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Coca-Cola Green Plan Now The Real Thing

By Canadian Packaging Staff    

Sustainability carbon footprint Coca-Cola Commitment 2020

Soft-drink giant Coca-Cola Enterprises of Atlanta, Ga., has reaffirmed its pledge to continued carbon-footprint reduction this past summer with the release of a comprehensive Commitment 2020 plan—based around five key CRS (Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability) areas —targeting a 15-percent reduction in the company’s GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions.

“Even during difficult economic times, our commitment to CRS has never been stronger, and our quantifiable Commitment 2020 goals demonstrate the progress we are making on our journey,” says chief executive officer John Brock, adding the beverage producer has also renewed its participation in the Climate Leaders program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a multi-stakeholder partnership mandated with developing pragmatic climate-change strategies for businesses and other organizations.

“We have been recognized as a CRS leader in the global Coca-Cola system,” Brock says, “ and by embedding CRS into every aspect of our business, we are working to meet or exceed the expectations of our retail customers and consumers.”

The company’s five-pillared Commitments 2020 strategy targets:

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