2020 Sustainability Goals

Ball developed 10 new ambitious goals to achieve by 2020. The goals are backed by detailed, shorter-term goals in each business, region and at the plant-level.
Goal By When Status
Cut the carbon footprint of our beverage cans by 25 percent (considering goals on multiple product stewardship issues, including weight optimization, energy in can making and metal production, recycling rates) (2010 baseline) 2020
Achieve industry recycling rate targets for metal packaging products in developed markets, and work toward measurement and improvement of metal packaging recycling in emerging markets 2020
Deliver three major aerospace programs that will provide significant benefits in areas such as climate change, weather, drought, pollution and biodiversity measurements 2020
Reduce three-year rolling average Total Recordable Incident Rate by 25 percent (2015) 2020
By year-end 2016, determine baseline for electricity, natural gas, water, waste and VOCs for our company post-close of the Rexam acquisition and commit to bottom-up normalized targets for our global beverage can business by mid-2017 (2015)
  • Improve energy efficiency by 5 percent (2016 baseline)
  • Improve water efficiency by 5 percent (2016)
  • Reduce total waste generation per unit of production by 6 percent (2016)


Determine a science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction target by mid-2018 (2015) 2018
Enhance overall employee engagement and talent retention by assessing and continuously improving the processes that support the way we acquire, onboard, develop and move talent at Ball 2020
Roll out diversity and inclusion tools globally, expand our Ball Resource Groups company-wide, and meet the criteria required to secure a place on the Diversity, Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity 2020
Global roll out of Community Ambassadors program 2020
Establish 2030 global volunteer goal that is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2020