2024 Sustainability Report Now Available


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 Sustainability Goal

Increase recycled content to 50% on 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 40% on average. A 2% increase from the 2020 base year.

Our Sustainability Goal

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

Our Performance

Scopes 1 & 2 (market-based) – 5,303,943 tons of CO2e, a 20% decrease from the 2017 base year. 

Our Sustainability Goal

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% on the same timeline.

Our Performance

Global renewable electricity volume was 35% for 2022, about a 22% increase from 2020.

Our Sustainability Goal

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

Our Performance

Formed a Waste Tactical Team focused on mitigating risk, creating awareness, and developing standardized, accurate data streams.  

Our Sustainability Goal

We are focused on reducing our global water usage 25% by 2030, prioritizing operations in higherrisk areas. 

Our Performance

Water risk screening using the WRI Aqueduct tool. In 2023, 25 plants were in high and extremely high water-stressed areas 

Formed a Water Tactical Team focused on mitigating risk, creating awareness, and developing standardized, accurate data streams. 

Our Sustainability Goal

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

Our Performance

Inviting our suppliers to join our sustainability journey through EcoVadis assessment. As of 2023, 43% of our in-scope, critical and strategic spend suppliers were assessed, a 6% increase from 2022.  
Established a Sustainable Procurement Core Team and developed a strategic roadmap. 

Our Sustainability Goal

Reinvent and reimagine glass-making so the circularity of glass meets the potential of our MAGMA technologies, low-carbon alternative fuels, and lightweighted glass packaging. 

Our Performance

Operating a MAGMA pilot unit in Illinois, running a MAGMA manufacturing line in Germany, and building our 1st greenfield plant incorporating MAGMA technology. 

Utilizing novel technologies to partner with customers on lightweighting products. 

Our Sustainability Goal

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

Developed a strategic, long-term roadmap to build a culture of inclusion where all forms of diversity belong. 

Women represented 17% of the global O-I workforce and 24% of new hires in 2023. 

Our Sustainability Goal

At O-I, our goal is always zero injuries and illnesses. As we work toward that goal, we are pursuing a 50% improvement of our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 2030. 

Our Performance

The Total Recordable Incident Rate for O-I employees was 1.65 in 2023. About a 42% decrease from the 2019 base year. 

Our Sustainability Goal

O-I is dedicated to fostering positive change for our people and planet through corporate and employee contributions while actively involving our global workforce in volunteer activities. We will work alongside our local partners and value chain to realize this goal, which includes supporting glass recycling initiatives across our communities. 

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.


Exploring opportunities to recycle end-of-life glass products


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


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


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


In 2023, nearly 145,000 tons of glass collected through 44 closed-loop programs


Thirty-five community collection sites, four Glass4Good™ programs


Facilitating collaboration and open dialogue with stakeholders

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

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