinitely recyclable and 100% recyclable. While recycling glass is a no-brainer, it’s not […]
Nudge Theory Inspires Family-First Approach to Safety at O-I Jakarta
A newly-formed group at O-I Jakarta is using modern behavioral science principles to transform how employees approach safety on the […]
O-I Villotta is a Model of Energy-Efficient Glass Manufacturing
O-I Glass is reinventing the future of glass manufacturing through innovation. Our mission is to be the most sustainable producer […]
V Project Connects Northwest Ohioans with COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment isn’t always simple. Connecting Ohioans who need help scheduling due to lack of technology access, […]
O-I France Shines for Students During Industry Week
A career in glass packaging is about mastery, collaboration, and a commitment to transformation. That’s the message three of O-I’s […]
Boomerang’s Durable, Refillable Glass Water Bottle Breaks Convention
Boomerang Water is an on-site, small batch bottling water company providing water for commercial venues like hotels and college campuses, […]
Furthering Our Commitment to Invest In Sustainability Projects
O-I is the first company in the packaging industry to issue a Green Bond, furthering its commitment to Sustainability through its global manufacturing operations and glass packaging. To support the debt offering, O-I developed a Green Bond Framework, describing in detail the Company’s sustainability strategy and goals and the types of investments that O-I is pursuing from a sustainability perspective.
Choose Tomorrow, Today: A New Hallmark to Communicate Commitment to Sustainability
The glass industry has launched a new glass hallmark – a universal symbol that serves as visual tool for brands to better communicate health and sustainable credentials of their glass packaging to consumers. When you see the hallmark, you are reminded that glass symbolizes a commitment to use resources wisely, to recycle whenever possible, to care for the integrity of the content as well as for the health of the people who use it. With the hallmark, we want to raise awareness that choosing glass is one of the things we can do today, to ensure a better tomorrow.
We encourage you to find out more about the hallmark and if you are interested in adopting it, we’re here to help you figure out how it complements your brand story and how you can implement it.
We know getting real results requires action. That’s why we’ve developed goals, reflective of our commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. These goals focus on climate change, recycling, safety, leadership development and diversity. Find these and other examples of our commitment in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report.Download Corporate Social Responsibility Report
WE’RE CREATING IMPACT
Helping businesses create sustainable products is a big part of creating a kinder world. But so is giving back. This commitment radiates through the nonprofit organization we support on a company level, as well as through our employees’ donations and volunteerism. Help us discover new opportunities by directing us to worthy causes.SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR FUNDS