Crown Announces 2020 Sustainability Goals
Goals further Company's focus on reducing its global environmental impact
PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
"Crown has always lived by the principles of sustainability, placing a relentless focus on safety, innovation and efficiency," said Timothy J. Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown. "These goals support our continued commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our global operations and expand communication of our sustainability performance to our stakeholders."
Crown's 2020 sustainability goals are as follows:
- By the end of 2020, reduce energy consumption by 5% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels.
- 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.
In addition to these reduction goals, Crown continues to drive environmental improvements by investing in a variety of energy efficiency projects each year. During 2015, Crown finalized 105 different emissions reduction initiatives that are anticipated to save over 10,000 metric tonnes of CO2 each year. Examples include:
- A multi-year effort to replace recuperative oxidizers with more energy efficient equipment in several plants, yielding estimated annual savings of over 2,600 metric tonnes of CO2.
- A phased lighting upgrade program involving the use of highly energy efficient lighting devices and replacement of LED lighting across multiple facilities.
"While ambitious, we are already well on our way toward achieving these goals, evidenced by the continued progress outlined in our biennial sustainability reports," comments Donahue. "The state-of the-art beverage can plant that is currently being built in
To learn more about Crown's sustainability achievements and to download the company's latest sustainability report, visit www.crowncork.com/sustainability.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical information, all other information in this press release consists of forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the Company's ability to achieve environmental sustainability goals in the areas of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; the Company's ability to bring innovations to market to support the sustainability efforts of customers and consumers; whether the Company's new facility being built in
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