Our Sustainability Report

O-I Glass is among the world’s leading glass manufacturers. Our sustainability report is a reflection of our global effort to support a sustainable future.
Sustainability Scorecard

At O-I, our vision is to be the most innovative, sustainable, and chosen supplier of brand-building packaging solutions. While we believe glass packaging is already the most sustainable packaging solution, sustainability at O-I is about more than what we make. It is also about how we make it.

It is about the interconnected ecosystem that involves our suppliers, our customers, our people, and the communities where we operate. It is about achieving the balance between our operations and the products we make with the current and future needs of our communities, the planet, and our collective prosperity.

At O-I, the journey to this balance—sustainability—is grounded in resilience, innovation, and the ever-present challenge to transform what we do.

Our Commitment

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.

Our Performance

Total external cullet by tons packed is 38% on average.

Our Commitment

Approved SBTi target to reduce GHG emissions 25% by 2030 (interim target of 10% by 2025).

Our Performance

Scopes 1 & 2 (market-based) – 5,837,733 ton of CO2e. 18% reduction from 2017 base year.

Our Commitment

Renewable energy is a pillar in our strategy to lower carbon emissions. Our goal is to reach 40% renewable electricity use by 2030 and to reduce total energy consumption by 9%.

Our Performance

Global renewable electricity volume was 30% for 2022, a 16% difference increase from 2020.

Our Commitment

Reduce the amount of natural resources used, reduce the generation of waste through reuse and recycling as we drive toward a “Zero Waste” organization.

Our Performance

Developed Waste Sustainability Roadmap to help prevent waste, increase recycling, and crease systems to accurately report and identify waste streams.

Our Commitment

We are committed to reducing our global water usage 25% by 2030, prioritizing operations in higher risk areas.

Our Performance

Water risk screening using the WRI Aqueduct tool. In 2022, 26 plants were in high and extremely high water stressed areas. Developed a Water Reduction Roadmap with a particular focus on monitoring and data standardization.

Our Commitment

Achieve sustainability balance, together, by aligning our supply chain with our 2030 sustainability vision and goals.

Our Performance

Partnered with EcoVadis, to better monitor our supplier’s sustainability performance and facilitate our supplier assessment. As of 2022, our in-scope, critical and strategic spend suppliers assessed by EcoVadis increased from 17% to 48%.

Our Commitment

Reinvent and reimagine glass-making so the circularity of glass meets the potential of our MAGMA melting technology, low-carbon alternative fuels, and light-weighted glass packaging.

Our Performance

Operating a MAGMA prototype pilot unit in Illinois, running a MAGMA manufacturing line in Germany, and announced our 1st greenfield plant in 2022 that incorporates MAGMA technology. Utilizing novel technologies and data visualization to partner with customers on lightweighting products.

Our Commitment

At O-I, we are better when we reflect the diverse world we serve, feel welcome, and have equal access to opportunities. We are focused on increasing all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our team.

Our Performance

Female representation in global O-I workforce was 17% in 2022, consistent with the representation for the 2020 base year.

Our Commitment

As part of our journey toward zero injuries, we are committed to a 50% improvement of our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 2030.

Our Performance

The Total Recordable Incident Rate for O-I employees was 1.70 in 2022. Nearly a 40% decrease from 2019 base year.

Our Commitment

We see tremendous opportunity to positively impact the planet and communities where we operate. We will collaborate with customers, NGOs, suppliers and local leaders with an aim to make glass recycling available in 100% of our locations.

Our Performance

96% of the communities in which our plants operate have access to glass recycling.

Climate Change Strategy

As the first glass packaging company to obtain an approved Science-Based Targets initiative GHG emissions reduction goal, our journey to a lower-carbon future begins with working to achieve our 2030 target to reduce GHG emissions by 25%. Between now and 2030, our strategy to attain that goal involves four key levers.

Building Recycling Ecosystems

O-I is innovating to build sophisticated ecosystems that drive glass recycling and increase recycled content in our products. This is not something we can do alone. To see increases in glass recycling, capture more glass, and route it to our furnaces, there needs to be engagement across the glass value chain. We are investing to drive collaboration between stakeholders. We have created partnerships to drive recycling, reduce consumer waste, and conserve resources.


Collaborating with suppliers to improve cullet quality and increase its usability in furnaces


Investment in cullet processing plants, such as Glass to Glass Denver and Portland in the U.S., O-I PROMAPI in Mexico, and Julia Vitrum in Italy


Exploring opportunities to recycle end-of-life glass products


Investing in plant infrastructure to secure reliable cullet quality and supply, enabling higher recycled content


In 2022, more than 100,000 tons of glass collected through 53 closed-loop programs


Twenty-seven community collection sites, five Glass4Good™ programs


Facilitating collaboration and open dialogue with stakeholders

See how we’re transforming sustainability in the glass packaging industry.

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