Climate-friendly and inexhaustible: Renewable energy sources are the future of power generation. Coca‑Cola HBC Austria is starting to use the power of the sun to a greater extent, commissioning the largest photovoltaic system in Burgenland with almost 3 megawatt peak (MWp) output on the roof of its production and logistics center in Edelstal. The plant was built by Selina Photovoltaic GmbH.
For one day, the employees of Coca‑Cola Austria were travelling the Donau-Auen National Park to clear the area from waste. Numerous filled garbage bags, collected bulky waste and three kilometres of cleared waterfront speak for the success of the symbolic action within the initiative "World Without Waste".
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is a measure of corporate sustainability and is built on economic, environmental and social criteria. For the sixth time in seven years, Coca‑Cola HBC ranks top of the list of the most sustainable beverage producers in Europe. Equally excellent is the result in the global ranking: Here, the company takes second place.
Since 1929, Coca‑Cola mainly represents togetherness: “Together!” is not only the motto of the anniversary year, but also shows the joint efforts of the Coca‑Cola System in Austria in the field of sustainability in practice.
The Senior Management Team of Coca‑Cola HBC Austria is now even more female. Natasa Josic (36) takes over a new position within the team and will become Director Marketing. Mirela Toljan Jakomin (45) will become a new member of the Senior Management Team and takes over the position of Director Commercial from Natasa Josic. This means that more than two thirds of the Austrian beverage bottler’s leading management team are women.
Responsible use of the vital resource of water has top priority for Coca‑Cola HBC Austria. The company has set ambitious goals for sustainable use and makes an active contribution to resource protection.
In 2017, Coca‑Cola HBC Austria has taken another step towards a World Without Waste — a goal recently announced by The Coca‑Cola Company’s CEO James Quincey. The bottler has set ambitious and long-term goals for itself. These goals and their implementation are documented in the latest sustainability report. For the first time, the report was created and reviewed according to the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. It is now available for download on the recently relaunched company website www.coca-colahellenic.at in German and English.
In cooperation with the Public Employment Service (Arbeitsmarktservice) Austria, Coca‑Cola HBC Austria has launched the initiative #YouthEmpowered in order to open up new perspectives for unemployed young people. The goal for Austria is to mentor 3,500 young people by 2020 and to improve their chances on the job market. More than 100 employees of the Vienna location are already involved.
There are some fantastic videos of our initiatives, promotions and activities – take a look at them to get a flavour of what Coca‑Cola is doing in Austria.