Smart Carbon Management with Coca-Cola European Partners
Jacobs’ sustainability and environmental specialists have been working with Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) to help quantify the carbon impacts of its new business. The project enabled newly merged CCEP to report its required environmental and sustainability benefits for its whole value chain in line with public reporting commitments. The project also allowed more accurate information to be reported earlier than anticipated.
The project arose when the bottling operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Coca-Cola Iberian Partners (CCIP), and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke GmbH (CCEG) merged to form CCEP in 2016 – the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the world. Making, selling and distributing products across 13 countries to more than 300 million consumers, CCEP measures its carbon footprint across its entire value chain, including its supply chain, bottling operations, product transportation and cooling of products ready for consumption.
"We have worked with Jacobs over the last year to quantify the carbon impact of our new business and our value chain,” said CCEP Vice President of Sustainability Joe Franses. “Jacobs has played a central role in helping us to assess and consolidate data from 13 territories in Western Europe - taking into account different data systems and methodologies. Their experience and modelling capability has been critical in successfully delivering the work and enabling CCEP to report environmental data for our full business in our first Stakeholder Sustainability Report and establishing a longer term carbon reduction strategy based on 2025 modelling."
At the project start, each of the merging entities had their own standards for data formatting and varying completeness of data, so complete standardization was required. With diverse client experience to draw upon, the Jacobs’ team introduced innovative processing techniques and novel thinking to standardize complex input data, increase data output accuracy, improve ability to model complex future scenarios easily, and provide a simpler user interface than any previous models. Compared to previous years, CCEP were able to provide the carbon emissions for more scope 3 emissions – indirect emissions created by an organization’s activities.
CCEP can now better model future scenarios of varying complexity enabling the business to make well-informed strategic decisions about which elements of its value chain are most likely to help achieve its sustainability and carbon reduction targets.
Recognizing the project’s achievements with CCEP, the edie Sustainability Awards 2018 recently named Jacobs a Carbon Management Finalist. The awards showcase excellence in 17 categories across the spectrum of sustainable business.