Berry Announces Sustainability Strategy

EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 18, 2019-- Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: 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. (NYSE: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