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Coca-Cola Hellenic (ATH:EEEK) publishes 2007 Social Responsibility Report

Published 05-26-08

Issued by Coca-Cola HBC

Summary

The company has detailed advances toward sustainable development goals in its 2007 report covering all 28 countries in which it operates

Report Highlights

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Coca-Cola Hellenic, one of the world’s leading providers of non-alcoholic beverages, has detailed advances toward sustainable development goals in its 2007 Social Responsibility Report covering all 28 countries in which it operates. The full report is available at: www.coca-colahellenic.com

A major initiative in 2007 was the decision to construct a further 15 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants, following the successful introduction of one in Hungary a year earlier. When fully operational in two years, each of the plants will reduce CO2 emissions from 15 beverage production facilities by more than 40% each. The overall reduction in CO2 emissions from all 80 of the Company’s production facilities will be 20%. European Union Vice President, Günter Verheugen, said of the project, that it ‘…demonstrates how innovation is not just a driver of economic competitiveness, but can also underpin business contribution to wider societal goals,...’.

Coca-Cola Hellenic reports that 50% of its packaging in the European Union, and 37% over all territories, is recovered, recycled or refilled. Water efficiency has been improved by 19% and energy efficiency in plants by 27% per litre of beverage produced since 2002. As of 2008, Coca-Cola Hellenic will purchase coolers which are 20% more energy efficient than previous models.

The average calorie content of its beverages has decreased by 19% in the last six years. Guideline daily amount (GDA) labels were introduced on beverage packages in 2007, to inform consumers on calorie and nutrient content.

Following major wildfires in Greece, drought in Romania and flooding in Slovenia and Bulgaria, the Company provided around 600,000 litres of safe drinking water and contributed substantial funding for recovery programmes.

Feedback can be sent to social.responsibility@cchellenic.com and printed copies can be ordered on line.

Coca-Cola Hellenic was recognized through several employer awards in 2007, including for its operation in Serbia, Poland, Hungary, Italy and the Czech Republic.

Coca-Cola Hellenic is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca-Cola Company and has operations in 28 countries serving a population of 550 million people.

Coca-Cola HBC

Coca-Cola HBC

Coca-Cola HBC is the second-largest bottler of the brands of The Coca-Cola Company in terms of volume with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 585 million people. Coca-Cola HBC offers a diverse range of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca-Cola HBC is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting its business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local communities.

 

Coca-Cola HBC has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCH) and its shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). Coca-Cola HBC’s American depositary shares (ADSs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca-Cola HBC is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit www.coca-colahellenic.com.

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