Towards sustainability

Sustainable development is about meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Today, we are all still far from achieving this. Issues like climate change and water scarcity are growing increasingly urgent. Everyone must play our part to help solve these issues. The private sector has a particularly important role, offering innovation, investment and business expertise. By working together with government bodies, NGOs and communities, businesses can help tackle the challenges facing us all.

 At Coca-Cola HBC Croatia, we aim to contribute to sustainable development. Since 2002, we have worked to reduce our environmental impacts and invest in our communities. We work in partnerships, helping to protect local watersheds, increase recycling and promote healthy active lifestyles, for example Our Beautiful Sava project, Bistra Bike Tour, etc. We are also working to minimise the environmental impacts of our own operations.

This is not altruism; it benefits our business, too. By reducing the environmental impacts of our own operations -- the amount of water, energy and packaging used to produce each beverage, for example – we are making our business more efficient. This reduces our costs in the short term, as well as risks to our long-term business growth.

Through our sustainability initiatives, we are unleashing our own capacity for innovation. Our programmes are earning us a reputation for leadership and our employees tell us that they are proud to work at Coca-Cola HBC Croatia.

The first Integrated Report highlights the most material issues, activities and results of 2012, and tracks the measurable progress the company has made across a range of financial, economic, social and environmental indicators.
Social Responisbility Report 2011

Coca-Cola Hellenic Group reaffirms its commitment to sustainable manufacturing across the 28 countries in which it operates. The company published its ninth Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlighting the measurable progress it has made in a range of environmental indicators to conserve some of the planet’s most precious resources.

To meet growing interest in consumer health, we are continuously increasing our range while producing the same high-quality beverages that our customers and consumers expect of us.

> Marketplace

> High-quality beverages

> Consumer health

> Customers

> Working with our suppliers

We aim to minimise the impacts of our business on the natural environment. As part of doing so, we implement the internationally recognised environmental management system ISO 14001 and are working towards full certification across our business. In Croatia we first achieved ISO14001 in 1996 and have maintained it ever since.

> Environment
> Water stewardship
> Energy and climate protection
> Packaging and recycling
We employ approximately 700 people in our three bottling plants and other operations in Croatia.

> Workplace
> Developing our employees
> A fair workplace
> Health and safety
In every community in which we operate, we aim to be a good neighbour, contributing to the quality of life. We bring economic benefits through our core business activities while also supporting community investment programmes.

> Community
> Creating economic value
> Community investment
> Water and environment protection
> Sport and physical activity
> Youth development
> Disaster relief and recovery
> Community development