Ball Corporation Receives Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Certification for North and Central America Beverage Packaging Operations
WESTMINSTER, Colo., March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) announced today it earned the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification for its 25 Beverage Packaging North and Central America (BPNCA) sites which includes 23 manufacturing facilities, one office, and one technical support center. The company received certification for the Performance and Chain of Custody Standards, further strengthening Ball's commitment to responsible production and sourcing practices.
"Achieving ASI certification for BPNCA is a testament to our unwavering commitment to be part of a responsible and transparent value chain," said Kathleen Pitre, president of Beverage Packaging North and Central America at Ball Corporation. "We know that responsibly sourced, environmentally friendly products are important to consumers and our customers. We're proud that our aluminum packaging solutions, with aluminum's infinite recyclability, can meet consumer needs and help our customers meet their sustainability commitments."
This distinction supports the company's goal of sourcing 100 percent of its aluminum needs from certified sustainable sources by 2030. Ball continues to work with its aluminum suppliers to achieve ASI certification for their operations as well as their upstream supply partners to create a stronger and more resilient supply chain and helps strengthen the company's roadmap to achieving its net zero carbon emissions goal prior to 2050.
"ASI congratulates Ball Corporation on this significant achievement: dual ASI Certification at 25 Ball Beverage Packaging North and Central America sites," said Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI. "Ball's recent combined business and sustainability report also highlighted its progress on supply chain uptake of ASI. The company is demonstrating strong leadership in sustainability for beverage packaging and support for a global circular economy."
ASI aims to drive sustainability across the entire aluminum value chain and certifies a company's commitment to social, environmental and ethical standards. The Performance standard is a measure of how much effort a company is making to assess, manage and disclose its environmental, social and governance impacts. The Chain of Custody standard sets out requirements for the creation of a chain of custody throughout the entire value chain covering all areas from mining and re-melting to casting, rolling, can manufacturing and filling.
Infinitely recyclable and economically valuable, aluminum is the most sustainable beverage packaging material and can be easily recycled. In fact, 75 percent of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today and aluminum cans and bottles can be recycled and back on a store shelf within 60 days. Ball was the first can maker to achieve ASI certification in 2020 for its facilities in EMEA and recently received certification for all facilities in South America and India.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products for customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 24,300 people worldwide and reported 2021 net sales of $13.8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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