BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Foundation, Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) and its employees donated more than $4 million to charitable organizations in the communities where the company operates in 2016.
Through the Ball Community Ambassadors program, which encourages North American employees to support causes that matter to them by matching giving and volunteer hours, employees also logged more than 34,000 hours of volunteer service – 2,000 hours more than in 2015. In total, The Ball Foundation and Ball employees donated funds to about 1,900 non-profits.
The Ball Foundation also invested nearly $1.5 million in community programs that create a positive, measurable impact on recycling, food security, disaster relief, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the U.S.
Globally, Ball's plants donated $750,000 and organized events, such as recycling, food and school supply drives, to benefit causes and charitable organizations in their local communities.
"Ball is committed to being a good neighbor, corporate citizen and employer of choice in all of our communities around the world," said Chris Chavez, director of global corporate citizenship. "As demonstrated by their generous donations and volunteer efforts, our employees are very passionate about making a difference in our communities and helping those in need of help."
About The Ball Foundation
The Ball Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private foundation. Founded in December 2010, the Ball Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that sustain the communities in which we live and operate by improving and promoting education, recycling and community engagement. For more information about the Ball Foundation, please visit www.ball.com/ball-foundation.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,450 people worldwide and 2016 net sales were $9.1 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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