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PRESS RELEASE<br />

COCA-COLA WINS TWO TOP NATIONAL AWARDS<br />

FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AND HEALTH<br />

Wednesday 24 October 2012<br />

Uxbridge-based <strong>Coca</strong>-<strong>Cola</strong> <strong>Enterprises</strong> (CCE) and Hammersmith-based <strong>Coca</strong>-<strong>Cola</strong> Great<br />

Britain (CCGB) have both bagged top awards at today’s prestigious Food and Drink<br />

Federation (FDF) Community Partnership Awards. The awards, which took place at<br />

Shakespeare’s Globe in London, reward businesses throughout the food chain for being<br />

both successful and for making a positive difference.<br />

CCE was presented with the top award (gold) in the Environmental Leadership category<br />

for its initiative to ‘Reduce the carbon footprint of the drink in your hand by a third by<br />

2020’. CCE’s plan involves working to innovate its packaging, transform PET recycling in<br />

Great Britain and to inspire consumers to recycle more. In addition, it aims to<br />

demonstrate genuine leadership in the key areas of sustainable packaging and carbon<br />

reduction, and also to use the company’s scale to inspire and lead changes at every<br />

stage of the value chain. The initiative was selected by the judging panel for being a<br />

transformational business model that was also bringing wider benefits to recycling across<br />

the UK.<br />

In addition, CCGB was awarded a silver award for its StreetGames partnership which<br />

works to take sport to the doorsteps of teens in some of the country’s most deprived<br />

communities. This partnership came about through CCGB’s commitment as Worldwide<br />

Olympic Partner to help deliver a legacy of increased grassroots sports participation and<br />

enable more people to be more active, more often. In addition to several other<br />

achievements, this partnership has led to engagement with over 110,000 teenagers<br />

across the UK in various sports activities.<br />

Food and Drink Federation ■ 6 Catherine Street ■ London WC2B 5JJ ■ Tel: +44 (0)20 7836 2460 ■ Fax: +44 (0)20 7836 0580 ■ Web: www.fdf.org.uk<br />

Registered office as above. Registered in London with limited liability. Certificate of Incorporation no. 210572. VAT number: 761253541. The Food and Drink Federation seeks to ensure that information and guidance<br />

it provides are correct but accepts no liability in respect thereof. Such information and guidance are not substitutes for specific legal or other professional advice.


FDF Director of Communications, Terry Jones said:<br />

“Our Community Partnership Awards are an important opportunity to recognise the<br />

positive impact food and drink businesses have across the country and to celebrate their<br />

economic success.<br />

“Whether it’s working with local schools, sourcing ingredients sustainably or showcasing<br />

British products on the global stage, the food and drink sector is full of great examples of<br />

how businesses can be both successful and responsible. This year’s winners are an<br />

inspiration to all businesses, both in and out of the food chain, and show not only what<br />

can be achieved when companies are committed to making a positive difference, but also<br />

why our sector is a such great place to be.”<br />

- ENDS –<br />

- PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE -<br />

For more information, please contact:<br />

FDF<br />

Rebecca Wilhelm or Avni Raval<br />

Tel: 020 7420 7140 / 31<br />

Email: press.office@fdf.org.uk<br />

<strong>Coca</strong>-<strong>Cola</strong> <strong>Enterprises</strong><br />

Tel: (0)1895 844828<br />

Email: <strong>Coca</strong><strong>Cola</strong><strong>Enterprises</strong>@3-monkeys.co.uk<br />

<strong>Coca</strong>-<strong>Cola</strong> Great Britain<br />

Tel: 020 7998 6287<br />

Email: cocacolapressoffice­­@redconsultancy.com<br />

Note to Editors:<br />

1. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink<br />

manufacturing industry – the UK's largest manufacturing sector. For more<br />

information about FDF and the industry we represent visit: www.fdf.org.uk<br />

2. For further details on <strong>Coca</strong> <strong>Cola</strong> <strong>Enterprises</strong> winning CPA initiative, please visit:<br />

<strong>Coca</strong>-<strong>Cola</strong> <strong>Enterprises</strong>, for <strong>Coca</strong> <strong>Cola</strong> Great Britain please visit <strong>Coca</strong>-<strong>Cola</strong> Great<br />

Britain<br />

Food and Drink Federation Page 2


3. Full details of all the winning company initiatives are available at: FDF public site:<br />

Events > Community Partnership Awards<br />

4. Images of the Awards ceremony will be available on the Community Partnership<br />

Awards 2012 Flickr page from 25 October 2012.<br />

Food and Drink Federation Page 3

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