Introduced in 2008, earthbalance is our award winning sustainability programme which this year celebrates its 10th birthday!
Encompassing all of the sustainability activity at Crown, earthbalance is our commitment to be more sustainable, less wasteful and to help our customers make responsible decisions about our world.
REDUCTIONS & TARGETS
Since 2008, we’ve achieved a 6.3% reduction in our Greenhouse Gas emissions and having previously surpassed our electricity reduction target, amongst other successes, we felt that 2015 was a good point to re-focus and re-evaluate our targets before setting some new ones.
In order to build on our knowledge and success, and to widen the scope of the programme, we’ve re-established our baseline and set new targets for the coming years.
OUR TARGETS FOR 2017 AND BEYOND
These are part of a long term strategy and are currently ongoing.
Energy – 5% reduction in electricity consumption by 2017
Waste – 10% reduction in waste by 2017
Water – 5% reduction in water usage by 2017
Greenhouse Gas Emissions – 12% reduction by 2020
OUR AWARD SUCCESS
Over the past few years our earthbalance programme has been recognised with a number of awards, with us most recently named as Sustainable Business of the Year at the Lloyds Bank 2015 National Business Awards!
Green Apple Awards – Environmental Best Practice
European Business Awards – National Champion
Lancashire Business Environment Awards – Community Contribution for Large Companies
Manufacturer of the Year Awards – Green Manufacturer of the Year
International CSR Awards – Environmental Endeavour: Sustainability & Overall Gold Scorer
BCF Awards – Coatings Care Award for our Hull site
EEF Manufacturing Awards – Environmental Efficiency (North West)
National Business Awards – Sustainable Business of the Year
The Producer Responsibility Obligations can be viewed here.