Ball Corporation and its employees expanded their philanthropic efforts worldwide in 2017. Global support included more than 38,000 volunteer hours and $5 million, plus in-kind product donations for disaster relief.
These efforts build upon Ball’s legacy of community investment The Ball Foundation, Ball Corporation and its employees supported more than 2,000 non-profits around the world in 2017, including more than $5 million in charitable donations in communities where the company operates.
North American employees logged more than 38,000 hours of volunteer service – 4,000 more hours than in 2016.
“For nearly 140 years, Ball employees have actively supported local communities because it’s the right thing to do,” said Chris Chavez, director of global corporate citizenship and executive director of The Ball Foundation.
In the US, The Ball Foundation continued to focus on its four funding pillars, investing nearly $1.5 million in community programs that make an impact in areas of recycling, disaster preparedness and relief, food security and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education.
In partnership with its customers, Ball donated millions of cans for drinking water that assisted massive disaster relief efforts in Mexico, Puerto Rico and in several US states. Globally, Ball’s manufacturing plants operating in 35 countries donated nearly $1 million for projects focused on recycling, food and school supply drives to benefit causes and charitable organizations in their local communities.