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EWS: First Gold Level Certification

Jan 28th, 2013 |

January 28th 2013. Today marked a significant milestone for the European Water Stewardship program, as the first two EWS standard certificates were handed over by Johan Maris of Control Union. The certificates went to two Coca-Cola bottling sites, one in Ploiesti, Romania and another in Dongen in the Netherlands, rewarding both sites for their excellence in water stewardship. The sites achieved gold level certification, demonstrating near perfect compliance with the EWS standard.

Ulrike Sapiro of Coca-Cola Europe, spoke of the importance of sustainable water management for Coca-Cola as business security is directly tied to water security. Jens Rupp, Group Sustainability Manager of Coca-Cola Hellenic, complimented EWS for the creation of a system which reliably measures sustainability for water resources. Joe Franses, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability of Coca-Cola Enterprises, stated that certification in Dongen broaded the perspective of the company to “look beyond the four walls at the wider water impact”.

Fritz Barth, Vice Chairman of EWP, congratulated Coca-Cola in being the first to go for EWS certification and Sabine von Wirén-Lehr EWS Director acknowledged the important partnership between EWS and Coca-Cola with continued collaboration for standard implementation. For the full press release to the day’s events please see here.


Jens Rupp (Coca-Cola Hellenic) and Johan Maris (Control Union).


Joe Franses (Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.) and Johan Maris (Control Union).

8092_556_DannUlrike Sapiro (Coca-Cola Europe), Rudi Sueys (Coca-Cola Europe), Joe Franses (Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.), Jens Rupp (Coca-Cola Hellenic), Fritz Barth (EWP) and Sabine von Wirén Lehr (EWP).

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