Ball Named Among Top U.S. Green Companies By Newsweek

June 6, 2016 – Ball Corporation today announced its listing among the top U.S. green companies in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, which annually assess the overall environmental performance of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States and the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the world.

Created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor, the Newsweek Green Rankings have been one of the world’s foremost corporate environmental rankings since 2009. Ranked 24th among the U.S. 500, Ball continues to lead in the packaging and aerospace industries.

“Sustainability is critical to our stakeholders, and is vital to Ball’s long-term success and our Drive for 10 vision,” said Bjoern Kulmann, Ball’s director of sustainability. “We are proud to be considered one of the top green companies in the U.S., and as one of the largest canmakers in the world and a leader in the aerospace industry, we must continue to put the right people, processes and partners in place to help us become a more successful and sustainable enterprise.”

By balancing the economic, environmental and social impacts of its businesses and products in decision making throughout the year, Ball continues to create shared value for the company and its stakeholders through ongoing improvement in key focus areas, including product stewardship, operational excellence, talent management and community ambassadors.

“In the current global business and political climate, no company can continue to ignore its environmental footprint and there’s good news: Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings show that the world’s biggest companies are improving when it comes to energy productivity and in limiting greenhouse gas emissions,” said Elijah Wolfson, Senior Editor for Newsweek. “Our hope is that the rankings will propel leaders to start looking at their environmental impact not just in terms of carbon use, but comprehensively, and make the changes necessary to sustain both business growth and environmental viability.”

Ball will release its fifth biennial sustainability report, covering calendar years 2014 and 2015, this summer. For more information about Ball’s sustainability efforts, please visit:

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