Excellence in Stewardship programme of Coca‑Cola System in Romania won a Special Commendation of Beverage Innovation Award 2009, for “Best Environmental Initiative”.

The global competition that features 300 projects from 40 countries yearly awards the innovation in several categories including: functional and soft drinks, ingredients, packages, the sustainable environmental and marketing initiatives. The ‘Excellence in Stewardship’ programme involved many projects developed in partnership with international and local NGO’s, specialized in environment areas: UNDP, Tasuleasa Social, Mai Mult Verde, Salvati Delta-Academia Catavencu. All the projects had two major dimensions: an educational and practical one, both adapted to communities’ needs.