EVANSVILLE - Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has announced a new sustainability strategy. The company says the Impact 2025 initiative aims to support its broader sustainability efforts by minimizing product and operational impacts and maximizing positive impacts by engaging partners on key issues.

Berry says, as part of the strategy, it will work to optimize the design of its products by creating more lightweight products and designing 100 percent of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable. The company will also work to increase recycled content and encourage the development of renewable materials.

The strategy also outlines plans for Berry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2025, reduce landfill waste by 5 percent annually, and reduce energy and water consumption by 1 percent each year. The company says it will also implement the Operation Clean Sweep pledge at all of its acquisition sites within the first year.

Berry adds it will also work with its partners to end plastic waste by expanding and modernizing waste infrastructure to increase recovery and prevent loss of plastic into the environment. 

In January, Berry Global announced it was a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, along with 26 other companies from around the globe.