Recognition and Awards
Since 2010, nine Ardagh Group, Glass - North America manufacturing facilities have received 22 ENERGY STAR® certifications for superior energy performance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On average, these facilities perform within the top 25 percent nationwide for energy efficiency when compared to similar plants across the country. As a result of certifying these facilities, Ardagh Group is the only U.S. glass container manufacturer to earn the EPA's Certification Nation recognition.
A total of 12 Ardagh Group glass manufacturing facilities in North America have received ISO 14001 certification, with the three remaining facilities currently working toward achieving certification. ISO 14001 helps organizations minimize their impact on the environment, comply with applicable laws and regulations and work toward continuous environmental improvement.
Ardagh Group's manufacturing facilities in Burlington, WI and Ruston, LA are ISO 22000 Certified. ISO 22000 is a global food safety management system standard that defines and applies food safety requirements for all organizations.
A total of four Ardagh Group manufacturing facilities (Dunkirk, IN, Henderson, NC, Lincoln, IL, and Ruston, LA) have earned FSSC 22000 Certifications. FSSC 22000 is a benchmark standard for the Global Food Safety Initiative, which defines and applies food safety requirements for all organizations.
Ardagh Group's Ruston, LA, facility was presented with an Environmental Impact Award from Pratt Industries in recognition of its use of 100% recycled packaging boxes. During 2014, Ardagh Group's Ruston facility purchased nearly 13 million 100% recycled corrugated boxes from Pratt Industries, helping save approximately 18,955 trees, 7.8 million gallons of water, and 4.46 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of power.