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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

Taking action now on our path to Net Zero

The world is at a critical point and we must all play our part to cut Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C in line with the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, and protect the future of our planet.

That’s why we have an ambition to reach Net Zero by 2040, and to reduce our absolute GHG emissions across our value chain by 30% by 2030 (vs 2019). CCEP’s 2030 GHG reduction commitment has been approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as being in line with a 1.5˚C reduction pathway as recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

The ambition is underpinned by the inclusion of a GHG emissions reduction target in CCEP’s long term management incentive plan (LTIP) – 15% of the LTIP awarded in 2020 will be based on the extent to which CCEP reduces GHG emissions over the next three years. We’ll continue to disclose information about our value chain GHG emissions, and about the climate risks that we face in our annual reporting, and we’ll encourage our suppliers to do the same.

As a major business, we will use our voice to influence public policy which will help drive the transition to a low-carbon future. CCEP is a proud member of the We Mean Business coalition, as well as a member of The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, under which we achieved our target of purchasing 100% renewable electricity in 2018. As a member of the Corporate Leaders Group, we support a significant increase in the EU GHG emissions reduction target for 2030, in line with the EU’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Our actions on climate helps us to support UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 and UN Sustainable Development Goal 13.

 

“Coca-Cola European Partners is showing clear leadership by aligning their development strategy with the 1.5ºC pathway and the Paris Agreement. By engaging key suppliers in the shared objective of aligning with science and investing in renewable energy, not only will they tackle the biggest emission reduction challenges but also contribute to the green recovery. They are ensuring their business is ready to grasp the opportunity and excel in the transition to a zero-carbon economy.”

María Mendiluce

CEO of the We Mean Business coalition

Action On Climate Milestones

2011 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

2011

'Deliver for today, inspire for tomorrow' Sustainability Plan Launches

2015

First SBTI Target Set.

Committed to using 100% renewable electricity.

2017

This Is Forward Sustainability Action Plan launches

2019

Achieved emissions reductions: 

50% - core business

30.5% - entire value chain

2013

Sustainability Innovation Summit

2016

CDP Climate A-List

2018

Achieved 100% renewable electricity status 

2020

Action On Climate Now launches

2011

'Deliver for today, inspire for tomorrow' Sustainability Plan Launches

2013

Sustainability Innovation Summit

2015

First SBTI Target Set.

Committed to using 100% renewable electricity.

2016

CDP Climate A-List

2017

This Is Forward Sustainability Action Plan launches

2018

Achieved 100% renewable electricity status 

2019

Achieved emissions reductions: 

50% - core business

30.5% - entire value chain

2020

Action On Climate Now launches

Our 2040 Ambition

  • Net Zero 2040 Ambition
  • 30% GHG reduction by 2030
  • Engage with Suppliers
Net Zero 2040 Ambition

We have an ambition to reach Net Zero by 2040

Over the last decade, we’ve reduced GHG emissions across our entire value chain by 30.5% by shifting to using 100% renewable electricity with the support of RE100, reducing the energy intensity of our cold drink equipment by 60% since 2010, and reducing our use of virgin oil-based plastic in our PET bottles by a third. 

We’re now focused on reducing our value chain emissions even further.  We will work together with our suppliers to reduce our scope 3 emissions, where our biggest impacts occur. To reach Net Zero by 2040, we will focus first on reducing emissions as far as possible and will offset where essential, and then will invest in projects which remove carbon from the atmosphere or verified carbon offset projects.

Read our plan on a page

30% GHG reduction by 2030

We’ll reduce absolute GHG emissions across our value chain by 30% by 2030 (vs 2019)

This target has been approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) as being in line with a 1.5˚C reduction pathway as recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  Our focus will be on reducing GHG emissions across scope 1, 2 and 3, covering activities throughout our value chain: ingredients, packaging, operations and commercial sites, transport and cold drinks equipment.

We are taking action to achieve this goal: we’ve accelerated our ambition to use zero virgin oil-based PET in our plastic bottles within a decade; we’ll explore how to make our manufacturing sites fossil-fuel free and will transition six of our manufacturing sites to be carbon neutral by the end of 2023; we’re working to reduce the distance we transport our products; we’re continuing to shift our cold drinks equipment to more energy efficient models.

Engage with Suppliers

We’ll ask suppliers to set their own science-based GHG emissions targets and use 100% renewable electricity by 2023

Our focus will be on reducing emissions across our entire value chain – from the raw ingredients we source and the packaging we use, to the drinks we sell. However, we can’t achieve this alone. Over 90% of our GHG emissions are related to the activities of our suppliers, so we will be supporting them to:

  • Set their own science-based GHG emissions reduction targets by 2023
  • Use 100% renewable electricity across their operations by 2023
  • Share their carbon footprint data with us

We’ll transform our business and build back better to support a Green Recovery

The Coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the urgency behind a range of environmental and social concerns and we believe that we can – and must – recover better in ways that support our communities, our economies and our planet.  

We have put a green future at the heart of our vision for the business and our strategy. Through our environmental sustainability commitments – with our updated GHG emissions reduction target and net zero ambition at its core – we will do more to reduce our carbon footprint, create new packaging solutions, use less water and support our communities.

We will continue to advocate for securing a Green Recovery – which has a critical role to play in the transition to a climate neutral economy and supports communities, economic growth, employment and the creation of new ‘green’ jobs.

Our progress in 2020

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absolute reduction in our total value chain GHG emissions since 2010

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absolute reduction in our total value chain GHG emissions since 2019

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of electricity purchased in 2020 was from renewable sources

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