Ball remains strong on DJSI
Ball Corporation has been named the industry leader for container and packaging companies on the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the third consecutive year. Ball maintained its position on both the DJSI World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI NA).
“Achieving placement on the prestigious Dow Jones indices for sustainability is significant and we’re proud to be listed once again,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO. “At Ball, sustainability is both a core value and a long-term investment. Congratulations to each of our employees around the world who drive Ball’s culture of sustainability and its progress.”
The DJSI World Index tracks the performance of the top 10% of the 2,500 largest companies on the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability; while the DJSI NA tracks the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest Canadian and United States companies.
“We embrace opportunities that promote long-term thinking and shared value creation because of the important role they play for our customers, our employees and the communities they live in,” said Bjoern Kulmann, Ball’s director of sustainability. “Examples include a new iteration of Ball’s revolutionary ReAl technology, which allows us to provide aluminium aerosol cans to our customers that weigh 15% less compared to a standard aluminium aerosol container, and Cut/4 CArboN—our 2020 target to cut the carbon footprint of our beverage cans by one-fourth.”