After two years of its five-year initiative to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Crown Holdings has exceeded one of its two targeted 2020 sustainability goals. In 2016, the packaging company announced plans to reduce energy consumption by 5 percent per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels by the end of 2020.
As of December 31, 2017, Crown has surpassed this goal, reducing energy consumption by 5.1 percent per billion standard units. Absolute energy consumption energy consumption has increased by 1.6 percent while the company increased production by over 7.1 percent.
Crown has also made progress toward its goal of reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 10 percent per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels. As of December 31, 2017, the company has achieved more than three-quarters of this objective after reducing GHG emissions by 7.6 percent per billion standard units. Absolute emissions have decreased by 1.1 percent even as production as increased by 7.1 percent.
“We are proud of the results we have achieved in the first two years of our five-year journey,” says John Rost, director of global sustainability at Crown. “Reducing our energy consumption and emissions while expanding our manufacturing footprint and output demonstrates our commitment to sustainability. Our success can be attributed to a variety of projects, including introducing renewable energy into some facilities, but the biggest impact has come from the contributions of our global workforce that is fully committed to our sustainability program.”