News : Coca-Cola Northern New England's Green Initiatives Are Adding Up

Jan 20, 2015

Originally published on Business NH Magazine online.

By Michael McCord

Sustainability is a top to bottom team effort at Coca-Coca Co. of Northern New England (CCNNE), where the overarching operating philosophy welcomes all good ideas when it comes to recycling, energy efficiency, and better resource management.

“Little changes for us can mean big things,” said Ray Dube, sustainability manager at CCNNE in Londonderry. He says widespread sustainability measures at CCNNE’s state-of-the-art bottling plant in Londonderry, its 10 distribution centers (in New England and upstate New York), and its fleet of more than 500 vehicles have made a significant difference and their efforts correspond with a top score Coca-Cola Company received from Climate Counts, the Durham-based nonprofit organization that brings together consumers and businesses to confront climate change and reduce carbon footprints. (CCNNE is a regional franchise of Coca Cola.)

In its latest report card, Climate Counts graded Coca-Cola with an 85 score and a “Soaring” ranking, which is its top mark. In particular, Coca-Cola was recognized for measuring its companywide impact on global warming since 2002; for distinguishing itself by strongly advocating for comprehensive climate change policy; and establishing clear goals to reduce the company’s energy use and impact on global warming while working “to foster climate awareness among consumers, employees, and other businesses.”

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