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Britvic Ireland

Membership Status:

Membership Pending

Sector:

Beverages

About the company

Britvic Ireland is the largest manufacturer of soft drinks in the Republic of Ireland, owning a portfolio of market leading brands including Ballygowan, Miwadi, Club, Robinsons, Fruit Shoot, Energise, TK, Cidona and exclusively bottling brands such as 7up, Pepsi and Lipton for PepsiCo. Britvic Ireland is an autonomous business unit in Britvic PLC, a global soft drinks company. Britvic Ireland's vison is to be the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow. Sustainability is at the heart of the Britvic business, encapsulated in its 'Healthier People, Healthier Planet' strategy. Britvic has signed up to science-based targets and is committed to reducing its scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2025.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Committed to Responsible Sourcing

To date 94% of their approved suppliers are linked to Britvic on SEDEX or have been requested to link to Britvic on SEDEX. (Sedex is the largest collaborative platform for managing ethical supply chain data with over 30,000 customers and supplier sites worldwide. Through a secure online platform, Sedex members can share and manage information related to Labour Standards, Health & Safety, The Environment and Business Ethics.) Further targets are in place to increase the % of suppliers linked to SEDEX.

Supporting the Community

Britvic Ireland supports the communities in which it operates through schemes such as funding, volunteering and in-kind donations.

MiWadi's Trick or Treat campaign, for example, has helped raise almost €2M for Temple Street Children's Hospital in the past five years making it a key funding partner for the newly opened Neurology and Renal Outpatients Unit.

Through sponsorship agreements with Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Westmeath, Kilkenny and Kildare GAA, and their Ballygowan and Energise brands, Britvic is playing a leading role in inspiring and enabling people to live healthier and more active lives.


Spotlight Target Area: Packaging
Britvic Ireland is committed to the circular economy and is working towards ensuring
its packaging never becomes waste. All Britvic Ireland’s packaging is 100% recyclable.
The company is investing in recycled PET and supports the need for a well-run
deposit retention scheme increasing the collection rate of beverage containers
and underpinning access to quality recycled materials. Britvic Ireland will use over
50% recycled PET across its brand portfolio by 2025. Britvic are also on a journey to
reduce packaging weight per serve by 20% by 2025. The recent Ballygowan relaunch
switching to lighter bottles made from 100% recycled PET removed c1,500 tonnes of
virgin plastic from the market and makes Ballygowan, bottled at source in Newcastle
West Co. Limerick, Ireland’s most sustainable water brand. The Ballygowan factory is
powered by 96% renewable energy and is on trajectory to be carbon positive by 2025.

Case Study 2021