United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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.
Reduce Scope 1 GHG emissions, targeting a 50% combined reduction in absolute Scope 1 (fuel) and Scope 2 (electricity emissions).
Reduce Scope 2 GHG emissions, targeting a 50% combined reduction in absolute Scope 1 (fuel) and Scope 2 (electricity emissions).
Reduce absolute GHG emission from our supply chain (Scope 3) by 16%.
Source 75% renewable electricity by 2030 in accordance with our Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) GHG goals, 100% by 2040 and 100% by 2050.
Reduce Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions by 10% per unit of product.
Reduce water usage in our operations by 20% by the end of 2025.
Maintain a 100% track record of meeting local wastewater standards.
Ensure all employees have continued access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
By 2030, be replenishing 100% of water consumed from high scarcity watersheds back to those watersheds.
Send zero waste from our operations to landfill.
Reduce packaging material use by making our aluminum and steel cans 10% lighter in weight.
Support increased metal packaging recycling rates in our major markets in collaboration with industry associations and other partners.
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.
Increase the recycled content of the plastic strapping we make by 10% globally.
Reduce our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 20% by 2025.
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.
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.
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 (R&D) technology developments toward minimizing the footprint of its products and manufacturing processes.
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.