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Vetropack defines targets and submits them to the SBTi for validation

Vetropack Group has submitted specific targets for reducing CO2 emissions to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for validation. By 2032, Scope 1 and 2 emissions are to be reduced by 50.4 percent and Scope 3 emissions by 30 percent. SBTi is a global organisation that assists companies in setting targets aligned with climate science and the Paris Agreement.

Vetropack first announced its commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) back in 2022. The company has now defined and submitted emission reduction targets. Vetropack aims to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50.4 percent and absolute Scope 3 emissions by 30 percent by 2032 – using 2021 as the reference year.

“Climate change will not happen at some point in the future: the climate has already changed and it is our responsibility to contribute to tackling the climate crisis,” said Nicolas Lootens, Group Sustainability Manager. “By defining our goals in line with the Science Based Targets initiative, we are now taking an important step in this direction.”
The scopes at a glance

In total, emissions from Scope 1 and Scope 2 combined accounted for 57 percent of all of Vetropack’s greenhouse gas emissions in the reference year 2021. Scope 3 emissions accounted for 43 percent.

The new furnace in Kyjov, which went into operation at the beginning of 2024, will reduce CO2 emissions per metric ton of glass produced by around 13 percent compared to the previous year

Vetropack has developed a comprehensive plan to achieve the defined reduction targets for Scope 1 and 2 emissions. Repairs to existing and construction of new furnaces comprise the greatest leverage to promote climate protection by ensuring that natural gas is used as efficiently as possible. Technical innovations such as hybrid furnaces reduce the emissions associated with glass production. Vetropack further achieves significant emission savings by using recycled glass as raw material. The company is also investing in photovoltaic systems at various locations, including in Austria, Croatia and Italy.

In terms of Scope 3 emissions, the Vetropack Group is committed to reducing emissions in the categories of purchased goods and services, capital goods, fuel and energy-related activities as well as upstream transportation and distribution by 30 percent by 2032 compared to the base year 2021.

 

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