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Human Rights

Treating people with dignity and respect

Content finalised at beginning of May 2021 related to CCEP’s operations in Western Europe. 

For more information on sustainability related to CCEP’s operations in Australia, Pacific and Indonesia click here

Every day our business faces new challenges and risks. Human rights are fundamental to how we run our day-to-day business and the communities in which we operate. Our goal is to protect people’s inherent rights and freedoms. Our Human Rights Policy is aligned with the international human rights principles encompassed in the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations’ Global Compact.

In October 2018 we conducted our first internal human rights workshop with participation from senior managers across our business, including support and engagement from our leadership team. Following this, we conducted interviews with some of our senior leaders and we also sought input and advice from key external stakeholders, including UN OHCHR, Institute of Employers, Know The Chain and many industry peers.

We identified nine key areas as posing the greatest risk to people in our own operations and across our value chain. 

Human Rights Priority issues

You can read an update on our progress against these areas here

Damian Gammell, Chief Executive Officer

“We’ve made a very clear commitment to the highest standards in ethics and human rights at Coca-Cola European Partners – this includes our employees and all of our suppliers who help us to deliver our products every day.”

Véronique Vuillod, Chief People & Culture Officer

“We are dedicated to sustaining a respectful environment, built on the fair and equal treatment of all of our employees. We embrace the diversity of our organization and we foster a culture where everyone is welcome. I like to say that workplace rights is everyone’s business, very well supported by our ways of working and values about caring and listening. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. Our company social commitment is reinforced through our inclusion on the DJSI for the last five years. Leaders, employees and all of our partners we work with take strong action, for creating a better world together”.

Kris Geernaert, Head of CCEP Labour Relations, Employment Practice and Human Rights

"Human Rights are universal for everyone and are fundamental to how we run our day-to-day business and the communities in which we operate. CCEP is committed to ensuring that everyone working in CCEP is treated with dignity and respect. We expect the same from our suppliers. I can assure you that I am very serious about this role with regard to CCEP’s corporate responsibility."

Our human rights journey

November 2020 October 2020 July 2020 May 2020 April 2020 November 2019 May 2019 March 2019 January 2019 October 2018 June 2018 June 2017 April 2017

November 2020

Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for a fifth year (one of just four beverage companies to be listed on the DJSI World Index and one of three to be listed on the DJSI Europe Index).

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July 2020

Launched our inclusion and diversity philosophy, to create a culture where everyone’s welcome to be themselves, be valued and belong.

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April 2020

Held training sessions for procurement teams and key supply chain stakeholders on human rights and modern slavery and their role in our commitments.

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May 2019

Published our third Modern Slavery statement

 

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January 2019

Conducted Human Rights risk assessments and interviews

9

June 2018

Published our Human Rights Restructuring Guidelines & our second Modern Slavery statement

5

April 2017

Published our Human Rights policy.

 

 

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October 2020

Ranked by Know The Chain Benchmark for the second time and held our first information and consultation process with the European Works Council.

8

May 2020

Published our fourth Modern Slavery Statement and published our updated Human Rights Policy.

6

November 2019

Signed the European Works Council Agreement

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March 2019

Held our second internal Human Rights workshop to discuss the results of the risk assessment interviews and agree key issues for our business

 

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October 2018

Ranked by Know The Chain Benchmark for the first time and held internal Human Rights workshops to developed an action plan

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June 2017

Published our first Modern Slavery statement

 

 

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November 2020

Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for a fifth year (one of just four beverage companies to be listed on the DJSI World Index and one of three to be listed on the DJSI Europe Index).

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October 2020

Ranked by Know The Chain Benchmark for the second time and held our first information and consultation process with the European Works Council.

7 v2

July 2020

Launched our inclusion and diversity philosophy, to create a culture where everyone’s welcome to be themselves, be valued and belong.

8

May 2020

Published our fourth Modern Slavery Statement and published our updated Human Rights Policy.

5 v3

April 2020

Held training sessions for procurement teams and key supply chain stakeholders on human rights and modern slavery and their role in our commitments.

6

November 2019

Signed the European Works Council Agreement

7 Presentation1

May 2019

Published our third Modern Slavery statement

 

5 v2

March 2019

Held our second internal Human Rights workshop to discuss the results of the risk assessment interviews and agree key issues for our business

 

3

January 2019

Conducted Human Rights risk assessments and interviews

4

October 2018

Ranked by Know The Chain Benchmark for the first time and held internal Human Rights workshops to developed an action plan

9

June 2018

Published our Human Rights Restructuring Guidelines & our second Modern Slavery statement

3 v2

June 2017

Published our first Modern Slavery statement

 

 

5

April 2017

Published our Human Rights policy.

 

 

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