Awards and recognitions

In partnership with Coca-Cola Ireland, we invest in projects and initiatives that enrich our communities, the results of these activities have been recognised with many awards.

We endeavour to conduct our business responsibly, producing consistently high-quality beverages, minimising our environmental footprint and bringing benefit to our employees, customers and local communities.

In Ireland and Northern Ireland, we are honoured to have received the following recognition for our work.

2012 Business in the Community ‘Local Community Impact’ Award

Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland received a prestigious accolade at this year’s Business in the Community regional awards for its achievements in the area of ‘Local Community Impact’. These awards recognise and reward the achievements of local businesses making a positive impact on society.

2011 Sustainable Ireland ‘Best Energy Manager’ Award

Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland’s Engineering Services Manager was awarded ‘Best Energy Manager’ at the high profile Sustainable Ireland Awards. This award recognises local companies for their achievements in the area of sustainable business and reward individuals who drive environmental initiatives within their organisations.

2011 Checkout Magazine FMCG ‘Best Merchandising/ In-store Support’ Award

Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland was awarded for its in-store support and merchandising at the prestigious Checkout Magazine FMCG Awards. This award reflects the innovation displayed in the marketplace and the company’s commitment to its customers.

2011 Royal National Institute for the Blind ‘Model of Excellence’ Award

The Coca-Cola Visitors Experience based at Knockmore Hill, Lisburn was awarded the ‘Model of Excellence’ by the RNIB. This award is part of a new project by which the RNIB aims to promote social and cultural experiences and heighten visual awareness within businesses. Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland took steps to ensure that the Visitors Experience supports this project with the introduction of a ‘sensory tour’.

2011 Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards 

  • Best Internal Magazine – Liquid News
  • Best Internal Communications- Liquid Communications
  • Best Community Relations – Silver- Coca-Cola Clean Coasts
  • Best Corporate Responsibility – Silver – Coca-Cola Clean Coasts

2010 Sustainable Ireland Energy, Environmental and Waste Management, ‘Energy Efficiency’ award

Coca-Cola HBC Ireland won the 2010 award for Energy Efficiency. The award recognises the energy efficient investments made by the company such as the Combined Heat and Power plant, energy efficient lighting system and compressor equipment.

2009 All Ireland Marketing Award for Designated Driver 

Coca-Cola HBC Ireland won the 2009 All Ireland Marketing Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility project for its Designated Driver campaign. The campaign, activated in registered licensed premises during the busy Christmas period, rewards consumers who are the ‘Designated Driver’ with free non-alcoholic beverages from the Coca-Cola portfolio. This prestigious award is granted each year by the Marketing Institute of Ireland, the professional body for the Marketing industry throughout Ireland, which was established in 1962.

2008 & 2009 Business in the Community 'Big Tick' Award

Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland was awarded the Business in the Community ‘Big Tick’ Award in the Healthy Communities category. Recognised as the UK's leading award scheme for responsible business, these awards acknowledge businesses that have a positive impact on society through a broad range of categories covering the workplace, marketplace, environment and community.

Peer-assessed and independently assured, the Big Tick is the most respected endorsement of responsible business practices. The BUPA Healthy Communities Award, supported by the Department of Health recognises companies that work with voluntary and/or public sectors to improve the health and well-being of UK communities.

As a direct response to the societal need to encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to adopt an active lifestyle, the company created Coca-Cola ‘Be Active’, a multifaceted programme of locally based initiatives, offering opportunities for communities around Northern Ireland to take part in a range of sporting activities.

2008 ‘Responsible Company of the Year’ Award

Business in the Community recognised Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland as ‘Responsible Company of the Year 2008’. This Award was in recognition of the company’s ethical approach to the community, the environment, responsible sales and marketing and employee engagement. The company was commended for its support of innovative active lifestyle initiatives, environmental stewardship and charity fundraising.

2008 Chartered Institute of Public Relations UK Excellence Award

The ‘Designated Driver’ campaign was awarded a prestigious UK Excellence award for Corporate Responsibility by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

The CIPR Excellence Awards recognise and reward best practice in public relations throughout the UK and acknowledge personal and team achievement at the highest professional level.

The campaign supported designated drivers across the province by giving them up to three free soft drinks from the Coca-Cola portfolio in participating licensed trade accounts, including pubs, restaurants and hotels.

A ‘designated driver’ is defined as anyone who is abstaining from alcohol for the evening, and who is the driver of two or more friends.

2008 Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards

• Not for Profit – The Coca-Cola Marie Curie Cancer Care Appeal
• Corporate Responsibility – Coca-Cola ‘Be Active’
• Community Relations – Coca-Cola ‘Be Active’
• Integrated Communications – Designated Driver
• Outstanding In-House PR Team

2008 Arts and Business Award – Arts, Business and the Community

The Arts, Business and Community Award recognised the partnership between Coca-Cola and the Waterfront Hall, in developing the Coca-Cola Urban Arts Academy, one of Northern Ireland’s most innovative and ground breaking creative youth development programmes.

2008 Belfast Telegraph Business Award for Commitment to CSR

Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland was awarded the ‘Commitment to CSR’ Award at the prestigious Belfast Telegraph Business Awards. The award recognised the company for its outstanding employee lead charity campaign, which raised much needed funds for the company’s charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Belfast Telegraph Business Awards are assessed by independent judges, and endorse the quality of local companies’ efforts to set high standards within the local business community

2008 NICVA ‘Link’ Charity Award – Runner Up

Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland was awarded for its partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care. NICVA, the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, is the umbrella body for voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland. The NICVA annual awards recognise the achievements of successful partnerships between local businesses and voluntary organisations.

2008 Irish Times Living Dublin Award

In December 2008 Coca-Cola HBC Ireland was Highly Commended in the Business in the Community Awards category for the Coca-Cola Designated Driver campaign and participation in the Business in the Community Schools Business Partnership programme with Greenhills College, Dublin. The Awards celebrate the contribution of individuals and organisations who make the city a better place to live.

2008 Aramak Soft Drink Supplier of the Year

Aramark, previously Campbell Catering, is a leader in professional services providing award-winning food and facility management services. Aramark recognises its suppliers alongside its employees at an award ceremony each year.

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