The report highlights the company’s commitment to improve sustainability in all facets of the business.
AGC Glass Europe has released the 2018 edition of their sustainability report online documenting the progress and achievements of their environmental policies. Among the highlights of their reports is attaining Gold level Cradle to Cradle certification on 6 of their product ranges. According to the announcement from AGC, the Cradle-to-Cradle Certified products programme is an approach that evaluates a product’s overall sustainability across its entire life cycle and expands the definition of design quality to include positive effects on economic, ecological and social health.
AGC Glass Europe now claims to have reached 8,875 MWh output of their onsite photovoltaic installations, reduced direct CO2 emissions in their primary operations by 11 percent since 2002 with a reduction of around 64 percent in specific dust emissions since 1999, reduced water consumption by 73 percent on a comparable basis from 1998 to 2017 and recycled around 1,000,000 tonnes of cullet per year, saving about 1,150,000 tonnes of raw material and 300,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
“Today more than ever we have a responsibility to ensure that future generations inherit a world that is developing in a sustainable way,” said CEO AGC Glass Europe Jean-Marc Meunier. “Especially on the issue of climate change, society knows that what we do today affects tomorrow, and that all should take their responsibility now. I am glad of this opportunity to show that AGC Glass Europe is taking this responsibility seriously. We have turned it into a challenge: a challenge to achieve the best balance between sustainable development and economy, by combining improvements in terms of profitability, comfort and safety, aesthetics and environmental impact.”
To view the report in full, visit: www.agc-glass.eu/en/sustainability.