The metal packaging giant’s Twentyby30 programme, due to debut in 2020, features 20 quantifiable sustainability targets for completion by the end of 2030 relative to a 2019 starting point.
Its regular 12 ounce size has decreased by an average of 4% over the world. (330 ml) can volume, and 28 percent (or 18 of the company’s 162) of its global sites send no trash to landfills.
It further specifies that by 2021, 30% of all electricity utilised will have come from renewable sources and that total Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions would have been reduced by 11%.
According to John Rost, Crown’s vice president of global sustainability and regulatory affairs, “our strategy focuses on several key issues including emissions reduction, product lifecycle and recyclability to slow the pace of climate change, transitioning to renewable electricity, prioritising water preservation, enhancing employee and product safety, and increasing workforce diversity.” We recognise that sustainability is a process, not a destination, and therefore we’re dedicated to always trying new things with our products and services, as well as investigating ways to speed up the pace of change by teaming up with our clients and suppliers.
Crown has just joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and its sustainability report follows the GRI Core Standard and the UNGC’s Ten Principles.