Coca-Cola European Partners Reports on 2018 Sustainability Progress

Mar 14, 2019 2:00 PM ET
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March 14, 2019 - Coca‑Cola European Partners (CCEP) set out its sustainability performance in its 2018 integrated report, published today. CCEP increased the amount of recycled PET it used in 2018, while also increasing the amount of its packaging that is recyclable and reducing the amount of sugar in its products.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Action On Packaging
    • Continued to ensure that its packaging is recyclable. In 2018, 98% of its packaging was recyclable, and 27.6% of the PET used in its bottles was from recycled PET. 
  • Action On Drinks
    • Reduced the amount of sugar in its drinks by 11.1% since 2015 - achieving its 10% sugar reduction target two years ahead of schedule - and continued to expand its portfolio, introducing 131 low or no calorie drinks to the market.
  • Action On Climate
    • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions across its core business operations by 50.64% versus a 2010 baseline, and purchased 100% of its electricity from renewable sources in 2018.
  • Action On Water
    • Reduced its overall water use by 11.25%, since 2010.

The 2018 integrated report represents the first time CCEP has reported its sustainability performance alongside other business performance measures from its annual report.

For the third consecutive year, CCEP was identified as a global leader on environmental performance and awarded a position on the CDP A List for Climate Change and Water Security. It was also listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third year running.

At the end of April, CCEP will release its full sustainability report on its sustainably action plan, which will include corporate wide performance data, and country performance data.

Reflecting on the progress made against the 2025 targets, Joe Franses, VP of Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners, said:

 “Sustainability is integral to our business strategy, and that’s why this year we have chosen to launch one single integrated report, including updates on both our business performance and sustainability progress.

“I’m proud of the progress CCEP is making against our commitments in This is Forward, and our recent listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and CDP A List is evidence of our progress.

“The sustainability of our packaging continues to be one of the most critical issues facing our business and society as a whole. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners to improve further, using our business and our brands to build a better future for people and the planet.”

The report is available online only on CCEP’s website

For further information, please contact:
Media Relations, Rosalie Hunt, 07528 251022 or CCEP@enginegroup.com

Notes to Editor 
ABOUT Coca-Cola European Partners
Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCEP) is a leading consumer goods company in Europe, selling, making and distributing an extensive range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue. Coca-Cola European Partners serves a consumer population of over 300 million across Western Europe, including Andorra, Belgium, continental France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. The Company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam, the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext London and on the Spanish stock exchanges, and trades under the symbol CCEP. For more information about CCEP, please visit our website at www.ccep.com and follow CCEP on Twitter at @CocaColaEP

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