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Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners awarded position on CDP 2017 A List

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Today, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has been identified as a global leader in corporate sustainability and awarded a position on this year’s CDP A List for climate and water.

CDP publishes A-D scores across climate, water and forests for over 3,000 major corporates, with the leaders celebrated on the prestigious A List. Thousands of companies submit annual environmental disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology.

The 2017 A List is comprised of just 156 global companies and has been produced at the request of 827 investors with assets of over US$100 trillion. CCEP is one of only 25 companies to score an A for both climate and water. This achievement is in recognition of its actions in the last reporting year to manage environmental risks, cut carbon emissions and enhance water stewardship.

Joe Franses, VP of Sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners, said: “We’ve undoubtedly made tremendous progress on our sustainability journey since we formed in 2016, and being recognised as one of the world’s leading businesses in responding to the global challenge of climate change is something we’re proud of.

“I’m incredibly grateful for all the hard work that has already taken place across our entire business. This is a strong foundation to build on when we launch our new plan later this year, and set new standards for sustainability.”

This position on the CDP list follows CCEP’s inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices in September this year.

CDP’s Executive Chair Paul Dickinson said: “Congratulations to all the companies that made it onto the A List this year. It’s inspiring to see so many taking bold action to mitigate environmental risks and grasp the opportunities that come with the transition to a sustainable economy. These companies are driving the transition as we approach a tipping point on environmental action”.

CDP is a non-profit global environmental disclosure platform. The A List and full company scores are available on CDP’s website:


About Coca-Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola European Partners is a leading consumer packaged goods company in Europe, producing, distributing and marketing an extensive range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net sales. Coca-Cola European Partners serves a consumer population of over 300 million across Western Europe, including Andorra, Belgium, continental France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam, the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext London and on the Spanish stock exchanges, and trades under the symbol CCE. For more information about Coca-Cola European Partners, please visit and follow CCEP on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

About CDP

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Please visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.

Note to editors
The methodology and criteria for the A List are available on CDP’s website.

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