LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has been named in the 2015 Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI), the first time the company has been listed.
This move recognizes CCE’s long-term investment in and commitment to
The DJSI, reviewed annually by the S&P Dow Jones Index Committee and
RobecoSAM, is a global index which tracks the financial performance of
leading sustainability-driven companies. It is based on an analysis of
financially material economic, environmental and social factors.
Companies are only listed in the annual ranking if they are best in
class within their industry for sustainability.
In total, 3,000 companies were evaluated for inclusion in the index,
with just 3 beverage companies being successful in being named to the
DJSI World Index. Coca-Cola Enterprises’ inclusion is due to its success
integrating sustainability into its core decision-making, and delivering
sound long-term plans for sustainable development.
John F. Brock, Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises, said: “This
listing is the result of placing sustainability at the heart of our
business. We consider the sustainability impacts of every decision we
make and work hard to take a leadership position in the soft drinks
industry. We’ve set ambitious goals and will continue to push ourselves
to reach our 2020 targets. The insight gained from DJSI’s analysis of
CCE will prove invaluable, helping us to better understand the business
value of our sustainability initiatives.”
The recognition of CCE by the DJSI follows the company’s release of
revised sustainability commitments in June as part of its 10th
Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report.
Joe Franses, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,
Coca-Cola Enterprises, comments: “When we launched our Sustainability
Plan in 2011, we set targets that would really stretch us and we’re
proud our performance so far has been recognized in the 2015 DJSI. We’ve
passed some major milestones, including a 29 percent reduction in our
operational carbon footprint and a 17 percent reduction in our water
usage, and believe this is a result of close collaboration with our
stakeholders and supply chain.”
For additional information on the DJSI, please visit: http://www.sustainability-indices.com/.
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Notes to Editor
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. is the leading Western European marketer,
producer, and distributor of nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and
one of the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers. CCE is the
sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium,
continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands,
Norway, and Sweden. CCE operates with a local focus and has 17
manufacturing sites across Europe, where the company manufactures nearly
90 percent of its products in the markets in which they are consumed.
Sustainability is core to CCE’s business, and the company has been
recognized by leading organizations in North America and Europe for its
progress in water use reduction, carbon footprint reduction, and
recycling initiatives. For more information about CCE, please visit www.cokecce.com
and follow the company on Twitter at @cokecce.
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