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Packaging firm Crown surpassed one of its five-year sustainability goals

PKBR Staff Writer Published 17 August 2017

Packaging products supplier Crown Holdings has achieved one of its sustainability goals by decreasing energy consumption by 5.3% per billion standard units.

In 2016, the company announced that it will reduce energy consumption by 5% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels by the end of 2020.

Crown has reached its goal by reducing energy consumption by 5.3% per billion standard units, as of December 2016.

According to Crown, the firm’s absolute energy consumption has decreased by 1.3% and its production increased by around 4.2%.

The company is also in halfway towards its goal of decreasing scope one and scope two greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels.

Crown has decreased greenhouse gas emissions by 6.25% per billion standard units, as of December 2016.

The goals are in line with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which is a climate change program announced in 2016.

Crown president and CEO Timothy Donahue said: “We are extremely proud of our progress towards our 2020 sustainability goals.

“Even as demand for metal packaging has continued to increase and we have grown our global footprint to best support our regional and international customers, we have reduced our overall energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

“Our success stems from a rigorous, structured strategy that focuses on continuous improvement and is designed to raise our performance standards to the highest level in every area.”

Through its subsidiaries, Crown offers packaging solutions to consumer marketing companies across the globe.