Energy & Climate Protection

Energy & climate Protection

Whether in production, during transport or with our coolers: We are actively working to reduce our carbon footprint. Our efforts are part of the commitment that Coca-Cola HBC has made across the Group.

In an important and forward-looking step, Coca-Cola HBC announced in autumn 2021 to reduce its emissions in the entire value chain to net zero by 2040. Net zero emissions means that we want to reduce our emissions across the group to an absolute minimum within the next 20 years. Wherever it is no longer possible to reduce emissions, we will take targeted measures to mitigate or neutralize emissions.

Our production and logistics center in Edelstal and our branches throughout Austria source electricity exclusively from 100% renewable energies. We are proud to say, that all Coca-Cola HBC products are produced using green electricity from hydropower. We’re currently looking for more sustainable alternatives when purchasing natural gas. In total, 54% renewable energies are used in our production plant. Our targeted energy-saving measures enabled us to reduce our CO2 emissions by 52% (compared to 2010), based on our internal targets.

Plant team in front of photovoltaic system Plant team in front of photovoltaic system

Bottled with the power of the sun 

Renewable energy sources are the future of energy generation. In September 2019, the largest photovoltaic system in Burgenland with almost three megawatt peak (MWp) output went into operation on the roof of our production and logistics center in Edelstal.

The 2.86 MWp system has 9,200 PV modules and generates around 2,924 GWh of electricity annually, which is fed into the local power grid. This corresponds to the annual consumption of around 600 single-family households with four people each. The photovoltaic system saves a total of around 725 tons of CO₂ per year compared to conventional power generation. This corresponds to the annual output of 400 mid-range cars with a mileage of 15,000 kilometers per year. The plant was built by Selina Photovoltaic GmbH in cooperation with SOL Photovoltaic Capital GmbH and is also operated by these companies.


MWp large photovoltaic system


GWh electricity produced annually


tons CO2 saved anually

Energy efficient cooling

In cooperation with our suppliers, we also try to make our cooling devices more energy efficient. Thanks to the new product range used since 2015, we were able to reduce energy consumption by up to 66% compared to the previous models (actual savings depending on the model). Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) have been  completely replaced and all new systems have been switched to HC or CO₂-cooled systems.


Green Fleet Green Fleet


With "NetZero by 40", the Coca-Cola HBC Group is committed to reducing emissions in the entire value chain to net zero by 2040. A major step within these ambitious sustainability targets is the gradual conversion of our fleet to alternative drives. The first employees from our field sales team received their electrically powered company cars in 2021 and are thus environmentally friendly on their way to their customers.