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Action on society: Our communities

Being a force for good in our communities

We’re determined to make a positive difference in society by promoting economic development in our local communities.

Many of our communities face significant social challenges, including high levels of youth unemployment and social exclusion. We want to act as a force for good by supporting local community partnerships and by helping disadvantaged young people gain the employability, skills and confidence they need to succeed. We also help address these issues across our territories by offering our people the opportunity to dedicate up to two paid working days a year to volunteer in local community programmes.

Our actions in our communities helps to support UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 and UN Sustainable Development Goal 11.

Over the last two years, CCEP volunteers have worked alongside youth workers, supporting our programme and giving more than 150 young people the chance to explore their potential and understand the journey into employment.

 

Patrick Shaw-Brown

Director of National Programmes UK Youth – GB

Our 2025 commitments

  • Employee volunteering
  • Community support
Employee volunteering

We’ll expand the contribution we make to society by increasing our employee volunteering and supporting local community partnerships.

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Our employees play an important role in supporting our local community partnerships and volunteering their time to take part in a wide range of activities connected to our sustainability commitments, such as litter pick-ups, charity sports events or youth mentoring schemes.

In 2019, we introduced a new volunteering policy enabling all employees to use two paid working days every year volunteering for a charity or cause of their choice.

Read our factsheet

Community support

We’ll support initiatives which help young people gain the employability, skills and confidence they need to succeed.

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We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential – whether it’s by gaining meaningful employment, learning a new skill or starting a business.

We focus our investments on local community partnerships, with a particular focus on initiatives which help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain the employability, skills and confidence they need to succeed.

Read our factsheet

 

Our progress in 2019

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volunteered by our employees to support local community projects

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the total value of our community contribution in 2019