The 2020 goals include reducing energy consumption by 5% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels; and reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels.
Last year the company finalised 105 different emissions reduction initiatives that are anticipated to save over 10,000 metric tonnes of CO2 each year. Examples include:
- A multi-year effort to replace recuperative oxidizers with more energy efficient equipment in several plants, yielding estimated annual savings of over 2,600 metric tonnes of CO2.
- A phased lighting upgrade program involving the use of highly energy efficient lighting devices and replacement of LED lighting across multiple facilities.
Timothy J. Donahue, president and chief executive of Crown, said: “While ambitious, we are already well on our way toward achieving these goals, evidenced by the continued progress outlined in our biennial sustainability reports. The state-of the-art beverage can plant that is currently being built in Nichols, New York, which is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2017, will further support our progress. Its highly efficient equipment will make it one of the most energy efficient beverage can plants in the world.”
The goals have been submitted to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) climate change program, as Crown begins its participation this year.
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