Coca-Cola European Partners in Sweden produces, distributes and sells non-alcoholic beverages on the Swedish market. Its brands include Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, MER, Bonaqua Silver, Powerade, Minute Maid, Glacéau and Chaqwa. Around 800 people work for Coca-Cola Enterprises in Sweden, of which around 600 are in Jordbro outside Stockholm, where approximately 1 million litres of beverages are produced every day. Coca-Cola was launched in Sweden in 1953.
10 March, 2011
Coca-Cola European Partners aims to be the industry leader in respect of energy and emissions. Its overall emissions target is to reduce emissions throughout the value chain by at least a third for every beverage by 2020 compared with 2007.
How will the targets be achieved?
Coca-Cola European Partners takes responsibility for its climate impact throughout the chain and is focusing its efforts where they will have greatest effect. In Sweden the company is working continuously to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manufacture, distribution and cold drink equipment. Refrigerators placed on customers’ premises account for a large proportion of the emissions. Working in partnership with customers to choose energy-efficient technology and electricity from renewable sources is essential if the emissions target is to be achieved. Coca-Cola European Partners is working on making its refrigerator fleet more energy-efficient by switching to low-energy technology, LED lighting and refrigerators with doors. All refrigerators are HFC-free.
The company continually implements energy efficiency measures in its own production, focusing on electricity consumption. All electricity and heating come from renewable energy sources.
Within distribution, the company is working on efficient logistics and switching to renewable fuels. Just over 70% of its own vehicle fleet uses RME.
Rönnaug Vinje, Sr manager Sustainability Sweden, Coca-Cola European Partners
“Sustainability is high on the agenda throughout the Coca-Cola system. We have achieved good results and set ambitious goals for our Swedish operation. Via the Haga Initiative we can learn from leading companies and influence others to work actively to reduce their environmental impact”.
Sr. manager Sustainability Sweden