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Guiding Principles for Well-Being Scientific Research and Third Party Engagement

As a responsible global corporate citizen, we are committed to being a credible and effective partner. In late 2015, we committed to posting all of our funding for well-being scientific research and partnerships, going back to 2010. We committed to updating this list in Great Britain annually, and this is our third disclosure. If you are a regular visitor to Coca-Cola Journey, you may have noticed that we have fewer items on our disclosure

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Ocean plastic: addressing the problem and the steps the Coca-Cola system is taking towards a sustainable solution

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The rise of litter in our oceans and on our beaches can have a distressing effect on wildlife on land and in the sea. Liz Lowe, Sustainability Manager at Coca-Cola Great Britain addresses the problem and the steps the Coca-Cola system is taking to help confront it. The rise in beach litter and ocean waste is a shocking subject that has, quite rightly, been making media headlines increasingly often. No one wants to go to the seaside and find rubbish

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Let’s talk about the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour

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We love Christmas here at Coca-Cola and our ‘Holidays are Coming’ advert’, which aired last week, signals the start of the festive season for us and lots of other people across the country. It’s not just our Christmas advert that people are excited about though, it’s also the Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour which provides a moment of fun in the build-up to Christmas. The tour is now in its seventh year and each year we receive hundreds of requests

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Recycle Week 2017: ‘We need everybody’s help to make a difference’

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At Coca-Cola Great Britain we’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of our bottles and cans. So instead of them ending up as rubbish, they can be recycled and transformed into something new. To support Recycle Week 25 September–1 October 2017, Linda Crichton from recycling experts WRAP talks to us about her role at the organisation, what’s planned for the week ahead and how you can make a difference. My role at WRAP I joined WRAP back

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A summer of fun: How ParkLives is enriching lives

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Coca-Cola Great Britain’s ParkLives initiative encourages people across the UK to enjoy their local green spaces by providing thousands of fun, free activities in community parks. As our summer ParkLives programme comes to a close at the end of September, our Sustainability Manager Liz Lowe discusses how the programme has helped build powerful friendships, and how it’s not too late to get involved. Inspired by the London Olympics We launched ParkLives

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Return, recycle and reform: our views on improving packaging recovery

Head of Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners, Nick Brown, talks about the importance of reducing litter, recovering packaging for reuse and how a well-designed Deposit Return Scheme might work in the UK. The sustainability of our packaging We’ve done a great deal over the years to improve the sustainability of our packaging, including using less material and supporting recycling and anti-litter initiatives. Coca-Cola was one of the first

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Our plan to recover and recycle every single can and bottle we sell

It’s hard to imagine given the current debate, but there are many benefits of using plastic if you make packaged goods. It is light, safe, clean, low carbon and very effective at protecting the quality of products – essential if you make something for human consumption. But there is a downside to plastic too: if it is not disposed of properly after use, it creates litter and can damage the environment. All of our bottles and cans have been 100% recyclable

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How we actually work at Coca-Cola

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Tonight Coca-Cola was featured on Channel 4’s Dispatches programme in a way that I feel did not accurately or fairly reflect the business I lead in Great Britain today. I want to be clear about what actually happens at Coca-Cola, how we operate as a responsible business and engage with a wide range of people and organisations who want to know more about our business – including those we do not always agree with. We’ve been around for more than 130

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Coca-Cola Employees Sleep Rough to Raise Money for Homeless Charity

Project Give is a Coca-Cola European Partners sales and marketing initiative, encouraging corporate teams to take time out of their busy schedules to dedicate to a charity of their choice. Director Mark Dewhurst and his Revenue Growth Management team chose homeless charity the Cardinal Hume Centre and have so far raised £2,219. As well as fundraising, Mark and his team have been involved in several charity events, including the CEO Sleepout. He tells

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Every Bottle Counts in a Circular Economy

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Resource efficiency has long been at the heart of our thinking around sustainability, particularly when it comes to our packaging. We have made positive progress across our business in recent years. But we know there is much more to be done – by Coca-Cola and by the wider industry – to minimise the materials we use; reduce waste; improve packaging recycling rates; as well as tackle litter. That’s why we have embarked on a review of our sustainable

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