Crown celebrates sustainability acheivements

Crown Holdings has recognised several operations in its global network for making a substantial impact on the company’s sustainability goals.

The biennial Chairman’s Sustainability Awards programme celebrates the manufacturing facilities or operating divisions that have shown outstanding leadership and innovation in sustainability. The current award cycle covers Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 and highlights initiatives tied to environmental sustainability, safety, zero waste to landfill and community engagement.

The Environmental Sustainability Award recognises excellence in environmental protection by minimising the impact of the Company’s operations, reducing material consumption and improving recycling or reuse.

This award was given to Crown’s Bangi, Malaysia beverage can plant for identifying opportunities to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Expected to reach >2mil ppm of VOC emission per annum, the reduction helps protect employees and prevent ozone depletion — all while achieving electricity and natural gas savings and maintaining product quality.

After providingsupport to residents of its local and greater Minnesota communities, Crown’s Owatonna food can plant received the Social Sustainability Award, which recognises activities that significantly impact the well-being of the workforce and/or the local community.

The Owatonna team engaged its neighbors through a wide range of efforts, including employing adults with disabilities, holding annual toy drives and preparing high school students for job interviews. In addition, the plant demonstrated its commitment to creating a safe workplace by participating in Safety Councils and received the Governor’s Safety Award.

Crown Brazil has received a special Divisional Environmental Award for eliminating unusable waste and achieving zero waste to landfill at all seven of its manufacturing facilities. To achieve this milestone, the plants optimised their methods of reduction, reuse and recycling to avoid sending nearly 700 tons of waste to landfill, aligning with Crown’s circular economy goals within its Twentyby30 programme.

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