Energy and Climate

Energy and climate

To protect our climate, we are constantly at work to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities, relying on renewable energies and innovative technologies in the process. 

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Certification for climate protection

We were the first beverage company in Switzerland to be certified by Swiss Climate as “CO2 Optimised”. This means that Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland has a comprehensive, certified CO2 footprint assessment and has also defined priorities and initiatives to reduce emissions. In this way an important foundation has been laid for continuing make a significant contribution to protecting the climate.

100% power from renewable sources 

Our bottling plants derive 100% of their power from renewable sources. In Vals, for example, we use the roof of the production building for solar cells. The array there produces enough solar energy to power approximately 64 households. This helps contribute to the community’s electrical grid while preserving the village image, which is part of the area’s protected cultural heritage.  

Innovative advances

The project behind the ETH spin-off Climeworks* is a world first: VALSER was the world’s first beverage company to use CO₂ from the air for its beverages, supporting a pioneering technology to protect our climate. VALSER also cooperates with renowned institutions, such as consultancy firm Swiss Climate and Swiss development organisation Helvetas. 

* 2022 update: Climeworks closed its production facility in Hinwil at the end of October 2022, as it wants to focus on international growth. We thank all those involved for their excellent teamwork and are exploring further collaboration opportunities.

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Valser is climate neutral 

VALSER is the first mineral water in Switzerland to be certified as climate-neutral by Swiss Climate. For all its beverages, VALSER calculates the CO₂ emissions produced from pumping the water at the source through to sale to the consumer. In cooperation with Swiss Climate, the company reduces its CO₂ emissions on an ongoing basis. Unavoidable emissions are counterbalanced by high-quality climate projects.


We owe our climate-neutral certification to all the employees who do their part, each and every day, to make sure VALSER’s production operations take our environment into account and meet all of the standards for climate neutrality.

Ilia Tomassi Country Supply Chain Manager at Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland

Focusing on transport-related CO2 emissions

Whenever possible, we shorten the transport routes of our beverages and transport them by rail. By working with our logistics partners SBB Cargo, Gartmann Transporte and Camion-Transport, we also reduce the indirect CO2 emissions of our business activities. In addition, since November 2022, the first e-truck with Valser branding has been making the trip between the beverage warehouse in Rümlang and the retailers in the Greater Zurich area. It is fitted with batteries and can carry up to 14 tonnes. The required electricity is supplied by the photovoltaic system on the roof of Camion Transport Ltd. The change of vehicles can save 63 tonnes of CO2 per year. Another important step towards our «green fleet».

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The largest green fleet in Switzerland 

We operate the largest green fleet in Switzerland, consisting of natural gas hybrid vehicles and electric cars. This helps us reduce our use of fuel and cut CO2 emissions by 25 to 30%, or about 250 tons of CO2 a year.