The Ball Corporation has established itself in the global business world as a leader in green technology and ecological sustainability. Their push to use less materials worldwide has been commended by authorities on the environment and ecological commerce. Their sustainability report has been the main source of their stock increases over the years due to it's records showing that Ball Corp has significantly reduced its factory emissions worldwide by a hundred thousand each year between 2005 to 2007. In 2008, the Ball Corporation published its first sustainability report, which earned it recognition by the ACCA-Ceres North American Sustainability AwardsThe return the Ball Corporation showed for its shareholders in 2008 was decreased by 6.7 percent. Despite the decrease, Ball outperformed the Dow Jones Containers & Packaging Index, which was down 38.5 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average which was down 33.8 percent.
The Dow Chemical Company has a multinational reach. They are based out of Midland Michigan and in 2007 it became recognized as the second largest chemical manufacturer in the world, and in February 2009 it became the third largest chemical company in the world after BASF and DuPont.
From the 9/11 attacks in 2001 until present the Dow Chemical corporation has taken strides to advance its international acquisitions while at the same time advancing chemical and agricultural technology.