The company also works to raise awareness of water sustainability, tackle water use in its supply chain and protect its watersheds. A range of water stewardship programmes are in place in communities in partnership with governments, NGOs and conservation groups. In 2011, 5000 volunteers from its operations and in the local community cleaned more than 750 kilometres of river banks, beaches and waterways, reforested more than 200,000 square meters of land and other similar projects.
These achievements across its operations are complemented by alternative energy programmes such as the construction of nine Combined Heat and Power units, the installation of 5.2 MW of solar energy rooftop panels on its Italian bottling plants as well as a geothermal energy recovery project. 87% of production waste is now recycled or recovered, and landfilled waste has dropped 65% despite a 55% higher production volume.
Looking beyond its own operations, Coca-Cola Hellenic works with suppliers and other business partners to address wider sustainability issues. Across its supply chain, packaging is lighter, contains more recycled content is being increasingly recovered. Coolers are being made more energy-efficient and increasingly use HFC-free refrigerants which do not cause global warming. Suppliers in the agricultural sectors are also being engaged to address their impacts.
In the Community, the company invested €8 million in a host of projects and engaged more than 3 million people in sports and fitness programmes. It continued to actively participate in long-term partnerships, maintaining its status as a Notable Reporter of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), and partnerships with agencies such as UNDP, UNEP and UNESCO.The company maintains its listing on the FTSE4Good Index for the tenth consecutive year and on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and European STOXX indexes for the fourth year running. SOURCE Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co SA