Company announces "Commitment 2020" in new Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 22, 2009--
Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) announced today that it has set goals
for its five strategic Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS)
focus areas and has committed to achieving these goals by the year 2020
– what the company is calling “Commitment 2020.”
“Even during difficult economic times, our commitment to CRS has never
been stronger, and our quantifiable Commitment 2020 goals demonstrate
the progress we are making on our journey,” said John F. Brock, chairman
and chief executive officer. “We have been recognized as a CRS leader in
the global Coca-Cola system, and by embedding CRS into every aspect of
our business, we are working to meet or exceed the expectations of our
retail customers and consumers.”
CCE also reiterated its participation in the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leaders program, an
industry-government partnership that works to develop comprehensive
climate change strategies. As a partner in the EPA Climate Leaders, CCE
has pledged to reduce its company-wide greenhouse gas emissions and will
annually report its progress to the EPA.
Commitment 2020 Goals
CCE’s Commitment 2020 goals for its five strategic CRS focus areas are:
Energy Conservation/Climate Change: Reduce the overall carbon
footprint of our business operations by 15 percent by 2020, as
compared to our 2007 baseline.
Water Stewardship: Establish a water-sustainable operation in
which we minimize our water use and have a water-neutral impact
on the local communities in which we operate, by safely returning the
amount of water equivalent to what we use in our beverages and their
production to these local communities.
Sustainable Packaging/Recycling: Reduce the impact of our
packaging; maximize our use of renewable, reusable, and recyclable
resources; and recover the equivalent of 100 percent of our packaging.
Product Portfolio/Well-Being: Provide refreshing beverages for
every lifestyle and occasion, while helping consumers make informed
Diverse and Inclusive Culture: Create a culture where diversity
is valued, every employee is a respected member of the team, and our
workforce is a reflection of the communities in which we operate.
CCE’s fourth company-wide CRS Report provides a comprehensive look at
the company’s commitment to being a sustainable business partner in the
communities in which it operates. To access CCE’s Report online, please
Comments and feedback related to the Report are welcome at email@example.com.
CCE’s CRS reports have garnered several awards in the past few years,
including two Golden Peacock Awards (corporate social responsibility
reporting) and two CorporateRegister.com awards (creativity in
communications, best overall report runner-up). This Report achieves
B-level compliance with the G3 guidelines of the Global Reporting
CRS Report Highlights:
Reduced beverage calories in U.S. schools by 58 percent since 2007.
The American Beverage Association’s School Guidelines support the
Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the William
J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association.
Measured the global and individual country carbon footprints of the
company’s operations in the United States, Canada and Western Europe.
CCE’s efforts to measure and reduce its carbon footprint have resulted
in a seven percent reduction in energy use from 2006 to 2008.
Created the first certified product carbon footprint of Coca-Cola,
Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Oasis in Great Britain and Dasani in the
Saved 301 million liters of water through water efficiency
initiatives, further reducing the company’s water use ratio from 1.82
to 1.73 liters of water to produce one liter of product in the last
three years. CCE has one of the lowest water use ratios in the global
Recovered and reused approximately 125,000 metric tons of packaging
materials through internal programs and Coca-Cola Recycling’s work to
increase opportunities for consumer recycling in the marketplace and
at large-scale events.
Continued support of the United Nations Global Compact by endorsing
the CEO Water Mandate, which recognizes the impact companies have on
the world’s water supply.
Coca-Cola Enterprises is the world’s largest marketer, producer, and
distributor of bottle and can liquid nonalcoholic refreshment. CCE sells
approximately 80 percent of The Coca-Cola Company’s bottle and can
volume in North America and is the sole licensed bottle for products of
The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain,
Luxembourg, Monaco, and the Netherlands. For more information, please
Source: Coca-Cola Enterprises
Laura Brightwell, 770-989-3023