The story

Silgan Containers, LLC, which today produces approximately 15 billion 100 percent recyclable metal food containers every year, holds the distinction of being the leading maker of metal food containers in North America, supplying such food manufacturing giants as Campbell Soup Company, Hormel Foods Corporation, Kraft Heinz company, Nestlé Group, and The Proctor & Gamble Company—to name a few.

With its company-wide dedication to sustainability and consumer education, focused on encouraging consumer recycling of metal (steel) food cans, Silgan supports many industry initiatives that promote the benefits of recyclable metal packaging, particularly when it comes to affordable nutrition. The company encourages consumers via “Canbassadors” that show home cooks how to prepare delicious and nutritious meals from pantry (also known as “cantry”) staples in metal packaging. If you’re Silgan, you even offer a “Sustainability Calculator” on your website, so people can learn first-hand how the impact of recycling as few as one can per day or as many as 10 or more can benefit the planet.

Small wonder, then, that Silgan Holdings (Nasdaq: SLGN), parent company of Silgan Containers, today ranks #581 on the Fortune 1000 list and boasts 2019 revenue of approximately $4.4 billion from manufacturing facilities all over the world.