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Forward on climate

Taking action to tackle climate change

Commitments and progress refer to Europe unless otherwise stated.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted that urgent climate action is needed. That’s why we have an ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2040.

The world is at a critical point. Climate change – caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in part from businesses such as ours – is leading to global temperature increase and extreme weather conditions around the world. COP26 and the IPCC has highlighted that urgent climate action is needed if we are to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C.

We take seriously the responsibility to reduce our GHG emissions, to mitigate climate change and to protect the future of our planet.

That’s why we have an ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2040 – 10 years ahead of the Paris Climate agreement – and to reduce our absolute GHG emissions across our value chain by 30% by 2030 (vs 2019).

Our 2030 GHG reduction 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 IPCC. We’ve set targets for our business in Europe, and in 2022 we will set a new science-based emissions reduction target, which will include our Australia, the Pacific and Indonesia (API) territories.

Over 90% of our value chain GHG emissions come from our supply chain. So, we are committed to supporting suppliers to set their own science-based carbon reduction targets and to shift to 100% renewable electricity and to begin sharing their carbon footprint data with us.

As an influential global business, we use our voice to guide public policy and drive the transition to a low-carbon future. In 2021, we joined over 700 of the world’s largest organisations and the We Mean Business Coalition, to call for G20 nations to step up their climate ambitions and adopt stronger targets to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

We are a proud member of The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative across Europe and API. We are also a member of the Corporate Leaders Group, supporting European Union policymakers in their work to increase the EU’s GHG emissions reduction targets for 2030, in line with the EU’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Our actions support UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy and Goal 13: Life on land.

“CCEP committed to power its entire operations across API with 100% renewable electricity. Setting this target in this region sets a strong example for other companies to follow.”

Jon Dee

Australian Coordinator, RE100

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

Between 2010 and 2019, we 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 fossil-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.

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

Our progress in 2021

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absolute reduction in our total value chain GHG emissions in Europe since 2010

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absolute reduction in our total value chain GHG emissions in Europe since 2019

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of electricity purchased in 2021 in Europe was from renewable sources

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