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.
The Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has firmly anchored its commitment to strong, local partnerships and sustainable innovation in its ambitious sustainability targets for 2025. Maximum values in eleven categories of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index, as well as improvements in nine other categories add even more weight to this strategic focus. The company will not rest on its laurels: in the coming years, it will continue to focus on the six key areas of emissions reduction, water use and management, World Without Waste, raw materials, food and communities.
Against the backdrop of these goals, Coca‑Cola HBC Austria contributed to the excellent result of this year's index:
- Coca‑Cola HBC Austria has been bundling the power of the sun on the roof of its production and logistics centre in Edelstal. Thanks to the largest photovoltaic system in Burgenland, 725 tonnes of CO2 can be saved each year.
- The conversion of the entire Römerquelle PET portfolio to 100% recycled PET bottles in April of this year was a milestone within the Austrian beverage industry. At the same time, the company is pushing for strong, local partnerships to steadily raise PET collection rates in Austria.
- Local production and value added instead of import: this is our motto since 1929. This generates a value added of around 774 million euros annually for the domestic economy.
- We invest in the communities in which we operate. As part of the groupwide initiative #YouthEmpowered, we have been offering young people new perspectives for their professional future since 2017. In Austria we have accompanied about 3,900 jobseekers so far.
- Over the entire Coca‑Cola HBC Group, women already hold 37% of leadership positions. In Austria, our management team sets a good example: 7 out of 10 members are female.
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