Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), an FMCG company in India, announced this week that its bottling plant in the Bidadi Industrial Area of Ramanagara district in Karnataka has been certified as carbon neutral. Since 2020 the facility has significantly reduced its carbon footprint by sourcing over 90% of its power from renewable energy.
This is the first bottling plant of Coca-Cola in India and Southwest Asia region to achieve this milestone according to the international standard PAS 2060. The certification by DNV, the globally accredited registrar and classification society, will be issued to HCCB in May 2024, marking a significant step in the company’s journey towards sustainability.
“This achievement aligns with HCCB’s ambition to reach Net Zero by 2050 and to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its value chain by 25% by 2030 This target prioritizes the reduction of emissions across its value chain before investing in verified carbon offset projects,” stated HCCB.
To address residual emissions at the Bidadi facility, HCCB plans to purchase the Gold Standard certified carbon credits project in India.
In 2021, The Coca-Cola Company committed to a 25% absolute reduction in carbon emissions from its 2015 baseline and to achieving Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050 applicable across its operations globally.
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