Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is an integral part of the corporate culture of Coca-Cola HBC Hungary. With our sustainable business model, we create value for our stakeholders

News

Future Coca‑Cola bottles can be made of recycled sea waste and paper

Coca‑Cola invests a lot of resources into the development of sustainable packaging solutions. The company announced World Without Waste strategy last year and now it joins a pioneering community of companies in cooperation with the Danish Paboco paper bottle manufacturer start-up. Paboco wants to produce a completely bio-based and recyclable paper bottle for the first time in the world, which could serve as packaging for carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, beauty products and other everyday consumer products. Meanwhile, Coca‑Cola revealed innovation of a bottle made of recycled sea waste as a pilot, experimental project.


Almost 2 tonnes of waste were collected by volunteers on the upper section of the River Tisza- Celebrating World Cleanup Day, employees of Coca‑Cola Hungary organised a volunteer day again.

Shoes, bottles, PET bottles and many other kinds of garbage pollute the River Tisza, its floodplains and reed beds. Volunteers of Coca‑Cola Hungary and Plastic Cup collected more than 1.8 tonnes of waste on the Tisza section off the Kisköre Dam, within the framework of Zero Waste Tisza program, on last Friday. This was the second event of the program which was organised as part of World Cleanup Day and surpassed its debut in July when 1,5 tonnes of waste had been removed from the river. The initiative was joined by the Kayak Olympic Champion Ákos Verekckei.


Coca‑Cola HBC again named Europe’s most sustainable beverage company

The 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index – a leading global benchmark for sustainability in business – has rated Coca‑Cola HBC Europe’s most sustainable beverage company. This is the 6th time in 7 years that the company has been ranked number 1 in the index and the 9th year in a row that it has been ranked in the top three Global and European beverage companies.


1.5 tonnes of waste in 4 hours - Coca‑Cola Hungary employees collected waste at the Kisköre Dam on the River Tisza

Blooming trees, tranquil waters and an extremely rich fauna – this characterises the River Tisza and its artificial lake, Lake Tisza. The view is exceptional but now, as a result of the floods of the last few weeks, it is defaced by a field of waste sometimes 3 metres thick jammed at the Kisköre Dam covering an area of 17 thousand square metres.


Three-party cooperation for the Zero Waste Tisza

After the floods of the last few weeks, a record amount of waste consisting of driftwood and household garbage – mainly plastic – has hit the Kisköre dam again. The size of the drift-field reaches 17 000 square metres and it is more than 3 metres high right at the dam. The waste is already being removed, but experts expect more waste to come with weather extremities growing. The water management organisation, an NGO and a company have now joined efforts to find an effective solution. The Directorate General of Water Management plans to develop the load area, the PET Cup non-profit environmental program participates in the sorting and recycling of the waste collected. The Coca‑Cola Foundation – the global foundation of Coca‑Cola – provides financial support for the remedy of the problem within the framework of the project Zero Waste Tisza. The cooperation of the three parties aims to prevent the river from being polluted by continuous issue management, to recycle the mass of the waste collected and to clean the river in an increasing extent.


More than half a billion HUF investment by Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary: The new bottled Natur Aqua is available from June in restaurants

Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary has spent about two million euros, which is more than half a billion forints, to develop new NaturAqua bottles which are available from June, which will replace the quarter-liter with 0,33 liter bottles, while at the same time changing the exterior of the 0,75 liter bottle. The premium-looking small and large packages also received a brand-new label and a screw cap.


News

Coca‑Cola Hungary: lighter and more environment-friendly bottles to come

Soft drinks to be packaged in plastic made of 40 percent recycled plastic by 2020


Coca‑Cola HBC makes the “Threepeat” as the global beverage industry leader on the DJSI

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, one of the most credible and widely recognized sustainability ranking for companies acknowledges Coca‑Cola HBC for its robust, transparent and consistent sustainability performance


Case Study

Sustainable Zala

Our NaturAqua mineral water bottling plant in Zalaszentgrót is an excellent example, proving that even such high performing plants can be operated sustainably, using 100% renewable resources.


New sustainability targets

The company’s 7 new 2020 goals aim at minimising the environmental footprint, improving production efficiency and developing communities, while supporting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals


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Sustainability approach and impact

We’ve worked consistently to integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability into every aspect of our business.


Environment

Energy consumption efficiently and green

Minimising our environmental impact across the whole value chain is a core target for Coca‑Cola HBC. We’ve been setting annual improvement targets since 2004 and are working towards ambitious 2020 goals.


Recycling plastic shreds

Responsible procurement

Sustainable packaging is central to our sustainability culture and mindset.


Water stewardship

Our commitment to responsible water use has permeated all our processes and supply chain.


Sustainability performance

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