Coca‑Cola HBC Polska acts responsibly in terms of environment protection. Our company is commited to the highest standards of preserving the beauty of nature. We also aim to minimise the impacts of our business on the natural environment.
Kropla Beskidu Fund
The Kropla Beskidu Fund focuses on engaging the Beskid Sądecki citizens in actions aimed at protection of water resources. It is imperative that local inhabitants run such activities together with local authorities, private businesses and NGOs. Teachers, schoolchildren and their parents, office workers, kindergartens, culture clubs, youth and sports clubs, boy scouts and businessmen get involved the carrying out of projects supported by the Fund.
In late 2015/early 2016 the 11th Kropla Beskidu Fund grant program, for the above mentioned local communities, was held. A total of eight institutions received subsidies. Priorities for the 2015/2016 period included support for water savings at schools and running education activities, raising environmental awareness and sensitivity in various age groups, particularly children and youth.
Kropla Beskidu Fund's 2016 activities in numbers
Closer to the nature
As part of employee volunteer schemes since 2007 we have also undertaken environment protection initiatives in the company’s direct neighbourhood. Among others we planted over 80000 forest trees. In our environmental projects, we are working closely with NGOs. For example, all above environmental actions were conducted in cooperation with Our Earth Foundation and local gamekeepers.
Coca‑Cola HBC Polska CSR Report
Specific environmental goals are set every year at our plants within all three abovementioned areas and our achievements are presented in the Coca‑Cola HBC Polska Social Responsibility Report.
Since 2008 we have also published the country’s Social Responsibility Report. Moreover, our manufacturing plants are regularly controlled for compliance with The Coca‑Cola Company’s highest standards.
Cooperation with UNEP
Coca‑Cola HBC Polska established strong cooperation with UN Environment / GRID Warsaw, United Nations organization which promotes environmental responsibility among society and business. Together with GRID Warsaw, Coca‑Cola HBC Polska launched the series of environmental workshops – “Circular Economy. Closing the circle!”. During the events, its’ participants discussed about various aspects of circular economy, considering challenges and opportunities for business as well as solutions.
Cooperation with UNIDO
Coca‑Cola HBC Polska cooperates with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The goal of the cooperation is to share experiences in the field of chemical management optimization (especially in chemical leasing). For this purpose, case studies have been prepared on the management of chemicals in the area of production line cleaning, empty packaging rinsing and lubrication of production lines. These works were carried out in one of the largest production plants of the Coca‑Cola HBC Group - at the Coca‑Cola HBC Polska plant in Radzymin.
Our goal is to reduce interference in the environment. Therefore our priority is to reduce the consumption of water per liter of beverage produced, recycle waste and reduce energy consumption, which is connected with a reduction of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.
Our environmental priorities:
- WATER: Responsible water management has been a lasting priority for the entire Coca‑Cola system for many years. Water is the key and essential ingredient of all beverages. It is also the main component of any living organism and the guarantee of life on our planet. Coca‑Cola HBC Polska is aware of how valuable this resource is and how much the level of resources of pure fresh water becomes an increasingly critical issue each year in terms of the needs of economies, societies and nations.
- PACKAGING: In line with the adopted policy, in order to achieve the above goals, Coca‑Cola HBC Polska constantly improves systems for collection of waste generated by consumers as well as supports education and raising consumer awareness. The company participates in campaigns raising social awareness in the area of selective waste collection an campaigns against littering
- ENERGY: Company has committed to take actions aimed to minimize its impact on climate change and run business operations in a sustainable development spirit, with the least possible negative impact on the natural environment.