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The ‘C.C.B.C.C’ Reduces CO2 Emission Through ‘Top 10 Energy-Saving Challenge’


The carbon reduction goal of Coca Cola, launched in collaboration with C.C.B.C.C, has been achieved through a ten step challenge.

The ‘C.C.B.C.C’ Reduces CO2 Emission Through ‘Top 10 Energy-Saving Challenge’
Dailycsr.com – 10 September 2015 – On the 8th of September 2015, C.C.B.C.C or the “Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated” based at Roanoke, publically made an announcement that the collaborated “Top 10 Energy-Saving Challenge” which was a partnership of “World Wildlife Fund” and the “Coca-Cola Company” has been “successfully completed”. The challenge formed part of “a larger effort” which sought to accomplish the goal of carbon reduction through the Coca-Cola’s operational system.
Likewise, C.C.B.C.C, a bottling plant at Roanoke and the partners of the Coca Cola Company’s “beverage products”, has managed to cut down on its carbon emission by “12% since 2004”. In this way the company made a positive contribution “to the health of the local and global environment”. The senior program officer of “Business and Climate” at the “World Wildlife Fund”, Matthew Banks remarked:
“This is a significant achievement, one that will have positive impact on Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated’s business and the welfare of our planet and climate protection. We hope this inspires others in and outside of the Coca-Cola bottling community to follow suit, and realize the cost and energy saving advantages these best practices offer.”
The said initiative was launched in January of 2011 in “10 different languages”, aiming to help all the bottling partners of the Coca Cola beverage group, which are situated across “more than 850 manufacturing sites worldwide”, to improve their performances. Under the challenge the partners are encouraged to bring down their energy consumption whereby practicing energy saving culture. In this way, they save expenses and “reduce environmental impacts”.
Moreover, the partners in return brought out “a larger climate goal” in the year of 2008 which aimed at stabilizing the carbon emission throughout Coca Cola’s system related chains. The goal was to arrive at “a five percent carbon reduction in developed countries by 2015”. While working under the challenge, the company of Coca Cola and the W.W.F enlisted ten practices that they identified as the necessary steps to introduce in the bottling partner companies, whereby enabling “Coca‐Cola to meet between 60-70 percent of its carbon reduction goal”, such as:
  1. Implement regular program for surveying for and repairing compressed air leaks
  2. Implement regular program for surveying for and repairing all steam leaks
  3. Implement regular program for surveying for and repairing all hot and cold pipe insulation, including valves
  4. Reduce compressed air pressure to minimum acceptable level
  5. Eliminate the use of compressed air knives as much as operationally possible
  6. Convert plant lighting to high-efficiency equipment
  7. Ensure all HVAC filters and condenser/evaporator coils are cleaned at least annually and programmable thermostats are in use
  8. Ensure steam condensate return rate is at least 75 percent
  9. Ensure all control systems are programmed to reduce the amount of energy consumed
  10. Implement an employee training/involvement program
The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated’s senior Vice President”, Lauren Steele, who looks after corporate affairs commented:
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with World Wildlife Fund on the Energy-Saving Challenge. We recognize that implementing these changes not only benefit the environment, but also make good business sense.”