We were the first aluminum can manufacturer to adopt science-based emissions targets. Our 1.5°C-aligned target was approved in early 2020 by the Science Based Target Initiative, an international body that independently assesses and validates companies’ GHG-reduction goals. We will meet our 55 percent reduction in GHG target by switching to renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in manufacturing processes.

We accelerated our transformation in 2020 when leaders from across Ball’s global operations gathered to plan for, and commit to, the work of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Our Climate Summit discussions focused on these key concepts:

  • Identifying transformative process innovations
  • Establishing a process for stewardship of the full lifecycle of aluminum
  • Addressing Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions across our supply chain
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Emission reductions in our value chain

As part of our science-based target, we will aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions 16 percent across our value chain by 2030.

Around 80 percent of the GHG emissions associated with our products come from within our value chain rather than our own operations. We collaborate with our partners to make a difference in this area — both upstream in the products and services we purchase from suppliers and downstream in the way our products are collected, sorted and recycled.

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Our product carbon emissions

We believe transparent measurements of environmental impacts is critical to the sustainability transition. Ball’s comparative lifecycle assessment (LCA) was developed by Sphera, a global provider of software and services for environmental, health, safety and product stewardship. It was also validated by an expert independent critical review panel.

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Have a Look

Recycling data for four of the most popular beverage packaging materials – aluminum, plastic (PET), glass and cartons – across three key geographies: the U.S., Europe and Brazil.

Infinitely Recyclable 

Infinitely Recyclable 


The can in your hand could be back on the shelf in 60 days. That’s real sustainability.

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Shape the Future

Shape the Future


Our focus is sustainability. Not just environmental, but social and economic sustainability too.

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference

What we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.

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