Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) has announced that it received a score of A- (Leadership Level) for the first time on its 2021 water security disclosure to CDP, a global not-for-profit charity that runs the environmental information disclosure system for companies and local governments. In addition, CCBJH also achieved a place on the Climate Change B (Management Level) List.
The CDP's annual corporate survey serves as global standards for corporate environmental information disclosure. CDP reviews companies’ initiatives in environmental areas, and evaluates their environmental activities scoring from A to D-. The Group believes that these achievements were the results of the following initiatives, and they were comprehensively evaluated.
■ Initiatives toward water security
In 2020, water-related issues were regarded as one of priorities to be addressed in the Sustainability Framework developed by the Coca-Cola system in Japan. In response to this, the Group aims to “reduce water use by 30% by 2030*1” and “sustain 200% water source replenishment by 2025*1” set out in its own non-financial goals, “CSV Goals,” and promotes various initiatives. *1. Compared to 2015
Our plants have introduced production lines with the latest technology, improved their manufacturing processes and plant facilities on a daily basis through monitoring, and worked to reduce water used in the manufacturing process and recycle water used for manufacturing. Furthermore, in order to return the same amount of water used for manufacturing products at the plants into nature, the Group has entered into agreements with communities and local governments to promote activities that increase the "water source replenishment capability"—a capability to sustainably foster and reserve water— in the water source areas of our plants with the people of the communities.
■ Initiatives toward climate change
The Group is working to reduce CO2 emissions in its business activities, such as the development and provision of eco-friendly products and the optimization of supply chains, under the theme of “climate change measures,” one of its key themes, set out in its “CSV Goals.”
The Group has established environmental goals in October of this year, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Scopes 1 and 2 (emissions from plants, offices, and energy use) by 50%*2 and Scope 3 (emissions from processing of ingredients, vending machines, etc.) by 30%*2 by 2030. The Coca-Cola system in Japan will continue to make efforts to reduce GHG emissions in Scopes 1, 2 and 3, and will actively contribute to the achievement of the Japanese government's GHG emission reduction target (a 46% reduction in emissions in FY2030 compared to FY2013). *2. Compared to 2013
CCBJH will continue to work toward solving social issues through its business activities, contributing to the achievement of the "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" in the business areas of the Group, and aiming to realize a sustainable society.
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CSV efforts of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings
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