International leadership

At international level, we support business leadership platforms that promote corporate responsibility and sustainable development, and we support and develop these at national level. These include:

UN Global Compact

UN Global CompactThe United Nations (UN) Global Compact is the largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative in the world.

Coca-Cola HBC has participated in implementing its ten universal principles which encourage responsible business practices in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

  • Caring for Climate - Coca-Cola Hellenic was a founding signatory of the world’s largest business coalition tackling climate change. Global Compact’s leadership platforms
  • CEO Water Mandate - Coca-Cola Hellenic has actively supported this unique public-private partnership that addresses water scarcity and sanitation.
  • Notable Reporter - Coca-Cola Hellenic has been recognized as a Notable Reporter for each of its sustainability reports since 2005.
  • Local networks around the world are helping to bring the Global Compact to life in different cultural contexts.

We also participate in other international platforms, including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, European Alliance for CSR, and are an organizational stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative.

We are honored to be recognized for our sustainability progress. For example:

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Dow Jones Sustainability IndexesCoca-Cola HBC was first included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes in 2008. With the listing, the company’s leading role in this field was rewarded. We of Coca-Cola HBC Austria are working hard to keep our company on this level. Coca-Cola HBC is listed on

  • the DJSI World Index – it lists the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies worldwide based on economic, ecological and social criteria. In 2015, Coca-Cola ranked beverage industry best with 87%. This was 34 points higher than the industry average. The Group was ranked industry best in eight criteria: code of business conduct / compliance / anti-corruption, environmental policy, packaging, raw materials sourcing, human capital development, health & nutrition, social reporting and talent attraction & retention.
  • the Dow Jones Sustainability Stoxx Index – it lists the top 20 percent of the 500 largest European companies in the field of sustainability.

In 2012, Coca-Cola Hellenic received top scores in customer relationship management (94%), health and nutrition (84%), environmental policy/management systems (93%), climate strategy (93%), environmental reporting (88%), packaging (100%), social reporting (86%) and attraction and retention of talents (68%) in the beverage sector of the DJSI Europe Index.

FTSE4Good Index

FTSE4Good IndexOur company has also been listed on the FTSE4Good Index since 2002 and has maintained this position despite the criteria becoming more demanding every year. Coca-Cola HBC received a score of 4.8 out of 5 from the FTSE4Good analysts. That means that the company belongs to the top 2 percent in its supersector.

We support the 2°C Challenge Communiqué

The 2°C Challenge Communiqué is the fifth in a series of climate Communiqués originally developed by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (CLG). Its purpose is to call on all world leaders for a successful transition to green growth and a climate resilient economy. We endorse the message and we aim to achieve a low-carbon business. Read more

The 2°C Challenge CommuniquéCoca-Cola HBC has supported the entire series of climate Communiqués since 2007. In 2011, we signed the 2°C Challenge Communiqué and we support the message for an "ambitious, robust and equitable global deal on climate change".  



ECPI rating 2011

Coca-Cola Hellenic is a constituent of the ECPI Indices for 2011ECPI is a leading Rating and Index company dedicated to ESG Research (Environmental, Social and Governance) since 1997. Coca-Cola HBC is a constituent of the ECPI Indices for 2011.


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