Environmental overview

Minimising our environmental impact across the whole value chain is a core target for us. We’ve been setting annual improvement targets since 2004 and are working towards ambitious 2020 goals.

Our aim is to continuously reduce the direct impacts of our operations on the environment, as well as the indirect impacts of our suppliers and partners.

Our approach to environmental protection is based on innovation and constantly finding new ways to achieve sustainability, as well as looking to reduce our negative impacts on the environment.

Bearing in mind the most significant impacts of our business on a global level, and in Serbia, we are focused on and want to be a global leader in the following areas:

  • Sustainable use of water and energy
  • Climate protection
  • Recycling
  • Packaging 

We are fully compliant with applicable laws and regulations on environmental protection. In 2015, as in previous years, we did not receive any penalties on these grounds. In addition, no complaints were made directly to our business.

Environmental policies and standards

We enforce the internationally recognised system ISO 14001, as well as a series of internal procedures and policies, including:

  • Environmental policy
  • Climate change policy
  • Post-consumer packaging waste management policy
  • Water stewardship policy
  • Fleet safety policy
  • 254 training hours in 2015 on environmental protection and reporting
  • 309 training hours in 2015 on good manufacturing practices and warehouse management
  • 120 training hours in 2015 on managing hazardous substances

Our approach involves making sure all our employees understand their responsibilities. Induction training for new starters at Coca‑Cola HBC Serbia includes an element about protecting the environment. During 2015 we also held a series of training courses to improve our employees’ competencies in this area.

Environmental performance

Water consumption (L/L beverage produced)

  Serbia Belgrade Vlasinka
2007 3.2226 2.4196 1.4704
2015 1.623 1.5551 1.4022
2007 vs 2015 -50% -36% -5%

Energy consumption (MJ/L beverage produced)

  Serbia Belgrade Vlasinka
2007 0.6131 0.5107 0.2166
2015 0.3295 0.3357  0.1556
2007 vs 2015 -46%  -34% -28%

Generated waste (g/L beverage produced)

  Serbia Belgrade Vlasinka
2007 12.335 12.2712 0.7628
2015 4.2297 5.222 0.4722
2007 vs 2015 -66%  -57%  -38%