Crown Demonstrates Significant Progress Toward Sustainability Goals In New Digital Report
Titled "Infinite Innovation," the report illuminates the Company's strides in the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability. It also documents Crown's efforts in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 to do more with less as unit volume production has increased and its geographic footprint has expanded. Data resulting from assets gained during the acquisitions of Mivisa and Empaque have also been included for the first time in Crown's sustainability reporting.
The hallmark of Crown's sustainability story is its primary product – metal packaging. Composed of natural elements that maintain their physical properties forever, metal packaging is a powerful example of a circular economy at work. Once metal enters the material-to-material loop, it will always be available for future generations. Other critical benefits of the format, including its role in minimizing food waste due to its robust barrier properties and its long shelf life, are also included in the report.
"As our new sustainability report shows, there is a lot to be proud of at Crown," said
Key accomplishments include:
- Exceeding its 2020 goal to reduce energy consumption by 5% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels. As of
December 31, 2016, energy consumption has been reduced by 5.3% per billion standard units.
- Across its span of sustainability reporting (2007-2016), per standard production unit Crown has:
- Reduced aluminum usage by 4%.
- Decreased direct GHG emissions by 10% and indirect GHG emissions by 8%.
- Lowered VOC emissions by 17% and reduced NOx emissions by 18%.
- Decreased waste to landfill by 49%.
- Had zero work-related fatalities.
The 2017 report has been structured using the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) G4 Guidelines.
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