Coca-Cola HBC makes the ‘threepeat’ as the global beverage industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
DJSI, one of the most credible and widely recognized sustainability ranking for companies acknowledges Coca-Cola HBC for its robust, transparent and consistent sustainability performance
Coca-Cola HBC, a leading bottler of the brands of The Coca-Cola Company was named sustainability leader of the beverage industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. The company achieved a total score of 90, which is 40 points higher than the industry average and 3 points higher than last year.
This is the ninth year Coca-Cola HBC has been included in the global assessment, as a result of its leading sustainability performance in 2015. During the year, Coca-Cola HBC continued to reduce its environmental footprint posting a double digit decrease of its carbon emissions. At the same time, it further reduced the amount of water used for producing a litre of beverage, as well as the amount of packaging materials, despite higher production and sales. Coca-Cola HBC was one of the first 12 companies in the world in 2015, to establish science-based carbon reduction targets for both direct and indirect operations. Putting an internal price on water and carbon in 2015 and committing to accounting for sustainability are practical ways how Coca-Cola HBC supports the global action to reach the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations.
Coca-Cola HBC is the most diversified bottler in the Coca-Cola System, serving almost 600 million consumers across 28 established, developing and emerging countries on 3 continents. The company has invested €8.2 million – 2.3% of its 2015 pre-tax profit – in improving community wellbeing, focusing on 3 key areas: active lifestyle, environmental & water stewardship and youth development, in partnership with more than 230 NGOs. Reducing environmental footprint with a double-digit year-on-year decrease of our carbon emissions.
Locally, environmental sustainability is a key priority for Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland. In 2010, the business set targets across the core areas of water use, carbon emissions and waste to be achieved by 2020. The business is working towards bringing the water use ratio down by 21.5% – so far it has been reduced it by 13%. Carbon emissions for every litre of beverage produced have been reduced by 52% – nearing the 2020 goal of a 61% reduction. And the business has fully achieved their waste target, contribute zero waste to landfill.