Name : Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP)

Commitment date: 20/05/2015

Sector of activity: Agri-food

Scope: France

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Filling rate

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Distance optimisation

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Transport mode

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Coca-Cola in France is represented by two companies, subsidiaries of separate and independent groups, which work closely together: Coca-Cola Services France, which defines the development strategy for The Coca-Cola Company's brands, and Coca-Cola European Partners France (CCEP France), which produces, distributes and markets these products in mainland France. CCEP France is the French subsidiary of Coca-Cola European Partners, the leading producer and distributor of soft drinks in France. Coca-Cola European Partners is the world's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in terms of turnover.

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In 2015 Coca-Cola European Partners France (CCEP France), along with 9 other companies, signed the charter "FRET 21: shippers commit themselves", initiated by ADEME (Agency for the Environment and Energy Management), AUTF (Freight Transport Users Association) and the Ministry of Ecology, sustainability and Energy.

The signing of the FRET 21 charter, a clear commitment by CCEP France to continue to reduce its CO2 emissions.

The charter provided that each signatory manufacturer must commit to at least two significant actions with a precise scope, within which it will implement means to reduce its CO2 emissions. Each action would then be monitored and evaluated by operational indicators over a three-year period.

CCEP France had decided to embark on this approach to formalize its commitment and to illustrate in concrete terms its initiatives related to the reduction of its carbon footprint.

Logistics rethought for a minimal carbon footprint at CCEP France

Today, transport accounts for 7% of CCEP France's carbon emissions. We have set ourselves a reduction of 1/3 of our carbon footprint between 2007 and 2020 and the signing of the FRET 21 charter was part of this objective.

Among the initiatives and actions deployed by CCEP France, the following stand out:

  • Production in France as close as possible to the consumer with 5 factories spread throughout France
  • Optimization of transport with the rise of backhauling, a logistics system aimed at reducing empty truck loads.
  • The transformation of distribution modes with the transfer of 6% of the volumes transported from road to rail and the use of natural gas "semi-trailer" type trucks as illustrated in this video, emitting about 20% less CO2 emissions than conventional fuel.

"In 2015, CCEP France was one of the 10 first signatories of the FRET 21 charter. This initiative is part of our program to reduce our carbon footprint by 1/3 between 2007 and 2020. Today, we are pleased with the success of the charter and its opening to all manufacturers. It is indeed by working with all shippers that we will be able to achieve the objective set since the Grenelle I law in terms of transport", says Eric Desbonnets, Vice-President Supply Chain of CCEP France.

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