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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 16, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today announced its listing on the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and North America, which marks the seventh consecutive time Ball has been featured on the indices. This accomplishment acknowledges Ball's commitment to sustainability and its leadership in delivering innovative and sustainable aluminum beverage packaging solutions.
'Sustainability is one of our top priorities and we are honored to be recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices again this year,' said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. 'Today's consumers are increasingly concerned about plastic pollution, and we are committed to providing customers with infinitely recyclable and economically valuable aluminum cans, bottles and cups that enable a circular economy. We will continue to advance aluminum's sustainability credentials across the value chain, and enhance our operational excellence with a focus on renewable energy and product stewardship.'
Earlier this year, Ball announced renewable energy agreements to address 100% of its North American electricity load. The company also participates in a variety of partnerships and programs to increase beverage can recycling rates around the world.
The results of the annual DJSI review were recently announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. The DJSI are a family of best-in-class benchmarks for investors who have recognized that sustainable business practices are critical to generating long-term shareholder value and who wish to reflect their sustainability convictions in their investment portfolios. Only the top ranked companies within each industry are selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index family.
Ball also recently received a Gold sustainability rating from EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings.
For more information on Ball's sustainability efforts, please visit www.ball.com/sustainability.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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