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and/or estimations for the legacy businesses, including time periods prior to the Merger. 2010 has been selected as the baseline year for the majority of our targets as this was the year we could reasonably source data for all three merging entities. More details can be found on the downloadable 2018 Methodology Document.

This is Forward, our sustainability action plan underpins CCEPs business strategy. In 2018, for the first time, we decided to release our 2018 Integrated Report, with progress on our sustainability commitments disclosed alongside our financial performance.

CCEP was formed on 28 May 2016 through the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Coca-Cola Iberian Partners (CCIP), and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke (CCEG).

This report contains a full year of data from 1 January, 2018 to 31 December, 2018 for our business operations covering 13 Western European territories (Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden) and our office in Bulgaria. Also included are illustrative case studies and business activities from 2019. 

Historical and baseline data has been calculated using historical data

Reporting Structure

The sustainability section of the website also includes a download centre where you can find a comprehensive collection of our sustainability disclosures and datasheets.  

Recognising that we have a broad range of stakeholders, we believe that this new reporting structure will make it easier for our readers to locate the information that matters most to them.

Taken together, the 2018 Integrated Report and the online sustainability section on CCEP.com constitute our “2018 Sustainability Stakeholder Report”. We continue to listen to feedback from our broad range of stakeholders, including employees, customers, consumers, suppliers, shareowners, governments, and NGOs, to ensure our progress on key sustainability issues meets their expectations.

 

Reporting Boundaries and Standards

The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles for defining report content and report quality, and is in accordance with the GRI Standards at Core level. The carbon footprint data of our core business operations, and this report, has been assured by DNV GL.

The report also serves as our Communication on Progress (COP) for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and our COP-Water, part of our endorsement of the UNGC CEO Water Mandate.

In accordance with the precautionary principle, sustainability is taken into account in the development process for any major project, product or new investment, and is built into our annual and long-range business planning processes. Progress against our sustainability commitments and targets will be reported each year.

At CCEP, we have taken a value-chain approach in considering our most significant impacts. To this end, where stated, our value-chain data goes beyond our own operations. For our own operations, unless otherwise indicated, data in this report covers all undertakings (production, sales/distribution, combined sales/production facilities, administrative offices and fleet) owned or controlled by CCEP, including our shared-service centre in Bulgaria.

Our carbon footprint is calculated in accordance with the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol and we use an operational consolidation approach to determine organisational boundaries. The water use data in this report refers to our production facilities, where operational consumption is greatest. All financial data in this report is in euros, unless otherwise stated.

 

Country Reports

A datasheet for each of the countries where we operate is available in our download centre. In addition, some of our countries provide local information on how CCEP’s sustainability commitments are being brought to life in our communities. These can be found online at each of the following websites:

The Coca-Cola Company Reporting

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) provides many sources of sustainability information for The Coca-Cola system. In particular, its website, www.coca-colacompany.com, contains corporate codes and policies which inform CCEP’s own approach to sustainability. Its 2018 Business and Sustainability Report, which contains a summary of The Coca-Cola system’s global sustainability work, can be downloaded from: www.coca-colacompany.com/sustainability.