Sustainability Action Plan

Sustainability is essential for any well run business. It supports our business growing and thriving in an ever-changing environment. At Coca-Cola, sustainability has been core to our business for many years. We have made tremendous progress and we believe there is much more to do.

This is Forward

This is Forward

Our sustainability action plan, This is Forward, places sustainability at the very heart of our business strategy. We are determined to create an environment where people take pride in working for us and where we earn trust from our customers, consumers and stakeholders.

End of Plastic Shrink-Wrap On Our Multipack Cans
Last week we announced that we would end the use of plastic shrink-wrap across all multipacks of cans sold in Great Britain and replace it with cardboard. This means that more than 30 million packs sold to consumers each year will no longer be wrapped in plastic. The packs will transition to cardboard over the next 18 months.
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Did you know?

Did You Know? Ending the use of shrink-wrap on our multi-pack cans will remove 4,000 tonnes of plastic from circulation across Western Europe

Sending Plastic Around in Circles
Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched a major new advertising campaign called ‘Round in Circles’ to remind people that all of its bottles are 100% recyclable and, if recycled, can be turned into new bottles. The campaign includes print and out-of-home advertising, with a focus on transport hubs.
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Clear is the New Green Campaign
Launching this week, the new ‘Clear Is The New Green’ campaign from Sprite will educate consumers on the recyclability of the new clear Sprite packaging and will appear on over 6,000 out-of-home display panels across the country.

The Grocer DRS Webinar
On the 1st October, The Grocer is hosting a webinar on what a successful deposit return scheme should look like. The panel of DRS experts span retailers, packaging companies and industry bodies as well as our Head of Sustainability Nick Brown. To register, click here...

Did you know?

From the end of 2019 all our GLACÉAU smartwater bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic

Supporting Step Up Now
Climate change has been rising up the agenda and Glasgow will host the next round of international talks in 2020. We’ve halved Green House Gas emissions since 2010 and moved to 100% renewable electricity. We’ve set science-based carbon reduction targets and we’ll continue to invest to decarbonise our business. We all need to do more though and we have endorsed the Step Up Now initiative – a platform for cities, regions, businesses and investors to support a net-zero goal by 2050 in Europe.
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Giving Back to the Communities We Operate In
Our Reach Up programme, in partnership with UK Youth, aims to empower young people furthest from the job market and equip them with the confidence, skills and experience needed to feel ready for the work place. Following a successful pilot in 2018, we have now delivered programmes in Bristol, Stoke, Derby and Glasgow. Almost 100 CCEP colleagues have volunteered to support the programme already this year with six more still to be delivered. Watch an inspiring short film about Reach Up here...

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All of our employees get two paid volunteering days every year

Over the summer, our East Kilbride factory welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to mark a £23m investment in the site and the opening of two new state-of-the-art production lines. The new lines use the latest energy-saving technology to reduce energy use and water consumption. In addition, the lines are equipped to package multi-packs using a newly developed lightweight corrugated cardboard that enables the use of thinner card with equal strength to the previous card used. CCEP engineers and apprentices spoke to the First Minister about the importance of investing in innovation and operational advancements for the future of the business.
See the new lines in operation: Click Here...
and a 60 second film featuring a recent apprentice: Click Here...

In collaboration with CCEP and a wider group of subject matter experts across Western Europe, I help set our sustainability strategy and achieve our objectives through relevant local programmes and partnerships. External partners in GB include charities such as WWF, Keep Britain Tidy and StreetGames (recent recipients of this summer’s Premier League on-pack promotion), to social enterprises such as Hubbub. Recently I’ve also worked with our global water stewardship team, focusing on our new 2030 global water and sustainable agriculture strategy as a vital impact area for our business and, of course, the chief ingredient of all our drinks.

Our Sustainability Action Plan

We are taking action on sustainability by using our business and our brands to build a better future. For people. For the planet. This is Forward focuses on six key action areas:

Action on Drinks

Action on Packaging

Action on Society

Action on Water

Action on Climate

Action on Supply Chain

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