Canadian Packaging

Ball named a top green company in Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings

Ball comes in 24th out of Top 500 U.S. companies.


June 14, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff

BROOMFIELD, COLORADO—Ball Corporation is listed among the top U.S. green companies in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, which annually assesses the overall environmental performance via eight clearly defined key performance indicators of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the world.

Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website. Created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor, the Newsweek Green Rankings have been one of the world’s foremost corporate environmental rankings since 2009. Ranked 24th among the U.S. 500, Ball continues to lead in the packaging and aerospace industries.

“Sustainability is critical to our stakeholders, and is vital to Ball’s long-term success and our Drive for 10 vision,” says Ball director of sustainability Bjoern Kulmann. “We are proud to be considered one of the top green companies in the U.S., and as one of the largest canmakers in the world and a leader in the aerospace industry, we must continue to put the right people, processes and partners in place to help us become a more successful and sustainable enterprise.”

By balancing the economic, environmental and social impacts of its businesses and products in decision making throughout the year, Ball continues to create shared value for the company and its stakeholders through ongoing improvement in key focus areas, including product stewardship, operational excellence, talent management and community ambassadors.

“In the current global business and political climate, no company can continue to ignore its environmental footprint and there’s good news: Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings show that the world’s biggest companies are improving when it comes to energy productivity and in limiting greenhouse gas emissions,” says Newsweek senior editor Elijah Wolfson. “Our hope is that the rankings will propel leaders to start looking at their environmental impact not just in terms of carbon use, but comprehensively, and make the changes necessary to sustain both business growth and environmental viability.”

Ball will release its fifth biennial sustainability report, covering calendar years 2014 and 2015, this summer. For more information about Ball’s sustainability efforts, visit www.ball.com/sustainability.

For more information about the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, visit www.newsweek.com/green-2016.

About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 15,200 people worldwide and reported 2015 sales of $8 billion.

About Newsweek

Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website, bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 80 years. Newsweek provides the latest news, in-depth analysis and ideas about international issues, technology, business, culture and politics. In addition to its online and mobile presence, Newsweek publishes weekly English print editions in the United States, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia as well as editions in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Serbian, Spanish and Czech. Newsweek is owned by IBT Media. For more information about Newsweek, visit: newsweek.com or corp.ibt.com.


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