Berry Global Group, Inc. recently announced that it has set science-based targets that reinforce the company's commitment to a circular economy in alignment with the worldwide goal of a net-zero economy by 2050. Berry commits to reduce absolute operational emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 25% and supply chain emissions (Scope 3) by 8% by 2025 from a 2019 base year.
This milestone reinforces Berry's efforts to minimize the environmental impact of its operations and limit global warming to 1.5˚C in alignment with the Paris Agreement. Berry reports that it is the first plastic packaging converter headquartered in North America to have a 1.5˚C target validated by the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi).
"Advancing the global vision of a net-zero economy means we have to manage our own operations effectively while simultaneously bringing innovative solutions to the market," said Tom Salmon, chairman and CEO. "Beyond addressing emissions in our operations and our supply chain, we remain focused on helping our customers meet their sustainability goals through plastic products that have a lower carbon footprint than alternative substrates. This achievement would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of all Berry employees."
Berry has continued investments against its corporate-wide environmental sustainability goals as part of its Impact 2025 strategy, making strides against its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. The company reports that it has reduced its market-based GHG emissions intensity 19% and is on track to achieve its goal of a 25% reduction in emissions intensity from a 2016 baseline year.
"This is an important milestone in our decarbonization journey, equipping Berry for the transition to a net-zero economy," said Robert Flores, vice president of Sustainability. "We're embracing the challenge ahead by decreasing energy demand and purchasing clean energy, enhancing the sustainability of our products, and prioritizing environmentally conscious partnerships and infrastructure."
Learn more about Berry Global Group at www.berryglobal.com.