We are committed to identifying and reporting on the most material, business-specific, sustainability risks and opportunities and elaborating on how they are managed. We have also disclosed KPIs for each Twentyby30 program goal and will report on our performance against them annually.

2021 Sustainability Report

Our 2021 Sustainability Report reports the progress made one year into the implementation of our Twentyby30 program and other areas of our sustainability journey. It covers fiscal years 2019 through 2021.

The report’s GRI Index can be downloaded here.

See how we address key areas defined by Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Sustainable Industry Classification System.

We are also a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Download our TCFD disclosure here.

We are committed to being leaders in sustainability. As part of that pledge, we will begin formally reporting our progress annually, with our next sustainability report to be issued in 2023.

Previous Reports

Calculating Our Data

The conversion factor we employ is explained in more detail below: 

Product functional requirements: This factor adjusts for the fact that different market applications (e.g., beverage containers, food cans and aerosol cans) use different amounts of metal for the same sized container due to very different requirements such as pressure performance. These values were determined by comparing the amount of metal required for an approximately 355ml-standard container across different applications. For beverage containers, the value is 1.0; for food cans, the value is 1.5; for aerosol containers, the value is 2.0; and for beverage closures, the value is 0.20.

Meeting Global Standards

Our sustainability reports currently meet the reporting standards from the following organizations:

Our performance is also scored by ESG ratings providers including:

  • Sustainalytics
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • ISS
  • MSCI

Global Industry Classification Standard

As the leader in metal and transit packaging technology, our GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) code, managed by MSCI and S&P Global, is 15103010 – Materials, Containers and Packaging. Per GCIS, “the Materials sector includes companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel.” As this is a wide description of manufacturing activities it’s important to elaborate on what manufacturing activities Crown engages in and those which we do not.

What we do:

  • Manufacture rigid metal packaging
  • Manufacture glass packaging
  • Manufacture machinery for the metal can manufacturing
  • Manufacture equipment for transit packaging application
  • Employ over 26,000 men and women in 40 countries
  • Manufacture transit packaging using paper, plastic and steel
  • Improve our employees’ workplace safety through the adoption of the ISO 18001 or 45001 occupational health and safety management system. The percentage of our operations certified to OHSAS 18001 is 29% and counting
  • Minimize environmental damage in our operations through the adoption of the ISO 14001 environmental management system
  • Monitor our suppliers’ ISO 14001 environmental management system adoption rate, which at is 73% and counting
  • Monitor our primary raw suppliers’ (value denotes all aluminum and steel suppliers) ISO 14001 environmental management system adoption rate, which is at 91%
  • SEDEX SMETA audits have been completed at 72 of our locations
  • EcoVadis has certified 64 of our locations
  • Monitor any incidents of significant spills for which the Company is legally responsible, whose value was two for the year 2020*, remediate and take action to prevent any future incidents (*value includes any spills required to be reported per local, state or national law and/or those which exceed 200 liters)
  • Focus on waste reduction; view our waste data
  • Complementing our Zero Waste by 2030 goal, Crown has a company-wide hazardous waste disposal program. The goal of this program is to direct all hazardous waste to proper disposal routes.
  • Complementing our Zero Waste by 2030 goal, Crown has a business waste management program including the recycling of business or office waste, including paper and other office items.

What we don’t do:

  • Manufacture chemicals
  • Manufacture construction materials
  • Mine metals and/or minerals
  • Produce steel or aluminum
  • Operate in such a manner as to create tailing ponds or underground reinjection
  • Operate in such a manner as to require disturbance or reclamation of disturbed lands