Product Stewardship

We support our customers’ business, net zero and circularity strategies by delivering holistic solutions and collaborating with partners along the life cycle of our products.
Sustainable Development Goals addressed
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View Ball's 2030 Social Impact goals here.

Social Impact

We accelerate our positive social impact for our employees and the communities in which we live and work.
Sustainable Development Goals addressed
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View Ball's 2030 Social Impact goals here.

Approximately 500 stakeholders from around the world―customers, shareholders, suppliers, trade associations, academics and employees―participated in Ball’s latest materiality survey (2018). The issues they identified as high priorities correspond to the priorities identified in our first formal survey in 2009. They are considered when selecting information for our sustainability reporting. Reviewing results per stakeholder group such as customers as well as per region, allows us to engage and communicate with our stakeholders more effectively.

The top 15 economic, environmental and social issues that our stakeholders and Ball consider to be most material to our company are:



  • Customer satisfaction
  • Business ethics
  • Legal compliance
  • Transparency
  • Bribery and corruption


  • Packaging collection and recycling
  • Energy use and efficiency
  • Chemicals of concern
  • Water management
  • Chemical management
  • Recycled content
  • Waste management


  • Health and safety
  • Talent management
  • Human rights
While “community engagement” did not make it on the list of the top 15 issues, we know there is value in being a good corporate citizen in the regions where we operate. It strengthens our reputation, inspires employee engagement and supports our goal to be the employer of choice in our regions. That is why we continue to include it in our sustainability reporting. Review our detailed materiality matrix online.

To better understand ongoing, developing and new material issues and to align our resources, reporting and stakeholder engagement, we periodically refresh our materiality assessment.

Kathleen Pitre
Internal Perspective

"At Ball, we have excelled in an important aspect of sustainable development: we have continuously improved the sustainability performance of our operations and our products since our company was founded in 1880. Our manufacturing lines continue to become more efficient and we use significantly less metal per container every year.  Our employees’ passion and dedication for sustainability drive this incremental change that, multiplied by the dozens of locations and billions of products we manufacture each year, makes a huge difference.

At the same time, we understand that we must combine our actions with those of our partners to create transformational change. It is this type of change that is being addressed by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are very ambitious – achieving them will require contributions from every sector. We are developing plans as to how Ball will contribute to the goals that are directly tied to our business and impact the communities in which we operate. It is truly ‘who we are’ and everyone in the company will have an opportunity to contribute. One of the challenges we face is measuring our impact in a meaningful way that allows us to better define our role as part of this drive toward the global goals."

- Kathleen Pitre, Chief Commercial & Sustainability Officer, Global Beverage Packaging


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