Across the Coca Cola HBC group, we source ingredients, packaging, equipment and services from around 45,000 suppliers, ranging from small independent firms to large international companies.

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We work with our suppliers to build a sustainable supply chain. We invest in joint value creation programmes, ranging from developing climate-friendly cold drink equipment to increasing local beet sugar production. In our own business, we are creating a 100 percent quality culture with zero tolerance for failure to meet standards.

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A prerequisite to become listed as a Coca‑Cola HBC supplier is to commit to the Coca‑Cola HBC Supplier Guiding Principles. These Principles make clear the values and behaviour we expect, and audit, in our value chain

Becoming a Coca‑Cola HBC supplier

Coca‑Cola HBC requires tier 1 suppliers to gain certification to the following standards:

  • ISO 9001 (quality)
  • ISO 14001 (environment)
  • OHSAS 18001 (health and safety).

Ingredient and packaging suppliers must also achieve certification to FSSC 22000 certification for food safety and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

 

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Our supply chain plays a central role in our business, ensuring that, in all our processes, we minimise our environmental impact and ensure sustainability in our value chain.

We produce and distribute more than 2 billion unit cases of our products annually across all Coca‑Cola HBC territories. Our supply chain organisation plays a central role in managing this responsibly, making sure that in all our processes we minimise our environmental impact and consider sustainability in our value chain - from sourcing raw materials and manufacturing the end product to distributing it to our customers.

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Our Integrated Competitive Supply Chain 

We have adopted an Integrated Competitive Supply Chain (ICSC) approach, which is one of the most innovative transformations our company has ever undertaken. Moving from a country-based Supply Chain model to a functionalised Supply Chain, we work with other business units within a Planning, Manufacturing and Logistics framework.

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We have stringent processes in place to minimise the occurrence of quality issues. However, when they do arise, we have robust processes and systems in place so we can deal with them quickly and efficiently, ensuring that our customers and consumers retain confidence in our products

Focus on quality

In our own business, we are developing a culture where quality is a core value across the entire organisation. We have re-stated our zero tolerance for failure to meet standards and deployed a maturity continuum measurement to enable us to move our quality and food safety-focused culture to the next level.

This approach extends to our suppliers, too. Coca‑Cola HBC requires tier 1 suppliers to gain certification to the following standards: ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and OHSAS 18001 (health and safety). Ingredient and packaging suppliers must also achieve certification to FSSC 22000 for food safety and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Quality and food safety remain our top priorities, to make sure we meet customer and consumer expectations while delivering against our cost leadership commitments.