Around 1,200 CCEP volunteers were involved in the business’ volunteering programme, representing a quarter of the business’ workforce in GB. The number of hours that colleagues gave towards volunteering for good causes in 2022 was 33% higher than the previous year, and surpassed the business' target of 7,000 hours combined across all colleagues in GB.
CCEP is also working to tackle food poverty by donating surplus products in partnership with food surplus partner FareShare, as well as charities and social enterprises like Community Shop. The business donated almost 2.3million drinks* to charities in 2022 as part of its efforts to support households in need.
As part of CCEP’s global commitment to support the skills development of 500,000 people facing barriers in the labour market by 2030, CCEP launched its Building Connections programme with leading youth charity, UK Youth. Aimed at helping youth workers to create stronger pathways to employment for young people, the programme successfully reached 290 young people last year, with plans for a further rollout in 2023.