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Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company on April 26 announced that a coalition of global investors from 13 countries has commended the company for its leadership in reporting on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) activities. The coalition of investors also praised the group for producing a "high-quality sustainability report deemed useful for investors" in 2009. A full list of all companies included in the engagement can be found at http://www.unpri.org/files/GCresults09.pdf.
The investment group members, who manage more than US$2.1 trillion of assets, are all signatories to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) which supports the sustainable development goals of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
In assessing the 2009 reporting performances of publicly listed UNGC companies, the global investors judged only 44 out of 130 to be leaders qualifying for Notable status on their Communications on Progress. For a full list of companies, visit http://www.unpri.org/files/leaders2010.pdf.
Coca-Cola Hellenic has been recognized as a Notable Reporter by the UNGC every year since 2005, and is the only Greek-based company to achieve leadership status.
Coca-Cola Hellenic is a signatory of the UNGC, a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
The company's Croatian operation was one of the first in the non-alcoholic beverage industry to publish a CSR report in line with the principals of the Global Reporting Initiative in 2003. Today, the company is listed as one of the top five beverage companies in the world by the Sustainability Yearbook 2010 published by SAM sustainability management and PricewaterhouseCoopers.