Ball Corporation Sustainability Report 2010
2010 - Framework: GRI
This is Ball Corporation’s second biennial sustainability report. It covers calendar years 2008 and 2009 and complements our financial reporting.
This report reflects our focus on Ball’s five sustainability priorities – packaging, energy, water and waste, safety and talent management. These priorities were identified based on a sustainability materiality analysis and feedback from customers, employees, investors and suppliers who are the primary audiences for our sustainability reporting.
Our reporting is based on the Reporting Framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). We have assessed our application of the framework to be at Level B. A detailed GRI Content Index is available online.
Unless otherwise stated, we are reporting on data gathered globally from Ball majority-owned production operations which account for more than 99 percent of the company’s worldwide production volume. For economic and social data as well as for data on energy and water, we also include our main administrative offices in the U.S. and in Germany in our reporting. Fourth quarter 2009 data from the four North American metal beverage packaging plants acquired in October 2009 is included.