NewsVerescence Awarded for Social, Environmental Practices

Verescence Awarded for Social, Environmental Practices


Verescence, a company specializing in glass bottle manufact­uring, has been awarded for its social and environmental practices. 


EcoVadis, which specializes in Corporate Social Responsi­bility (CSR) and assesses more than 50,000 companies on the basis of 21 criteria around four themes: environment, labor and human rights, business ethics and sustainable procurement, awarded Veresscence with its highest recognition, the Gold level. Verescence reportedly ranks among the top 1% of the companies, across all sectors, that EcoVadis assessed in 2018.


Verescence's recently published CSR report focuses on three pillars: People First, Act for Society and Eco Solutions. 


According to the report...

  1. 100% of sites are certified: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22716 (GMP), OHSAS 18001
  2. 85% of purchases are local 
  3. +80% of waste is re-used
  4. 1,000 T of recycled glass sold in 2017
  5. -5,800 T of carbon emissions* and -29,000 m3 of water in 2017
  6. Pioneer in eco-designed bottles (Infinite Glass in 2008)
  7. 2 training centers to preserve and develop glass-making expertise
  8. A strong CSR governance (CSR division in the executive committee and one in each site)
  9. +41% of women recruited in 2017
  10. 10% of yearly investments dedicated to improving working conditions in 2017

Thomas Riou, Verescence’s CEO, said, "This recognition rewards the efforts of our group and our plants in CSR, an area to which we have been committed for many years. Since pioneering the first eco-designed and recyclable Infinite Glass bottle in 2008, we have continuously worked to improve our practices to set an example as the global leader in our industry."