Thursday, September 28, 2023

Arca Continental highlights sustainable business model

On the occasion of World Environment Day, mainland ark Coca-Cola, one of the leading bottlers worldwide, announced that it will continue to implement encouraging measures sustainability In its operations and measures it takes care of the environment of the communities in which it operates.

as part of their approach sustainable business The company is committed to driving positive change across its entire value chain based on the pursuit of excellence and operational efficiency to reduce its impact on the environment. To achieve this, it has established an environmental management system that has allowed it to develop a profitable, responsible and sustainable, The system is based on three strategic priorities: water footprint, packaging and waste, and carbon footprint.

between the goals of mainland ark To reduce its water footprint, the company proposes to promote practices that promote the sustainable use of water, protect water sources and guarantee access to this resource in communities. In 2022, it achieved a water consumption efficiency rate of 1.52 liters per liter of beverage produced, higher than the industry average. In addition, it is committed to treating 100% of its discharge and has contributed to providing more than 2 billion liters of water to communities in the five countries it operates in.

In terms of packaging and waste management, the company is taking concrete steps to move towards a circular economy and meet the objectives of The Coca-Cola Company’s “A World Without Waste” vision.

mainland ark has reported significant progress in this regard, such as the fact that 24% of its sales volume corresponded to returnable containers in the past year, while the 2030 target is to reach 25%. In addition, it currently recovers 60% of the bottles placed on the market and is planning a historic investment of 260 million pesos to achieve a collection of 100% of its containers together with other bottling companies in the Mexican Coca-Cola industry. Is. The investment will go towards expanding PetStar’s recycling model.

With regard to emissions, as part of the Carbon Footprint Reduction Plan, the company has committed to have 65% of the energy used in its global operations coming from renewable sources by 2026, and it currently stands at 44%.

In addition, it has made significant progress, such as that its Northpoint generating station in the United States operates entirely with renewable energy, 5 of its 6 generating stations in Peru are certified with I-REC, and that Its operations in Ecuador work with hydroelectric power.

These initiatives have earned the company inclusion on the prestigious CDP A-List (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its commitment to combating climate change.

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