Coca-Cola Europacific Partners announces its first carbon neutral manufacturing sites

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Coca-Cola Europacific Partners announces first carbon neutral manufacturing sites

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Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) sites at Jordbro in Sweden and Vilas del Turbón in Spain have been certified as carbon neutral: marking part of a pilot program which aims to see at least six sites certified by the end of 2023.

Both sites already use 100% renewable electricity; and have made other changes to reduce emissions.

The Jordbro site is CCEP’s sole production facility in Sweden that produces over 350 million litres of beverages each year. Over the past five years the site has reduced its total emissions to 1274 tonnes CO2e, which is a reduction of 68% per litre of product produced.

Measures to reduce emissions include using CO2 (as an ingredient in carbonated drinks) from a carbon neutral source; with this CO2 being a by-product of bioethanol (a form of renewable energy that is produced from feedstocks) production. LED lighting has also been installed at the site’s warehouse, and all forklift trucks on-site are electric.

The Vilas de Turbón site is a mineral water facility in the Spanish Pyrenees with one production line that exclusively produces over 10 million litres of still mineral water every year from a natural spring. Over the past five years the site has reduced its total emissions to 87 tonnes CO2e, which is a reduction of 36% per litre of product produced, by installing energy efficient LED lighting across the site and adding frequency convertors to its water pumps to improve the efficiency of its water extraction. Other measures include the installation of a biomass boiler later this year, that uses sustainably sourced wood pellets in place of fossil fuels.

As part of the PAS 2060 certification the sites have committed to a further CO2 reduction plan for the next 3 years.

To offset the remaining emissions at both sites, CCEP has purchased Gold Standard certified carbon credits from a reforestation project in Orinoco, Colombia. This carbon sequestration project will support an area of savannah that has been damaged by agricultural activity through reforestation and the restoration of its ecosystem.

CCEP has set its target to reduce GHG emissions across its value chain by 30% by 2030, reaching net zero emissions by 2040.

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