A leading beverage company, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Indonesia (CCEP Indonesia) has won the 2020/2021 Sustainable Business Awards (SBA), in two categories: Land Use and Biodiversity and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SBA was organized by Global Initiatives in collaboration with PwC, IBCSD, and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) to review company leadership in 12 categories, including: sustainability strategy, community, energy and water management, supply chain, and ethics.
The President Director of CCEP Indonesia, Jorge Escudero, and the Director of Public Affairs, Communications, and Sustainability Lucia Karina received the award directly from the Minister of National Development Planning Dr. Suharso Monoarfa in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
The Land Use and Biodiversity Award as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals are a form of appreciation for 'This is Forward', a sustainability action plan from the Coca-Cola Europacific Partners group of companies, with a focus on six main social and environmental areas with significant impacts, namely: climate, packaging , beverage, community, water and supply chain.
One form of commitment 'This is Forward’ focus is carried out through supporting initiatives from local communities and external stakeholders to increase biodiversity in the areas where we operate, with volunteer support, financial and non-financial assistance that contributes on the conservation of flora and fauna. By the end of 2021, CCEP Indonesia had donated more than 149,000 trees through the Coca-Cola Forest program in Lampung, Sumedang and Semarang; releasing more than 216,000 turtles back into the sea through the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation; cleaning more than 41 million kg of waste through the Bali Beach Clean Up activity; provides waste collection services to more than 2,000 individuals through partners in West Java, Central Java and East Java.
The award is also a reflection of CCEP's commitment and efforts in achieving the SDGs and addressing climate change and its impacts through investment in renewable energy, namely the installation of a solar panel roof at the Bekasi 1 factory which is part of the commitment to reducing carbon footprint. Others, CCEP Indonesia applies the latest bottling technology through the Affordable Small Sparkling Package (ASSP) which combines various materials to reduce plastic use by up to 40%, in line with its mission to set up a plastic bottle recycling facility.
“The last few years have been challenging years for CCEP, as it has been for other businesses. Looking back, I am proud that our priorities have remained strong. We continue to place our commitment to sustainability as a top priority, while supporting our customers and communities to thrive in the present and the future,” said Jorge in his remarks.
In focusing on the community, CCEP Indonesia is also committed to contributing positively to society by promoting diversity and inclusiveness, as well as economic development in CCEP Indonesia's work environment and local communities. One of them is by encouraging a gender non-discrimination movement in the workplace through the Gender Equality Commitment which was recently inaugurated with the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower at the signing of the 2022-2024 Collective Labor Agreement (PKB) which was held on March 31, 2021.