Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company reduced its carbon emissions last year by 7.8% compared to 2013, saving more than 1.1m cubic metres of water through investment in water reduction projects.
The bottler invested €5.8m in water saving projects across more than 20 countries and a further €4.3m in energy saving programs, which reduced the company’s energy consumption by 300m megajoules.
The results were published in its Integrated Annual Report, which was the first to report on all aspects of business, governance and sustainability performance.
Chief executive officer Dimitris Lois said: “We know that our success is closely linked to the vibrancy and wellbeing of our consumers and the communities we serve. For more than ten years, we have continuously refined our approach to managing our business responsibly and sustainably, ensuring that we earn trust by creating value for all our stakeholders. This value is increasingly shaped by factors beyond financial performance, such as environmental and social responsibility, reputation in the communities we serve, stakeholder engagement and investment into the development of our people – all of which contribute to the resilience of our business.”
The company also reduced its water footprint to 18.4bn litres and carbon footprint 718,000 tonnes.
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