Bucharest 24 of September - Coca‑Cola Hellenic (“Company”), one of the world’s largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company, has been included in the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for the fifth consecutive time, listing it as one of the world’s top-ranking beverage companies in sustainability.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is one of only four companies in the beverage industry to merit a listing on the DJSI World Index and just two to be named in the DJSI Europe listing. It is the only Greek company to be included in either index.
Dimitris Lois, Chief Executive Officer, Coca‑Cola Hellenic, said: “Listing in the DJSI for the fifth year in a row demonstrates how important sustainability is to Coca‑Cola Hellenic. It is an integral part of our strategy that plays a critical role in adding value to all our stakeholders. The overall improvement in our scores is testament to our determination to constantly seek higher standards of excellence.”
The two Dow Jones indexes assess 2,500 of the world’s largest companies (measured by free-floating market capitalisation) based on an analysis of their economic, environmental and social performance. Following an evaluation of a range of general and industry-specific issues only the top 10% are accepted for inclusion.
The overall score for Coca‑Cola Hellenic in 2012 was 79%, 2% up from last year. In the DJSI Europe Index, Coca‑Cola Hellenic achieved top scores in the beverage sector in Customer Relationship Management (94%), Health & Nutrition (84%), Environmental policy/management systems (93%), Climate Strategy (93%), Environmental Reporting (88%), Packaging (100%), Social Reporting (86%), and Talent attraction/retention (68%).
In its continuing pursuit of its sustainability goals, Coca‑Cola Hellenic has a long-standing commitment to the UN Global Compact, has consistently been listed in the FTSE4Good Index since 2000, and engages in partnerships with more than 200 stakeholder organizations at local, national and international levels.
About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is the second-largest bottler of products of The Coca‑Cola Company in terms of volume with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 579 million people. Coca‑Cola Hellenic offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of our local communities. Coca‑Cola Hellenic is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. Comprehensive information about all Coca‑Cola Hellenic sustainability policies and programmes is available on the corporate website www.coca-colahellenic.com.