On the 25 September 2015, United Nations world leaders laid down 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The Coca-Cola system are helping to support these goals through our own efforts to create a more sustainable world, find out how:

Download the Coca-Cola European Partners Sustainable Commitments infographic here.

1. No poverty

We are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. We aim to invest 1% of our annual pre-tax profit to support charitable and community partners.

2. Zero hunger

In Great Britain, we established a partnership with the charity FareShare to ensure that any surplus stock is donated to local projects and charities. Drinks worth an equivalent value of £100k were donated in 2014.

3. Good health and wellbeing

Obesity is a complex challenge, influenced by many factors. We understand that diet and calorie intake, including calories in our products can have an impact on health and wellbeing. Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) will play their part by reducing calories across our portfolio by 10% and enabling three million people to be physically active by 2020.

Find out how CCEP are reducing sugar and calories across our drinks.

4. Quality education

The Coca-Cola system wants to help young people gain the skills they need for the workplace. Through our education centers and partnerships (including Passport to Employment in France, The Real Business Challenge in Great Britain and JINC in the Netherlands) we will support the skills development and learning needs of 250,000 young people each year by 2020.

Read more about the Coca-Cola system Real Business Challenge. 

Real Business Challenge Coca-Cola Enterprises

 

5. Gender equality

We seek to attract, develop and motivate a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We aspire to have a minimum of 40% of women in both management and leadership grades by 2025.

Discover how the Coca-Cola system supports women in manufacturing.

6. Clean water and sanitation

CCEP protects the future sustainability of local water sources and undertake source vulnerability assessments to assess water quality and water scarcity risks. They use as little water as possible and aim to use 1.2 liters of water for each litre of product they make. CCEP safely return to nature 100% of the wastewater from their manufacturing operations.

Learn about our water replenishment strategy. 

7. Affordable and clean energy

CCEP are part of the RE100 initiative and have committed to source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. This will help them to reduce the carbon footprint of their products by a third by 2020.

8. Decent work and economic growth

CCEP aim to achieve world-class safety standards and a zeroaccident workplace. They have also developed our Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles to ensure that CCEP suppliers respect human and workplace rights across their value chain.

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

The Coca-Cola system's local economic contribution includes the jobs we provide and the investments we make. Across our territories, each Coca-Cola job supports on average a further nine jobs in the wider economy – from suppliers and transport to hospitality and retail workers.

10. Reduced inequalities

The Coca-Cola system aims to support the skills development and learning needs of 250,000 young people each year by 2020 with our eight education centres and several education partnership programs.

Take a look inside one of the Coca-Cola system's education centres. 

11. Sustainable cities and communities

The Coca-Cola system is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. We aim to invest 1% of our annual pre-tax profit to support charitable and community partners.

Get involved with our ParkLives scheme, which provides free, fun activities in local parks. 

12. Responsible consumption and production

CCEP supports the circular economy, aiming to use as little packaging material as possible, instead using both recycled and renewable materials. All their cans and bottles are fully recyclable, and their manufacturing sites send zero waste to landfill.

Video: Watch how one of our 5by20 artisans is upcycling Coca-Cola ring pulls.

13. Climate action

CCEP will substantially reduce the carbon footprint of their manufacturing operations, transportation and refrigeration equipment – enabling them to reduce the carbon footprint of their core business operations by 50% by 2020. They’ll also deliver carbon reductions across their wider value chain, including their packaging and ingredients.

Question: what's the carbon footprint of a Coca-Cola

14. Life below water

CCEP protect the future sustainability of the water sources they use and aim to replenish the water they use in areas of water stress. The Coca-Cola system is investing in community based water partnerships with WWF in France and Great Britain, Clean the Beaches in Sweden and Natuurpunt in Belgium.

Hear from a WWF representative about how we're protecting England's chalk streams. 

WWF Chalk Streams

15. Life on land

The long-term availability of CCEP's key agricultural ingredients is crucial to our business - every bottle of Coca-Cola contains agricultural ingredients that start on a farm. CCEP will source 100% of their key agricultural ingredients sustainably by 2020.

View our 'farm to fridge' stevia sweetener infographic. 

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

The Coca-Cola system operates responsibly and sustainably, and we are on a journey to create a sustainable business for the future. Corporate responsibility and sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do.

17. Partnerships for the goals

The Coca-Cola system collaborates with customers, suppliers, thought leaders, NGOs and members of our local communities to grow a lowcarbon, zero-waste business and lead change for a more sustainable tomorrow.

Find out more about about Coca-Cola European Partners