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Verescence wins awards for social and environmental practices


Verscence is a company specializing in the manufacture of glass bottles, winning awards for its social and environmental practices.

EcoVadis focuses on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and assesses more than 50000 companies based on 21 criteria around four themes: environment, labor and human rights, business ethics, and sustainable procurement, awarding the Veressence Recognition Gold Level. According to reports, Verescence ranked in the top 1% of all industries evaluated by EcoVadis in 2018.

The recently released corporate social responsibility report by Verscence focuses on three pillars: people first, taking action for society, and ecological solutions.

According to the report

1. Site certification: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22716 (GMP), OHSAS 18001

2.85% of purchases are local

3.+80% of waste is reused

4.1000 tons of recycled glass sold in 2017

Carbon emissions in 2017 were 5. - 5800 tons * and water volume was - 29000 cubic meters

6. Pioneer of environmentally friendly bottles (2008 Infinite Glass)

7.2 Training center for preserving and developing expertise in glass manufacturing

8. Strong CSR governance (Executive Committee CSR department, one per site)

9.+41% of women recruited in 2017

10.10% of annual investment in 2017 was used to improve working conditions

Thomas Riou, CEO of Verscence, said, "This recognition is a reward for our group and factory's efforts in CSR, an area that we have been working on for many years. Since we first introduced eco-design and recyclable infinite glass bottles in 2008, we have been striving to improve our practices as an example for our industry."