Damian: CCEP’s ambitions for growth and sustainability depend on our great people, and the wellbeing and safety of our colleagues remains our number one priority. Despite being recognised for our world class safety performance, tragically two of our Indonesian colleagues lost their lives during the year while at work. We have learnt lessons from these terrible tragedies and we will continue to prioritise and drive further health and safety improvements.
Sol: Our success is driven by our great people and I’d like to thank Damian and the leadership team for creating the winning and inclusive culture that CCEP has today. We had very strong participation in our first global digital engagement survey with a stable engagement score overall, ahead of our benchmark group – a great result in what has been a challenging environment as we establish new ways of working post-COVID-19 and the integration of the API markets.
In addition, I am grateful to my fellow Directors for their contributions and support during 2022. In particular to Jan Bennink, Christine Cross and Brian Smith, who will retire from the Board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May 2023.
Damian: We are continuing to invest in digital workplace tools and aspire to make it even easier to move and develop internal talent across CCEP. In 2022, we rolled out our digital Career Hub across Europe, which provides users with personalised recommendations for vacancies, career paths and networking opportunities based on their personal profiles.
I also want CCEP to be a place where different perspectives and insights are valued at all levels of the organisation, and we will continue to put diversity at the heart of our culture. Promoting gender equality is a key driver of innovation and growth, and we are committed to achieving more gender balance in our leadership roles. Our diversity and inclusion credentials continue to be recognised externally too, and we are proud to have recently been included in Bloomberg’s 2023 Gender Equality Index for the third year in a row.
We will also continue to support our communities and have committed to supporting the skills development of 500,000 people facing barriers in the labour market by 2030.