Coca-Cola European Partners awarded position on CDP 2018 A List

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Action on Climate, Investors, Action on Water |

  • Coca-Cola European Partners recognised as global sustainability leader by CDP

  • CCEP awarded a position on the 2018 CDP A List for Climate Change and Water Security

  • One of only 19 companies to score an A for both climate and water

  • Named on CDP’s Supplier Engagement leader board


Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has been identified as a global leader on environmental performance and awarded a position on the 2018 CDP A List for Climate Change and Water Security, and Supplier Engagement leader board.

CDP publishes A to D- scores on major companies acting on climate change, water security and deforestation, with the leaders celebrated on the prestigious A List. In 2018, more than 7,000 companies disclosed through CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology – only 2% of those companies make the CDP A List.

This is the third consecutive year CCEP has achieved A List scores, and is one of only 19 companies to be awarded an A for both climate and water in 2018. This achievement is in recognition of its actions to manage environmental risks; cut carbon emissions; enhance water stewardship; and demonstrate best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.

CDP has also announced its Supplier Engagement leader board, comprising those companies from around the world that have been specifically recognised for their efforts and actions to manage carbon emissions and address climate-related issues across their supply chains. Of over 5,000 companies assessed, CCEP was among the 3% awarded a place on the leader board.

Joe Franses, VP of Sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners, said: “We are continuously looking to drive change, and deliver business growth in a responsible and sustainable way. Being recognised by CDP as one of the world’s leaders in sustainable businesses practices, is something we are very proud of.

“Reporting standards show no sign of standing still due to the rising urgency of global environmental challenges and this result is even more significant as CDP updated its scoring methodology in 2018. This clearly demonstrates the progress we are making to deliver our sustainability goals, and challenge ourselves as a business to stretch our targets.

“We have a huge responsibility to ensure we are adapting to the pace of change and continually improve the sustainability of our entire operations. There is a long road to travel but I’m confident that we will achieve our goals.”

The climate change and water security A Lists are published by CDP each year alongside a similar list for leadership on tackling deforestation. The full list of companies that made this year’s CDP Climate Change and Water Security A Lists are available here, along with all other public company scores: 

More information on CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2019, “Cascading commitments: Driving upstream action through supply chain engagement” including the full Supplier Engagement leader board can be found here.