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Wednesday 06 February, 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners awarded position on CDP 2018 A List


Coca-Cola European Partners recognised as global sustainability leader by CDP

  • CCEP awarded a position on the 2018 CDP A List for Climate Change and Water Security
  • One of only 19 companies to score an A for both climate and water
  • Named on CDP’s Supplier Engagement leader board

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has been identified as a global leader on environmental performance and awarded a position on the 2018 CDP A List for Climate Change and Water Security, and Supplier Engagement leader board.

CDP publishes A to D- scores on major companies acting on climate change, water security and deforestation, with the leaders celebrated on the prestigious A List. In 2018, more than 7,000 companies disclosed through CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology – only 2% of those companies make the CDP A List.

This is the third consecutive year CCEP has achieved A List scores, and is one of only 19 companies to be awarded an A for both climate and water in 2018. This achievement is in recognition of its actions to manage environmental risks; cut carbon emissions; enhance water stewardship; and demonstrate best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.

CDP has also announced its Supplier Engagement leader board, comprising those companies from around the world that have been specifically recognised for their efforts and actions to manage carbon emissions and address climate-related issues across their supply chains. Of over 5,000 companies assessed, CCEP was among the 3% awarded a place on the leader board.

Joe Franses, VP of Sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners, said: “We are continuously looking to drive change, and deliver business growth in a responsible and sustainable way. Being recognised by CDP as one of the world’s leaders in sustainable businesses practices, is something we are very proud of.

“Reporting standards show no sign of standing still due to the rising urgency of global environmental challenges and this result is even more significant as CDP updated its scoring methodology in 2018. This clearly demonstrates the progress we are making to deliver our sustainability goals, and challenge ourselves as a business to stretch our targets.

“We have a huge responsibility to ensure we are adapting to the pace of change and continually improve the sustainability of our entire operations. There is a long road to travel but I’m confident that we will achieve our goals.”

The climate change and water security A Lists are published by CDP each year alongside a similar list for leadership on tackling deforestation. The full list of companies that made this year’s CDP Climate Change and Water Security A Lists are available here, along with all other public company scores: 

More information on CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2019, “Cascading commitments: Driving upstream action through supply chain engagement” including the full Supplier Engagement leader board can be found here.


ABOUT Coca-Cola European Partners
Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCEP) is a leading consumer goods company in Europe, selling, making and distributing an extensive range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue. 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 CCEP. For more information about CCEP, please visit our website at and follow CCEP on TwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

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$87 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 7,000 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2018. This is in addition to the over 750 cities, 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. Visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.

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