Reduce and compensate for all carbon emissions
Minimising Coca‑Cola’s carbon footprint at London 2012
As a global company we are committed to growing our business without increasing our carbon footprint. At Games time, Coca‑Cola will map, measure and minimise our energy use and carbon emissions across every part of our programme.
Controlling our carbon
• Transport: We’ve purchased a fleet of 14 biogas trucks - which run on your rubbish - for the delivery of our drinks to the London area at Games time. Each vehicle has a carbon footprint half of that of a typical diesel truck. We are also using low emission vehicles for our Olympic Torch Relay transportation.
Did you know? The carbon footprint of Coca‑Cola’s drinks distribution will be cut by a third during Games time.
• Supply chain: We have already invested in a state-of-the-art low carbon warehousing and storage facility equipped with various energy-efficient technologies. It is partly powered by photo voltaic cells on its roof, and uses ground source heat pumps to provide low-energy heating and cooling.
• Equipment: Every Coca‑Cola cooler used in an Olympic or Paralympic venue will be Hydro Fluorocarbons (HFC) free.
Did you know? The HFC-free coolers and biogas vehicles we’ll be using throughout the Olympic period will continue to be used for transporting and storing Coca‑Cola drinks long after the Games is over.
• Event Management: To help us assess and manage risks and identify opportunities, we are using a new sustainable event management system – called the ISO 2012-1 – which provides independent confirmation of our sustainable approach.
While our preference is to always avoid and reduce emissions where possible, we will compensate for any unavoidable emissions by purchasing Gold Standard off-sets, thus ensuring a low carbon presence at the Games.
Spotlight on Sustainable Games
Download Coca‑Cola's complete Sustainable Games booklet for an in-depth look at our initiatives and plans for London 2012.