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Crown honours its international facilities’ sustainability achievements

Crown has recognised three of its facilities for outstanding sustainability achievements from 2015 to 2016.

First introduced in 2012, the biennial Chairman’s Sustainability Awards programme honours exemplary contributions made by employees based in the company’s international network of 146 facilities.

The Chairman’s Award Programme consists of three categories:

Crown’s Economic Sustainability Award which was won by its beverage can plant in Hanoi, Vietnam. Since 2014, the facility has decreased energy usage per can by 13.8% even as can production has increased by 18.2%.

Crown’s Environmental Sustainability Award was won by its beverage can facility in Agoncillo, Spain. The facility has been recognised for its initiative to repair plastic pallets used throughout the plant instead of disposing or replacing them, which has saved the plant 525,000 tonnes of waste.

Crown’s Social Sustainability Award was won by its CMB Engineering canmaking equipment facility in Shipley, United Kingdom. The facility has been acknowledged for its employee safety programme called “Cool To Be Safe.” Since 2012, the programme has helped reduce workplace injuries by more than 80%.

Timothy Donahue, president and chief executive officer at Crown, said: “We congratulate the winners of the 2016 Chairman’s Sustainability Awards and believe they serve as outstanding examples of the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and to making sustainability an integral part of how we do business.

“They also advance our progress towards the ambitious sustainability goals we set to achieve by the end of 2020.”

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