Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev, local bottler of Coca-Cola products) was identified as one of the Top 10 Bottlers in the Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa region at the Eurasia and Africa Presidents Sustainability Awards function that took place in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2012.
PenBev, the local bottler of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in the Western and Northern Cape, was recognised as one of the top ten bottlers out of 250 bottlers in the Eurasia and Africa Region for the 2011 period.
The Sustainability Awards judged entrants on two criteria areas, focussing on technical application as well as community affairs involvement. On the technical side they assessed the environment, quality and workplace. On community affairs initiatives they focussed on Social Investment projects, such as water projects, package recycling, health, nutrition and quality awareness, active healthy living, climate protection, education as well as social responsibility events.
Stuart McLeod, Managing Director of PenBev said, “It is an incredibly proud moment for us to be recognised as one of the top ten bottlers in the Eurasia and Africa part of the Coca-Cola global market. For us, winning this award shows our dedication to team work and giving back to the community, and highlights that, through our recycling, water and energy efficiency programmes at our plants we are contributing to making our planet sustainable for future generations and long term viability of PenBev.”
For more information about the projects that PenBev are involved with visit www.penbev.co.za
Photo 1: Stuart McLeod, Managing Director, PenBev (right) receiving the award from Ahmet Bozer, President, Coca-Cola Eurasia & Africa Group (left).
Photo 2: (From left to right) Therese Gearhart, President, South Africa Business Unit, Dave Lewis, MD, Forbes Holdings, Ahmet Bozer, President, Coca-Cola Eurasia & Africa Group, Denise Green, Marketing Services Manager, PenBev, Johan Breytenbach, Quality Assurance Manager, PenBev, Stuart McLeod, MD, PenBev, Bill Egbe, Director Sustainability, Coca-Cola Eurasia & Africa Group.