For the second year running,
The company’s products also scooped up top awards in a range of categories.
In the category of the Consumer Green Award,
Coca-Cola’s World Without Waste vision is that every package the company creates should have more than one life and that its packaging materials, once recycled, can be used to make other products in order to maximise their use and minimise the impact on the environment.
“We want to change the behaviour of everyone who consumes our products, so they can understand that if something can be recycled, it should be recycled, and how they can do this and where. We’re doing this by educating and informing consumers about adopting environmentally responsible waste management habits and encouraging visible recycling to help protect our environment,” said Roger Gauntlett, General Manager of
This is not the first recycling initiative in which
Gauntlett said the company along with its bottling partners are also playing a leading role in terms of its involvement in its communities.
For the Consumer Social Investment Award,
The pilot project employed local women to clear the invasive plants. It is estimated that by December 2019 the Fund’s project activities will have resulted in replenishing around 10 million litres of water, in the process positively impacting the residents of Atlantis and increasing water security across Cape Town’s supply system.
In addition, in 2015
The initiative combines the theory and practical training for young entrepreneurs in need to make a success of their own start-up spaza container store. It aims to promote the development of self-driven young people, creating a point of access to the mainstream economy – not as job seekers but as job creators. The programme involves the selection, training, participation and eventual economic independence of a cross-section of township youth between the ages of 18 and 35. The programme is currently being rolled-out in the Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape, North West and Gauteng, to ultimately empower 2 500 youth by the end of 2019.
“The philosophy of our company is that while profitability is important, it’s not at any cost. Both people and the planet matter and as such we believe in doing business and giving back to the communities in which we operate,” said Gauntlett.
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