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Berry Announces Sustainability Strategy


Berry Global Group, Inc. (BERY) is proud to announce its sustainability strategy through a Company initiative named Impact 2025. As part of the initiative, Berry will focus on further increasing the positive impact it has through their products, performance, and partners with a long-term plan for the year of 2025. The Company aims to support their broader sustainability efforts by highlighting the following areas:

Products: minimize product impacts

Optimize Design

  • Lightweight products
  • Design 100 percent of packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable

Sustainable Sourcing

  • Increase recycled content
  • Encourage the development of renewable materials

Performance: minimize operational impacts (normalized for production)

Climate Change

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025 versus the Company’s 2016 baseline

Continuous Improvement

  • Reduce landfill waste 5 percent per year
  • Reduce energy and water consumption 1 percent per year

Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS)

  • Prevent resin loss through OCS
  • Implement OCS at acquisition sites within the first year

Partners: maximize positive impacts by engaging partners on key issues

End Plastic Waste

  • Expand and modernize waste infrastructure to increase recovery and prevent loss of plastic into the environment
  • Engage the plastics industry on OCS

Limit Global Warming

  • Increase renewable energy
  • Expand the use of plastic in place of alternative materials
  • Promote science-based targets

About Berry
Berry Global Group, Inc. (BERY), headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important,’ and proudly partners with its customers to provide them with value-added protective solutions. The Company is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative non-woven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry, a Fortune 500 company, generated $7.9 billion of sales in fiscal 2018. For additional information, visit Berry’s website at www.berryglobal.com.

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