Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland has signed a significant environmental agreement with the Northern Ireland Environment Minister, putting a sustainable future “in the can”.
In this Prosperity Agreement with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland has committed to reduce its carbon emissions by up to 15 percent by 2019.
As part of this commitment, we will implement a number of sustainability initiatives, from light weighting bottles and installing LED lighting to integrating energy-saving mode to existing machinery and investigating the potential use of harvested rain water.
Over the next three years Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland will not only reduce carbon emissions by 10-15 percent but will also decrease water usage by 5 percent and improve energy consumption by 10-15 percent.
This is a win-win. This commitment to reduce emissions and waste and improve energy consumption is good for the environment and good for business. This is exactly what Prosperity Agreements are about ... My department will now work in partnership with Coca‑Cola HBC to put together an action plan to unlock economic opportunities and bring about environmental benefits through business innovation. Mark H Durkan, Northern Ireland Environment Minister
- 10-15% reduction in carbon emissions
- 5% reduction in water use
- 10-15% improvement in energy consumption
This Prosperity Agreement is a clear demonstration of our commitment to the environment and a reflection of our leadership position in the area of sustainability. By reducing the impact of our business on the environment, we are also making our business more efficient and securing its long-term future. Frank O’Donnell, General Manager Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland