NATIONAL, 05 October 2023 –Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), one of India’s leading FMCG companies, reaffirmed its dedication to fostering a ‘World Without Waste’ this Gandhi Jayanti by responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call of “One Date One Hour Together”. HCCB orchestrated an expansive cleanliness campaign across 11 pivotal regions in India, encompassing its operational facilities as well as high-traffic zones.
The selected locales for this mission comprised Jakkur Lake & Bidadi in Bangalore; Pirangut in Pune; Carter Road and Marve Beach in Mumbai; Goblej and Sanand in Ahmedabad; Pilukhedi in Bhopal; Goa; Patna; Turbhe Railway Station in Navi Mumbai; and Wada in Palghar. This endeavour witnessed the proactive involvement of HCCB’s employees, as well as the local communities. Furthermore, the company joined forces with partners such as Y4D Foundation, ReCircle, Gem Enviro Management Pvt. Ltd., and The Shakti Plastic Industries.
Through these consolidated efforts, HCCB and the partnered local authorities succeeded in amassing over 600 kilograms of waste, significantly enhancing the environmental quality of the targeted areas.
Mr Himanshu Priyadarshi, Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer said, ” At Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, our vision extends beyond just business performance. This Gandhi Jayanti, inspired by the spirit of unity and environmental responsibility, we undertook a significant cleanliness drive across the nation. While our efforts resulted in tangible outcomes, like the 600 kilograms of waste collection, what’s more heartening is the unity and determination displayed by our employees, partners, and local communities. Together, we’re not just cleaning up; we’re setting a precedent for a more sustainable and conscious India.”
HCCB was incorporated on 14th February 1997. Since then, HCCB has come a long way in being able to serve 25 lakh retailers, 3,500 distributors, and 6,000 employees. 250,000 farmers grow the agricultural produce that HCCB uses in making its products. The company is headquartered in Bangalore and its operations are spread in 22 states, 3 UTs, and 376 districts in South, West, and Eastern India. Through its 16 factories spread across India, it manufactures and sells 60 different products across 7 categories. Its products include some of India’s most loved beverages – Coca-Cola, Thums Up, Sprite, Minute Maid, Maaza, SmartWater, Kinley, Limca, Fanta, and a lot more.