Sustainability becomes more and more important. It has become an increasingly crucial factor in purchasing decisions. Therefore, Royal Leerdam (part of Leerdam Crisal Glass) has
been crafting a sustainable agenda. Recycling has always been at the heart of our business. We aim to produce our 100% recyclable glass products with zero impact on the environment, assuring that the next generations are able to live in a better world. We do this by applying sustainable processes throughout the organization and supporting social, economic and cultural progress in the communities where we live and work.

What we are proud of:  

  • 100% Recyclable products: Our products are completely recyclable without compromising quality. 
  • Food-safe glassware: Our glassware is 100% food-safe and environmentally friendly. 
  • Cullet reuse: Each new glass starts with 20% to 50% of our own pre-consumer recycled glass (cullet), reducing our environmental footprint. 
  • Decarbonization research: We're actively researching decarbonization methods like electrification and the use of hydrogen. 
  • Eco-Conscious Manufacturing: For years, we have been leading in eco-friendly manufacturing, by implementing the most sustainable furnaces in the industry in both production units. 
  • Cutting waste and preserving resources: Our packaging material is made of 80% to 95% recycled cardboard. 
  • Innovative repurpose cycling: By repurposing existing molds, we give discontinued products a new life cycle and adapt them to current market trends. 
  • Environmental collaboration: We collaborate closely with national environmental and waste entities to promote recycling and upcycling. 
  • Paperless operations: Minimizing paper usage through digitalization of all our processes. 
  • Diversity and social justice: We celebrate diversity, support racial equality, and advocate for social justice. 
  • Community Support: We support various organizations through monetary donations and in-kind product contributions. 
  • Sharing is caring: We welcome local communities to visit our plants and learn about the amazing glass production process; we share the best we make. 

Looking forward

A sneak peek of our main goals: 

  • We want to be carbon neutral by 2050.
  • We strive to 0% fossil-based plastic in its operations and deliveries by 2030.
  • We will be involved in 5 initiatives per year, contributing to a sustainable community.
  • We search to have at least 5 partnerships with sustainable organizations by 2025.