Coca-Cola Enterprises sets sustainability goals

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ATLANTA — Coca-Cola Enterprises has set goals for its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability focus areas and is committing to meet these goals by the year 2020.

The goals include:

1) In the area of energy conservation and climate change, the company is committing to reduce the overall carbon footprint of business operations by 15% by 2020.

2) When it comes to water stewardship, the company plans to establish a water-sustainable operation in which the company minimizes water use and has a water-neutral impact on the communities where it operates by returning the equivalent amount of water as what it uses to the local communities.

3) In sustainable packaging and recycling, the company will reduce the impact of its packaging, maximize use of renewable, reusable and recyclable resources, and recover the equivalent of 100% of its packaging.

4) In product portfolio and well-being, the plan is for the company to provide refreshing beverages for different lifestyles and occasions while helping consumers make informed beverage choices.

5) In diverse and inclusive culture, the company is committed to creating a culture where diversity is valued and the workforce is a reflection of the communities where it operates.

"Even in difficult economic times, our commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability has never been stronger, and our quantifiable Commitment 2020 goals demonstrate the progress we are making on our journey," said John F. Brock, chairman and chief executive officer. "We have been recognized as a C.R.S. leader in the global Coca-Cola system, and by embedding C.R.S. into every aspect of our business we are working to meet or exceed the expectations of our retail customers and consumers."

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