Coca-Cola Içecek received three awards including the Grand Prize of “Best Country Bottling Operation” at the Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa Sustainability Awards ceremony organized on 17 June in Istanbul. Turkey marked a unique success this year by receiving this prestigious award for the third time after 2009 and 2012, competing with more than 50 candidates in 84 countries within Eurasia and Africa. The Grand Prize is given every year to the operation that has the best performance in quality, environment and contribution to the society. CCI’s Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan operations were also among the 10 finalist nominated for the Grand Prize of “Best Country Bottling Operation” within the Eurasia and Africa region.
In addition to the Grand Prize, CCI also received the “Excellence Award” in the individual “Wellbeing” category with its 3.2.1 Move! youth active lifestyle program and the “Best Performing Plant” award in the environment category with its Izmir plant. The “Excellence Award” came as a recognition of CCI’s 3.2.1 Move! youth active lifestyle program that has been expanding successfully in Turkey since its launch in 2013. Meanwhile, this year Izmir plant received the “Best Performing Plant” award in the environment category for the fourth time, following up on 2009, 2012 and 2013. Having successfully embedded environmental sustainability principles into all its operations, CCI’s Izmir plant has firmly established its position among the top performing plants in environment within the global Coca-Cola system.