Coca‑Cola HBC, global leader in sustainability and one of the world's largest licensed bottlers of products from The Coca‑Cola Company, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2013 – the sixth time in a row.
The company is listed 1st in Europe and 2nd in the world ranking of beverage companies in sustainability.
Dimitris Lois, Chief Executive Officer, Coca‑Cola HBC, said: “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%, 2points 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 Index1 since 2000, and engages in partnerships with more than 200 stakeholder organizations at local, national and international levels.
Patrick Bossart, Public Affairs & Communications Manager
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The Coca‑Cola HBC Group
The Coca‑Cola HBC Group refreshes 581 million people in 28 countries, making it the world's second-largest bottler of products from The Coca‑Cola Company. The company offers a wide range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the areas of soft drinks, juices, water, sports drinks, energy drinks, teas and coffees. The group is headquartered in Steinhausen (Zug, Switzerland) and is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the premium segment (LSE: CCH) and the Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). The company's American Depositary Shares (ADSs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola HBC is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index.
For further information, visit http://www.coca-colahellenic.com
Coca‑Cola in Switzerland
Coca‑Cola has been producing in Switzerland for Swiss consumers since 1936 – in Bolligen (BE), Dietlikon/Brüttisellen (ZH) and Vals (GR) – and in doing so has created over 1,000 jobs in Switzerland. 90% of the beverages sold by Coca‑Cola in Switzerland are produced in Switzerland. 95% of the ingredients required to produce the beverages are supplied by Swiss suppliers. Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland is the leading producer of non-alcoholic beverages in Switzerland. Together with over 50,000 catering and retail partners, the company refreshes Switzerland with around 500 million liters of beverages annually. The portfolio comprises 22 brands including Coca‑Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Nestea, Valser, Powerade and Monster. Coca‑Cola also intends to lead on the topic of sustainability: The company is undertaking significant efforts in the area of environmental protection, taking social responsibility as an important employer, and encouraging people to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland Ltd is a subsidiary of Coca‑Cola HBC AG.
For further information, visit http://en.coca-colahellenic.ch
1 The FTSE4GOOD is an index family for sustainability and corporate governance of the London-based FTSE index provider. A company is included in this index if it is extremely active in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).