Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent bottlers of Coca-Cola, said it is committed to reducing calories per liter across its entire portfolio by 10 percent by 2020.
The company announced the news in conjunction with the release of its tenth annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report. In addition to reducing calories, the company committed to cutting its carbon footprint in half by 2020 and ensuring that 40 percent of the PET it uses is recycled PET and/or PET from renewable materials.
“Ten years into our sustainability journey, we are proud of our achievements but we know that there is still much more to do,” said John Brock, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises. “Our new commitments embrace both environmental and social issues – with a stronger focus than ever before on promoting the well-being of our consumers. If we want to build a long-term sustainable business, there’s no room for complacency and these ambitious targets reflect our desire to take a lead in our industry when it comes to sustainability.”
Coca-Cola Enterprises is a leading Western European marketer, producer, and distributor of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages. The company is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
The full report is available on CCE’s website www.cokecce.com.