Coca‑Cola Hellenic has been recognised for its continuing commitment to embedding Corporate Social Responsibility into its operations across 28 countries by achieving listings on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and the DJSI Europe Index for the third consecutive year.
The Company is one of only four beverage producers worldwide to be included in the 2010 DJSI World Index, and one of two represented in the DJSI Europe listing. It is the only Greek-based company to be included. The DJSI indices, updated annually, assess corporate sustainability leadership globally in 57 industry sectors as defined by the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). In 2010 more than 2,000 companies worldwide were subjected to a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labour practices.
“We are building a company for the future. Sustainable development in every area of our operations is vital,” said Doros Constantinou, Chief Executive Officer of Coca‑Cola Hellenic. “However, we are only too aware that there is no room for complacency, and this being our third consecutive annual listing, generates excitement and a feeling of ‘being’ in our employees which I trust will further strengthen our focus.”
In the DJSI review of the beverage sector, Coca‑Cola Hellenic received the top scores in Health & Nutrition, Codes of Conduct/Compliance/Corruption & Bribery, Water-related Risks, Corporate Citizenship and Talent Attraction/Retention.
One of the leaders in corporate social responsibility in Croatia
Coca‑Cola HBC Croatia, the Croatian affiliate of Coca‑Cola Hellenic, was one of the leaders in promoting corporate social responsibility not only in Croatia, but throughout the whole Coca‑Cola Group, encompassing all four main pillars of sustainable development: investments in the local community, environment, marketplace and workplace. At the end of 2009, Coca‑Cola HBC Croatia published its Sustainability report for 2007 and 2008. The report was assessed by the Board of the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development as being on the highest level of sustainability reporting (Reporting Level A).
Human resources and investments in the local community were two main CSR areas highlighted in this report. According to independent experts, Coca‑Cola HBC Croatia is one of the leaders in the field of human resources in Croatia. When it comes to investments in the community, the company built up a reputation for creative partnerships that go beyond the traditional approach to giving donations to the community. Furthermore, employees of Coca‑Cola HBC Croatia are committed volunteers for the company’s projects. This creates a sense of ownership of these projects and their social and environmental impact.
Some of the company’s most important projects in the field of corporate social responsibility developed understanding of the concept of public-private partnerships and the need to further develop partnerships between industries. Coca‑Cola HBC Croatia received a European Excellence Award for its project “Our Beautiful Sava”.
About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic reach with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 560 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‘s shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCB). Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola Hellenic is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit www.coca-colahellenic.com
Igor Ćutuk, Public Relations Supervisor
Coca-Cole HBC Croatia
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