Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, supporting the Paris Climate Agreement 

We measure the carbon footprint both of our core business operations (our manufacturing, distribution and cold drinks equipment) and of our wider value chain including our ingredients and packaging. We work within our own operations, as well as with our suppliers and customers to reduce their carbon footprint.

We are committed to reducing the impact that our business has across our value chain – from the sourcing of our ingredients, the production of our products, through to their eventual disposal. The majority of our carbon impact lies beyond our direct control.. Collaborating with our suppliers, customers, consumers, and other stakeholders therefore will be critical in reducing our carbon impact.

Renewable and low-carbon energy 

Electricity and gas use accounts for 92.9 percent of the total energy used in our manufacturing and distribution sites. In 2016, 75 percent of our purchased electricity came from renewable sources, and we are aiming to switch the remainder of our purchased electricity contracts to renewable sources by 2020.

In addition to changing our energy purchasing strategy, we are also investing in renewable and low-carbon energy projects at our own manufacturing operations. For example, solar photovoltaic panels on our sites generated more than 311 MWh of electricity in 2016.