Sustainability

Overview
Our Environment
Product Responsibility
Safety
Gender Equality
Community Engagement

As the fifth largest bottling group by global volume in The Coca-Cola System, Swire Coca-Cola remains firmly focused on the long-term sustainability of our business and the communities we serve.


We believe that when the environment in which we operate thrives, so do we; and we are committed to continual improvement and acting responsibly to support a better future for our employees, customers, the natural environment, and the communities in which we operate and live.

Sustainability

Approach

Our approach to sustainable development aligns with the values and commitments set out by our parent company, Swire Pacific, and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). Our ultimate aim is to create long-term value for our stakeholders.

As a member of The Coca-Cola System, we embed the same sustainability values and performance metrics as TCCC into our operations. In line with TCCC's approach, we offer a diverse portfolio of beverages based on the taste preferences of our local consumers. We also align our environmental and social focus areas with those of TCCC, including water stewardship, packaging waste management, and women empowerment.

Sustainability - Approach
Our Environment

Our Environment

With the world's natural resources becoming increasingly scarce and the consequences of climate change intensifying in recent years, we need to be responsible for addressing our environmental footprint, and also investigate opportunities to create a positive impact along our value chain.

We adopt the SwireTHRIVE strategy, which has identified six target areas for improvement, namely: carbon, waste, water, sustainable materials, biodiversity and climate resilience. By deploying our strategies, we aim to mitigate operational risks and build long-term resilience by driving higher standards, greater efficiency, and increased innovation in key areas.
SWIRE THRIVE

Our areas of focus in mitigating environmental impacts:

Our GoalOur Approach
Water Stewardship
Water Stewardship
    Our Goal
  • Return to communities and nature the same amount of water that we take out for our beverages (sales volume)
  • Improve the communities and environments that house our bottling plants
    Our Approach
  • Reduce by incremental water efficiency gains
  • Recycle by reusing water wherever possible and having wastewater treatment facilities at our plants
  • Replenish by engaging in community and watershed management projects with The Coca-Cola Company
Carbon Reduction
Carbon Reduction
    Our Goal
  • Become a sector leader in energy efficiency and emissions reductions
  • Reduce the emissions over which we have direct control
    Our Approach
  • Accurately capture and measure our GHG footprint and energy use ratio
  • Explore opportunities to improve energy efficiency
  • Maximise use of renewable energy
Packaging and Waste Management
Packaging and Waste Management
    Our Goal
  • Minimise the recyclable materials that end up in landfills and in the natural environment
    Our Approach
  • Introduce innovative packaging design and further lightweighting
  • Engage consumers, and participate in policy advocacy and partnerships along our value chain
Product Responsibility

Product Responsibility

The cornerstone of our business lies in being committed to providing high-quality beverage options to our consumers in a responsible, sustainable way. From sourcing high-quality raw ingredients to monitoring sugar content in our products and using transparent labelling, we provide consumers with the information and peace of mind to make informed decisions.

Product Choice

In line with The Coca-Cola Company's "Our Way Forward" strategy, we have made the decisive shift to become a total beverage company, giving people around the world more of the drinks they want in the manner they want them – whether that means less sugar, more natural sources, or organic. We are working together with The Coca-Cola System to make improvements both inside and outside the bottle.
Inside the bottle Outside the bottle
Inside the bottle
Inside the bottle
  • rethinking recipes to reduce calories and sugar
  • looking for ways to make beverages more nutritious by adding vitamins, minerals and electrolytes
  • increasing low- and no-calorie beverage options
  • using new sweetener alternatives
  • providing a broader range of drinks
Outside the bottle
Outside the bottle
  • offering smaller pack sizes to provide consumers with more options
  • providing more accessible calorie information
Responsible Marketing

Responsible Marketing

We abide by The Coca-Cola Company's Responsible Marketing Policy and will not market directly to children under the age of 12. Our advertisements are not designed to appeal specifically to children, and we do not directly target children in our campaigns. For example, we will not advertise our products in primary schools.
Food Safety & Product Quality

Food Safety & Product Quality

We avoid food-safety risk factors by eliminating reliance on fragmented supply chains; unnecessary use of additives, and limiting human-contact exposure during the manufacturing process. We ensure that the quality of our products complies with relevant local rules and regulations, as well as standards outlined in the Coca-Cola Operating Requirements (KORE).
Responsible Marketing

Responsible Marketing

We abide by The Coca-Cola Company's Responsible Marketing Policy and will not market directly to children under the age of 12. Our advertisements are not designed to appeal specifically to children, and we do not directly target children in our campaigns. For example, we will not advertise our products in primary schools.
Food Safety & Product Quality

Food Safety & Product Quality

We avoid food-safety risk factors by eliminating reliance on fragmented supply chains; unnecessary use of additives, and limiting human-contact exposure during the manufacturing process. We ensure that the quality of our products complies with relevant local rules and regulations, as well as standards outlined in the Coca-Cola Operating Requirements (KORE).
Health & Safety

Safety

"Safety First" guides our corporate culture, and we aspire to minimise incidents across all operations. Fostering a safety culture has been our continued focus as we strive for zero harm. By integrating an open and honest safety reporting culture; adopting forward-looking leading safety indicators; embracing technology where necessary, and adapting our standards to the local culture, we can better prevent incidents.

Initiatives:

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training

To protect our employees from manual handling incidents, we have worked with Pristine Condition International, the company that revolutionised manual handling through their knowledge of the mechanics of Olympic weightlifting and anatomical principles, to provide a tailor-made training for our staff on manual handling techniques and the manual handling risks inherent in our workplace. A DVD has also been produced to demonstrate how the Pristine Condition principles can be applied to all manual handling and health-and-safety scenarios within our work environment.
Safety

Safety

In 2018, we launched the Safety All Year Long programme during the Chinese New Year time to promote our five core safety areas, which are: the use of motor vehicles; the use of non-motorised vehicles; fire control; stock management, and precautions before and during holidays. Our sales representatives learned about safety measures and how to protect themselves during peak sales seasons and under extreme weather conditions. Staff have responded favourably to the programme.
Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training

To protect our employees from manual handling incidents, we have worked with Pristine Condition International, the company that revolutionised manual handling through their knowledge of the mechanics of Olympic weightlifting and anatomical principles, to provide a tailor-made training for our staff on manual handling techniques and the manual handling risks inherent in our workplace. A DVD has also been produced to demonstrate how the Pristine Condition principles can be applied to all manual handling and health-and-safety scenarios within our work environment.
Safety

Safety

In 2018, we launched the Safety All Year Long programme during the Chinese New Year time to promote our five core safety areas, which are: the use of motor vehicles; the use of non-motorised vehicles; fire control; stock management, and precautions before and during holidays. Our sales representatives learned about safety measures and how to protect themselves during peak sales seasons and under extreme weather conditions. Staff have responded favourably to the programme.
Gender Equality

Gender Equality

At Swire Coca-Cola, we believe that equality is a key part of valuing our people. We are committed to gender equality, and understand that diversity leads to better business outcomes. We are working towards achieving gender equality in our business by creating a gender-inclusive and equitable work environment; making progress on a gender-balanced workforce, and establishing an inclusive and unbiased culture.

To promote gender equality, we have established a Gender Equality Steering Committee made up of 11 members from our senior management team and chaired by our Managing Director. The committee is responsible for the development of an overall strategy for gender equality to ensure that it aligns with the company’s mission. There are three Gender Equality Working Teams under the committee, which help to move forward gender equality in specific aspects.

Gender Equality Working Teams

Recruitment
Female Development
Female-friendly Workplace
Recruitment
Female Development
Female-friendly Workplace
To achieve gender-balanced recruitment
To build a stronger pipeline for female leadership positions
To create and communicate a female-friendly workplace
Recruitment
Recruitment
To achieve gender-balanced recruitment
Female Development
Female Development
To build a stronger pipeline for female leadership positions
Female-friendly Workplace
Female-friendly Workplace
To create and communicate a female-friendly workplace

Initiatives:

Achieve the Best of You

Achieve the Best of You

A training programme to help female leaders increase their awareness on the issues of gender equality and the need for empowering other women around them.

Woman Network
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Unconscious-bias Workshop

Woman NetworkA training programme for managerial- and supervisory-level employees at bottling plants that aims to eliminate discriminatory behaviours by providing managers with the tools necessary to adjust automatic patterns of thinking.
Female Leadership Forum

Female Leadership Forum

Female Leadership ForumAn event held every two years at which all female managers are invited to learn from each other and form a stronger network. The event offers the opportunity to celebrate and give thanks to the women of Swire Coca-Cola, as well as to celebrate the achievements made within the company towards gender equality.
Achieve the Best of You

Achieve the Best of You

A training programme to help female leaders increase their awareness on the issues of gender equality and the need for empowering other women around them.

Woman Network
Female Leadership Forum

Female Leadership Forum

Female Leadership ForumAn event held every two years at which all female managers are invited to learn from each other and form a stronger network. The event offers the opportunity to celebrate and give thanks to the women of Swire Coca-Cola, as well as to celebrate the achievements made within the company towards gender equality.
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Unconscious-bias Workshop

Woman NetworkA training programme for managerial- and supervisory-level employees at bottling plants that aims to eliminate discriminatory behaviours by providing managers with the tools necessary to adjust automatic patterns of thinking.
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Positively influencing the local community where we operate is a key component of our sustainability efforts across four core areas:

Water Stewardship and Environmental Protection

Water Stewardship and Environmental Protection

Water is a key ingredient in our products and vital to communities and ecosystems. To protect this precious resource, we partner with governments and NGOs to develop and implement projects that preserve water resources and address key environmental issues.

Mini-Wetland Project (Mainland China)
The wastewater generated by visitors to Shitang Village's agritourism in Jiangsu Province has presented a significant threat to the local environment and the people.

In response, Swire Coca-Cola and The Coca-Cola Company launched the Mini-Wetland Project in 2016, which uses an artificial wetland to purify wastewater generated from the farmhouses in the village.

Mini-Wetland Project (Mainland China)

Chalk Creek, Utah / Jesse Creek, Idaho Replenishment Projects (USA)
Through collaboration with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy, Swire Coca-Cola restored stream flows in Chalk Creek, Utah and Jesse Creek, Idaho to protect thousands of juvenile Bonneville Cutthroat Trout from being trapped in canals during their migration season. Each year, we contribute by replenishing approximately 272.1 million litres of water, which is approximately 48% of the water used in our USA legacy operations.

• Rainwater Harvesting Installation System (Taiwan)
To improve the water access of remote tribes during the typhoon and heavy rain season and enhance the utilisation of rainwater resources, Taiwan Coca-Cola System has collaborated with Taiwan Green Building Association to install rainwater harvesting systems at six sites in Taiwan. The systems help to store rainwater on ordinary days, making clean water available during difficult times and drought. This simple water purification system benefits more than 7,000 people.

Rainwater Harvesting Installation System (Taiwan)
Youth Development

Youth Development

We believe that education is fundamental for a growing community and that by educating the younger generation, they become positive and engaged members of society.

The Coca-Cola Hope School (Mainland China)
Since 1993, The Coca-Cola Company has invested over RMB150million to build over 100 Hope Schools under Project Hope to help 100,000 disadvantaged children in rural areas of Mainland China receive an education. Over the last 20 years, Swire Coca-Cola itself has helped to build 28 Hope Schools. The project supports the construction costs to build Hope Libraries, e-learning centres and multimedia classrooms.

The Coca-Cola Hope School (Mainland China)
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation (USA)
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership and actions that positively impact others. Each year, the foundation sends 150 bright, young innovators into post-secondary education with a US$20,000 scholarship. Swire Coca-Cola has supported the foundation through donations for more than 30 years.

Anti-Bullying Campaign (Taiwan)
Swire Coca-Cola Taiwan, together with the Coca-Cola Foundation, has collaborated with the Child Welfare League Foundation on a three-year Anti-bullying Campaign to fight against bullying on campuses in Taiwan. We hope to make young people willing to engage with this serious issue, and we also hope to provide solutions for parents and young students to deal with bullies. The campaign includes campus programmes, media and public communications.

Anti-Bullying Campaign (Taiwan)
Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

Women around the world provide significant contributions to The Coca-Cola System, and are already pillars of our business community. We are building on that foundation by implementing programmes that help women entrepreneurs unleash their economic potential.

Mama University (Mainland China)
Mama University aims to help more than 200,000 Chinese women learn, grow and create more for their families and society by providing cultural, educational, economic and other learning courses and development opportunities. Through both online and offline courses, the women learn and grow together; overcome obstacles; improve their families' economic income and quality of life, and ultimately create more value for society.

Mama University
Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief

When natural disasters strike and impact the livelihood of the communities we serve, we collaborate with local governments, supporting organizations, and NGOs to provide assistance and support.

Clean Water 24 (Mainland China)
Swire Coca-Cola supports local communities by providing bottled water to affected citizens within 24 hours of a natural disaster. We have been participating in this programme since 2013, and have delivered about 7 million bottles of water to more than 1.6 million people over the years.

Clean Water 24”
Water Stewardship and Environmental Protection

Water Stewardship and Environmental Protection

Water is a key ingredient in our products and vital to communities and ecosystems. To protect this precious resource, we partner with governments and NGOs to develop and implement projects that preserve water resources and address key environmental issues.

Mini-Wetland Project (Mainland China)
The wastewater generated by visitors to Shitang Village's agritourism in Jiangsu Province has presented a significant threat to the local environment and the people.

In response, Swire Coca-Cola and The Coca-Cola Company launched the Mini-Wetland Project in 2016, which uses an artificial wetland to purify wastewater generated from the farmhouses in the village.

Mini-Wetland Project (Mainland China)

Chalk Creek, Utah / Jesse Creek, Idaho Replenishment Projects (USA)
Through collaboration with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy, Swire Coca-Cola restored stream flows in Chalk Creek, Utah and Jesse Creek, Idaho to protect thousands of juvenile Bonneville Cutthroat Trout from being trapped in canals during their migration season. Each year, we contribute by replenishing approximately 272.1 million litres of water, which is approximately 48% of the water used in our USA legacy operations.

• Rainwater Harvesting Installation System (Taiwan)
To improve the water access of remote tribes during the typhoon and heavy rain season and enhance the utilisation of rainwater resources, Taiwan Coca-Cola System has collaborated with Taiwan Green Building Association to install rainwater harvesting systems at six sites in Taiwan. The systems help to store rainwater on ordinary days, making clean water available during difficult times and drought. This simple water purification system benefits more than 7,000 people.

Rainwater Harvesting Installation System (Taiwan)
Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

Women around the world provide significant contributions to The Coca-Cola System, and are already pillars of our business community. We are building on that foundation by implementing programmes that help women entrepreneurs unleash their economic potential.

Mama University (Mainland China)
Mama University aims to help more than 200,000 Chinese women learn, grow and create more for their families and society by providing cultural, educational, economic and other learning courses and development opportunities. Through both online and offline courses, the women learn and grow together; overcome obstacles; improve their families' economic income and quality of life, and ultimately create more value for society.

Mama University
Youth Development

Youth Development

We believe that education is fundamental for a growing community and that by educating the younger generation, they become positive and engaged members of society.

The Coca-Cola Hope School (Mainland China)
Since 1993, The Coca-Cola Company has invested over RMB150million to build over 100 Hope Schools under Project Hope to help 100,000 disadvantaged children in rural areas of Mainland China receive an education. Over the last 20 years, Swire Coca-Cola itself has helped to build 28 Hope Schools. The project supports the construction costs to build Hope Libraries, e-learning centres and multimedia classrooms.

The Coca-Cola Hope School (Mainland China)
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation (USA)
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership and actions that positively impact others. Each year, the foundation sends 150 bright, young innovators into post-secondary education with a US$20,000 scholarship. Swire Coca-Cola has supported the foundation through donations for more than 30 years.

Anti-Bullying Campaign (Taiwan)
Swire Coca-Cola Taiwan, together with the Coca-Cola Foundation, has collaborated with the Child Welfare League Foundation on a three-year Anti-bullying Campaign to fight against bullying on campuses in Taiwan. We hope to make young people willing to engage with this serious issue, and we also hope to provide solutions for parents and young students to deal with bullies. The campaign includes campus programmes, media and public communications.

Anti-Bullying Campaign (Taiwan)
Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief

When natural disasters strike and impact the livelihood of the communities we serve, we collaborate with local governments, supporting organizations, and NGOs to provide assistance and support.

Clean Water 24 (Mainland China)
Swire Coca-Cola supports local communities by providing bottled water to affected citizens within 24 hours of a natural disaster. We have been participating in this programme since 2013, and have delivered about 7 million bottles of water to more than 1.6 million people over the years.

Clean Water 24”