Crown announces sustainability goals
Crown Holdings has announced its new environmental sustainability goals which it aims to achieve by the end of 2020.
The goals, which focus on further reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, complement the company’s existing strategy to effectively manage and conserve resources and bring innovations to market that support the sustainability efforts of customers and consumers.
The goals have been submitted to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) climate change program, as Crown begins its participation this year. Public data will be published on CDP’s website this fall.
“Crown has always lived by the principles of sustainability, placing a relentless focus on safety, innovation and efficiency,” said Timothy Donahue, president and chief executive officer of Crown. “These goals support our continued commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our global operations and expand communication of our sustainability performance to our stakeholders.”
Crown’s 2020 sustainability goals are as follows:
- By the end of 2020, reduce energy consumption by 5% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels.
- By the end of 2020, reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels.
“While ambitious, we are already well on our way toward achieving these goals, evidenced by the continued progress outlined in our biennial sustainability reports,” added Donahue. “The state of the art beverage can plant that is currently being built in Nichols, New York, which is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2017, will further support our progress. Its highly efficient equipment will make it one of the most energy efficient beverage can plants in the world.”