The French-based glassmaker specializing in glass bottles and jars for the beauty industry has received the Platinum medal from EcoVadis [1], a new medal category created in 2020 to honor companies with an overall score greater to 73/100.

All of the group’s production sites

Already a gold medalist for two consecutive years, Verescence has been awarded the highest level of recognition that distinguishes the top 1% of the world’s most advanced companies in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), among the 60,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis worldwide, all sectors combined.

Verescence scored 79/100 in 2020, a 2-point improvement compared to last year. All of its production sites in France, Spain and the United States have also achieved Platinum level. “This result is a first in the glass packaging industry for perfumery & cosmetics,” said the glass maker in a statement.

« These results once again confirm the relevance of our Glass Made to Last approach and encourage us to continue our efforts to achieve the ambitious objectives set by the Group, in particular as part the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) », commented Alain Thorré, CSR Director of Verescence.

Decarbonizing glass production

Verescence participates in the "Furnace of the future" project, a key milestone for the industry towards climate-neutral glass packaging. Most recently, the Group joined the «VERCANE: fusion de VERre CArboNEutre» program (carbon neutral glass melting), an ambitious R&D program to support the industrial glass sector in its efforts to decarbonize glass production by evaluating energy sources for a sustainable industrial process.