At our VALSER mineral water plant in Switzerland, we are testing a ground-breaking new technology, in a unique collaboration with the Swiss company Climeworks. This technology will ensure we get the fizz that goes into our drinks directly from the air.
Because the technology produces food grade CO2 from the CO2 already in the atmosphere, it also closes the carbon cycle.
We are proud to be the very first beverage company worldwide to drive the expansion of this ground-breaking technology. To do so by supporting a local Swiss business is even more rewarding. Sustainability is built into our strategic business priorities and we are continuously looking at ways to minimise our ecological footprint in everything we do. Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland General Manager Nigel Davis
We are very excited to pioneer this promising initiative with VALSER, a brand that stands for sustainability and its connection with the environment. Initially, the captured CO2 will be used for VALSER Sparkling, VALSER Sparkling Lemon & Mint and VALSER Viva. VALSER Brand Manager Jana Luecking
By entering the beverage market with Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland, we are continuing our path of commercialising our Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology, which began with the world's first commercial plant in May 2017. We are excited by the chance to collaborate with a beverage industry leader as part of our overarching goal of capturing one per cent of global CO2 emissions by 2025. Climeworks co-founder & CEO Jan Wurzbacher
At Coca‑Cola HBC, we believe strongly in partnering with companies such as Climeworks and supporting technological innovations such as this as a step towards achieving our 2025 Sustainability Commitments.