Coca-Cola Hellenic has published its ninth Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlighting the measurable progress it has made in a range of environmental indicators.
The company has been independently audited to reach an ‘A+’ rating according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), for the second consecutive year in a row.
'No Water, No Business' was the challenge Coca-Cola Hellenic set for itself in 2008.
Three years later Coca-Cola Hellenic has passed a significant milestone in its comprehensive programme on Water Stewardship.
In 2011, the company met its longstanding goal to ensure that 100% of all wastewater in its 28 countries of operation is treated to levels that support aquatic life. To achieve this, it operates 44 purpose-built on-site effluent treatment facilities.
Absolute water use declined in 2011 for the third consecutive year, and has decreased by 6% since 2004.
The company’s operational water footprint today is 58% smaller than it was in 2004.
In 2011, 5000 volunteers from its operations and in the local community cleaned more than 750 km of river banks, beaches and waterways, reforested more than 200,000 sqm of land and other similar projects.
Across its supply chain, packaging is lighter, contains more recycled content is being increasingly recovered. Coolers are being made more energy-efficient and increasingly use HFC-free refrigerants which do not cause global warming.
In the community, the company invested €8m in a host of projects and engaged more than three million people in sports and fitness programmes.
It continued to actively participate in long-term partnerships, maintaining its status as a Notable Reporter of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), and partnerships with agencies such as UNDP, UNEP and UNESCO.
The company maintains its listing on the FTSE4Good Index for the tenth consecutive year and on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and European STOXX indexes for the fourth year running.
Source: Coca-Cola Hellenic
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