Coca-Cola lightens carbon footprint
Global - Coca-Cola Enterprises has reduced its operational carbon footprint by 4% since 2009 to 795,181 metric tons, its corporate responsibility and sustainability report revealed.
The reduction did not contribute to the loss in business, where it instead grew by 4%.
With its investment in carbon reduction projects, the company exceeded its water use ratio reduction target one year ahead of schedule, and achieved a 99.5% waste recovery rate across its territories.
"Corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS) is core to our business and at the forefront of our company's priorities. We are committed to being the CRS leader in the food and beverage industry in Europe and are proud of our significant sustainability progress," John F. Brock, chairman and CEO said.
In March, Coca-Cola Enterprises announced a joint venture with ECO Plastics to develop one of the biggest plastic reprocessing facilities expected to more than double the tons of recycled PET bottles produced annually.
Coca-Cola Enterprises' CRS report is its first as a European-focused company, providing a detailed overview of its progress towards 2020.
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