Our 2015 Sustainability Report
CCI published its eighth sustainability report on 5 October 2016. The report contains information about CCI’s sustainability performance in its Azerbaijan, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Turkey operations, and being covered completely for the first time, the Pakistan operation for the period between 1 January and 31 December 2015.
We extended the scope and the boundaries of our report this year; and with the full inclusion of our Pakistan operation, the coverage of our report reached 87% of our total production volume. In order to improve our sustainability and reporting performance, we continued to implement the recommendations given by our External Review Committee and include them in our report. We also included information required by different sustainability indices in which CCI was quoted in 2015. Our report serves as our 2015 Communication On Progress to the UNGC, as well as our progress report on implementing the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs).
Within the scope of the report, data on total energy consumption, relevant per-liter energy consumption, total water consumption and relevant per-liter water consumption for Turkey and Pakistan operations were verified by the independent audit company EY according to the ISAE 3000 Standard. In addition to this audit, GHG emissions that resulted from our production, sales and distribution activities in Turkey were audited by SGS and verified, thereby fulfilling the requirements of ISO 14064-1.
As in the previous years’ reports, we organized the contents of the 2015 report according to our sustainability framework, focusing on the three categories of “me”, “we”, and “world”. The framework and scope of the report were determined based on the results of a materiality study required by the GRI G4 standard.
The report was prepared in accordance with the methodologies and standards established by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), International Labor Organization (ILO), Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations Convention against Corruption, and Green House Gas (GHG) Protocol.
2015 Performance Highlights
Some of our sustainability performance highlights for 2015 are as follows:
• CCI continued to be quoted in the UNGC 100 Index as the only company quoted from Turkey since 2013.
• We continued to expand our 3.2.1 Move! social responsibility program, which aims to increase the awareness of youth on active, healthy living. In 2015, 180 schools participated in the program, benefiting 80,000 youth in Turkey, Pakistan, Iraq and Kazakhstan.
• In Pakistan, we continued our Paani Clean Water project in collaboration with the WWF, where we have established eight water filtration plants that provide clean drinking water to 160,000 people.
• In March 2015, CCI became a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles, the global initiative by UNGC and UN Women that aims to empower women worldwide.
• We continued to fit our coolers with EMDs and decreased our coolers’ CO2 emissions by 184,000 tons, corresponding to the amount that 15.3 million trees annually extract from the environment.
• We achieved a 5.1% reduction in our annual water consumption in Turkey, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Jordan and Kazakhstan.
• For every liter of water we used in Turkey, we replenished 1.5 liter of water, which is equal to the daily consumption of approximately 363,000 households.
• Our Bursa plant was honored with the EFQM Excellence Award in the Developing Organizational Capability category, and our Mahmudiye plant with the National Quality Excellence Grand Prize.
• CCI was chosen among the 29 companies to be quoted in Borsa Istanbul’s (BIST 50) new Sustainability Index, and was also quoted for the first time in the Vigeo Emerging 70 Index
Our Previous Reports
CCI’s first CSR report, published in 2007, was issued in compliance with GRI G3 principles, the most commonly used reporting framework in the world. This was the first CSR report in Turkey sanctioned by GRI.
GRI Board Chairman Mervyn E. King, attending the International Corporate Governance Conference held in Istanbul on January 14-15, stated that he was quite pleased to see developments in sustainability in Turkey and went on to say, "I congratulate CCI as the first company in Turkey to receive GRI application level check. I am pleased to see that Coca-Cola İçecek has made a giant step toward sustainability using the corporate citizenship guidelines of The Coca-Cola Company as a foundation and has become a pioneer in Turkey.”
CCI’s second report, covering our non-financial performance and new practices between March 2008 and March 2009, was prepared at GRI B level following GRI G3 guidelines and principles, making it a more comprehensive and advanced report than our first CSR report.
CCI’s third CSR report was released in August 2011 certified by GRI as G3 level B. The report covers the company’s CSR performance and activities for the years 2009 and 2010, focusing on four pillars: marketplace, workplace, environment and community. In this report we further increased our geographic scope to include Azerbaijan in addition to Turkey, Kazakhstan and Jordan.
CCI published its fourth CSR Report in October 2012 which is approved by GRI as an A+ level report. The 92 page report covers the implementations and performance results of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Jordan and also the good practices of CCI's Pakistan operation in the period between January 1st and December 31st 2011. The report is organized in different sections that focus on the following priorities: energy management and climate protection, water management, sustainable packaging, workplace, marketplace and community. With its 2011 report, CCI became the second company in Turkey to issue an A+ Level Corporate Social Responsibility report certified by GRI.
CCI published its fifth sustainability report in December, 2013. The contents of CCI’s 2012 Sustainability Report, approved by GRI as A+, includes implementations and performance results obtained between 1 January and 31 December 2012 in CCI’s Azerbaijan, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Turkey operations. The report also contains a section on the good practices in CCI’s Pakistan operation. The report conforms to GRI G3.1 reporting principles which include expanded guidance for reporting on human rights, local community impacts, and gender. Furthermore, selected 2012 environmental indicators of CCI’s Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Jordan operations have independent limited assurance from an international independent audit organization (EY) as described in the “Assurance Engagements Other Than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information” (ISAE 3000). In addition to this assurance, 2012 GHG emissions from Turkey’s manufacturing, sales and distribution operations were audited by SGS and verified according to the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 14064-3 2006 standard as meeting the requirements of ISO 14064-1.
CCI released its 2013 Sustainability Report on 8 October 2014. The sixth release of CCI’s sustainability report contains performance results and sustainability practices of operations in Azerbaijan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey, as well as examples of best practices of operations in Pakistan for the period 1 January to 31 December 2013. The contents of the report was prepared in accordance with the G4 GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the GRI.
CCI released its 2014 Sustainability Report on 1 October 2015. The seventh release of CCI’s sustainability report contains information on sustainability practices and performance results of CCI’s operations in Azerbaijan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey, as well as examples of best practices from CCI’s Pakistan operation for the period between 1 January and 31 December 2014. The contents of the report were prepared in accordance with the G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the GRI. An External Review Committee was established with the aim of improving CCI’s sustainability performance, and the report includes recommendations by this committee and our progress vis-à-vis the recommendations. The reported data on total energy consumption, relevant per-liter energy consumption, total water consumption and the relevant per-liter water consumption for Turkey and Pakistan operations, and the data on GHG emissions of Turkey were verified by an independent audit company.
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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
In 1997, the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) in Boston, United States, came up with the concept of a universal framework to measure and report on organizational, economic, environmental and social performance. CERES established partnerships with the United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP – and UN Global Compact and formed GRI as an independent institution which aims to create conditions for the transparent and reliable exchange of sustainability information through the development and continuous improvement of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework.
GRI's Reporting Framework is developed through a consensus-seeking, multi-stakeholder process. Participants are drawn from global business, civil society, labor, academic and professional institutions. The Reporting Framework sets out the principles and Performance Indicators that organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance.