Sustainable Development

our vision

As a global specialist in luxury bottle-production and high-end glass bottles, the SAVERGLASS Group designs, produces, and decorates glass products for an international clientele.
The Group has historically been committed to sustainable development and has implemented industrial and technological manufacturing processes that are environmentally friendly, economically efficient, and socially responsible.

In developing its design and production expertise, Saverglass endeavours to organise all its processes and activities so that they result in increased industrial efficiency and a true virtuous circle that involves the environmental, economic, and corporate aspects of sustainable development.

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Environmental challenges

Saverglass is reducing its environmental impact and its use of natural resources by constantly seeking to be more efficient and therefore preserving natural resources through careful use of raw materials, water, and energy.

Glass recycling and use of cullet

Glass is the only packaging material that is 100% recyclable eternally, and undergoes no alteration in its physicochemical performance. Therefore, one recycled bottle results in the production of one new bottle without losing quality.

Recycling and sorting of glass is now firmly rooted within European countries, where these practices have been carried out for more than 30 years.  

 

 

The use of cullet (recycled glass) in Saverglass’s industrial process has significant ecological advantages:

- A reduction in the use of natural resources, as cullet replaces raw materials (sand, lime, and soda)
Energy savings, because cullet fusion occurs more quickly and at a lower temperature than for natural raw materials
- A reduction in CO2 emissions (using one metric ton of cullet avoids 250 to 300 kg of direct CO2 emissions)
- Reduction in waste volume

The Feuquières and Le Havre plants provide an outlet for domestic cullet for coloured glass production (Antique, Champagne, Dead Leaf, Amber and Dark Amber).
All the plants recycle their entire glass waste.

 

Reduction of atmospheric emissions

The Saverglass Group has implemented an ambitious programme to limit and reduce atmospheric emissions. 
The installation of low-NOx burners in all Group plants has reduced nitrogen oxide emissions by nearly 40 to 50%, depending on the furnaces.
In addition, the installation of electrostatic filters at each site has resulted in a highly significant reduction of dust emissions (up to 90%). 

 

Packaging reduction

By facilitating recycling and waste disposal operations, Saverglass applies particular care to the management of all production-related elements: emissions management, limited release of pollutants, etc.

Sustainable innovation at the heart of design

The Eco-design label

 

SAVERGLASS provides its clients with innovative environmental designs belonging to the ECO-DESIGN label created by the Group without impacting the creativity of its glass products.

This process incorporates strict production constraints to generate savings of resources in terms of weight of glass, size or specific packaging.

 

Organic, 100% recyclable decoration

For several years now, SAVERGLASS has taken a sustainable development approach to all its decoration and finishing techniques. 
One particular service offered by the Group is the Organic Color Play® process with its wide range of organic ink-based colors; this process does not use heavy metals during production, such as lead (Pb), hexavalent chromium (Cr6), cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg). This is a highly efficient process that provides a huge diversity of colors and effects.
Compared to screen printing carried out using enamel and requiring high-temperature annealing, these new processes greatly reduce energy consumption and provide precise adjustment between colours and remarkably intricate printing.
 

ISO 14001 certification

The Feuquières, Le Havre, Arques and Coulommiers production sites are all ISO 14001 certified.
ISO 14001 certification demonstrates a consideration of environmental concerns by all staff and in all activities on the site. It is also evidence that the company is harmoniously integrated into its environment.