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1.61 l of water for a litre of beverage produced 

Thanks to our investments, the construction of new production lines and modernization, we are able to continue the trend of reducing water consumption in the production process. The water consumption per litre of beverage produced in 2020 in Prague was 1.61 l/litre of beverage produced.  

At the Natura plant, we consumed 1.45 l/litre of beverage produced. The reason is the installation and testing of technology and renewal of production under a new brand. 

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Coca-Cola HBC Česko a Slovensko obtained the prestigious TOP Environmentally-Responsible Company award in 2018 for the Minimum Water Footprint of Drinks project.   

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Since 2015, we have held the European Water Stewardship (EWS) gold certificate, which is about the protection of water resources and is supported by EU policy. In 2020, we smoothly went over to a new methodology in accordance with the AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) standard. It is a tool for assessing and motivating towards the more efficient use of water and the influence on the community. The relevant programme focuses not only on technological and organisational management of water preventing waste, but also the company’s influence on surrounding communities where it supports mutual cooperation. In the AWS, we obtained the Gold Standard in 2020, which is awarded to production plants and companies that meet all the main requirements from six areas of assessment. 

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We return water to nature 

In Prague – Kyje we capture rainwater and return it to the countryside. This contributes to the natural cooling of the district (which has significant concrete development), biodiversity and effective use of rain to strengthen underground water. By returning water to the countryside, we also save on the costs of necessary rainwater cleaning. When constructing a new autonomous warehouse, we preferred to build a dry polder rather than a traditional honeycomb tank where rainwater is sent to a sewer line. The polder will retain rainwater from most of the plant’s premises. The system uses a dry polder that is directed through its managed outflow with a retention volume of 670 m3 into a marsh with an area of 2,802.4 m2. Thanks to this system, the retention of water will be ensured not only in the local area, but also in Hostavice Pond. In addition, the work group managed to reduce the investment and operating costs of the whole system. 


In the Broumov District, we are supporting a project called Adaptation of the Landscape to Climate Change. The strategy arising based on this project will define a long-term approach leading to the renewal of the basic way water moves in the countryside, increased water retention in catchment areas, anti-flood protection of the landscape and an increase in biodiversity.