- Corporate Leaders Group EU
At Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) we are working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our own business operations and our entire value chain. As part of our sustainability action plan, This is Forward, we have set the following targets:
• To cut greenhouse gas emissions from our core business by 50% by 2025 (versus 2010)
• To cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% across our entire value chain by 2025 (versus 2010)
• To purchase 100% renewable electricity by 2020
Our carbon reduction targets are fully aligned with climate-science and have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), as being in line with the level of decarbonisation required to keep global temperature increase below 2°C.
We are making strong progress by reducing the amount of energy we use in our manufacturing sites, by cutting the distances our products are transported and by making our cold drinks equipment more energy efficient. We are also using recycled content in our packaging and aiming to ensure that 100% of our packaging is collected for recycling - which plays a significant role in reducing the carbon footprint of our packaging.
Carbon Reduction: At end 2018, we had reduced the carbon footprint of our core business by 50.6% and the carbon footprint across our value chain by 29.7% versus 2010.
Renewable Electricity: CCEP is a member of The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative and 100% of the electricity we use across all of our markets is from renewable sources.
Transparency: We believe that full transparency about our GHG emissions is important. As a result, we have included information on climate risks and our GHG emissions in CCEP’s Integrated Report. We also share detailed information about GHG emissions related to our business in Western Europe through CCEP’s annual response to the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Solar farms and sustainability: Coca-Cola European Partners' factories run on 100% renewable electricity
We’re very happy to announce that all production in Coca-Cola European Partners' (CCEP) factories in Great Britain is now powered by 100% renewable electricity. This is partly due to a brand new solar farm near their factory in Wakefield. Here’s how they achieved this goal and why local heroes were key in making it happen.
97% of the drinks sold in Great Britain are produced in 6 factories across the country by Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) and they are now proud to announce that all the electricity they use across these factories is from 100% renewable energy sources. In fact, all electricity across the Coca-Cola system sites, from our offices to their distribution centres, is now 100% renewable. This is a part of their commitment to establishing fully sustainable manufacturing across the country.
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