Coca-Cola releases sustainability report

John Kalkowski

January 29, 2014

2 Min Read
Coca-Cola releases sustainability report

The Coca-Cola Co. has published its seventh systemwide Sustainability Review, entitled "Our Commitment to Making a Positive Difference in the World." The review, which releases 25 sustainability

goals across seven focus areas for the company and its bottling partners and
also reports the company's sustainability strategy and progress, is available
online at:


The Sustainability Review profiles the company's and its more than 300 bottling
partners' efforts to grow business in economically, environmentally and socially
sustainable ways. It was created using stakeholder feedback and the disclosure
requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global
Compact and the CEO Water Mandate. The review includes summaries of Company and
bottling partner performance and progress across seven core areas key to
Coca-Cola's business sustainability: Beverage Benefits; Active Healthy Living;
Community; Energy Efficiency and Climate Protection; Sustainable Packaging;
Water Stewardship; and Workplace.


Performance highlights from the 2009/2010 sustainability review include:

Energy Efficiency and Climate Protection:

•Improved energy use efficiency 13 percent since 2004 and reduced absolute emissions from manufacturing operations in developed countries by 8 percent since 2004.
•Advanced energy efficiency of cooling equipment with installation of some 3.1 million intelligent energy management devices to date, reducing energy consumption by monitoring energy use on refrigeration units.
•Placed more than 127,000 HFC-free refrigeration systems, bringing total placement to more than 240,000 units. Working to phase out the use of HFCs in all new cold drink equipment as of 2015.


Sustainable Packaging:

•Delivered 2.5 billion PlantBottle(R) packaging bottles in nine major markets while working to advance the use of PlantBottle packaging in every bottle sold by 2020.
•Avoided the use of approximately 85,000 metric tons of primary packaging through systemwide packaging efficiency efforts, resulting in estimated cost savings of more than $100 million.
•Supported the direct recovery of 36 percent of the bottles and cans placed into the market by the Coca-Cola system.

The review is printed in very limited numbers on Mohawk Options PC 100, which is
manufactured using 100 percent renewable wind energy, composed of 100 percent
recycled content and FSC-certified to well-managed forestry standards. An
interactive website is available with information about the Coca-Cola system's
sustainability performance, videos from Company leadership and reports from
bottling partners and Company business units. The Review also can be downloaded
by section or in its entirety at this website:


The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing
consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the
world's most valuable brand, the Company's portfolio features 14 billion dollar
brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater,
Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia. .For more information, visit
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