Coca-Cola Hellenic, The Coca-Cola Company’s bottler in eastern and southeastern Europe, has announced new water and carbon commitments after being named as the beverage industry’s world leader in sustainability as part of a global set of indices.
The bottler intends to reduce water use intensity by 30% by 2020, compared to 2010, as well as direct carbon emissions intensity by 50% over the same period. The new targets have been revealed after Coca-Cola Hellenic was named as the beverage industry leader by Dow Jones’ World and Europe Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the second consecutive year, and has also been ranked eighth out of the top 100 companies for carbon reporting by Carbon Clear.
This is the eighth year that the company has been included in the DJSI, the global benchmark for corporate sustainability, due to its rigorous assessment process and focus on best-in-class companies.
HBC chief executive officer Dimitris Lois said: “Sustainability is an integral part of our culture, visible in every aspect of our business. Being ranked by DJSI as world sustainability leader in the beverage industry inspires us to continuously raise the bar. It is our pleasure to make these commitments related to our water and carbon footprint. Our partnerships with stakeholders and our communities have been fundamental to our achievements so far and will continue to be instrumental in meeting our new commitments, supporting the global action to reach the Sustainable Development Goals recently endorsed by the United Nations.”
For the last year, Coca-Cola Hellenic reported a 7.8% direct and indirect reduction in its CO2 emissions, a 4.1% improvement in its water intensity and a 4.3% improvement in its energy intensity.
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