Coca-Cola Hellenic Listed as a World-Leader in Sustainability by Dow Jones Indexes for Fifth Consecutive Time
ATHENS, Greece, September 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Coca-Cola Hellenic (“Company”), one of the world’s largest bottlers of products of The
Coca-Cola Company, has been included in the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI)
for the fifth consecutive time, listing it as one of the world’s top-ranking beverage
companies in sustainability.
Coca-Cola Hellenic is one of only four companies in the beverage industry to merit a
listing on the DJSI World Index and just two to be named in the DJSI Europe listing. It is
the only Greek company to be included in either index.
Dimitris Lois, Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola Hellenic, said: “Listing in the DJSI
for the fifth year in a row demonstrates how important sustainability is to Coca-Cola
Hellenic. It is an integral part of our strategy that plays a critical role in adding
value to all our stakeholders. The overall improvement in our scores is testament to our
determination to constantly seek higher standards of excellence.”
The two Dow Jones indexes assess 2,500 of the world’s largest companies (measured by
free-floating market capitalisation) based on an analysis of their economic, environmental
and social performance. Following an evaluation of a range of general and
industry-specific issues only the top 10% are accepted for inclusion.
The overall score for Coca-Cola Hellenic in 2012 was 79%, 2% up from last year. In the
DJSI Europe Index, Coca-Cola Hellenic achieved top scores in the beverage sector in
Customer Relationship Management (94%), Health & Nutrition (84%), Environmental Policy /
Management Systems (93%), Climate Strategy (93%), Environmental Reporting (88%), Packaging
(100%), Social Reporting (86%), and Talent Attraction / Retention (68%).
In its continuing pursuit of its sustainability goals, Coca-Cola Hellenic has a
long-standing commitment to the UN Global Compact, has consistently been listed in the
FTSE4Good Index since 2000, and engages in partnerships with more than 200 stakeholder
organizations at local, national and international levels.
About Coca-Cola Hellenic
Coca-Cola Hellenic is the second-largest bottler of products of The Coca-Cola Company
in terms of volume with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic
footprint with operations in 28 countries, serving a population of more than 570 million
people. Coca-Cola Hellenic offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic
beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories.
Coca-Cola Hellenic is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create
value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the
beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting
our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the
socio-economic development of our local communities. Coca-Cola Hellenic is included in the
Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. Comprehensive information about all
Coca-Cola Hellenic sustainability policies and programmes is available on the corporate
SOURCE Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co SA