A joint research project will investigate how sustainable manufacturing can be developed.
Coca-Cola Enterprises and Cranfield University will work together over the next six months and will look into the current sustainability landscape across the supply chain, investigating topics such as resource security, the circular economy, sustainable technologies and waste management.
It will also look to the future to form a vision of what a sustainable factory will look like in 2050 and will report back later in the year.
Coca-Cola Enterprises GB group director of supply chain operations Steve Adams said: “We are excited to be embarking on this journey with Cranfield, as we look to the future of sustainable manufacturing in our industry. At CCE we take our responsibilities in this area very seriously and we are constantly looking for new ways to progress and improve, which is why we have again pledged to invest significantly across our operations this year.
“We view the research project as a collaborative effort, and will look to involve our industry peers as we assess the findings from Cranfield, starting with a knowledge-sharing session held at our Milton Keynes facility today.”