Our Progress

2020 Sustainability Goals

GHG Emissions Reduction

  • •  9.43% reduction in GHGs per billion standard units
  • •  94% of the 2020 GHG reduction goal achieved as of December 31, 2018

Decrease Energy Consumption

  • Our metal packaging plants have reduced energy consumption by 6.23%, surpassing our goal
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Chairman’s Sustainability Awards

Every two years, we honor the sustainability efforts that take place in our plants around the world. We continue to be impressed by the dedication of our employees to conserve resources, enhance safety and productivity and support their local communities and are pleased to recognize a small sample of activities through this program.

Metal Packaging Plant Winners

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Environmental Sustainability Award

Our beverage can plant in Dubai, UAE decreased its landfill contribution by 65% and its carbon footprint by 12% between 2016 and 2017.

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Economic Sustainability Award

The team at our Izmit, Turkey beverage can plant improved groundwater quality and decreased overall energy use from 81,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) to 6,300 kWh.

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Social Sustainability Award

Employees in our beverage packaging plant in Acayucan, Mexico supported local women with health education and professional development programs, and reduced the facility’s serious injuries rate to zero.

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Divisional Excellence in Social Sustainability Award

Our Brazilian operations designed multiple initiatives to provide constructive outlets for local youth.

Transit Packaging Plant Winners

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Reducing Waste

Our Virton, Belgium facility revalorized an incredible 90% of the waste from its stretch film manufacturing, turning it into material that could be used again. The plant has also consistently reduced its CO2 footprint and water use and has established voluntary targets in its municipality to reduce energy consumption by 7.2% within five years.

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Supporting Health and Well-Being

Our Sriracha, Thailand facility has been celebrated with multiple external awards for its employee relations activities and work in the local community. The plant has also promoted well-being among its employees and has taken steps to enhance the environmental sustainability of its manufacturing lines.

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Assisting Communities in Need

Our team in our Bangalore, India facility has developed several economic and social programs for the surrounding communities, including meal programs and school remodels.

Energy and Carbon Footprint

Aluminum consumption is on a four-year downward trend, even as we have increased production of beverage cans by almost 10% in that period. We continue to improve our resource efficiency and have consistently lowered our direct and indirect GHG emissions, energy consumption and VOC emissions per standard unit.

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Employee Health, Safety and Wellness

Without question, environmental awareness and sustainability are closely linked to safety and well-being. At Crown, we are committed to providing safe and healthy operations for our employees around the world and fostering an environment in which they can grow and realize their full potential.

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Business Ethics

Ethical business conduct is not just part of what we do – it is at the very core of how we operate. We are guided by our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and hold all our employees, no matter their title, to the highest standards.

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Product Quality and Safety

Our customers, and our customers’ customers, demand products that are high in quality, safe and sustainable – and so do we.

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Water Management and Scarcity

We remain committed to responsible water use, including finding ways to reduce consumption in our operations and supply chain, to help protect this precious resource for future generations. As a Company, we are currently assessing our full water footprint and establishing formal stewardship goals.

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Waste Reduction and Management

We work hard to optimize efficiencies, generate less waste and repurpose or recycle the waste we do generate wherever possible. To continue our move toward zero waste, we are in the process of formalizing reduction targets for the next decade.

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