As the worldwide leader in the beverage industry,
In connection with this effort, we are issuing the following policy for new cold drink equipment purchased by
- By the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, the Company will no longer purchase new cold drink equipment using hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) where cost efficient alternatives are commercially available. This initiative applies both to refrigerant gases and insulation.
- Between now and 2004, the Company will expand its innovative research and development program to identify and field-test a variety of promising alternative refrigeration technologies.
- Suppliers will be required to announce specific time schedules to use only HFC-free foam insulation and refrigeration in all new cold drink equipment by 2004.
- In concert with the international Kyoto Agreement on climate change, we are requiring our suppliers to develop, by the end of the decade, new equipment that is 40-50 percent more energy efficient than today's equipment.
Consistent with the leadership role taken on ozone-depleting CFCs in the 1990s,
For an update on our progress in this arena, please visit www.refrigerantsnaturally.com.