Our work on the SDGs
Automating temperature control in glass furnaces
Our collaboration with packaging supplier, Ardagh, has reduced emissions, cut costs and help building a more sustainable supply chain.
The glass making process is energy intensive – requiring fine grained, recycled material to be heated to temperatures up to 1500 ⁰C. Our most recent investment has seen the installation of sensors in the glass furnaces which help to decrease temperature fluctuations and, as a result, reduce CO2 emissions.
The investment has reduced the CO2 footprint of the plant by 1-2% and delivered annual cost savings that exceed the initial investment. For Heineken and Ardagh, this is just beginning of our journey to create a more sustainable glass supply chain.
The project has led to further discussions and exploration of potential opportunities that could achieve greater impacts.More info about project ›
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January 2009 End date
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Josephine Bertrams Function
Corporate & Sustainability Comm. Manager, Global Communications