Ball’s R. David Hoover Sustainability Awards

Ball is honouring seven of its 58 global manufacturing plants with the R. David Hoover Sustainability Award for making a substantial impact toward Ball’s sustainability goals, both inside the plant and within their communities, in 2014.

The annual award recognises one plant in each region of Ball’s global beverage can business and its global food and household products business for the best overall sustainability improvement, as well as greatest impact in their local community.

The most sustainable plants of 2014 include:

Global Metal Beverage Packaging

• Wallkill, New York (Beverage Cans, North America): Reduced its total recordable incident rate by 66%
• Belgrade, Serbia (Ball Packaging Europe): Reduced its total waste to landfill by 6%
• Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Ball Asia Pacific): Improved its natural gas efficiency by 20%
• Alagoinhas, Brazil (Latapack-Ball): Reduced the total amount of waste generated per unit of production by 5%.

Global Metal Food and Household Products Packaging

• Baltimore, Maryland (Metal Food and Household Products): Improved its electricity efficiency by 15%
• Bellegarde, France (Global Impact Extruded Aluminum Packaging): Improved its water efficiency by more than 18%
• Beaurepaire, France (Global Slugs): Improved its natural gas efficiency by 11%.

“Sustainability remains at the core of maximizing value in all of Ball’s businesses and our commitment to sustainability has never been stronger,” says John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We continue to set aggressive goals and, thanks to disciplined execution at all levels, made significant progress toward achieving them last year. Congratulations to the 2014 Hoover Sustainability Award winning plants and our employees for their persistent dedication to our long-term sustainability vision.”
In May, Ball will release updated, third-party verified sustainability data on

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