We’re committing to new sustainability targets for 2020 to reinforce the sustainable growth of our business and inspire a better future.

On 8 September 2016, Coca‑Cola HBC received the honour of being named world sustainability leader in the beverage industry for the third consecutive year by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. On the basis of our transparent and consistent sustainability performance, we are now announcing ambitious new sustainability targets.

By 2020 we commit to:

  • Take 40% of the total energy we use from renewable and clean energy sources
  • Recover for recycling an average of 40% of total packaging we introduce to our markets
  • Source 20% of the total PET we use from recycled PET and/or PET from renewable material
  • Reduce packaging by 25% per litre of beverage produced
  • Certify over 95% of our key agricultural ingredients against the Coca‑Cola system’s Sustainable Agricultural Guiding Principles
  • Invest 2% of our annual pre-tax profit in communities and
  • Double the number of employees taking part in volunteering initiatives during work time to 10% of our people

These seven new targets build on the carbon and water commitments we announced last year to reduce water consumption and the direct carbon emission intensity1 of our company by 30% and 50% respectively by 2020.

We have always been committed to sustainable operation and the results of our efforts are tangible. We have:

  • Reduced the water we by 2.1 billion litres in the past two years, equivalent to a glass of water for everyone on Earth
  • Reduced the global carbon footprint of our products by 1.07 million tonnes comparable to the total annual greenhouse gas emissions of over 200,000 cars in the past five years by investing in energy efficient and low-carbon technologies
  • Invested €8.2 million – 2.3% of our pre-tax profit – to support community wellbeing, environmental, water stewardship and youth development, partnering with more than 230 NGOs in 2015

These ambitious and measurable targets emphasise our commitment to inspire a better future for everyone.


1 By intensity we mean water consumption and direct carbon emissions per litre of beverage produced, versus 2010.