Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) took the plaudits at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Community Partnership Awards for commitment to sustainable packaging and carbon reduction.
CCE was presented with the gold award in the Environmental Leadership category for its initiative to ‘Reduce the carbon footprint of the drink in your hand by a third by 2020’.
FDF said it recognised “genuine industry leadership shown by CCE in the key areas of sustainable packaging and carbon reduction”. This year the company opened a major reprocessing plant in Lincolnshire, above, in partnership with Eco Plastics.
The company was also praised for its efforts to inspire and lead change at every stage of the value chain, as part of its ‘Deliver for Today; Inspire for Tomorrow’ sustainability plan.
FDF Director of Communications, Terry Jones said:The food and drink sector is full of great examples of how businesses can be both successful and responsible. This year’s winners are an inspiration to all businesses, both in and out of the food chain, and show not only what can be achieved when companies are committed to making a positive difference, but also why our sector is a such great place to be.”