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Coca-Cola European Partners - Carbon Trust Standard for Water

Coca-Cola European Partners was one of the first four organisations to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Water, helping to pilot the methodology.  This made them the first in their industry to obtain independent certification that they are taking action to measure, manage and reduce water use year on year.

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Coca-Cola European Partners was one of the first four organisations to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Water, helping to pilot the methodology.  This made them the first in their industry to obtain independent certification that they are taking action to measure, manage and reduce water use year on year.

Coca-Cola European Partners is using less water by becoming more water-efficient through a range of efficiency programs, new technologies and the commitment of its employees. The company's factories in France and Great Britain are the most water-efficient Coca-Cola production plants in the world.


The company has made major changes to specific elements of its manufacturing process, including using dry and semi-dry lubricants to move cans and PET bottles along production lines, employing air (rather than water) rinsers to rinse bottles and cans before they are filled, using recycle and reclaim loops that recover any water used for further cleaning processes and harvesting rainwater which is then used for washing vehicles and for flushing staff toilets.


Coca-Cola European Partners ensures that 100% of its wastewater is treated and returned to the environment at standards supporting aquatic life, and of its 17 manufacturing sites have environmental management systems, certified to ISO 14001, which help the company to manage its wastewater.


The company is looking at its water impact upstream and downstream of its value chain. It is committed to protecting its water sources and in 2012 the company developed and/or updated source water protection plans at each of its 17 manufacturing sites - based on initial source water vulnerability assessments.


The company is also working on replenishing the water it uses in its beverages. In 2012, it started working in partnership with WWF UK, the Coca-Cola Company, the North West Kent Countryside Partnership and the Norfolk Rivers Trust to improve the local river habitat of the River Nar (Norfolk), and is working with local farmers to enhance local land management practices.

Joe Franses, Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, CCE is awarded the Carbon Trust Water Standard

Joe Franses, Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners, is awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Water.

Water is fundamental to our business and our communities. To be a sustainability leader, we recognize that we must fully understand our impact beyond carbon. By measuring and managing our water impact within our operations as well as across our value chain, we can address longer-term water scarcity issues. This certification recognizes the progress we have made towards becoming a water-sustainable operation.

John Brock, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners

Joe Franses, Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners, speaks about how they have managed to measure, manage and reduce their water use in the video below:

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