- Ball’s Aerosol division provides an array of innovative aluminum packaging solutions that can be recycled infinitely, catering to personal care, household, and beverage packaging categories.
- To promote sustainability throughout the entire aluminum value chain, ASI is committed to endorsing a company’s social, environmental, and ethical standards.
- This accomplishment is in line with Ball’s 2030 sustainability targets, which include purchasing all aluminum from certified sustainable sources, achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030. Additionally, Ball’s global aluminum beverage operations have obtained ASI certification, aligning with the company’s 2030 objectives.
Ball Corporation, the leading provider of sustainable aluminum packaging worldwide, has announced that its Global Aerosol Packaging division has obtained the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification for the Performance and Chain of Custody Standards. Ball’s Aerosol division specializes in providing various innovative aluminum packaging solutions for personal care, household, and beverage packaging categories, including impact-extruded single and multi-use aluminum bottles and low-carbon energy-sourced aerosol containers with primary aluminum content.
ASI aims to promote sustainability throughout the entire aluminum value chain and certifies a company’s commitment to environmental, social, and ethical standards. The Performance Standard assesses a company’s efforts to manage, disclose, and evaluate its environmental, social, and governance impacts. The Chain of Custody Standard specifies requirements for establishing a transparent and traceable supply chain, covering all aspects from mining and re-melting to casting, rolling, can manufacturing, and filling. The ASI certification audit encompassed all nine of Ball’s worldwide manufacturing plants, aerosol packaging, and slugs, located in countries such as the Czechia, France, the UK, India, the US, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico. It also included regional headquarters situated in Westminster, Colorado, and Lille, France.
Obtaining ASI certification is an essential way for companies to demonstrate compliance with increasingly rigorous sustainability regulations, including the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, which the European Union is expected to implement in the first half of 2023.
“Achieving ASI certification demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and is the result of a rigorous process,” said Jay Billings, president of Ball Aerosol Packaging. “Infinitely recyclable aluminum packaging is a prime example of material circularity where resources stay in the system, reducing impacts on the environment. Our aluminum aerosol business’ sustainability efforts showcase what can be achieved through material and emissions reduction goal setting, innovation and, especially, partnership with customers.”
ASI is a non-profit global initiative that establishes standards to guarantee sustainable performance according to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. It also assures responsible production practices throughout the aluminum value chain. Ball’s 2030 sustainability objectives include ensuring that all aluminum is sourced from certified sustainable sources, achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030. The ASI announcement is in line with Ball’s 2030 goals. Additionally, Ball’s worldwide aluminum beverage operations have acquired ASI certification. To learn more about ASI, visit https://aluminium-stewardship.org/.
Ball Corporation offers sustainable and innovative aluminum packaging solutions for household, personal care, and beverage products, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. With its subsidiaries, Ball Corporation employs 21,000 individuals globally, and it reported a net sale of $15.35 billion in 2022. For additional details, please visit www.ball.com.