Environment

Coca-Cola Environment

We aim to minimise the impacts of our business on the natural environment. As part of doing so, we implement the internationally recognised environmental management system ISO 14001 and are working towards full certification across our business.

In Ireland and Northern Ireland we first received BS 5750 (British Standard) certification in 1993, this was then replaced with ISO 9000 in 1997. In 2000 we achieved ISO 9001 for the first time. We are currently implementing ISO14001.

Our environmental efforts are focused on the three areas where we have the greatest impact and can therefore make the most significant contribution. These are:

Water stewardship
Energy and climate protection
Packaging and recycling

We set performance targets for each of these three areas and report our progress as part of a larger group in our annual CSR report. Our bottling plants are also regularly audited against the environmental standards of The Coca-Cola Company.

As well as reducing our own impacts, we work with others to address broader sustainability issues. We work with government agencies, NGOs and others to support environmental conservation and education. In particular, we focus on protecting local watersheds and promoting recycling.

Coca-Cola HBC Ireland partners with An Taisce to support the National Spring Clean campaign. This campaign takes place during the month of April each year and encourages local communities to take a hands-on approach in improving their local environment and combating the problem of litter.

Coca-Cola HBC on the island of Ireland supports the Clean Coasts initiative via its partnerships with Tidy Northern Ireland and An Taisce. The Clean Coast programme is an exciting initiative which supports local communities in their efforts to enhance the beauty of coastlines by reducing the impact of litter and other environmental damage. It comprises of two parts; the Coast Care Groups and the Coca-Cola Green Coast Awards. Each year Coast Care Groups can apply for a Coca-Cola Green Coast Award which recognises the beach cleanliness and water quality.

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