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Coca-Cola commits to reduce 10% calories per litre by 2020

DBR Staff Writer Published 11 June 2015

Coca-Cola Enterprises is planning to reduce 10% of calories per litre across its portfolio by 2020 in an effort to address thdbe growing obesity problem in the US.

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The company is also planning to reduce carbon footprint of its business by 50% as well as use 40% recycled PET and/or PET from renewable materials in the next five years.

The move comes as a result of stakeholder feedback.

Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock said: "If we want to build a long-term sustainable business, there's no room for complacency and these ambitious targets reflect our desire to take a lead in our industry when it comes to sustainability."

Targeting three million people across the US, Coca-Cola Enterprises intends to encourage people to be physically active.

Coca-Cola Enterprises corporate responsibility and sustainability director Joe Franses said: "Our new commitments have been heavily shaped by the expectations of our stakeholders - we listened, and their feedback has helped us set new and more challenging goals, particularly around well-being and carbon."

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group have last year set a target to cut beverage calories by 20% by 2025 in the US diet by promoting bottled water, low-calorie drinks and smaller portions, reported The Wall Street Journal.

Coca-Cola Enterprises is marketer, producer, and distributor of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages as well as bottles Coca-Cola products in countries including Great Britain, Belgium, France and the Netherlands.


Image: CCE plans to use 40% recycled PET and/or PET from renewable materials by 2020. Photo: courtesy of Coca-Cola Enterprises