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Ball Maintains Leadership Position on Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Fifth Consecutive Year

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI NA) as the industry leader in sustainability among container and packaging companies.

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), one of the world's leading index providers, and RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, today announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review.

"As a global manufacturing leader, sustainability is critical to our long-term success and we are committed to continually improving our performance from an economic, environmental and social perspective to maintain our license to operate," said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO. "This is the first time in which our larger, more global company was assessed as a whole, and we are pleased with the progress that our facilities and employees have made to ensure that metal beverage, aerosol and food cans remain the most sustainable choice in the value chain. We have gained incredible momentum over the past year and look forward to the many opportunities ahead of us." 

Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM's analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and S&P DJI's robust index methodology. Every year, RobecoSAM assesses the world's largest companies via its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), which uses a consistent, rules-based methodology to convert an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score. This score determines inclusion in the DJSI.

Ball achieved industry leading scores in all three dimensions (economic, environmental and social). Highlights include:

  • A perfect score in Product Stewardship, where the company was assessed on product design and innovation, the use of life cycle assessments and the sustainability credentials of its products, among other criteria.
  • A top score on Occupational Health & Safety, reinforcing Ball's commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, emphasis on improving safety performance and pursuit of its long-term vision of zero work-related incidents.
  • A leading score on Labor Practice Indicators, supported by Ball's talent management practices and data, which connect to the company's dedication to selecting, developing, retaining and engaging its workforce, and providing them with opportunities to thrive.

Various other third parties have consistently recognized Ball's sustainability achievements over the past decade. Ball has been listed on the international FTSE4Good index for eight consecutive years and is included in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes, the Euronext Vigeo US 50 index and the Euronext Vigeo World 120 index.

For more information on Ball's sustainability efforts and an overview of all external assessments, please visit www.ball.com/sustainability.

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 18,450 people worldwide and 2016 net sales were $9.1 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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