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Climate Action

Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, with climate change – and a lack of improvement on the issue – ranking as one of the biggest risks of this era.

Climate change is crucial to our future as a business because as our environment is threatened, so is our ability to operate. The severe weather induced by rising temperatures creates risk for flooding, drought and other disasters that can impact farming, and as a result, the livelihood of the food industry, a key sector we serve. Extreme weather events may also force production at our facilities to halt if they become damaged or unsafe.

As a global manufacturer, we have an important role to play in slowing the pace of climate change. That is why our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is informed by science-based climate targets, the regulatory landscape and our decades of experience in implementing strategic programs across our global manufacturing facilities.

Our Goals

Becoming more carbon-efficient through energy efficiency and renewable electricity are essential ways we can reduce our impact on the planet while maintaining cost-effective manufacturing practices and supply for our customers around the world.

Many of our goals center around improvements in these areas. But we are also looking outside our facility walls and encouraging suppliers to decrease the footprint of the materials we buy by making environmental improvements in their businesses and supply chains.

As part of our commitment to accelerate our contribution to climate action, we have defined science-based emission reduction targets, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), confirming that our goals are in alignment with the Paris Agreement to limit the global temperature increase to well below 1.5 degrees Celsius.


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


Source 75% renewable electricity by 2030 in accordance with our SBTi GHG goals and 100% by 2040.


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

Accelerating Action

Our Twentyby30 goals are designed to contribute to the international efforts to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius and aim to proactively protect our business from the risks associated with climate change. We will achieve our goals by taking the following actions:

Reduce Scope 1 GHG Emissions

  • Drive fuel efficiency in our equipment and our facilities themselves.
  • Convert to equipment powered by renewable electricity.
  • Identify and substitute inefficient equipment across our operations.
  • Invest in innovation to support increased efficiency and reduced fuel usage.

Decrease Scope 2 GHG Emissions

  • Improve electricity efficiency and reduce the impact of its use.
  • Identify and substitute inefficient equipment across our operations.
  • Invest in innovation to support increased efficiency and reduced fuel usage.
  • Move to renewable electricity, which is reflected in our commitment to RE100.

Lower Scope 3 GHG Emissions

  • Partner with our suppliers of steel, aluminum and other critical input materials to reduce their GHG footprints.
  • Improve the fuel efficiency of and reduce mileage in our logistics, distribution and transportation processes.
  • Deliver against our circularity and product stewardship goals. 

Source Renewable Electricity

  • Invest in on-site company-owned equipment
  • Participate in on-site and off-site bundled Power Purchased Agreements (PPA).
  • Utilize grid renewable electricity (green tariff).
  • Leverage Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPA).

Reduce VOC Emissions

  • Continue to control coating weight and monitor application performance.
  • Reduce the number of coating pass applications.
  • Increase the use of water-based coatings.
  • Broaden the use of dry coatings by utilizing powder, laminate and UV coating technologies.
  • Install and upgrade Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) as specified by local regulations.

Progress in Practice

Our employees and operations around the world are already doing their part when it comes to climate action. Here are just a few examples of how they are making a difference:

Izmit Beverage Can Facility Implements Improvements to Reduce Energy Use

Our plant in northwestern Turkey decreased energy consumption from 81,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) to 6,300 kWh after investing in energy-monitoring software and a high-tech cooling tower replacement. It also installed solar panels to minimize the impact of its energy usage.

Transit Packaging Team in Virton Helps Reduce Crown’s Environmental Footprint

In Belgium, our Virton plant has entered into a voluntary agreement with its local municipality to reduce energy consumption by 7.2% in five years. The pledge is part of a larger commitment to Horizon 2020, a European Union research and innovation program.

Data Governance

UN 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.  

Our sustainability priorities are aligned with the SDGs so that our actions can contribute to a greater collective impact. Learn more about our alignment with each goal.

  • 03 Good Health and Well-Being
  • 07 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Explore Our Goals