Strategic priorities

To deliver our vision we focus on four strategic priorities

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Building trust within communities

We believe that our business can only be as healthy and strong as the communities in which we operate. In the long run, healthy, sustainable businesses require thriving communities. Trust is the foundation of our relationships with shareholders, customers, consumers, employees, institutions and business partners, and we build trust through responsible, sustainable management of our business.

Customers

Consumer relevance

Offering people the right products for all occasions

For Coca‑Cola HBC, consumer relevance means meeting and exceeding consumer expectations by offering the right products, in the right packs, through the right channels for the right occasion. These products must be consistently fresh, in premium condition, and presented cold when that is appropriate.

Coca-Cola HBC representative with a customer

Customer preference

Delivering the products and services our customers expect

Building successful relationships with our customers is fundamental to our success. We work hard to ensure our people are constantly focused on customer needs and satisfaction. We aim to exceed expectations in terms of delivery and execution to be the best supplier, and work as partners in creating value to achieve the best relationship.

Employee in the plant

Cost leadership

Focusing on a cost efficiency mindset

In 2016, raw material costs were stable compared to 2015, and foreign exchange movements in certain countries continued to have an adverse impact on our profitability. However, our focus on cost control continued, and this helped to ensure that the increase in revenues due to price and product mix improvements benefited our bottom line. Our comparable operating margin increased from 7.5 percent for 2015 to 8.3 percent for 2016.