Taking Meaningful Steps
As we embark on our new sustainability agenda for the next decade, we take pride in the progress we have made since setting our first climate goals for achievement by December 31, 2020, compared to a 2015 baseline.
Reducing GHG Emissions
Our goal of reducing GHG emissions by 10% per billion standard units of production includes Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. Scope 1 emissions result from direct usage of thermal energy in our facilities while Scope 2 emissions result mainly from the electricity we purchase.
Through continuous improvements in our operations, equipment and energy efficiency, we achieved 94% of our target by the end of fiscal year 2018. We have also lowered our absolute emissions by 1.7% even with ramping up production by 8.4%, demonstrating our ability to serve customers with greater capacity while still operating responsibly.
Decreasing Energy Consumption
We set a goal of reducing energy consumption by 5% per billion standard units of production. Our metal packaging plants surpassed that goal as of December 31, 2018, dropping energy usage by 6.23%.
Across the company, we continue working to reduce our energy consumption, which is impacted by our glass packaging facilities in Mexico. The direct emissions from these facilities are significantly higher than those from our metal plants due to the energy-intensive process of converting sand to glass.
Read more about our progress against our 2020 Sustainability Goals in our 2019 Sustainability Report.