Athens, Greece 18 September 2008 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic, the Company) is pleased to announce that it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).
This follows a thorough independent analysis of Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s corporate economic, environmental and social performance, as well as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s inclusion in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index follows the Company’s annual listing in the FTSE4Good Index since 2002. This demonstrates Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s commitment to behaving in a socially responsible manner in every aspect of its operations and making a positive contribution to global sustainable development.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes follow a best-in-class approach and include sustainability leaders from each industry on a global and regional level respectively. This evaluation takes account of general as well as industry specific sustainability criteria.
Commenting, Mr. Doros Constantinou, Managing Director, said, “Clearly we are delighted to be accepted onto the DJSI World and STOXX Indexes, and we are pleased that the commitment and efforts of our employees have been recognized. Our goal now is to sustain the listing by continuing to apply the principles of sustainability and social responsibility that we consider as an essential part of our long-term strategy.“
Further details of Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s sustainability activities can be found in the Company’s 2007 Social Responsibility Report which is available at www.cchellenic.com.
About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic reach with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 550 million people. Coca‑Cola Hellenic offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola Hellenic is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of our local communities.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic‘s shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with secondary listings on the London (LSE: CCB) and Australian (ASX: CHB) stock exchanges. Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola Hellenic is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit www.coca-colahellenic.com.
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