International recognition for local bottler

05 Jul 2012

Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev, local bottler of Coca-Cola products) was identified as one of the Top 10 Bottlers at the Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa Group Presidents Sustainability Awards function that took place in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2012.

Stuart McLeod, Managing Director, PenBev (right) receiving the award from Ahmet Bozer, President, Coca-Cola Eurasia & Africa Group (left).

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.

(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.

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 arena. For us, winning this award shows our dedication to team work and giving back to the community, and highlights that, through our ‘Live for Difference’ campaign, we are indeed making a difference.”