In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly announced 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address global challenges and set a blueprint for action to achieve the goals by 2030.

The organization considers the next ten years as the Decade of Action and has called on all sectors of society, including corporations, to mobilize and generate an unstoppable movement pushing for the transformations required to achieve the SDGs.

Our sustainability priorities are aligned with the SDGs so that our actions can contribute to a greater collective impact. By achieving our Twentyby30 goals, we will help solve a large set of societal challenges ranging from climate change to water scarcity and natural resources depletion.

Crown logo and the UN SDG logo

Climate Action

Goal

SDGs

01

Reduce Scope 1 GHG emissions, targeting a 50% combined reduction in absolute Scope 1 (fuel) and Scope 2 (electricity) emissions.

  • 07 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
02

Reduce Scope 2 GHG emissions, targeting a 50% combined reduction in absolute Scope 1 (fuel) and Scope 2 (electricity) emissions.

  • 07 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
03

Reduce absolute GHG emissions from our supply chain (Scope 3) by 16%.

  • 07 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals
04

Source 60% renewable electricity by 2030, 90% by 2040 and 100% by 2050.

  • 07 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
05

Reduce Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions by 10% per unit of product.

  • 03 Good Health and Well-Being
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Resource Efficiency

Goal

SDGs

06

Reduce water usage in our operations by 20% by 2025.

  • 06 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
07

Maintain a 100% track record of meeting local wastewater standards.

  • 06 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
08

Ensure all employees have continued access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

  • 03 Good Health and Well-Being
  • 06 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
09

Replenish 100% of the water consumed in our operations back to high scarcity risk watersheds.

  • 06 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Optimum Circularity

Goal

SDGs

10

Send zero waste from our operations to landfill.

  • 09 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals
11

Reduce packaging material use by making our aluminum and steel cans 10% lighter in weight.

  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
12

Support increased metal packaging recycling rates in our major markets in collaboration with industry associations and other partners.

  • 09 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals
13

Maintain or improve the industry-wide average of recycled content in metal cans and transit packaging products in collaboration with suppliers, industry associations and other partners.

  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals
14

Increase the recycled content of the plastic strapping we make by 10% globally.

  • 09 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Working Together

Goal

SDGs

15

Reduce our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 20% by 2025.

  • 03 Good Health and Well-Being
  • 08 Decent Work and Economic Growth
16

Continuously encourage, inform and empower every employee to be an active participant in Crown’s Sustainability Program, creating meaningful connections between their daily tasks, their personal lives and the impact they can make in the environment and society.

  • 05 Gender Equality
  • 08 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17

Evolve toward a more employee-centric organization where Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) awareness is embedded in the organizational culture, allowing our people to be authentic at work. Encourage our top management to be D&I role models as a source of inspiration for all.

  • 08 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action

Never Compromise

Goal

SDGs

18

Decrease the lifecycle footprint of our products and processes through eco-design and manufacturing innovation. Crown commits to devoting at least 50% of its Research & Development technology developments toward minimizing the footprint of its products and manufacturing processes.

  • 09 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
19

By 2022, all operations meet a new consolidated "One Crown Standard." This new standard will unify existing standards of migration, toxicology and safety utilized in our various geographical locations. By 2025, Crown will have screened all food contact materials for the presence of Chemicals of Concern (COC) and will take action to eliminate them where deemed necessary.

  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
20

By 2025, all suppliers determined as high risk are assessed by third-party verification assessments. By 2030, 100% of Crown’s core raw materials and service suppliers, by spend, are assessed and comply with Crown Responsible and Ethical Sourcing policies and requirements, with an interim target of achieving 75% by 2025.

  • 08 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Governance & Ethics

Goal

SDGs

99

Responsible business practices, strong ethics and integrity, and sound risk management

  • 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions