Featured: Adam Shalapin, Global Sustainability Manager - Ball Corporation
Corporate Goal: Cut 25% of emissions from each can created by 2030
15-year VPPA with Duke Energy Renewables
161 MW of wind power in Kay County, Oklahoma
Meets 50% of Ball's current US energy needs
"I come into work every day and have a purpose."
From creating infinitely recyclable aluminum cans for famous beers made of Rocky Mountain waters to developing space-age technologies used in a wide range of aerospace programs, Ball Corporation today is a global leader in innovative manufacturing and sustainable packaging.
Adam Shalapin, one of more than 17,500 Ball employees, is featured because his daily leadership of the company's global sustainability initiatives is inspiring. Tapping into a sense of purpose and perspective of Ball's connection to the natural environment, Shalapin is helping the company achieve its ambitious goal of cutting 25% of emissions from each can created by 2030. According to Shalapin, procuring more renewable energy faster is critical to reaching that goal.
"We want Ball to deliver solutions not only for our customers, but also for the world's biggest challenges, like climate change," says Shalapin. "In about a year, we were able to dramatically increase our share of renewable energy use and help reduce the impact of our operations in a meaningful way."
"Buying renewable energy is crucial to making our products even more sustainable for future generations. It's being part of the solution, for our customers, for my daughter, for all of us."