Energy and Climate Change
We will reduce the carbon footprint of the drink in your hand by a third by delivering carbon reductions throughout our value chain by 2020.
Climate change is one of the most serious and complex global challenges facing the world. It is also one of the most significant risks to our business. We believe that it is in the best interests of the business community to take an active and leading role in using low-carbon technologies, increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions across all of our operations: manufacture, distribution and refrigeration.
In 2015, we invested £66 million in new production lines and equipment. Every month we monitor our energy performance at our six manufacturing sites in our drive to continually reduce the energy we use. For the third year in a row in 2015, we received the Carbon Trust Standard certification for carbon management across all our manufacturing operations..
We are also working hard to make our distribution network as efficient as possible through backhauling in partnership with customers and working with a number of industry groups and stakeholders in order to benchmark and further our progress on low-carbon vehicles and fuels.
Our customers operate more than 172,000 pieces of cold drinks equipment including coolers, vending machines and fountains. This equipment is the largest source of carbon emissions from our core business so we continue to invest and explore new solutions to reduce it.