Every day, we set out to help customers build their brands regionally and globally with packaging innovation that responds to the evolving needs and values of consumers and is as user-friendly as it is environmentally friendly.
Six years ago, we launched our first sustainability report to communicate our commitment to environmental stewardship. Since then, there have been some important changes to our business and our approach to sustainability that you will find reflected in this year’s report.
We continue to operate with a relentless focus on safety, innovation and efficiency – both in our manufacturing processes and our use of resources. That discipline has enabled us to reduce our overall energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, even as demand for metal packaging has continued to increase and we have grown our global footprint.
– Timothy J. Donahue
Sustainability is an integral part of how we do business at Crown and we strive for continuous improvement and to raise our performance standards to the highest level in every area.
Zero work-related fatalities across the ten-year span of our sustainability reporting (2007-2016)
During the span of our sustainability reporting (2007-2016), beverage can production has increased by 50% (approximately 21 billion cans). Against this backdrop, we have achieved significant reductions in several key environmental metrics.
A 4% decrease in aluminum usage
A 10% decrease in direct GHG emissions and an 8% decrease in indirect GHG emissions
A 17% decrease in VOC emissions and an 18% decrease in NOx emissions
A 49% decrease in waste to landfill