CSR AT THE HEART OF OUR DNA
Recyclable by nature, glass inspires our environmental policy. This includes the eco-responsible upgrades of our facilities, ISO 14001 certified sites, and constant improvement in environmental performance.
The emblem of our commitment to the environment is "Infinite Glass 40", the ﬁrst premium glass made from 40% post-consumer recycled (PCR) glass. We also control our carbon footprint through our worldwide presence in clusters located as close as possible to our end customers.
Our CSR approach, named « Glass Made to Last », is inspired by our strong values: passion, excellence, respect, courage, and is based on three fundamental pillars: People First, Act for Society and Eco Solutions. Our ambition and our responsibility as a leader is to remain pioneer and exemplary for our employees, our territories and our customers.
Our 3 pillars
People First: because a company is nothing without its talent. At Verescence, this reality is all the more fundamental in that we are an international group, dedicated to manufacturing luxury products. Glass-making and finishing are not easily learned skills. They are based on precise and rare expertise acquired over a long period of time. What's more, they evolve with the arrival of new technologies. Verescence must now find a way to maintain its historical skills and adapt to new developments, while guaranteeing safety and well-being at work.
People First contributes to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
ACT FOR SOCIETY
Verescence has the particular feature of being an international group with a strong local presence. As a leader, we have to set an example and make our actions sustainable so that we contribute positively to the ecosystems around us. We believe that economic and social performance can be conducted jointly.
Our concept of social responsability is shared with all our partners and includes our economic activities, our employment policy and our business ethics. It is by thinking about our margin of improvement that the four major stakes in the pillar Act For Society were defined.
Act for Society contributes to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
Glass is a unique material that can be recycled an infinite number of times without any deterioration in its properties. It inspires us to incorporate the environmental imperative as a source of creativity and innovation.
We believe that developing more planet-friendly processes and eco-designed products is compatible with the codes of luxury and beauty. It brings an extra dimension to our customers' products, particularly for new generations of consumers.
Eco Solutions contributes to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
our esg ratings
Verescence has been awarded the ‘PLATINUM’ level by the environmental rating agency EcoVadis. Verescence ranks among the TOP 1% of the companies assessed by EcoVadis in 2022 across all industry sectors. Our three French sites, our two North American sites (Sparta and Covington, Georgia) and our Spanish site (La Granja de San Ildefonso) also maintained their Platinum medals in 2022 with a score of 83/100, while our South Korean subsidiary Verescence Pacific was awarded the Gold rating for its very first assessment just over a year after joining the Group. The rating agency, EcoVadis, specializes in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and assesses more than 90,000 companies on the basis of 21 criteria around four themes: environment, labor and human rights, business ethics and sustainable procurement. Learn more
Considered the gold standard in environmental reporting, CDP is an international not-for-profit charity that maintains one of the world's most comprehensive environmental databases and evaluates how companies are acting to reduce their environmental impact across their value chains. In 2022, Verescence was recognized for its leadership in sustainable development by CDP, with an "A" rating for water security and an "A-" for its fight against climate change. Learn more
Verescence is also one of the companies that have obtained an A ranking (leadership level) in the CDP Supplier Engagement Rating (SER), in recognition of its actions to measure and reduce climate risk within its supply chain. Learn more