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Disclosures and recognition

Recognising our progress

We are committed to being a leader in sustainability in the beverage industry. We set high performance targets for ourselves and believe it is important to report on our progress. Our sustainability performance is assessed by a range of major sustainability indices, responsible investment analysts and other external organisations.


This includes direct engagement via questionnaires, in-depth interviews, desk research and analysis of our publicly disclosed data and sustainability information. Ratings allow investors to assess and track our environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance against objective industry benchmarks. We use the results to help us strengthen our management systems and sustainability reporting processes.


Here are highlights of our latest rankings, awards and recognition:

  • DJSI
  • CDP
  • SASB
  • MSCI
  • FTSE4Good
  • ISS ESG
  • Euronext
  • EcoVadis
DJSI

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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are the world’s longest running global sustainability benchmarks and are considered the most respected measure of corporate sustainability leadership in the world. We have been listed on both the DJSI Europe and DJSI World for five years in a row, demonstrating the continuous progress we are making on sustainability across our business. In 2020, we achieved a top score of 100 in Climate Strategy, Water Related Risks, Environmental Reporting, Environmental Policy & Management Systems, Operational Eco-Efficiency and Social Reporting.

 

The Sustainability Yearbook 2020

The Sustainability Yearbook is based on results from the CSA. This year, it awarded 220 medals to those companies achieving the best sustainability performance compared to peers in their respective industries. We received the Silver Class Award, placing us within the range of 1%-5% of the top scoring companies in our industry for sustainability performance.

Manjit Jus, Global Head ESG Research and Data: “We congratulate Coca-Cola European Partners on its Silver Award in The Sustainability Yearbook 2020, which showcases the best performing companies among industry peers and in terms of financially material ESG metrics. As the Corporate Sustainability Assessment constantly raises the bar, so the Yearbook remains a highly credible source of corporate sustainability insights. This year it is launched under the S&P Global brand, and with increased public access to the SAM ESG Scores of all companies.”

CDP

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Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

CDP is an international non-profit charity that encourages companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. CDP’s annual A List names the world’s top businesses for environmental performance, based on their disclosures.

We have submitted responses to the CDP Climate list since 2010 and to its water questionnaire since 2012. In 2020, we have been included on the CDP A List for climate change and water security, for the fifth consecutive year. 

CCEP is one of 63 companies globally to be listed double CDP A List position for both Climate and Water in 2020 and one of three companies to be included in CDP’s Climate and Water A lists for the last five consecutive years. This represents a clear direction of travel, with sustainability at the core of our business strategy. 

 

CDP Climate Response 2020

CDP Water Response 2020

 

SASB

SASB

2019 SASB Index

The mission of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation is to establish industry-specific disclosure standards across environmental, social and governance topics, that facilitate communication between companies and investors about useful financial information to aid decision making.

Since 2019, we report to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board framework. It builds on our 2019 Integrated Report. The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles at Core level. It has been independently assured by DNV GL. The work completed by DNV GL and their conclusion is described in the Independent Assurance Statement.

Currently, we do not track all metrics included in the Non-Alcoholic Beverages Standards, but will work towards including more data in the future.

CCEP’s 2019 SASB Index

MSCI

MSCI ESG AAA

MSCI ESG Rating

MSCI ESG Research provides in-depth research, ratings and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related business practices of thousands of companies worldwide. Their research is designed to provide critical insights that can help institutional investors identify risks and opportunities that traditional investment research may overlook. The MSCI ESG Ratings are also used in the construction of the MSCI ESG Indexes, produced by MSCI, Inc. For more information, click here.

As of 2016, Coca-Cola European Parnters received an MSCI ESG Rating of AAA, marking us as a leader within our industry for managing ESG risks and opportunities.

The use by Coca-Cola European Partners of any MSCI ESG Research LLC or its affiliates (“MSCI”) data, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of Coca-Cola European Partners MSCI. MSCI services and data are the property of MSCI or its information providers, and are provided ‘as-is’ and without warranty.  MSCI names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI.

 

FTSE4Good

FTSE

FTSE4Good

Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices and are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds

In 2020, we were independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series for the fifth year running.

ISS ESG

Prime Label Corporate Responsiblity

ISS ESG

ISS ESG provides industry-specific corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings to help investors measure a company’s sustainability performance.

In 2020, we were given a Prime Rating of B- for the fifth year running. Prime ratings are awarded to companies that meet specific minimum requirements in corporate ratings and achieve the best ESG scores among their sector peers.

Euronext

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Euronext Vigeo Eiris Index: World 120

In 2020, we were included in the Euronext Vigeo Index: World 120. This index distinguishes companies achieving the most advanced environmental, social and governance performances. Companies included in this index have achieved the highest scores based on the review of up to 330 indicators, assessed by the agency following the Equitics Methodology.

EcoVadis

2020 Ecovadis Platinum medal

EcoVadis

In 2020, our company has been awarded a EcoVadis Platinum medal in regognition of CSR achievement. To receive this medal, companies must have an overall score of 75/100. Our score was 78/100. 

EcoVadis provides the leading solution for monitoring sustainability in global supply chains. Using innovative technology and CSR expertise, they strive to engage companies and help them adopt sustainable practices.