Amcor releases 2022 sustainability report

Global packaging company details progress against key sustainability metrics.

Global packaging company Amcor has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, detailing continued progress against key sustainability metrics and announcing an enhanced target to achieve 30 per cent recycled content across its portfolio by the end of the decade.

The new recycled content target, which is three times its previous target of 10 per cent, comes as Amcor reflects on a landmark year for its efforts on sustainability.

In fiscal year 2022, the company committed to net zero emissions by 2050, more than doubled post-consumer recycled material purchased since 2019 and achieved a Gold rating from EcoVadis for its sustainability practices, placing Amcor among the top 5 per cent of all companies assessed.

The report highlights how Amcor has advanced on its pledge to make all products recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025, with 74 per cent of total production by weight already designed to be recycled and the number of innovative solutions with more sustainable properties continually growing.

Progress on Amcor’s EnviroAction program also continues, with a 33 per cent reduction in waste sent to disposal over the past three years and 121 Amcor sites achieving zero waste-to-disposal last year.

All sites have water management plans in place, and every site that uses plastic pellets, granules or flakes has implemented operation clean sweep methodology for preventing plastic pellet loss.

Ron Delia, CEO at Amcor, said the company is continuing to show ambition and leadership to deliver better sustainability results.

“I am particularly proud of our colleagues around the world who are dedicated to delivering on our sustainability ambitions. We now have an exciting lineup of innovative packaging products and we keep raising the bar to deliver the very best solutions for our customers’ specific needs.”

David Clark, VP, sustainability at Amcor, said in ramping up its targets for recycled content, Amcor is helping radically scale the amount of recycled content coming into the market to create a circular economy for packaging.

“We do this by not only making sure that the packaging produced is designed to be recycled, but also by boosting infrastructure and consumer awareness to ensure content gets recycled and stays in the economy.”

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