O-I Glass Sustainability Report 2021: A Message from CSO Randolph L. Burns

Nov 18, 2021 9:30 AM ET

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we continued our transformative leadership in sustainable packaging in 2020 and 2021. 

Coming out of 2019—when we were the first packaging company to issue a green bond—in February 2020, we became the first glass packaging company to receive approval from the Science-Based Targets initiative for our emissions reduction goal. We also began an active glass advocacy campaign to re-balance the dialogue on the sustainability of glass packaging and increased our support for glass recycling and reuse initiatives. Our work also included establishing a global sustainability network, expanding our sustainability initiatives, and doubling the total number of goals under these sustainability initiatives. Most importantly, we started up our manufacturing line in Holzminden, Germany that uses tomorrow’s glass-melting technology—O-I's breakthrough and proprietary MAGMA technology

New and improved for 2021, our sustainability report showcases all of this work and more. In these pages, we provide a broad view of our sustainability journey, including where we have been, where we are, and where we intend to go. The report touches on many aspects of our business and provides a holistic view of how O-I and glass packaging will play a key role in the sustainable future we all seek. 

We are excited about sustainability at O-I and our future. We hope you find this report informative and inspiring. 

Read the full report here