New sustainability goals 2023–2026 (2030)


In line with our purpose statement ‘Providing solutions for safe, affordable and sustainable living worldwide’ and our global ALPLA Strategy 2026, we are developing the Sustainability Strategy 2026. Only the simultaneous, balanced implementation of environmental, social and economic goals enables long-term sustainable development. Our sustainability goals will therefore be structured following our three pillars:

As part of the People pillar, we have a special focus on the topics of training and childcare. In doing so, we want to increase global dual apprenticeship programmes from 250 to 500 students by 2030. The focus here is on our sites in Africa, India, the US and Mexico. We also want to offer childcare solutions in 50% of our plants by 2026.


Within the Planet pillar, we will have the strategic goal of reducing our annual Scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions by 4.7% by 2030. The main contributor at ALPLA for these emissions is purchased electricity, hence we continuously invest in increasing our share of renewable energy (e.g. with Power Purchase Agreements and Energy Attribute Certificates as well as self-generated electricity from photovoltaic sources) as well as increasing the energy efficiency in our plants.

The biggest contributor to ALPLA’s CO2e emissions is by far our material consumption (related to Scope 3). We will have a clear focus on increasing our share of recycled material by investing 50 million euros per year for this very purpose, and to follow our aim of becoming the most sustainable packaging provider by realising the circular economy concept, called the 4Rs:

REDUCE: lightweighting of products, resulting in less material consumption

REUSE: keep returnable bottles for industrial refill in the loop as long as possible

RECYCLE: bottle-to-bottle approach

REPLACE: innovation initiatives with bio-based and biodegradable materials

However, our circular economy initiatives alone will not be enough: emissions from the value chain cannot be decreased radically without a proactive engagement with our suppliers and customers. We will request our suppliers to disclose their environmental data to evaluate their impact on ALPLA’s CO2e performance and to work together for a sustainable supply chain.

The third pillar, Profitability, is about governance, business ethics and economic performance. Here, we will aim to continuously improve our ESG ratings, as these give us holistic feedback on where we stand in terms of sustainability. Our goal is to maintain the Gold rating at EcoVadis (i.e. being among the top 5% of all companies assessed), and also to maintain our B score at CDP.