Coca-Cola Enterprises has been recognized multiple times in PR News' CSR Awards. Just last year, John Brock, CCE's chairman and CEO, was named one of PR News' CSR Professionals of the Year for having led the company's CSR vision with passion and commitment since 2006.
A revamped sustainability plan launched in 2011 has only furthered this commitment. Since the launch CCE has grown its business by 3.5% while reducing its carbon emissions by 8.4%; it invested $23 million on carbon reduction projects in 2011; it became the first soft drinks company to receive the Carbon Trust Standard Award; it invested in solar energy panels to help power manufacturing sites; and it achieved water use ratio (the amount of water used to make one liter of product) to 1.43 liters to liter, down 6% from 2007. —Steve Goldstein