We endeavour to conduct our business responsibly, producing consistently high-quality beverages, minimising our environmental footprint and bringing benefit to our employees, costumers and local communities. In Austria, we are honoured to have received the following recognition for our work.
European Water Stewardship Gold Level Certification for Coca-Cola HBC in Edelstal
Great success for Coca-Cola HBC Austria: As one of the first CCHBC Group factories, the production and logistics center in Edelstal has been awarded the European Water Stewardship (EWS) Gold Level Certification. This is an award for the center’s sustainable efforts and initiatives for the conservation of water as a resource. The EWS system helps to integrate the goals of the EU Water Framework Directive on a business level and to evaluate, improve, maintain and communicate the sustainable use of water and the protection of ecosystems.
The fulfillment of requirements was checked on site by independent bodies. The standard requires specific criteria for spring protection, water quality but also effluent disposal that go beyond the limits of the business.
We regard this award as an acknowledgement for our years of permanent initiatives in the field of sustainability. Naturally, this certification involves the obligation to protect the resource of water, to continuously reduce our water consumption and to recycle our process water as far as possible.
The successful re-certification took place in 2015.
Römerquelle again awarded GREEN BRANDS Austria seal
Coca-Cola HBC Austria's and Römerquelle's commitment to protecting the environment was again acknowledged by the jury of the GREEN BRANDS organization after first winning the seal in 2012 and 2014.
The award honors brands that shoulder great responsibility for our environment through ecologically sustainable (production) measures. The successful re-validation by GREEN BRANDS Austria 2016/2017 makes Römerquelle the first brand to confirm its distinction, earning the right to use the seal with a star in the upcoming period.
Protecting the environment has always been a priority for Coca-Cola HBC Austria and Römerquelle. Sustainability and the careful use of our resources are an integral part of our corporate philosophy.
Römerquelle has been proudly carrying the Austrian Ecolabel for more than 20 years – since 2015, the 0.33l deposit bottles for the hospitality sector for Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola light, Coca-Cola zero, Coca-Cola life, Fanta, Sprite and Mezzomix also carry this label.
Coca-Cola HBC Austria was pleased to be accepted as an official member of the United Nations Global Compact on March 8th 2006. Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact brings business together with UN agencies, labour, civil society and governments to advance ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
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