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RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per … Read more »

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Ball Acquisitions Expand Its Sustainable Packaging Business

Sustainable packaging manufacturer Ball Corporation announced two acquisitions last week, expanding the company’s metal food and beverage packaging business. Ball, which manufacturers completely recyclable two- and three-piece steel food cans in a full range of sizes, completed its acquisition of Sonoco’s metal end and closure facilities in Canton, Ohio. The … Read more »

US Firms Lead 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

US Firms Lead 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

Nine US-based companies including Alcoa, Ball Corp and Wyndham Worldwide won gold medals for sustainability in the 2015 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook. The annual yearbook looks at companies’ sustainability performance in 2014, includes the best 15 percent per industry and ranks them gold, silver or bronze. The top performing company from each … Read more »

Standard Aims to Improve Aluminum ESG Performance

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, in collaboration with Ball Corporation and other aluminum industry leaders, has introduced a global standard for sustainable aluminum production that aims to improve environmental, social and governance performance throughout the entire aluminum value chain. In Ball’s 2014 sustainability report, the company announced its goal to work … Read more »

Amcor Joins Recycling Partnership

The Recycling Partnership, a national recycling industry collective, has selected initial cities for activity and welcomed Amcor as its newest contributing partner, according to Curbside Value Partnership, which oversees the project. Founded on July 1, the Recycling Partnership has selected initial partner cities for the first round of work — but … Read more »

Henkel Beauty Care Launches More Sustainable Aerosol Packaging

Henkel and Ball have launched a new, lighter weight industrial aluminum aerosol can for the popular beauty care brand, Fa.   Ball manufactures the new, lighter extruded aluminum can using recycled aluminum to create a metal alloy that exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package … Read more »

US Firms Dominate Sustainability Yearbook

US Firms Dominate Sustainability Yearbook

Ten US-based companies including Abbott, Alcoa, Baker Hughes and Molson Coors have been awarded gold medals for sustainability practices in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2014. This places the US higher than any other country in the rankings. The gold medal-winning US companies also include Ball Corp, Citigroup, Humana, Life Technologies, Owens Corning and … Read more »

Green Spacecraft Fuel Ready for Liftoff

Ball Aerospace and Aerojet Rocketdyne say they have met the first milestone in demonstrating a more environmentally friendly spacecraft fuel by completing an end-to-end checkout of the 22 Newton thruster required for NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). This is the first time the US will use a spacecraft to … Read more »

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Ball Ups Energy Efficiency, Cuts GHGs

Ball Corporation has reduced its Climate Intensity Index (CII) by 4.8 percent, compared to a 2010 baseline, moving the company closer toward its 2015 greenhouse gas emission reduction goal of 10 percent, according to Ball’s updated sustainability data. Ball says it uses a CII calculated based on the total GHG … Read more »

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Contract Wins: Ball, Lockheed Marin, John Deere, Schneider Electric, Xylem, Fuel Tech

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has been awarded a contract from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute to build the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) for the National Institute of Environmental Research in South Korea. GEMS is a geostationary scanning ultraviolet-visible spectrometer designed to monitor trans-boundary pollution for the Korean peninsula and … Read more »