Crown and the Environment

Corporate Sustainability Policy

The metal can is the single most effective packaging solution that has ever been invented. Since its introduction in the early 1800’s, it has enabled generations of human beings to preserve and protect food and other supplies in a shelf-stable form that does not require refrigeration, and eliminates waste during shipping, storage and handling. Metal packaging has been the single most important factor in assuring the ready availability of a safe and plentiful supply of nutritious foods and beverages throughout the world.

Metal, by its very nature, is also the most recyclable material available. In addition to being recycled at high levels, it can be continuously reused to form new consumer packaging with no degradation in its performance, quality or safety. And, by recycling metal, enormous amounts of energy are saved. For example: recycling aluminium takes only 5% of the energy required to produce virgin material. Recycling steel requires only 25% of the energy necessary to produce new material.

Crown Holdings, Inc. is committed to continuous improvement in product design and manufacturing practices to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environment both now and into the future. As a global leader in the metal packaging industry we have helped lead the way in reducing the amount of metal necessary to manufacture consumer packaging, improving productivity, developing new manufacturing processes, raising packaging performance standards, increasing functionality, and improving safety throughout our operations. This has enabled us to reduce the amount of energy, water and other resources and associated emissions necessary to manufacture metal containers and ends.

Our pledge is to continue that process of improvement to assure that consumers and the environment are best served through the use of metal packaging.