WASHINGTON, DC – Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) President Robert Budway announced the promotion of Megan Daum to vice president of sustainability. She will continue to lead the sustainability program for the association, working within the industry and across the packaging and material sectors, both in the United States and globally.
“Although can makers have always been environmental stewards and have always responded to the pillars of sustainability, never before was there such a need to put our premier sustainability profile into words,” said Budway. “Megan has helped qualify and quantify our story and has been diligent about spreading the word about can benefits to our industry’s stakeholders.”
Daum began her career at CMI in 2005 focusing on policy and publication work. Upon the introduction of the Wal-Mart scorecard in 2006, she helped the association begin to shape its sustainability profile and, as the issue of sustainability grew, there developed a need for someone to focus on delivering the can manufacturing industry’s message.
Daum is CMI’s primary liaison on sustainability messaging with such food and beverage manufacturing trade groups as Grocery Manufacturers of Association and American Beverage Association. In addition to being part of several U.S. multi-material groups that focus on packaging and sustainability, Daum is a delegate on the International Standards Organization’s Packaging and the Environment Standards, a founder of the Global Can Forum, and president of the non-profit Council for the Advancement of Recycling Education and Sustainability (CARES) that focuses on funding recycling education programs.
The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is the trade association of the metal and composite can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. The association received its charter in 1938, then representing only 39 manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services to the industry. CMI members account for more than 81 percent of annual domestic production of 133 billion cans, which employs 22,000 people with plants in 33 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa.