Coca-Cola HBC AG listed as a world-leader in sustainability by Dow Jones indexes for sixth consecutive time
Zug, Switzerland, 13 September 2013 - Coca-Cola HBC AG (Coca-Cola HBC), one of the world’s largest bottlers of products of The Coca-Cola Company, has been included in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for the sixth consecutive time.
The company is listed 1st in Europe and 2nd in the world ranking beverage companies in sustainability.
Dimitris Lois, Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola HBC, said: “Listing in the DJSI for the sixth year in a row demonstrates how important sustainability is to Coca-Cola HBC. It is an integral part of our strategy that plays a critical role in adding value to all our stakeholders. The overall improvement in our scores is testament to our determination to constantly seek higher standards of excellence.”
The two Dow Jones indexes assess 2,500 of the world’s largest companies (measured by free-floating market capitalisation) based on an analysis of their economic, environmental and social performance. Following an evaluation of a range of general and industry-specific issues only the top 10% are accepted for inclusion.
The overall score for Coca-Cola Hellenic in 2013 was 81%, 2points up from last year. In the DJSI Europe Index, Coca-Cola HBC achieved top scores in the beverage sector in Environment Policy/Management System (100%), Social Reporting (86%) and Supply Chain Management (83%).
In its continuing pursuit of its sustainability goals, Coca-Cola HBC has a long-standing commitment to the UN Global Compact, has consistently been listed in the FTSE4Good Index since 2000, and engages in partnerships with more than 200 stakeholder organizations at local, national and international levels.
About Coca-Cola HBC Group
Coca-Cola HBC is the second-largest bottler of products of The Coca-Cola Company in terms of volume with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 581 million people. Coca-Cola HBC offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca-Cola HBC is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting its business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local communities.
Coca-Cola HBC has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCH) and its shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). Coca-Cola HBC’s American depositary shares (ADSs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca-Cola HBC is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahellenic.com/.