Ball Corp. has awarded five of its aluminum packaging plants for significant operational and social sustainability improvements in 2019, such as safety, energy, water, waste, sustainability promotions and community engagement.
The R. David Hoover Sustainability Award was given to its San Luis Potosí, Mexico aerosol plant, which attained zero total recordable incidents for the year. As Ball’s most electricity efficient aerosol plant in 2018, San Luis Potosí reduced its electricity intensity by another 5% in 2019, improving its electricity efficiency by 10.4% since 2016. The plant also launched a campaign to educate the public about aluminum’s sustainability credentials and to increase recycling rates.
“In our ongoing efforts to further enhance the sustainability credentials of aluminum packaging, all of our operations are continuously seeking opportunities to achieve zero accidents, minimize environmental impacts, support their local communities, and educate consumers about the importance of beverage and aerosol can recycling,” said Bjoern Kulmann, Director, Global Sustainability.
“We have seen fantastic results and impacts by each of our plants in 2019 and congratulate these five plants who went above and beyond in their commitment to sustainability.”
Ball’s 2019 R. David Hoover Sustainability Award also went to the following beverage plant in each region: Kapolei, Hawaii; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Gelsenkirchen, Germany and Yangon, Myanmar.
Ball’s 2020 sustainability achievements and updated, third-party verified sustainability data will be launched later this year on ball.com.