The Kofola Group continues to fulfill its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. The carbon footprint of the entire company consists of 14% of the company’s own activities, 86% of emissions are generated by suppliers in the production of raw materials. Kofola therefore focuses on finding the most environmentally friendly solutions not only for itself, but also for its partners. As for packaging, he believes that the best packaging is no packaging. It expands the portfolio of draft drinks, which are distributed in reusable stainless steel barrels. By modifying other packaging, it succeeds in reducing emissions produced by third parties and creating a source of waste.

In 2019, Kofola re-launched Kláštorná Kalcia mineral water in bottles made from recycled PET material. Thanks to the fact that it only fills it into bottles made of 100% rPET, it saved more than 420 tons of virgin plastic last year alone. This year, this number will be even higher, because the demand for this mineral water in organic packaging is still growing.

“The question that the entire beverage industry is looking for answers to is how to find a balance between the sustainability of business and its impact on the environment. So how to produce products that consumers like, their packaging will be as environmentally friendly as possible while maintaining product quality and consumer comfort. RPET is a good example for us how waste can be transformed into valuable material and thus close the circular wheel.

Thanks to rPET, not only do we save the primary raw material, but we also save 90% of CO2 thanks to it.

In this way, we breathe life into each new bottle with a lower impact on the environment, “says Jannis Samaras, CEO of Kofola. With the use of rPET material, Kláštorná Kalcia was a pioneer not only in the whole of Kofola, but also on the mainstream bottled water market in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia in general. In 2020, it was followed by the Slovenian mineral water Radenska Naturelle and this year the traditional Croatian mineral water Studenac, which also belongs to the Kofola Group.

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