Connecting Consumption with Climate
Our Twentyby30 program continues to emphasize the importance of fighting climate change, which is known as the greatest environmental threat facing our world today. With ozone-depleting greenhouse gases a known byproduct of fossil fuel energy consumption, increasing our reliance on alternative energy sources can make a critical difference in our contribution to climate action.
Using the help of technologies such as wind and solar power, we can reduce the emissions tied to our operations and minimize our overall carbon footprint.
Increasing Renewable Energy Reliance
In the race to curb the rising of global temperatures and the effects of climate change, we have already reached several milestones around renewable energy:
- Intention: Pledging to the RE100 and joining The Climate Pledge.
- Impact: Becoming the first metal packaging manufacturer to activate renewable electricity in 100% of its U.S. and Canadian beverage can plants.
- Measured Progress: Our 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) generates more than 440,000 megawatt-hours (MWhs) of electricity from a Texas-based wind farm—preventing over 310,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually, which is the equivalent to taking at least 67,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.
- Intention: Committing to reach 75% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% by 2040 as part of our Twentyby30 goals.
- Impact: Reaching greater than 40% renewable electricity within our global beverage operations.
- Measured Progress: Solar panel installations across strategic facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific have helped to produce and offset 3.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of operational power, saving the approximate CO2 emissions equivalent of more than 2.5 million pounds of coal burned.