Coca‑Cola HBC supports and promotes sustainable plants and warehouses; we’re always looking to introduce innovative processes and solutions.

Coca‑Cola HBC is committed to developing its business sustainably and to respecting the environment. This means we support sustainable plants and warehouses and focus on developing innovative processes and solutions for our products and processes.

Innovation for a clean, renewable energy supply

From 2010, we have consistently reduced our carbon emissions and water consumption per litre of soft drink produced. We look to reduce our carbon emissions and explore all available green energy technologies. 

Natural mineral water technologies

We’re focused on developing solutions that will make the cleaning and sanitation of our water systems more effective, so preventing possible quality issues.

Our innovations include a pigging technology that allows us to combine mechanical and chemical cleaning of single pipelines; testing new disinfectants not only in the laboratory but also at an industrial scale, and evaluating cognitive tools which are likely to support root cause analysis in the context of quality deviation.

Use of aseptic and ultra clean technologies

Before they reach our consumers, fruit juices, isotonic beverages, and teas are packed while cold, with the use of aseptic technologies, or hot, using hot fill technologies.

Aseptic (APET), hot fill (HF) and ultra-clean processes eliminate the microorganisms that threaten both product quality and consumer safety.

With 15 APET lines operational in Europe and Russia, and one HF line in Nigeria, we provide our consumers a large variety of juices, teas and isotonic drinks. Our flavored water is produced in two ultra-clean lines that have been installed in Austria and Russia.

Piloting new solutions: first in the world to introduce pulpy aseptic line

Our Ploesti plant in Romania has the first APET line in the world that can produce pulpy juices with fruit bits. As this product range has been exceptionally successful, another APET pulpy line has been installed in 2015 in the Orel plant, in Russia.

Innovation on reducing water and energy consumption 

Our Networks for Excellence dedicated to reducing water and energy consumption have developed 15 best practices in water usage reduction and 18 solutions for energy usage reduction. All these solutions are under implementation in all the Coca‑Cola HBC plants.