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The investment will help further increase efficiency across the supply chain and support CCEP’s goal to reduce the carbon footprint of the drink in the consumer’s hand by one third by 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners cuts carbon with £39m automation investment

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced a £39m automation investment which the bottling company claims will save 3,867 tonnes of CO2 a year.

The solar farm  will save 3,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions at the CCEP factory in Wakefield - equal to taking more than 1,700 cars off the road

Coca-Cola bottler sourcing 100% renewable electricity

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a new solar farm in Yorkshire to coincide with news that the firm is now sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy.

Greenpeace is calling on companies to take “drastic action” to phase out single-use plastic. Photo: Greenpeace UK

Greenpeace slams 'jaw-dropping' inaction on marine pollution from soft drinks firms

A new Greenpeace UK report has condemned the "woeful lack of action" by the soft drinks industry to prevent ocean plastic pollution, as figures show the world's top six brands use a combined average of just 6.6% recycled plastic in their bottles.

A CocaCola spokeswoman said the company’s polling had found majority support for a deposit return scheme across the UK

Green campaigners welcome Coca-Cola U-turn on bottle and can recycling scheme

Coca-Cola has announced it supports testing a deposit return service for drinks cans and bottles, in a major coup for environment and anti-waste campaigners.

While low in emissions intensity, sugary food and drink products are relatively resource-intensive at every stage in the supply chain

Sweet success? How the sugar tax will impact Britain's low-carbon commitments

Many of us will have made a healthy New Year's resolution, often tailored to running off a Christmas dinner or two and reducing the amount of sugar in our diets. In light of the UK's upcoming sugar tax, what impact could a sugar-reduced diet have on the environment and the sustainability of big food retailers?

Initial 2020 commitments by Coca-Cola HBC were to reduce carbon emission intensity by 50% and to cut water use by 30%.

Coca-Cola bottler extends 2020 sustainability targets

One of Coca-Cola's leading bottlers, Coca-Cola HBC, has on Friday (30 September) unveiled seven new sustainability goals to build on the company's initial 2020 targets made last year.

Coca-Cola and its bottling partners improved water use efficiency by 2.5% between 2014 and 2015, adding to a cumulative 27% improvement since 2004

Coca-Cola hits global water replenishment goal five years early

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has become the first Fortune 500 Company to replenish all of the water it uses globally back to nature and communities.

CCE, which made its first ever appearance on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index last September, also made in-roads in its renewable energy sourcing target

Coca-Cola Enterprises closes in on 2020 footprint reduction targets

Soft-drinks bottlers Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is celebrating its 10-year sustainability journey by revealing wholesale reductions in carbon emissions, packaging use and water consumption, as the company strides towards its 2020 targets.

The initiative aims for science-based target setting to become standard business practice with corporations playing a major role in closing the emissions gap left by country commitments

Science-based targets initiative passes 150 companies milestone

Ice cream brand Ben and Jerry's and Japanese car manufacturer Toyota are among a wave of 41 big businesses that have joined the Science-Based Targets initiative, which calls on corporations to cut their carbon footprints in line with a 2C global warming limit.

Coca-Cola Enterprises has already begun implementing part of the sustainable factory vision, with £356m spent over the last six years

Coca-Cola Enterprises reveals five-step pathway to 'factory of the future'

Collaboration, effective data management and bridging the skills gap form key parts of a new five-step pathway to creating a sustainable 'factory of the future' in the UK food and drink industry, drawn up by soft-drinks bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE).

Coca-Cola has trialled its plant-based bottles with Heinz and is currently in discussions with carmaker Ford to see how bioethanol can be used for car interiors

Coca-Cola calls on policymakers to take circular economy 'leap of faith'

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has called on global governments and regulators to ignite a 'cultural shift' towards closed-loop business models - a transition that will only be possible if policymakers take a 'leap of faith' to back the circular economy.

“The critical point is that change can happen,” said the report.

Businesses in the dark about climate risks in half their supply chains

Almost half of the key suppliers for global companies like Dell, Unilever and Walmart fail to respond to requests for climate information, new research from CDP has revealed.

RE100 projects that the current group of 53 signatories will reach an average of 80% renewable electricity by 2020

RE100 companies halfway to 100% renewable target

The 53 companies that have signed up to the RE100 pledge to source 100% renewable energy are on average, halfway to their goals, a new report by The Climate Group and CDP shows.

The 114 companies have committed to set science based target reductions

Corporate giants adopt 'science-based' carbon targets in Paris

Some of the world's biggest brands including Coca-Cola Enterprises, General Mills, Sony and Procter & Gamble are among a new wave of 114 companies that have adopted science-based carbon reduction targets that would save almost 800 million tonnes of CO2.

RE100 has released estimations claiming that when the 53 companies are operating with 100% renewable energy they will create demand for 90.1TWh of renewable electricity

BMW and Coca-Cola join latest wave of RE100 pledges

Carmaker BMW and soft drinks producer Coca Cola Enterprises are among the latest companies pledging to source all of their electricity from renewable energy sources as they join The Climate Group's RE100 initiative.

Coca-Cola and Pepsi will both be in Paris next week to host and participate in numerous forums

Coca-Cola and Pepsi unite on the road to Paris

With less than a week to go until COP21, global beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have thrown their weight behind a business-led push for global leaders to secure a robust international climate agreement in Paris.

RE100 an ambitious global campaign from the Climate Group and CDP, has seen members rise from 12 to 36 just one year after launch

Major companies commit to 100% renewable energy ahead of Paris talks

A host of high-profile companies, including NIKE and Procter & Gamble, are the latest to join RE100 - an initiative whose members are committed to sourcing 100% renewable energy

The index analysed 1,845 companies, assessing them on a range of economic, environmental and social criteria

Dow Jones reveals worlds most sustainable companies

The 2015 edition of the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has been released, with Unilever, LG, AkzoNobel and Volkswagen ranking among the industry leaders.

General Mills made a commitment to sustainability, in 2013, to source its 10 priority ingredients from sustainable sources

Food giant General Mills announces 10-year plan to slash emissions by 28%

US food producer General Mills has announced that it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across the entirety of its value chain in the next 10 years.

Since 2010, Coca-Cola has improved its water efficiency by 10%

Coca-Cola ups water efficiency 10%, lags behind emissions targets

The world's largest beverage company has released its 2014/15 sustainability report, revealing a 10% improvement in water efficiency, but a slowdown in emissions reductions.

The announcement from the White House represents $140bn in planned low-carbon investment

American firms pledge $140bn to support Obama's climate action

Apple, Coca-Cola and Walmart are among 13 American multinationals that have put forward $140bn of new low-carbon investment in an announcement at the White House today (27 July).

The partnership comes as part of the Uk-wide 'Love your clothes' campaign

Zero Waste Scotland partners with festival to promote 'eco-friendly' fashion

This year's Edinburgh International Fashion Festival will feature a new focus on sustainability, thanks to a new partnership with Zero Waste Scotland.

Coca-Cola is collaborating with Cranfield University to investigate the future needs of sustainable manufacturing

Coca-Cola bottler highlights six keys to sustainable manufacturing

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has released the first results from its partnership with Cranfield University, outlining six key themes in sustainability for the industry in the coming years.

Joe Franses is director of corporate responsibility and sustainability at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE)

How CCE plans to meet its most ambitious sustainability targets yet

Joe Franses, director of corporate responsibility and sustainability at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), explains how the bottling firm is planning to spritz up its green efforts over the next five years.

CCE aims to use 1.2l of water per 1l of product by 2020.

Coca-Cola bottler targets 50% emissions cut and circular waste models

One of the world's largest soft-drink bottlers, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), has set ambitious new targets for waste and emissions today, claiming that climate change is one of the most significant risks to its business.

The dangers for UK businesses can include supply chain disruption from floods, droughts and poor water quality.

UK importers face spiralling water risks

Up to 80% of all UK imports come from countries with at least some level of water risk, according to a new report from WWF.

Unilever topped the list thanks to its top scores on climate and its treatment of workers and farmers

Worlds' most sustainable food and drink companies revealed by Oxfam

Unilever has finished first in Ofxam's 'Battle of the Brands' campaign which takes a look at the agricultural sourcing policies of the top 10 food and beverage companies.

Coca-Cola HBC saved 1.1m cubic metres of water last year

Coca-Cola bottler slashes 1.1m cubic metres from water usage

The second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world has released its sustainability report revealing notable gains in water-efficiency, energy use and recycling.

One aim of the trials is to determine best practise to increase the amount of flexible laminate packaging collected by testing different methods of engagement with residents

Coca-Cola and Nestle back food-and-drink pouch recycling scheme

Flexible laminate packaging, such as food and drink pouches, could soon be included in existing household recycling schemes thanks to a new trial.

The United States is only recycling 14% of plastic packaging

US food industry neglecting sustainable packaging, report finds

The United States is missing out on $11.4bn in potential recycling revenue, largely contributed to by only recycling 14% of plastic packaging.

The Eco Plastics recycling facility is capable of sorting 150,000 tonnes of mixed bottles every year

Coca-Cola keeps green bottle commitment following ECO Plastics sale

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has insisted its use of recycled materials in bottles will not drop following the sale of its 50% stake in the UK's only plastic bottle recycling plant.

When Coca-Cola began operations in Mehdiganj, the groundwater was categorized as safe, but in 2009, the government changed the designation to critical

Coca-Cola blasted for 'highly unsustainable' water use in India

Government authorities have declared that Coca-Cola is 'over-exploiting' the groundwater around its controversial bottling factory in Mehdiganj, Northern India.

More than 25 leading multinational companies are supporting the Collectively sustainability platform

Global brands unite for digital sustainability platform

Coca-Cola, Google and Nike are among a coalition of some of the world's biggest companies that are sponsoring a global digital platform which aims to drive behaviour change among millennials by making more sustainable living 'the new normal'.

Coca-Cola improved its water efficiency by 8% compared with a 2010 baseline

Coca-Cola on track to be water neutral, but carbon emissions climb

Coca-Cola is on track to balance 100% of its water use across global operations by 2020, as the company's 2013/14 Sustainability Report revealed that Coca-Cola replenished 108.5 billion litres of water last year - about 68% of its total usage.

PepsiCo has returned five billion litres of water to India

Pepsi promotes positive water impact, admits recycling challenge

PepsiCo saved 14 billion litres of water across its global operations last year, thanks to a 20% improvement in water-use efficiency, according to the company's latest sustainability report.

Coca-Cola launches scheme to help communities Keep Scotland Beautiful

Coco-Cola Enterprises has joined forces with Keep Scotland Beautiful to give people and communities more control in improving their local areas.

Participants receive 25 Clubcard points or a 50p coupon for pledging to recycle more at home

Tesco and Coca-Cola launch joint campaign to boost recycling rates

Tesco has teamed up with Coca-Cola Enterprises to launch an educational online recycling campaign in a bid to stimulate behaviour change among consumers.

Recoup chief executive Stuart Foster (pictured left) and Resources Management Minister Dan Rogerson (pictured right) launch new plastics recycling campaign

Big brands team up with Recoup to launch new plastics recycling campaign

Big brands such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nestlé and retailer Marks & Spencer have partnered up to launch a new plastics recycling campaign called Pledge 4 Plastics.

Coca-Cola says it is on track to become completely 'water neutral' by 2020

Coca-Cola rapped for using too much water

Coca-Cola has been labelled a 'shameless and unethical company' after being forced to abandon a new $25m bottling plant in northern India because it was extracting too much groundwater.

Coca-Cola is planning to bring access to safe water to six million people in Africa by 2020. pic: meunierd/

Coca-Cola expands Africa safe water initiative and invests $5bn for sustainable development

The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners have announced a $5bn investment at the US-African Leaders Summit in Washington.

Top 50 global green brands - the full list

Interbrand has named the top 50 'Best Global Green Brands' for 2014. We give you the run down below, and links to the latest sustainability activity that helped the leaders make the list.

Ford's portfolio includes five electric vehicles; two plug-in hybrids, two hybrids and one all-electric

Ford ranked top global green brand for 2014 as carmakers race ahead

Ford has taken the top spot from Toyota as the number one global green brand this year - with car makers claiming all top four positions - according to Interbrand's latest annual ranking table.

It is estimated that more than 160,000 tonnes of flexible laminate packaging enters the UK marketplace each year

Tesco, Nestlé and Coca-Cola to test recycling options for 'challenging' materials

A consortium involving Tesco UK, Nestlé UK & Ireland and Coca-Cola Enterprises has won government funding to undertake research into cost-effective collection and reprocessing methods for hard-to-recycle packaging materials.

The Danube River has seen 80% of its floodplains and wetlands disappear over the past 150 years

Coca-Cola tackles water scarcity with Danube restoration project

Coca-Cola Enterprises has reinforced its global water stewardship efforts in a ground-breaking collaboration with WWF to restore vital wetlands and floodplains along the Danube River.

The two organisations are seeking to address fears that future water shortages could lead growing to local and regional tensions

'It is our duty to act now': WWC and FAO unite to combat water and food security

The World Water Council (WWC) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to increase their collaboration amidst growing concerns about global water and food security.

Danone says the partnership with Avantium is a big step towards using 100% renewable materials

Coca-Cola and Danone invest in advanced bioplastics for drinks packaging

Coca-Cola and Danone are among a consortium of companies that are looking to scale up the next generation of bioplastics by investing in a commercial scale facility for the production of PEF (polyethylene furanoate).

Ford aims to use tomato fibre to develop bioplastic material for its vehicles.

Ford and Heinz work together to develop waste tomato-based plastics

Car giant Ford Motor Company and food giant H.J. Heinz Company have announced that they are working together to explore the use of tomato fibres in developing bioplastic materials that can be used in vehicle manufacturing.

Butterworth believes intelligent tagging or labelling of plastic packaging could fix a 'broken link' in the value chain

Ellen MacArthur CEO points to smarter plastic packaging as bridge to circularity

Ellen MacArthur Foundation CEO Jamie Butterworth has said that applying smart labelling technologies to plastic packaging could help the food and drink industry build more circular models.

Coca-Cola has replenished an estimated 108.5 billion liters of water back to communities and nature to date

Coca-Cola takes water replenishment to new heights

Coca-Cola remains on track to become 'water neutral' by 2020, having last year returned 68% of the water used in its finished beverages to the communities it was taken from.

Joe Franses is director of corporate responsibility and sustainability at Coca-Cola Enterprises

In Conversation with Coca-Cola's Joe Franses

From recycling commitments to revamped water strategies, Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) is putting sustainability firmly in the spotlight. Edie talks with director of corporate responsibility and sustainability, Joe Franses, to find out more about the group's various green initiatives.

Sustainable water management is a key focus of CCE's climate change adaptation strategy

Coca-Cola's river restoration work may shape sustainable water strategy

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is working to restore two river habitats in the UK which could potentially act as a template model as the company looks to scale up its water stewardship work across the business.

Oxfam singled out Kellogg and General Mills as two of the worst on climate change policies

Emissions from 10 food and drinks companies 'higher than Scandinavia'

Cereal and softdrinks brands among top polluters singled out in Oxfam report for not doing enough on climate change.

McDonald's is just one of the big brands to join the battle to tackle litter

Coca-Cola and McDonald's sign up to litter prevention pledge

Fast food giants McDonald's and KFC, along with Coca-Cola Enterprises and Wrigley, have signed up to a litter prevention commitment organised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

The benefits of a Net Positive approach are being felt by a growing number of big businesses

Net Positive 'route map' launched as signpost for business

The principles that should be applied if companies want to take a Net Positive approach to their business have been defined for the first time, as interest in this methodology grows.

Jason Morrison believes businesses need to start socialising water stewardship issues within the communities they operate. Photo credit: Paul Prescott /

Corporate sector told to raise the bar on water stewardship

A leading authority on water has urged the global business community to 'lift its game' in delivering corporate water stewardship on the ground.

Tetra Pak is working on providing sustainable packaging to its customers

Tetra Pak uses bio-based plastic for carton packaging in Brazil

Tetra Pak has announced that all of the packages it produces in Brazil are now using bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE).

Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon

Walmart joins forces with multinational companies to develop recycling fund

US retail giant Walmart has brought together members of its supply chain with the aim of developing a $100m 'Closed Loop Fund' to improve the US' recycling record.

Coca Cola aims to raise awareness about recycling

Coca-Cola promotes recycling in Bangladesh with arcade machine that runs on empty bottles

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has produced an arcade machine that runs on empty plastic coke bottles instead of coins to promote recycling in the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Waitrose aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by producing renewable fertiliser

Waitrose teams up with ITM Power to produce renewable fertiliser

Supermarket chain Waitrose is stepping up its sustainability drive by joining forces with the Technology Strategy Board and ITM Power to develop a system for the production of renewable fertiliser.

Householders 'misunderstand' what happens to waste, study finds

Householders in the UK and France often assume that the recycling process ends when they discard an item, according to a new study commissioned by Coca Cola Enterprises and the University of Exeter.

There is a challenge of mobilising business leaders to engage on sustainability issues - both in the acknowledgement of its importance and the barriers to putting it into practice

Leading cultural change through senior leadership

Senior leadership is acknowledging that societal and environmental challenges are bigger than us all, says John F Brock

Coca Cola aims to achieve a 100% replenishment rate by 2020

Cola-Cola looks beyond water targets to wider policy challenge

Coca-Cola's director of global water stewardship Greg Koch has revealed that policy engagement is the fastest growing area of the company's work on water as he called for greater government intervention on the issue.

Packaging Recycling Group Scotland formed today

Food and drink giants form new group to boost recycling in Scotland

A new group of drink and food packaging heavyweights has been established to work closely with the Scottish Government to help it boost recycling, and provide partnership support for waste reduction and anti-littering programmes.

Packaging recycling rates increase across Europe

Call for 'realistic' EU packaging targets

The European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN) has called for a "realistic" approach to European Union packaging targets, stating that "tailored" efforts are still needed to help some member states reach targets.

Ardagh helps to take the Coke bottle below the 200g mark

Coca-Cola lightweights 330ml glass bottle

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has unveiled a 330ml-sized glass bottle that weighs just 190g, thanks to a partnership with glass container manufacturer Ardagh.

Coca-Cola looks to France to build on UK recycling success

Coca-Cola Enterprises has released the first set of results from a nationwide consumer-facing recycling campaign in France, a country where it is looking to replicate the success of its British closed loop bottle recycling model.

Indian authorities to evict Coca-Cola from 'illegally occupied land'

Local authorities in India are reclaiming land from beverage giant Coca-Cola, after the company was found guilty of illegally occupying the land at its bottling plant in Mehdiganj.

Waitrose's Quentin Clark looks to make recycling fun for shoppers

Waitrose joins Tesco in putting a new 'spin' on customer recycling

Waitrose has become the second major food retailer to team up with Coca-Cola Enterprises to encourage higher household recycling rates through the launch of a customer pledge scheme.

Young designers call on fashion world to drop sustainability 'stigma'

The fashion industry has "no excuse" to continue shunning sustainability given the wealth of materials that can now be recycled into clothing, a leading designer has argued.

Waste industry collaborates for closed loop packaging solution

Eco Plastics has joined forces with leading waste contractor Viridor, announcing a 12-month contract to help close the loop in soft drinks packaging.

Tesco gets 37,000 customers promising to recycle more

Tesco has hailed its online customer recycling pledge scheme set up in June with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) as a success, announcing that the initiative has attracted 37,000 pledges so far.

BT, Coca-Cola and Kingfisher sign up to build Net Positive movement

A number of brand leaders have joined forces with NGOs to build momentum around Net Positive in bid to scale up the agenda.

Global brands back recycling network to combat waste in Chile

Nestlé, Walmart, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Unilever have joined forces to improve waste management in Chile by supporting a new recycling network.

Feedstocks such as sugarcane can be used to make plastics

Global brands link with WWF to form bioplastic alliance

Big consumer brands such as Nike, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Coca-Cola and the conservation group WWF have launched the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA), which will promote the development of plant-based plastics.

Coca-Cola said it would conduct third-party social, environmental and human rights assessments beginning in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, India, Philippines, Thailand and South Africa. Image source: phloxii

Coca-Cola vows to axe suppliers guilty of land grabbing

Drinks firm announces zero-tolerance policy and encourages other companies to follow UN's responsible governance rules

Research by Coca Cola Enterprises has found

UK needs effective engagement plan to encourage recycling

The UK needs a more visible national campaign to encourage recycling, according to a waste expert at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE).

Only 18% of companies have directors who assess the success of sustainability initiatives, finds a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit

Senior leadership most important factor in driving corporate sustainability

Senior leadership engagement is the most important factor in determining the success of companies' sustainability strategies over the next three years, according to a new study published today.

Coca-Cola puts reuse before recycling in latest consumer campaign

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has launched a new consumer-facing recycling campaign for plastic bottles aimed at getting the public to think more creatively about such packaging.

Cola-Cola's water-neutral aims hinge on building 'smarter' supply chain

Cola-Cola's executive vice president Alex Cummings has said that water is the "single most important environmental issue" for the company as it looks to make its global operations water-neutral by 2020.

Coca-Cola closes in on creating plant-based packaging from bio-waste

Coca-Cola is on the cusp of transforming agricultural waste into polyester plastic to generate a more sustainable ingredient for its PlantBottle packaging.

AkzoNobel achieves water standard for cutting consumption

AkzoNobel's UK Decorative Paints business has become the first company in the DIY and construction industry to achieve the Carbon Trust's Water Standard award for cutting water use.

Coca-Cola sets 25% water efficiency target

Coca-Cola has set a target of improving water efficiency by 25% by 2020 throughout its own operations as well as those of nearly 300 bottling partners in more than 200 countries.

Tesco teams up with Coca-Cola to incentivise customer recycling

Tesco is joining forces with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) to encourage customers to recycle more at home through an incentive pledge-based scheme.

Coca-Cola reaches lowest ever water usage ratio

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has recorded its lowest level of water used to make one litre of product, according to its sustainability report released today.

Coca-Cola hunts for the elusive 'black box' of recycling behaviour

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has revealed more detail on its international pilot project to explore the social science behind recycling by studying people's waste habits in the home.

Coca-Cola teams up with council to pilot community outreach recycling

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has joined forces with Milton Keynes Council to develop a project that will utilise the power of peer-to-peer community pledges to improve local recycling rates.

EXCLUSIVE: Tackling water scarcity 'critical' to success of the beverage industry

Businesses in the beverage industry have effectively recognised the need to improve water efficiency within their operations but progress must continue to secure the sectors future, says Coca Cola Enterprises' (CCE) Joe Franses.

Sainsburys cuts water consumption by 50%

Sainsbury's has reduced its water consumption across its estate by 50% since 2005, largely due to recycling and utilising rainwater throughout its operations.

Bez Perez is Coca-Cola's first chief sustainability officer

Coke CSO urges value chain to invest in 'powerful' women

Coca-Cola's chief sustainability officer Bea Perez has called for greater empowerment of women entrepreneurs, arguing they need more visibility within business.

VIDEO: Closing the loop now 'business critical' says Coca Cola

Coca Cola Enterprises talks about how closed loop models for packaging materials is raising the bar for brand reputation in the third of our Resource Revolution thought leader video interview series.

Britain 'years ahead' with world's first 100% recycled plastic products

A British company has created the world's first rigid, food-safe products from 100% recycled plastic bottles, lids and milk cartons.

World's first sustainable sourcing guide launched for agricultural raw materials

Seven global organisations have launched the world's first practitioner's guide to sustainable sourcing of agricultural raw materials, which aims to help protect crops and the global water supply.

World's largest plastics plant hits recycling milestone

Coca Cola Enterprises' (CCE) joint venture with recycling firm ECO Plastics, called Continuum Recycling, has ramped up its capacity to 100% and has now sorted a quarter of a billion bottles.

Coca-Cola on track to fully abolish HFC fridges

More than 85% of Coca-Cola Enterprise's (CCE) new refrigerator purchases since 2011 have been HFC-free and as of 2013 all commercial arrangements for new refrigerators will meet this standard.

Oxfam exposes supply chain 'failings' of biggest food brands

Oxfam has launched a brand scrutiny exercise of some of the world's largest food and beverage companies in a call for greater transparency.

Water standard will accelerate move to low-carbon economy

Water conservation and reduction in water use will not only provide businesses with substantial savings it is also essential to becoming a sustainable, low-carbon economy, says the Carbon Trust.

Global standard to build water efficiency into future business plans

The world's first international award for water reduction aimed at galvanising business action on measuring, managing and reducing water use, has been launched by the Carbon Trust.

'Soft' approach offers water security and flood protection for business

Businesses are in danger of relying too heavily on technological solutions for sustainable water management and need to take a more holistic approach in strategic planning.

Coca Cola receives first certifications for water stewardship

The European Water Stewardship (EWS) has handed over its first certifications, which take into account water quality, quantity and governance aspects, to Coca Cola.

L-r: compere Sue Perkins, md Paul Scott. Lucinda Hensman, Coca Cola Enterprises

Sustainability Reporting Winner: Coca Cola Enterprises

Through its latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report, Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) is taking broader accountability outside its own operations and is working across its value chain as it seeks to grow a low-carbon, zero-waste business.

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