Aerosol packaging company Crown Holdings has announced that it is ahead of schedule to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations.
Just three years into the company’s five-year plan, Crown has achieves 94% of its Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions reduction target.
As of 31 December 2018, the packaging company had achieved a 9.43% reduction in GHG emissions per billion standard units, with absolute emissions decreasing by 1.7% despite an increase in production by 8.4%.
In 2016, Crown announced its plans to reduce emissions by 10% per billion standard production units from 2015 levels by the end of 2020, so the company is well on its way to achieving this target, ahead of schedule.
"Achieving an over 9% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within just three years after setting our 2020 goals demonstrates Crown's strong focus on its sustainability program and its commitment to environmental stewardship," said John Rost, director of global sustainability at Crown. "We are proud of the strides our facilities are making every day toward greener operations."
Crown has also decreased energy consumption from 2015 levels despite opening a new energy-intensive glass bottle manufacturing facility in Mexico last year.