Coca-Cola HBC for a third consecutive time marked as a leader of beverage industry by The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Coca-Cola HBC, a leading bottler of beverages from The
Coca-Cola Company's portfolio, has been named a leader in sustainable business
by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. The company earned 90 points, which is 40
points more than the average for the entire beverage industry and at the same
time 3 points more than a year earlier.
Coca-Cola HBC has been recognized in the global
DJSI for the ninth time. The first place in this year's ranking is the result
of execution of the Coca-Cola HBC's excellent sustainability policy in 2015.
During this period, the company continued its efforts to achieve a consistent
reduction in environmental impact by recording double-digit reductions in
carbon dioxide emissions.
The company reduced both the amount of water consumed
for production (per liter of beverage) and the materials used to make the
packaging, while increasing production and sales. Coca-Cola HBC was one of
twelve companies that first identified, based on scientific research, carbon
reduction targets, both for direct and indirect actions.
We are very pleased with the result of Coca-Cola HBC
in the Dow Jones. This is the greater success that we are the leader of this
ranking for the third time in a row. Sustainable development has become an
organic part of our business and one from motor growth. It is important that
prestigious indexes also appreciate this - said Nikos
Kalaitzidakis, President and General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC Polska.
In 2015, the Group introduced a policy of
"internal pricing" for water consumption and carbon dioxide
emissions, as well as a sustainability policy. In this way, Coca Cola HBC
joined global efforts to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Coca-Cola HBC is the most widely
diversified bottling system in the entire Coca-Cola system - it supplies
products to nearly 600 million consumers in 28 countries, mature, developing
and emerging markets on 3 continents. The company has invested € 8.2 million
(2.3% of its pre-tax profit in 2015) to improve the quality of life in local
communities. It has also worked with more than 230 non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), focusing on three areas: active living, environmental and
water issues, as well as youth development.
Key Performance Data for 2015:
- 33 311 employees
- 43,000 suppliers
- EUR 1.3 billion spent on
- 271 million EURO paid taxes
- Reduction of direct
carbon emissions by 11.7% (year on year)
- Improvement of energy
consumption by 7.2% (year on year)
- Increased use of recycled
PET packaging by 19.4% (year-on-year)
- Achieved 87% of
commitment to sustainable development policy