A Sustainable Sidel

At Sidel, we believe that good business is founded on sustainable practices. By placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do, we are protecting our precious environment and ultimately creating a better future for all.

Our mission to empower sustainable transformation begins at home. How else could we take a lead in this critical space, except by example? Only by minimising our own emissions, energy consumption and footprint can we encourage others, in our supply chain and beyond, to join us in our direction of travel.

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

In 2021, Sidel set firm targets to conduct more sustainable operations. To do so in a scientific way, recognised by our customers, we committed to the Science Based Targets initiative, submitted our targets and got them approved in mid-June 2021. With a clearly defined science-based path to reduce emissions, in line with the Paris climate agreement goals, we developed a strategy and an action plan. Already today, several activities have been initiated at Sidel to reduce our emissions and become more sustainable.


Our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction targets are to decrease our scope 1 and 2 emissions (controlled by our industrial sites) by 30 per cent and our scope 3 emissions (mainly use of sold products and on sourcing) by 25 per cent by 2030 compared to 2019.


Our GHG reduction strategy consists of four pillars:

  1. A Sustainable Sidel – targets our scope 1 and 2 emissions and involves decreasing GHG at our sites through measures such as reducing energy consumption for lighting, heating, cooling, improving building insulation and using green energy.
  2.  Sustainable Lines & Sustainable Sourcing – focuses on our scope 3 emissions, which involves improving the energy efficiency of Sidel equipment when in operation at our customers’ sites through our product development plan. It also involves creating a low-carbon purchase policy and setting reduction targets for our suppliers.
  3. Eco Services – aims to help our customers reduce their GHG emissions. We provide virtual remote assistance capabilities, the 3D printing of spare parts, eco options and upgrades of our customers’ operations, rPET related services, tethered caps and digital services including Evo-ON® Eco – all to help our customers to reduce their energy consumption and emissions.
  4. Sustainable Packaging – focuses on reducing, recycling, reusing, replacing and reinventing – to also serve the circularity targets of our customers and their scope 3 emissions. This pillar is about replacing existing packaging material with more sustainable ones, introducing new formats of packaging or developing new distribution models. PET has the best assets when it comes to light-weighting and post-consumer recycled content in order to lower the environmental footprint.


To bring the strategy to life, as part of its Product Development Plan (PDP), Sidel has implemented a Sustainable Packaging Framework where 30 topics related to packaging are being assessed, discussed and managed. Examples are new packaging material, new closure design, smart packaging and new ways of warehousing and logistics.

Management systems for constant improvement

We set high standards at all our sites around the globe to meet – and even exceed – our customers’ needs and expectations. Our ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management system and ISO 45001 Health and Safety management system certifications cover 19 of our industrial sites. In 2021, 75 per cent of our sites were ISO 45001 certified and 80 per cent were ISO 14001:2015 certified. We aim to have all our sites certified by the end of 2023.

Towards sustainable packaging and equipment 

Our packaging solutions are based on a huge amount of innovation, and we are committed to helping our customers to minimise their environmental footprint. Our 5 “R” approach, namely Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Renew, Re-invent, answers the circularity requirements of both customers and consumers.

75% of all sites are
ISO 45001 and 80%
ISO 14001 certified.

Our ISO 14001 environmental management system and ISO 45001 Health and Safety management system certifications target 100% of sites in 2023

Certification roadmap

From 19 individual certificates to a Global one




Two new sites


80% Env
75% H&S
Project launched for Pune, Atlanta, Cognac, San Vendemiano


80% H&S
80% Env



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Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Brand and retail signatories have increased the post-consumer recycled content between 2018 and 2020 by 60% (from 5.2% to 5.8%). We see this trend in 2021 continuing with a number of introduction of r-PET bottles in the European market especially.

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SBT objectives

We set clear Science Based Targets:


in scope 1 & 2 Sidel’s emissions


in scope 3 customers’ emission

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In 2021, Sidel got a B- in CDP score Report while the average performance for powered machinery sector is C.

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PDP product development plan

Product Development Programme


investments versus 2020




new projects