We endeavor to conduct our business activities in a socially responsible way and to maintain high-quality of our beverages , at the same time minimizing our environmental footprint and bring benefits to our employees, clients, consumers and local communities.
KEY DIFFERENCE AWARD
Coca-Cola HBC Croatia has received the award as an employer with the best practices for achieving and encouraging diversity in the workplace, because the company has been recognized for systematical approach to combating discrimination and promoting equality over the last decade.
It is a special award granted by the Government's Office for Human Rights for the systematic approach in combating discrimination and promoting equality. The award was presented as part of the project of "Promoting diversity in the Croatian labor market" which, apart from the Office for Human Rights, also includes the Association for support and education of mobbing victims and the Institute for Labor Market Development. It is a part of a project of "Promoting diversity in the Croatian labor market" funded by the European Commission in the framework of the European Union Employment and Social Solidarity Program. Its aim is to financially support the achievement of the objectives of the European Union in employment, social solidarity and equal opportunities and contribute to achieving the objectives of the European strategy for 2020 in these areas.
PHOTO CAPTION: Marijana Đuzel,Tanya Šplajt-Brainović, Ankica Paun i Snježana Bahtijari
CSR INDEX AWARD
Coca-Cola HBC Croatia received at a gathering on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development a CSR Index Award for socially responsible business practices in the large companies category. This is the third time that the company receives such an important award.
The CSR Index is a system to evaluate responsible business practices in Croatian companies, but also an award which is jointly presented by the Croatian Chamber of Economy and the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development once a year in the categories small, medium-sized and large companies. The CSR Index was modeled after similar global indexes and it establishes a number of criteria for assessment in six basic areas: economic sustainability, CSR inclusion in business strategies, work environment, environmental protection, market relations and relations with the community.
The company regularly reports on its socially responsible business practices through sustainability reports, for which it received top marks by an independent committee of the Governing Council of the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development in 2009 and 2011.
Mircea Draja, General Manager and Boska Trbojevic, Public Affairs and Communications Manager of
Coca-Cola HBC Croatia receive an award by Milorad Batinic, Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
DR. IVAN SRETER AWARD
The Language Manual of Coca-Cola HBC Croatia and the four-member project team which compiled it have won a special Dr. Ivan Sreter Foundation award for promoting Croatian language culture and Croatian language in business communication, which it received from the renowned journal Jezik, the oldest linguistic journal in Croatia.
The awards for compiling this contemporary manual for business Croatian, which has attracted great interest by the business community, the media, institutions on all levels and the general public since its release in October last year, were presented to Coca-Cola HBC Croatia and members of the project team within the framework of the traditional presentation of the Dr. Ivan Sreter Foundation awards, which are presented for newly coined Croatian words.
The Language Manual was compiled by Lana Hudecek, scientific advisor at the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Maja Matkovic, long-time head of proofreaders and editors at Vecernji list, and Igor Cutuk, public relations supervisor at Coca-Cola HBC Croatia, who led the Business Communication Culture project over the past three years. The project director was Boska Trbojevic, a member of Coca-Cola HBC Croatia Lead Team.
Prof. dr. sc. Sanda Ham, editor in chief of the Jezik journal
GOLDEN INDEX AWARD
At an award ceremony for the Zlatni Indeks award (Golden Index), which is presented by student associations of the University of Zagreb, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia received an award for best practices and an award for the best image in the perception of students in the large private companies category, as well as a Grand Prix.
Other companies which were extensively involved in academic life and increased the quality of studying in 2011 in the opinion of a student committee also received awards. The companies did so by granting scholarships, investing in student associations and projects, organizing projects in which students were involved and by making possible on-the-job trainings and project participation.
The Zlatni indeks project was launched by the University of Zagreb last year by a development and cooperation group of the student association eSTUDENT. It is a project in which companies which have contributed to a better student life, education and professional training are presented with this unique award.
This year, a total of 18 awards were presented in six categories, as well as special jury awards and a Grand Prix for companies which won in several categories. Special jury awards went to the companies Adacta, Hrvatske željeznice and Pliva, while the Grand Prix for large private companies went to Coca-Cola HBC Croatia. INA won a Grand Prix as a large public company, while Henkel and Euro-unit shared a Grand Prix for small and medium-sized companies.
Dino Krcar from the eSTUDENT association with Tanya Šplajt-Brainović,
Coca-Cola HBC Croatia Human Resources Manager and her team
Bike to Work wins PR News’ magazine CSR PR Award
The project Bike to Work, launched in a public-private partnership between Coca-Cola HBC Croatia and Moj bicikl Association, is among finalists for the annual corporate social responsibility PR Award presented by the American magazine PR news.
Coca-Cola HBC Croatia is among the four finalists in the category Employee Relations. According to the organizer, this year’s competition was extremely strong, so being among the finalists is already a great accomplishment. All the finalists received their awards at the ceremony which took place in Washington on March 8, 2011.
The company launched the project Bike to Work in order to encourage its employees to enjoy a more active lifestyle and ride bicycles as often as they can. At the center of the project were unique Bistra bikes which Coca-Cola HBC Croatia presented to its employees to use them free of charge either to commute to work or for recreational purposes.
Cycling does not create either air pollution or noise and riding a bike for half an hour a day is enough to satisfy the daily need of the human body for physical activity. It is also a healthy and an inexpensive way to commute in urban areas. Coca-Cola HBC Croatia therefore promotes the use of bikes for commuting among its employees. So far the company got more than 60 bicycles for its employees in different parts of Croatia.
After winning the European Excellence Award for the project Our Beautiful Sava in 2009, Coca-Cola HBC now has a second CSR project which has won international recognition.
Coca-Cola HBC Croatia wins another CSR Index Award
Coca-Cola HBC Croatia won its second CSR Index Award in recognition of its corporate social responsibility practices in Croatia. This prestigious award was presented on February 28, 2011 at the National and University Library of Zagreb, during the annual “Zlatna kuna” award ceremony, organized by the Croatian Chamber of Economy and the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development
Jakša Barbić, a Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Coca-Cola HBC Croatia, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the same ceremony. He introduced company law into the Croatian legal system.
CSR Index refers to a methodology which aims to assess CSR practices used by Croatian companies. It was designed in line with similar methodologies used around the world and it defines a number criteria to assess corporate practices in six main areas: economic sustainability, implementing corporate social responsibility in business strategies, working environment, environmental protection, market relations and relations with the local community.
Coca-Cola HBC Croatia received its first CSR Index Award in 2008 for its sustained efforts in the field of corporate social responsibility.
Lijepa naša Sava
In December 2009, the corporate social responsibility project Our Beautiful Sava won the European Excellence Award for the best campaign in the South East Europe
The project was launched by Coca-Cola HBC Croatia in cooperation with the Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management, the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, and the International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC), and with the support of Coca-Cola Adria for the Alpine and Adriatic region. “Our Beautiful Sava” was carried out by the communications consultancy Mmd Croatia, which also coordinated all the activities.
There were 1,250 applications for the European Excellence Award in 2009 and the project Our Beautiful Sava was nominated in the regional category South-East Europe (Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina). Five applications were shortlisted in each of the 56 categories, covering a wide range of communication disciplines and corporate tools, as well as various industries and national markets across Europe.
The awards ceremony, hosted by the international special-interest magazine Communications Director, was first organized in 2007. The European Excellence Awards honor outstanding PR and communication achievements in across Europe.
Our Beautiful Sava is a large-scale project which involved various institutions on all levels, from the Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management, the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, and the International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC) on the national level to city municipalities of Sisak, Slavonski Brod and Županja, tourist boards and city museums of Zagreb, Sisak, Slavonski Brod and Županja on the local level. All of them had a common goal - to protect and promote the River Sava.
One of Top 5 Employer Partners
In 2008, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia was one of Top 5 Employer Partners, as pronounced by Selectio Group, the biggest recruitment company in Croatia and the owner of the most popular recruitment website in the Country. Coca-Cola HBC Croatia was ranked among Top 5 based on an extensive research project that was carried out by Selectio Group.
The best employers were evaluated based on the total number of points awarded through a predefined awarding system which assessed 41 different HR management processes – from strategy, recruitment and selection to work routines, motivation and rewarding, as well as training and development and relationships with employee. Coca–Cola HBC Croatia was pronounced one of the Top 5 first-choice employers and the best employer in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) category.
Prior to the announcement of Top 5 Employer Partners in 2008, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia renewed its Employer Partner Certificate with the highest score for the third year in a row.
In 2008, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia won the CSR Index Award, presented by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development.
“CSR Index” is a project launched in 2006, and it aims to provide a good insight into CSR practices of the most successful small, medium-sized and large Croatian companies, according to the criteria provided by “Zlatna kuna” (business excellence awards presented by the Croatian Chamber of Economy).
“CSR Index” is a methodology which enables Croatian companies to assess their CSR practices and compare them with other companies. It defines criteria to assess corporate practices in six main areas: economic sustainability, implementing corporate social responsibility in business strategies, working environment, environmental protection, market relations and relations with the local community.
a number criteria to assess corporate practices in six main areas: economic sustainability, implementing corporate social responsibility in business strategies, working environment, environmental protection, market relations and relations with the local community.
Out of 1.364 Croatian companies that were invited to participate, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia was one of seven companies in Croatia which had a total CSR score of over 75%. The company, therefore, won recognition as the leaders in corporate social responsibility in Croatia.
“Volunteer of the Year” Award
In 2008 Coca-Cola HBC Croatia won the “Volunteer of the Year” Award” for its outstanding contribution to the community. The company was awarded in the category “Contribution of the Business Sector to the Development of Volunteering”
The award was presented by the Volunteering center “Osijek”. It recognizes the long-term company commitment to the development of volunteering, its support to social projects and donations made in Osijek-Baranja County and the rest of Croatia.
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