Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa recently took top honours at the fourth Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards.
The ceremony congratulates Massmart’s local suppliers for their commitment and exceptional performance in the implementation of environmentally-sustainable business practices. Massmart’s top-performing suppliers were recognized at the ceremony for their commitment to sustainable supply chain management, followed by the announcement of the overall winner for 2017.
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa’s (CCBSA) have been in partnership with Mpact to construct Africa’s first Coca-Cola approved food grade rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) recycling plant, the plant has the capacity to recycle 21,000 tonnes of PET per annum.
CCBSA also implemented the Coca-Cola Beverages school plastics recycling programme which has grown from 68 tonnes per year in 2011 to more than 1150 tonnes in 2017, which goes toward supplying the new rPET recycling plant. CCBSA also achieved a 30% reduction in water consumption and a 60% reduction in energy use per litre of product produced over the past seven years.