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Coca-Cola Enterprises has published its 2011/2012 CR and Sustainability Report

09/05/2012

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Details Carbon and Water Footprint Reductions in 2011/2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Coca-Cola Enterprises released its seventh company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report: “How can a drink build a more sustainable tomorrow?”

The report can be accessed at:
http://www.ccesustainabilityplan.com/crsreport2011-12
 
This is the company’s first CRS report since the publication of its “Deliver for Today, Inspire for Tomorrow” sustainability plan in September 2011.  Built on extensive stakeholder feedback, the plan defines the company’s new sustainability vision, commitments and more challenging targets as it seeks to grow its business while building a more sustainable tomorrow.
 
The report demonstrates how CCE is delivering against its thirty-seven targets in each of its seven CRS focus areas. It also emphasizes the importance of stakeholder engagement and collaboration for CCE and includes a range of questions posed to CCE by stakeholders in 2011.
 
Key 2011/2012 progress includes reducing carbon emissions from the manufacture, distribution and cooling of CCE’s products by 8.4 percent while growing volume by 3.5 percent, and reducing the company’s water use ratio by 13 percent since 2007. In 2011, CCE announced a plastics recycling joint venture with ECO Plastics in Great Britain which, when operational, will enable the company to include 25% rPET in all its plastic packaging in Great Britain this year.                                 
 
Key achievements highlighted in the report are:
  • Grew volume by 3.5%, while reducing emissions from manufacturing, distribution and the cooling of products by 8.4%
  • Became the first soft drinks company to receive the Carbon Trust Standard Award, receiving the best-ever score out of 675 companies.
  • Invested $23 million of capital expenditure on carbon reduction projects, such as solar panels installed on the roof of a new green distribution centre in Belgium and at three sites in Great Britain
  • Invited to join the EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change to demonstrate the support of business for the European Union to move to a low-carbon society.
  • Launched a ‘Carbon Challenge’, in which 129 of CCE’s suppliers were surveyed on their carbon performance and asked to implement reduction plans.
  • Reduced the amount of water required to make 1 liter of product to 1.43 liters – a reduction of 13 percent since 2007.
  • Executed recycling programmes at major summer festivals in France, Belgium and Great Britain, as well as with major retailers ASDA and Carrefour, reaching over 4.7 million consumers with recycling messaging.
  • Launched a water replenishment partnership with WWF-UK and The Coca-Cola Company focusing on improving water quality in river catchments in South East England.
  • Invested $5.7 million in our communities. Activities included our ‘Real Business Challenge’ programme in Great Britain in which 45,000 students participated.

About Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. is the leading Western European marketer, distributor, and producer of bottle and can liquid nonalcoholic refreshment and one of the world's largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers. CCE is the sole licensed operator for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. For more information about our company, please visit our website at www.cokecce.com.

Coca-Cola Enterprises sustainability plan, “Deliver for Today, Inspire for Tomorrow,” defines its sustainability vision, commitments and more challenging targets. For more information about our corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts, please visit our website at www.ccesustainabilityplan.com.
 
The report can be accessed at:
http://www.ccesustainabilityplan.com/crsreport2011-12


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