As we begin to think about life post-COVID, we have an opportunity to reflect on how the pandemic changed our lives. For many of us, there was an increased focus on healthy habits and a reality check on the impact that food waste is having on our planet. Stop Food Waste Day on April 28 is a great reminder of the need to continue to collaborate across industries and educate consumers about how to tackle this major disruptor to the Earth’s health.
Every Day is World Day for Safety and Health at Work at Crown
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2003 to raise awareness for the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. As an international manufacturer that holds the health and wellbeing of its global associates in the highest regard, we are proud to support any campaign that promotes safe, healthy and decent work.
The start of a new decade has served as an important milestone in our ongoing sustainability journey. Leading up to and through the end of 2020, we took critical steps to advance our efforts and make a positive impact, including reaching past goals and setting new objectives that aim even higher. Looking ahead to 2030, we are committed to taking a leading position within our industry and to elevating the priorities of our stakeholders, from our investors and partners to our employees and their communities.
Water is an integral resource within any manufacturing operation, used at various stages of production, from the stages of washing the cans to cooling towers and sanitation. Yet, the resource is also an integral element to our planet, making its preservation extremely critical.
One of our goals is to continuously support young people in Europe with opportunities that will raise their interest in choosing a career in the manufacturing sector. For example, our European Ambassador Initiative is aimed to engage the next generation to consider Crown as a viable and rewarding career option.
Today marks Global Recycling Day, which recognizes the importance recycling plays in protecting the planet and brings the world together to prioritize sustainability. Led by the Global Recycling Foundation, the annual milestone implores the public to see opportunity rather than waste and to be thoughtful about what we throw away.
As the manufacturing sector has continued to adapt in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our versatility and commitment to the next generation of canmakers has shone through in the continuation of our apprenticeship programs. One example is the Training Academy, which supports our Reprographics Studio capabilities and is based in the Braunstone, U.K. plant. The program is entering its fourth year.
Last October, we hosted a media event in Paris with our longstanding customer William Saurin to highlight the quality that canned gourmet ready meals can deliver to consumers. The event was held at Ferrandi Paris – the French School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, and featured renowned 2-star Michelin chef Olivier Bellin. The menu, designed and crafted by chef Bellin, combined the finest ingredients with high-quality taste for a truly outstanding result.
Packaging graphics create a first and lasting impression in the minds of consumers when making purchasing decisions. To help our customers maximize this important opportunity, we have amassed deep graphic design and printing expertise, commercialized a robust portfolio of innovative inks and finishes and opened multiple beverage can reprographics studios around the world to help our customers take designs from an initial concept to production-ready artwork.