Ball named on Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Ball Corporation has been named to the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and North America. This marks the eighth year the company has been recognised by DJSI for its sustainability practices across its aluminum packaging and aerospace businesses.
Ball scored 76/100 in the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment and performed in the 97th percentile
“Now more than ever, businesses have an essential role to play in supporting their employees, their communities and the planet,” said John A. Hayes, chairman and CEO of Ball. “This recognition is a testament to our well-rounded sustainability programmme, which is focused on continuously improving the environmental performance, social impact and economic returns of our business and enabling the circular economy in service of our customers, stakeholders and the planet.
“It’s an honour to have earned this achievement alongside other sustainability leaders, and we look forward to continuing to advance aluminum’s sustainability credentials and make industry-leading progress toward our goals.”
Earlier this year, Ball released updated 2030 Sustainability Goals, which will drive action on 10 social and environmental areas: health, safety and well-being; diversity and inclusion; talent development; employee experience; community; real circularity; climate leadership; material health; resource efficiency; and responsible sourcing.
“We congratulate Ball for being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for DJSI World and North America,” said Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research, S&P Global. “A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. The record number of companies participating in the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment is evidence to the growing movement for ESG disclosure and transparency.”