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Recycling 

The average cullet ratio in our raw materials is close to 30% today and AGC Glass Europe aims to increase this ratio to 50% by 2030. Therefore AGC launched "AGC Recycle Glass", a program for delivering flat glass circularity.

Recycling in 2023

 

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Design of a hybrid mid-sized pilot furnace for flat glass

AGC and Saint-Gobain are collaborating on the design of a pilot breakthrough flat glass line that is expected to significantly reduce its direct CO2 emissions. 

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Use of green energy

In 2023, the total electricity production reached 42,917 MWh of recovered and self-generated energy. As a result, close to 3,120 tonnes of CO2 were saved in 2023. 

Green energy in 2023

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Now available : Low-Carbon Pyrobel Glass 

With a view to meeting growing market demand and reducing the environmental impact of its production processes, AGC Glass Europe announces the launch of Low-Carbon Pyrobel Glass, its new fire-resistant glass product featuring significantly reduced embodied carbon.

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ISO 50001 Certification

In the Architectural Glass Division, all factories belonging to the Upstream Operations (raw glass production) have been ISO 50001 certified or are in the process of being certified by the end of the year 2024.

 

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Measuring our carbon footprint

Our carbon footprint is assessed on a yearly basis. We report and account for our corporate GHG emissions across our entire value chain.

Our carbon footprint in 2023

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Electro-boosting

An interdisciplinary AGC team is in the process of installing electro-boosting on our float production lines to partially electrify our production lines all over Europe. In 2023, the installation of electro-boosting was done on our site in Osterweddingen (Germany). So far three plants are now fully equipped.

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Local sourcing of sand

“Just good enough” sands allowed AGC to reduce the transport needed, decrease the processing actions, reduce waste and our use of natural resources.

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AGC’s glass transport in Italy also shifting to HVO fuelled trucks thanks to partnership with Lannutti

This helps AGC take another step in making the supply chain increasingly greener with HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) fuels.

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