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Thursday 19 April, 2012

CCE Sets Carbon Reduction Plans with Key Suppliers at Annual Summit and Recognizes Outstanding Supplier Performance

On 18 April, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) held its third annual Supplier Sustainability Summit and Awards Ceremony, bringing together our key suppliers to discuss collaboration on sustainability issues across our supply chain.

The Sustainability Summit brought CCE together with more than 100 suppliers to focus on reducing the carbon footprint of the drink in your hand by a third and help deliver against CCE's Sustainability Plan. As part of its 'Carbon Challenge,' all CCE suppliers will implement a carbon measurement and management plan. During the Summit, participants heard from sustainability experts from the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, International Business Leaders Forum and Ashridge Business School.

The Summit was followed by a ceremony, where Chairman and CEO, John Brock, and European Group President, Hubert Patricot, presented 2012 Supplier Awards to Ball Packaging (Supplier of the Year), Krones (Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Supplier) and Klimasan (Most Improved Supplier).


"Our vision is to become a low-carbon, zero-waste business while inspiring a more sustainable tomorrow. To do this, we must look beyond minimizing our own impact and towards collaboration with our suppliers across our value chain," said Stephen Moorhouse, general manager and vice president, supply chain. "Recognizing outstanding performance and exploring innovative ways of working together at the Summit will collectively move us towards a future where we can grow our businesses, but not our carbon footprints."


Over 120 supplier representatives attended the Summit and Awards Ceremony, which was held in London, representing over 55 of CCE's key suppliers. It included panel discussions on climate-related issues and the implications for global supply chains, and a series of workshops focused on delivering a low carbon 2012 Olympic Games, achieving carbon reductions across the value chain and designing a low-carbon future.

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