Crown Showcases Its Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impact at BrauBeviale 2019
Safety, innovation, and efficiency have served as the foundation of our sustainability approach since we were founded over 125 years ago. At our stand at BrauBeviale 2019 (November 11-14) (#4-237, Hall 4), attendees will learn more about our sustainability commitments along with the significant progress we’ve made against them.
In 2016, we announced a series of ambitious sustainability goals to be achieved by the end of 2020:
- Reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels.
- Reduce energy consumption by 5% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels.
As of December 31, 2018, we have achieved 94% of our Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions reduction target, putting us within striking distance of our goal. Absolute emissions have decreased by 1.7% even as production has increased by 8.4%. When focusing on results for just our metal packaging plants, we reduced energy consumption by 4.59%.
In recognition that sustainability is a never-ending journey, we are already looking toward the future and exploring how we can further elevate our commitments across every aspect of our Company. For example, we have pledged to transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2050 as part of our commitment to RE100. We are already making strong progress in this area, with 6.7% of Crown’s global operations currently using renewable electricity.
We also signed onto the Science-Based Targets initiative, a project that aims to spur corporate climate action in the transition to a low-carbon economy. We are currently setting specific goals for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in alignment with the Paris Agreement of 2015, through which international governments collectively pledged to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
We look forward to sharing our sustainability progress with attendees at BrauBeviale and highlighting how metal packaging helps power the circular economy. See you in Nuremberg!