Coca-Cola Enterprises Publishes its Sixth CRS Report and Seeks Continued Stakeholder Input on 2020 Commitments28/06/2011
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Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/NYSE Euronext Paris: CCE) released today its sixth company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, Committed to 2020: Shaping a Sustainable Future in Europe. The report can be accessed at: http://www.cokecce.com/CRSReport2010-2011
The Report is CCE's first as a European company and provides a detailed overview of its progress towards Commitment 2020, the company's CRS targets and goals in its focus areas - Energy Conservation/Climate Change, Water Stewardship, Sustainable Packaging/Recycling, Product Portfolio, Active Healthy Living, Community, and Workplace.
The report also reviews how CCE is engaging with stakeholders across its European territories to discuss what sustainability leadership entails and the implications for CCE as a European company.
Some of CCE's key achievements highlighted in the report are:
Reduced overall carbon footprint by 35,600 tonnes (four percent) from 2009, while growing business volume by four percent
Invested $8.1 million in making cold drinks equipment more efficient and installed 2,800 doors on open-fronted coolers
Reduced water use ratio to 1.42 liters of water per liter of product, down six percent from 1.51 liters in 2009
Announced £5 million investment in a joint venture with ECO Plastics to develop a new purpose-built recycling facility in Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Reduced the amount of packaging used by 35,000 tonnes, meeting the target the company set in 2008
Recovered 99.5 percent of waste at manufacturing facilities
Launched PlantBottle in Norway and Sweden
Invested $4.3 million to support a range of community initiatives aligned with CRS focus areas
Held second Supplier Sustainability Summit, bringing together its top 50 suppliers to discuss how best to work together to innovate and reduce impacts throughout its value chain
This is CCE's first ever independently audited report which has received assurance from a third-party verification organization - meaning the company has moved from 'B' to 'B+' level compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative.
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. is the leading Western European marketer, distributor, and producer of nonalcoholic refreshment and one of the world's largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers. CCE employs 13,500 employees and operates 17 manufacturing facilities across Western Europe, where the company distributes a wide range of beverages including regular, no- and low-calorie sparkling, energy and sports drinks, waters, juices and juice drinks, coffees and teas.
The report can be accessed at http://www.cokecce.com/CRSReport2010-2011
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