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Ball Corporation Receives Sustainability Reporting Award

posted by William R. Stott
Published: April 07, 2009

Ball Corp. Chairman, President and CEO R. David Hoover

Ceres and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have selected Ball Corporation as a co-winner for the Best First Time Reporter Award for sustainability reporting in the 2009 Ceres-ACCA North American Sustainability Awards. Ball is the first packaging and first aerospace company to receive this distinction.

Ball published its first sustainability report in June 2008. The company received the award for its comprehensive approach to sustainability, demonstrated commitment to stakeholder engagement and the company's strategy for producing sustainable packaging and supporting recycling. For more about the award, go to

"Our sustainability report was an important step in our efforts to become a more sustainable enterprise," said R. David Hoover, Ball's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Being selected to receive the Ceres-ACCA award confirms we are on the right track and further encourages us in our sustainability efforts."

Ball's next sustainability report is scheduled for release in May 2010.

The annual Ceres-ACCA awards program is designed to highlight best practices in reporting on sustainability issues by North America-based organizations, and to provide guidance to other groups and companies that are publishing or intend to publish sustainability or corporate social responsibility reports.

The awards acknowledge exemplary disclosure that places performance in the broader context of sustainability challenges, risks and opportunities. The judging criteria address completeness, credibility and quality of communication. The panel of 11 judges included leaders and experts representing a broad spectrum of backgrounds in the nonprofit, corporate and investment worlds.

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