Coca-Cola HBC Listed as a World-leader in Sustainability

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Coca-Cola HBC Listed as a World-leader in Sustainability

Coca-Cola HBC Listed as a World-leader in Sustainability
September 17
11:03 2013
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Coca-Cola HBC, one of the world’s largest bottlers of products of The Coca-Cola Company, has been included in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for the sixth consecutive time. The company is listed 1st in Europe and 2nd in the world ranking beverage companies in sustainability.

Dimitris Lois, chief executive of Coca-Cola HBC, says: “Listing in the DJSI for the sixth year in a row demonstrates how important sustainability is to Coca-Cola HBC. It is an integral part of our strategy that plays a critical role in adding value to all our stakeholders. The overall improvement in our scores is testament to our determination to constantly seek higher standards of excellence.”

The two Dow Jones indexes assess 2,500 of the world’s largest companies (measured by free-floating market capitalisation) based on an analysis of their economic, environmental and social performance. Following an evaluation of a range of general and industry-specific issues only the top 10% are accepted for inclusion.

The overall score for Coca-Cola Hellenic in 2013 was 81%, 2 points up from last year. In the DJSI Europe Index, Coca-Cola HBC achieved top scores in the beverage sector in Environment Policy/Management System (100%), Social Reporting (86%) and Supply Chain Management (83%).

In its continuing pursuit of its sustainability goals, Coca-Cola HBC has a long-standing commitment to the UN Global Compact, has consistently been listed in the FTSE4Good Index since 2000, and engages in partnerships with more than 200 stakeholder organizations at local, national and international levels.

Coca-Cola HBC has broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 581 million people.

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