News & Events
Thursday 10 September, 2015
Our first ever listing on Dow Jones Sustainability Index
For the first time, we have been listed in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), published today. This move recognizes the considerable investment and progress of our 10-year sustainability journey, as well as the significant milestones we have reached over the past 12 months.
What is the Dow Jones Sustainability Index?
The DJSI, reviewed annually by the S&P Dow Jones Index Committee and RobecoSAM, is a global index which tracks the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies. It is based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental and social factors. Companies are only listed in the annual ranking if they are best in class within their industry for sustainability.
In total, 3,400 companies were evaluated for inclusion in the index, with just three beverage companies being named to the DJSI World Index.
A decade of sustainability leadership
This new nomination reflects the solid progress we’ve made over the past decade, and follows the release of our revised sustainability commitments in June, as part of our 10th Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report.
“This listing is the result of placing sustainability at the heart of our business. We consider the sustainability impacts of every decision we make and work hard to take a leadership position in the soft drinks industry. We’ve set ambitious goals and will continue to push ourselves to reach our 2020 targets. The insight gained from DJSI’s analysis of CCE will prove invaluable, helping us to better understand the business value of sustainability initiatives” said John F. Brock, our Chairman and CEO.
Joe Franses, our Director for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability comments: “When we launched our Sustainability Plan in 2011, we set targets that would really stretch us and we’re proud our performance so far has been recognized in the 2015 DJSI. We’ve passed some major milestones, including a 29 per cent reduction in our operational carbon footprint and a 17 per cent reduction in our water usage, and believe this is a result of close collaboration with our stakeholders and supply chain.”
For additional information on the DJSI, please visit: http://www.sustainability-indices.com/
For more details on our progress in 2014 and new commitments, please read our Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability report.