News | Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp News ja Consolidated Financial Summary for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2022 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1280.pdf Thu, 12 May 2022 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement of Full-Year 2022 Earnings Forecast https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1279.pdf Thu, 12 May 2022 00:00:00 +0900 Notice for the Change in Accounting Estimate https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1278.pdf Thu, 12 May 2022 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan to Sponsor “Signature Pavilion” for EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, as a Gold Partner https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1273

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. today announced that it is a Gold Partner sponsor of the LIVE EARTH × SPACE LIFE exhibit, to be produced by animation director and mechanic designer Shoji Kawamori. The exhibit will be staged at the Signature Pavilion* of EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan. LIVE EARTH × SPACE LIFE will be one of the important thematic projects realizing the expo’s theme of “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.”

 

Under the concept of "A miracle living now and here together", the LIVE EARTH × SPACE LIFE exhibit will express the connection between all life on the universe, sea, and on land.

 

Under our corporate philosophy “Paint it Red!” we aim to fulfill our mission to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value. We focus on creating shared value (CSV) to address community challenges through our business activities. We continue to collaborate with various valued partners going forward.

 

*It is named “Signature Pavilion” because the thematic projects are symbolic and representative projects of Expo 2025, and because the pavilions, which are created by eight experts, are also a “signature piece” in which the themes are deeply discussed from the producers’ respective philosophies. Eight project producers will interpret and develop Expo 2025’s theme, “Designing Future Society for Our Lives,” from their own unique perspectives, and build pavilions that will connect people living in the future.

 

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Mon, 18 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Endorses GX League Basic Concept https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1270

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (hereafter “CCBJI”) has endorsed the Green Transformation (GX) League Basic Concept announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The GX League will be established as a forum for companies engaged in green transformation activities to cooperate with groups implementing similar initiatives. Such groups include government bodies, academic & financial institutions and other NGOs. The purpose of the forum is to share ideas to accelerate the overall transformation of  social systems and the creation of new markets towards the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. The GX League Basic Concept sets out fundamental guidelines to promote discussion of the GX League’s detailed design and empirical demonstration in FY 2022. Participating companies are expected to work towards carbon neutrality throughout their supply chains, as well as markets for their products and services. In addition, participants must undertake efforts to reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions.

As part of CCBJI’s sustainability framework, we have identified nine priority issues, (including GHG emissions and renewable energy) within our three platforms of Inclusion, Communities and Resources. We aim to reduce GHG emissions by 50% in Scopes 1 and 2 (emissions from plants, offices, and energy consumption) and 30% in Scope 3 (emissions from raw material processing, vending machines, etc) by 2030.Furthermore, we are working on various initiatives to reduce the CO2 emissions across our entire business, including in procurement, manufacturing, logistics/transportation, and sales. In addition to promoting waste management and recycling, CCBJI applies the environmental ISO 14001 standards to all business operations, including offices, manufacturing plants, and sales centers. We aim to further reduce environmental impact by fully complying with all applicable laws and regulations. CCBJI continues to make efforts in solving social issues through its business activities and aims to realize a sustainable society.

[Reference]

GX League Basic Concept (METI) 
https://www.meti.go.jp/policy/energy_environment/global_warming/GX-league/gx-league.html

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings' CSV initiatives
https://www.ccbji.co.jp/csv/

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Wed, 13 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Selected for FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1260

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (hereafter “CCBJH”) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index.

Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell in March 2022, the index is designed to be a sector neutral benchmark, relatively reflecting the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate superior Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices in each sector.  The index is also designed to support the transition to a low carbon economy by including only those positively evaluated by the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) Management Quality score.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is used by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as a benchmark for ESG passive investments.

CCBJH is committed to evolve CSR in line with ISO26000 standards for organizational social responsibility. We center Creating Shared Value (CSV) as the core of our business to fulfill both business growth and social sustainability as a single objective. We are taking actions in line with the three platforms of Inclusion, Communities and Resources plus nine priority issues, alongside our non-financial CSV Goals.
We continue to make efforts in solving social issues through our business activities and aim to realize a sustainable society.
 

[For Reference]
・FTSE Russell
https://www.ftserussell.com/ja/
・FTSE Blossom Japan Index Series
https://www.ftserussell.com/ja/products/indices/blossom-japan
・CSV Efforts of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings
https://www.ccbji.co.jp/csv/

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Fri, 08 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0900
“Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Aizu Design Part of proceeds donated to promote tourism in Aizu https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1262

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director,  President & CEO Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) donated part of the proceeds from “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Aizu Design to support the promotion of tourism in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. As part of the donation process, we paid a courtesy call to Aizuwakamatsu City Mayor Muroi on April 1 and presented a donation certificate.

 

Launched in August 2018, "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Aizu Design has been well received as an exclusive bottle only available in regions around Aizuwakamatsu City, with the iconic design of Tsurugajo Castle, Akabeko, and Okiagarikoboshi in illustration. CCBJI has made three donations thus far and will continue contributing to the promotion of tourism in Aizuwakamatsu City.

 

[Donation to Aizuwakamatsu City for the Promotion of Tourism]

■Date of donation: Friday, April 1, 2022

■Donation to: Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture

■Donation amount: 127,800 yen (Applicable sales period: From January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021)

 

From right, Mr. Shohei Muroi, Mayor of Aizuwakamatsu City, Toshiyuki Ninomiya, Manager of the Fukushima District, and Yuta Ohshima, Manager of the Koriyama Sales Center from CCBJI

 

In accordance with our corporate philosophy, collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, CCBJI aims to fulfill our mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”, and will continue to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value in order to address the challenges faced by local communities through our business activities.

 

[Comment by Mr. Shohei Muroi, Mayor of Aizuwakamatsu City]

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan for supporting Aizuwakamatsu's tourism project through the Aizu bottle. Like most other cities, Aizuwakamatsu City has also been forced to reduce or cancel its usual festival and events due to the COVID-19 crisis. Tourism is also continuing to suffer, but tourists are gradually returning to Tsurugajo Castle and other places. We would appreciate your continued support.

 

[Comment by Toshiyuki Ninomiya, Fukushima District Manager, CCBJI]

“Coca-Cola” Slim Bottles are loved by local communities as their local bottles and available nationwide. The Aizu bottle has been well received as an exclusive bottle with the iconic design of the city symbol, Tsurugajo Castle, and popular folk toys in the Aizu region, Akabeko and Okiagarikoboshi.

I know that many citizens are suffering due to the recent pandemic, but when they drink it, I hope they will be happy with the feeling of enjoying sightseeing. We will continue to work closely with Aizuwakamatsu City to contribute to the community.

 

【Product Overview: “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Regional Design】

The Regional Design “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottles have special packaging that makes travel more enjoyable. Since June 2017, these bottles have been designed using symbols and tourist attractions located throughout the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan area, and they are available only in those regions. These designs have enjoyed popularity in all of those regions as a bottle that’s perfect to have with a meal or as a refreshment when traveling. It also makes a great souvenir. The "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle is a premium package made of aluminum material and is an evolved version of the contour bottle, which has a distinctive contour recognizable even when felt in the dark.

"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Aizu Design has been well received as an exclusive bottle only available in regions around Aizu, with the iconic design of Tsurugajo Castle, Akabeko, and Okiagarikoboshi in illustration. Since its introduction in August 2018, it has been enjoying high popularity among tourists, the people in the prefecture, etc. The product is available at souvenir shops, local product fairs, and vending machines in the area.

 

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Mon, 04 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group holds 2022 Entrance Ceremony https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1253

Today, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & CEO Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Vending Inc. (Headquarters in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Takahide Baba), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Business Services Inc (Headquarters in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka ; Representative Director & President Rajeev Mall), and FV Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters in Toshima-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Tatsuhiko Sano) held a joint entrance ceremony for 228 new employees joining the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group in 2022.

 

As in the previous year, the ceremony was held online to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, and ensure the safety of attending employees. President Dragan and the other Group executives attended and welcomed the new employees. The President gave the following address.

 

【Message from Calin Dragan, Representative Director, President & CEO (excerpt)】

There’s one thing I say to every CCBJI Group employee since I came here in 2019, and I’d like to say it to you all as well. That is “Business as usual is not an option.” In this era of rapid change, we cannot compete or survive if we cling to past success and outdated values. Through this pandemic, we changed many things: our business model, our organization, our processes, and the ways we work. There is still a lot do to achieve strong growth for the future. I hope that you will all lead us forward with the courage to embrace change.

There is however, one thing that never changes. That is our philosophy: our Mission, Vision, and Values. Our mission is always to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value.” “Everyone” includes all stakeholders: consumers, customers, employees, shareholders, business partners, and local communities. Our actions are driven by a desire to create value for our stakeholders and be their preferred partner for decades to come.

 

When taking action, we would like you to always keep the four Values in mind.
The first is "Agility.” Act in an agile manner and don’t be afraid of change. With our everyday lives and business constantly changing, "Agility" is now more important than ever. 
The next is "Learning.” Learn as you go, apply newly-acquired knowledge and experience to your work.
Our third value is being "Result-oriented.” Focus on results and see things through to the end. We are working in a variety of locations: manufacturing sites, logistics, front-line sales, and our homes. But we are all connected by a shared value of achieving results.
The final Value is “Integrity.” Integrity means honesty and trust. It allows us to trust and support each other through open and transparent communication. It’s how we achieve results, even while working in widespread locations.
When you have doubts in the future, these four values will guide your decision making. Starting today, please always act with these Values in mind.

 

Before I end my message today, let me emphasize that we are proud of our Coca-Cola products and brands, and strive every day to earn the trust and support of our stakeholders. As members of the Coca-Cola system, we are working on a variety of initiatives to not only grow our own business, but also support global environmental issues and the sustainability of the Japanese beverage industry. It is true that we have a lot to do, but we work together as one team. At CCBJI Group, each employee creates value for our stakeholders, no matter what role they play. I look forward to seeing you all grow and create significant value through your work.
Once again, congratulations!

 

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Fri, 01 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Matters Related to Controlling Shareholders, etc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1251.pdf Mon, 28 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will donate products to food bank organizations in collaboration with Ehime Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1257

In collaboration with Ehime Prefecture (Governor: Tokihiro Nakamura), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & CEO Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has begun donating their products to food bank organizations within the prefecture. As the first step of this initiative, 120 cases of Coca-Cola products were delivered to the specified non-profit organization e-Work Ehime (President: Tsutomu Nabae, hereafter "e-Work Ehime") on Wednesday, March 16th.

 

Presenting the donation on March 16th From the left, Koichi Inoue, CCBJI Shikoku District Manager, and Tsutomu Nabae, President of the specified non-profit organization e-Work Ehime

 

Ehime Prefecture has been promoting community-based food bank activities since 2021, with the aim of effectively utilizing unused food from the food manufacturing industry; the donation of products to e-Work Ehime is one of these activities. Since 2016, CCBJI has been donating our products to food bank organizations in various regions across Japan, and now, in support of the community-based food bank activities promoted by Ehime Prefecture, we have decided to regularly donate our products to food bank organizations in Ehime as well. The Coca-Cola products donated by CCBJI will be provided to children's cafeterias and welfare facilities in Ehime Prefecture through e-Work Ehime.

 

In accordance with our corporate philosophy, collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, CCBJI aims to fulfill our mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”, and will continue to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value in order to address the challenges faced by local communities through our business activities.

 

■Outline of 1st product donation
Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
Donation to: Specified non-profit organization e-Work Ehime (Ehime Food Bank EGAO)
Location: Ehime Prefecture, Niihama City, Hagyu 1309-1
Donated: 120 cases of Coca-Cola products (2,880 bottles)

 

<Reference>
■Outline of 1st product donation
・2020: 22 organizations, 20,447 cases
・2021: 34 organizations (incl. 12 one-off donations), 11,063 cases

 

■About the donation of our products to food bank organizations
Since 2016, CCBJI has partnered with 24 organizations (Note 1), including Second Harvest Japan (member of the Alliance of Japan Foodbanks), which was Japan’s first food bank organization, and the Food Bank All Japan Association, to donate our beverage products on a regular basis to children’s cafeterias and various welfare facilities, etc. through food bank organizations in different regions. “Food banks” are organizations or activities aimed at delivering food to welfare facilities and people in need, by receiving food marked for disposal despite a lack of quality issues as donations from corporations. (Note 1) As of Feb. 2022

 

■Ehime Prefecture's Efforts to Reduce Food Loss
In Ehime Prefecture, under the vision of "Reduce Food Loss Across Ehime ~Be Compassionate, Not Wasteful~", the prefectural government, food retailers, and food bank organizations have been working together since April 2021 to reduce food loss and provide food assistance to those in need (children's cafeterias, welfare facilities, etc.). In addition to this, the prefectural government, food manufacturers, and food bank organizations are working together on food bank activities to make effective use of unused food products from the food manufacturing industry.

 

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Wed, 16 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings to endorse the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and join the TCFD Consortium https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1245

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) endorses the recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD*1) and has joined the TCFD Consortium*2, a forum for discussion among the supporting firms and financial institutions.

 

 

As part of its sustainability framework, our group has identified nine key issues, including "Greenhouse gas emission" and "Renewable energy," within the three platforms of "Inclusion" "Communities," and "Resources". We believe that sustainable growth requires balancing the reduction of environmental impact with business growth. The CCBJH Group aim to contribute to the mitigation of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our entire business, including in the procurement of materials, production, logistics/transportation, and sales, in order to "reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% (Scope1&2) by 2030","reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% (Scope3) by 2030", as stated in its own non-financial goals, the CSV Goals.

 

In line with the TCFD’s recommendations, we will analyze the financial impact of climate change-related risks and opportunities, and consider measures to address them, and strive to disclose more substantial information. The CCBJH Group will continue to make efforts in solving social issues through its business activities and aim to realize a sustainable society.

■*1: What is TCFD?
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, or TCFD, was founded by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) at the request of G20. TCFD recommends companies to disclose their “climate-related risks”, “governance”, “strategies”, “risk management”, and “metrics and targets”.
*For details, see here https://tcfd-consortium.jp/en/about

 

■*2: What is TCFD Consortium?
The TCFD Consortium was established as a forum for the companies and financial institutions, who support the TCFD’s recommendations, to jointly promote their efforts and discuss companies’ effective information disclosure and financial institutions’ use of such information for making appropriate investment decisions.
*For details, see here https://tcfd-consortium.jp/en

 

【For reference】
CSV efforts of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings
https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/

 

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Thu, 03 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding Personnel Change https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1243.pdf Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2021 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1240.pdf Thu, 10 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0900 Differences between Forecasts and Actual Financial Results https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1239.pdf Thu, 10 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0900 Partial Amendments to Articles of Incorporation https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1238.pdf Thu, 10 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0900 Notice of price revision for large PET bottle products https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1234

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO Calin Dragan) today announced revisions to the shipping price for our large PET bottle products (1.5L & 2L, excluding some products) effective from May 1, 2022 .

 

The economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19 has led to a price surge in raw materials worldwide. This trend is forecast to continue for the foreseeable future.

 

As a result, we have been making the utmost efforts to absorb the impact of soaring prices and distribution costs. We have been improving efficiencies across our manufacturing and operations. We have also reduced expenses throughout our business activities. Despite this, market conditions make it impossible to continue absorbing the impact of increased costs through our corporate efforts alone. As a result, we will revise the shipping prices of our large PET bottle products (1.5L & 2L, excluding some products). The revision will be effective from May 1, 2022, for deliveries to mass merchandisers and online channel.

 

We strive to maintain the highest quality standards to provide consumers with safe products and services that deliver peace of mind. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

 

1. Products subject to the price revision

Large PET bottle products (1.5L & 2L) with some exceptions, with shipping price revision rate of approx. +5-8% (depending on the product).

※For applicable products, please see the list below.

 

2. Revision date

Sunday, May 1, 2022 *Based on shipments

 

3. Target channels

Mass merchandisers and online channel

 

List of products subject to the price revision

 

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Tue, 08 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group to conduct 3rd round of COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1228

In compliance with the government policy on COVID-19 "workplace vaccination", Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO Calin Dragan; hereafter "CCBJI") will implement the 3rd workplace vaccination from March 4 (Fri) as soon as it is ready, aiming to contribute to the acceleration of the vaccine rollout and to safe living and working environments.  

 
Following the workplace vaccination we provided between June and August of 2021, we will roll out the 3rd vaccination at our Tokyo/Akasaka Office, Saitama/Okegawa Office, Aichi/Nagoya Office, Osaka/Senrioka Office, and Fukuoka/Fukuoka Office.  Those eligible for this scheme include the employees and their families of CCBJI Group (including those indirectly employed) and partner companies, who have taken the vaccination twice and wish to receive the 3rd one. 
 
As we did for the 1st and 2nd shots, we allow the employees to receive the 3rd one even during their work hours and exempt them from work during such time in order to help them flexibly secure time for the vaccination. And if employees become unwell due to side effects of the vaccine on the day of the vaccination and find it difficult to work, they are eligible to take a special paid leave for the day. If they become unwell on the following day or later, they can take one day of special paid leave in principle. 
 
【Overview】

■ Scheduled start date: March 4, 2020 (Fri), as soon as it is ready

■Location: Tokyo/Akasaka Office, Saitama/Okegawa Office, Aichi/Nagoya Office, Osaka/Senrioka Office, and Fukuoka/Fukuoka Office  

■Eligible employees: Permanent employees, contracted employees, temporary staff, rehired employees, vendor staff, and part-time employees of CCBJI Group (Note); employees of partner companies; and their families, who wish to take the vaccination.

■ Vaccinators: Partnered medical institutions 

Through the consistent efforts to help the employees maintain and promote their health, CCBJI intends to continue providing high-quality products and value-added services as a total beverage company committed to enrich people’s daily lives by delivering happy and refreshing moments at every occasion available. 
 
(Note) Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., Coca-Cola Customer Marketing Co., Ltd., Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Vending Inc., FV Japan Co., Ltd., Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Business Services Inc., and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Benefit Inc. 
 

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Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan concludes Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration with Mitaka City, Tokyo https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1229

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded on January 21 (Mon) an Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration with Mitaka City (Mayor Takashi Kawamura), Tokyo, in efforts to further improve public services and vitalize the community.

 

From the left, CCBJI Vending Area Sales Tokyo Regional Division Head Kenichi Kubo, Mitaka City Mayor Takashi Kawamura)

 

Under this Agreement, CCBJI and Mitaka City will work together in various areas including initiatives for vitalization of the community, strengthening of the citizens’ health and welfare, promotion of safe and secure city development, and conservation of environment. 


As the first activity to be carried out under this agreement, CCBJI will place in Shimorenjaku Kodemari Children’s Playground a vending machine (VM) that features a wrapping designed to promote extensive recycling of beverage containers in hopes of using this machine as a trigger to raise the awareness of VM users toward the realization of circulatory society. This vending machine is a disaster-relief model which can also be used to offer emergency support, including providing drinks free of charge in the event of a disaster.  


Moreover, CCBJI is also planning to partly use the VM proceeds to build and manage a Wi-Fi environment around the public facilities in Mitaka as an initiative to enhance the citizens’ communication means and convenience.

 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy, collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, CCBJI aims to fulfill its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and will continue to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value in order to address the challenges faced by local communities through its business activities. 

 

[Comment from Mitaka City Mayor Takashi Kawamura]
The ongoing risks of Covid-19 are still requiring us to keep staying vigilant to protect ourselves through the repetitive waves of surges in new cases and declines. Under such circumstances, I believe the strengthening of the citizens’ health and welfare included as one of the themes of our collaboration will be of greater importance going forward. CCBJI’s professional knowledge and diverse networks will, without question, help enrich the lives of our people in Mitaka. I look forward to seeing this agreement lead to highly meaningful collaboration in a wide range of areas.

 

[Comment from CCBJI Vending Area Sales Tokyo Regional Division Head Kenichi Kubo]
I am pleased to see this agreement concluded with Mitaka City aimed at collaborating on the improvement of public services and further vitalization of the community. We will continue to work closely together in various areas to deliver further happy moments to the people of Mitaka City.

 

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Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan founded the "CCBJI Museum" at the Tama Plant https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1224

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has renovated the tour facilities at its Tama Plant (Higashikurume City, Tokyo) and founded the CCBJI Museum, a company museum that looks back on the history of Coca-Cola in Japan and the progress of CCBJI’s merger and connects them to the future (Note 1).

 

The "History Area" introduces the history of Coca-Cola in Japan and the progress of the bottler companies across 13 different topics

 

The CCBJI Museum looks back on the history of the 12 bottler companies that once operated in various parts of Japan, from their origins to their merger in April of 2017 (Note 2). This museum was founded to express gratitude to the predecessors who laid the foundation for CCBJI, and to let visitors know that CCBJI intends to move forward with further developments.

 

The museum mainly consists of a "History Area" that introduces 13 different topics in the history of CCBJI and the bottlers up until now, and a "Blue Sky Photo Area" that displays photos of route cars driving in CCBJI’s business areas. The History Area introduces the bottler companies’ community-based activities through a display of photos of past vending machine models, vending machines with wrapping, and outdoor advertisements displayed at symbolic locations in each region. There is also a corner featuring stories about Mr. Nisaburo Takanashi, who founded the first bottler company in Japan, the former Tokyo Coca-Cola Bottling Company, by acquiring the rights to manufacture and sell Coca-Cola, and a photo spot where visitors can pose raising a toast with Coca-Cola products. In the Blue Sky Photo Area, (#) photos of route cars driving around famous places in each area are on display, so that visitors can learn more about CCBJI’s business areas while feeling like they’re sightseeing.

 

[Plant Overview] 
※The plant tour facilities are currently closed. Visits to the museum will be possible after tours are resumed.
Name: CCBJI Museum
Location: Inside the tour facilities of the Tama Plant, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, 1-2-9 Nobidome, Higashikurume City, Tokyo 
Founded: January 2022 

 

The Blue Sky Photo Area, which displays photographs of route cars driving through CCBJI's business areas

 

(Note 1) All of our plant tours are currently suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections. The Museum is scheduled to open to the public after the reopening of the Tama Plant's tour facilities. In June 2021, CCBJI launched the "Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour" (https://www.ccbji.co.jp/onlinetour/) so that customers who have been waiting for the resumption of the tours, as well as those who have been unable to visit the plants due to distance or other reasons, can experience plant tours remotely (online). CCBJI will continue to focus on using our plants as places to communicate with our customers.

 

We regard a plant tour as an opportunity to have direct communication with consumers, customers, and other various stakeholders. Among our 17 plants in Japan, we offer plant tours at 6 locations, including Zao Plant (Miyagi Prefecture), Tama Plant (Tokyo), Kyoto Plant (Kyoto Prefecture), Tokai Plant (Aichi Prefecture), Ebino Plant (Miyazaki Prefecture), and Hiroshima Plant (Hiroshima Prefecture). In 2019, we enjoyed nearly 170,000 visitors at 5 plants.


(Note 2) The Coca-Cola system in Japan consists of the Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Ltd. (CCJC), responsible for supplying concentrate, product planning/development, and marketing activities including advertising, etc., and bottler/partner companies that produce and sell the finished products. All of our bottler companies, including CCBJI, manufacture products under strict quality management at each plant, and through customers' outlets and vending machines, deliver Coca-Cola products to consumers.

 

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Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan installs Kanto's first "SNAG Golf Support Vending Machine" at Misato Golf Center in Kashiwa, Chiba https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1223

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) with the cooperation of the Kashiwa Golf Festa Executive Committee, installed the first "SNAG Golf Support Vending Machine" in Kanto at the Misato Golf Center (Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture), and held an unveiling ceremony today.

 

SNAG golf is an introductory sport that allows you to play and practice golf safely and enjoyably on the course, both indoors and outdoors, even in familiar places such as schoolyards and gymnasiums. Part of the sales form the "SNAG Golf Support Vending Machine" will be donated to the Kashiwa Golf Festa Executive Committee to help support the donation of the SNAG Golf school sets to elementary schools in Kashiwa City.

 

Since 2009, CCBJI has been deploying the "SNAG Golf Support Vending Machines" in cooperation with local organizations which develop and promote junior golfers, mainly in Hiroshima and Kagawa Prefectures. The installation was made possible since the intentions of Kashiwa Golf Festa Executive Committee aiming for community revitalization through golf and Misato Golf Co., Ltd. who wants to support healthy development of youth through the hosting of SNAG Golf School for junior players matched CCBJI's social contribution activities through vending machines.

 

 

Under the corporate philosophy of delivering happy moments to everyone while creating value, CCBJI works on the creation of shared value (CSV) through its core business in efforts to tackle communities’ challenges and further partner with various entities.

 

About Kashiwa Golf Festa Executive Committee

The committee started its activities in 2016 with the aim of nurturing children with healthy body and mind who will lead the future of Kashiwa and revitalizing the community by holding golf events that bring citizens of Kashiwa together. http://www.kashiwa-golf.org/about.php

 

 

■Comments from Ms. Hitomi Ino, Representative Director of Misato Golf Co., Ltd.

We have been implementing SNAG golf at the "Misato Golf Junior Academy", which plays the role of developing junior golfers, and engaged in activities to encourage as many children with no experience of golf and preschool children as possible to enjoy experiencing golf and be interested in golf. I am very pleased that we have been able to develop a mechanism that can specifically support such activities from the financial side.

 

■Comments from Mr. Hiroshi Yakushiji, Representative of Kashiwa Golf Festa Executive Committee

The "Team Scramble Golf Championship", in which participants compete each other in teams to become No. 1 in Kashiwa in the summer, is now in its fifth year, and last year, we started the "Kashiwa Open Golf Championship" for the fall, which is open to professionals and amateurs of all ages and genders. In addition, we have held junior golf competitions and other events and donated SNAG golf sets to 13 elementary schools in the city using the charity money from the participants and sponsors. We hope that the installation of SNAG Golf Support Vending Machine will accelerate the promotion activities and increase the citizen's golf fever.

 

■Comments from Eishu Mouri, Head of East Japan Development Department, Vending Business Unit, CCBJI

We are involved in initiatives that only we can do through our core business, deepening ties with the community and aiming to build relationships for mutual growth. We are very pleased to have installed the "SNAG Golf Support Vending Machine" in order to revitalize the community through golf. We hope that this installation will serve as an opportunity for more people to learn about SNAG golf.

 

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Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding Implementation of Chief Officer System https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1219.pdf Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola brand products donated to Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1213

To support those who were affected by COVID-19, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter ", CCBJI") made the donation to Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture on December 17.

When the spread of new coronavirus infections began impacting the society with ongoing changes last year, the company examined how it could support the affected local communities through its business to cope with the changing environment. The company has been donating Coca-Cola brand products to healthcare professionals through municipalities and local medical associations.  

In a prolonged coronavirus crisis, there is an ongoing situation with people who are affected by COVID-19 and need supports. Against such a background, CCBJI donated to provide support through its main business in collaboration with municipalities who grasp the most detailed status of the areas. The products donated to this city will be distributed to medical staff and others who are engaged in prevention of spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to collaborate with all members of municipalities to be able to provide help to those who are in need of support through donation of our products.

■Outline of product donation
Date & Time: December 17, 2021
Offered to: Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Donated products: Coca-Cola products, 40 cases

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value to address the challenges faced by the communities through its business activities.

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Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Earned a CDP Water Security Score of A- https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1214

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) has announced that it received a score of A- (Leadership Level) for the first time on its 2021 water security disclosure to CDP, a global not-for-profit charity that runs the environmental information disclosure system for companies and local governments. In addition, CCBJH also achieved a place on the Climate Change B (Management Level) List.

 

 

The CDP's annual corporate survey serves as global standards for corporate environmental information disclosure. CDP reviews companies’ initiatives in environmental areas, and evaluates their environmental activities scoring from A to D-. The Group believes that these achievements were the results of the following initiatives, and they were comprehensively evaluated.

 

■ Initiatives toward water security
In 2020, water-related issues were regarded as one of priorities to be addressed in the Sustainability Framework developed by the Coca-Cola system in Japan. In response to this, the Group aims to “reduce water use by 30% by 2030*1” and “sustain 200% water source replenishment by 2025*1” set out in its own non-financial goals, “CSV Goals,” and promotes various initiatives. *1. Compared to 2015

 

Our plants have introduced production lines with the latest technology, improved their manufacturing processes and plant facilities on a daily basis through monitoring, and worked to reduce water used in the manufacturing process and recycle water used for manufacturing. Furthermore, in order to return the same amount of water used for manufacturing products at the plants into nature, the Group has entered into agreements with communities and local governments to promote activities that increase the "water source replenishment capability"—a capability to sustainably foster and reserve water— in the water source areas of our plants with the people of the communities.

 

■ Initiatives toward climate change
The Group is working to reduce CO2 emissions in its business activities, such as the development and provision of eco-friendly products and the optimization of supply chains, under the theme of “climate change measures,” one of its key themes, set out in its “CSV Goals.”
The Group has established environmental goals in October of this year, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Scopes 1 and 2 (emissions from plants, offices, and energy use) by 50%*2 and Scope 3 (emissions from processing of ingredients, vending machines, etc.) by 30%*2 by 2030. The Coca-Cola system in Japan will continue to make efforts to reduce GHG emissions in Scopes 1, 2 and 3, and will actively contribute to the achievement of the Japanese government's GHG emission reduction target (a 46% reduction in emissions in FY2030 compared to FY2013). *2. Compared to 2013

 

CCBJH will continue to work toward solving social issues through its business activities, contributing to the achievement of the "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" in the business areas of the Group, and aiming to realize a sustainable society.

 

About CDP
CDP is an international not-for-profit charity that runs the global environmental information disclosure system for companies and local governments. CDP was established in 2000 in the UK, has worked with more than 590 investors with assets over US$110 trillion, and has been among the first to encourage companies to disclose their environmental information, reduce GHG emissions, water resource conservation, and forest conservation in the capital markets as well as through corporate procurement activities. In 2021, over 14,000 organizations around the world disclosed their environmental information through CDP, including more than 13,000 companies worth over 64% of global market capitalization and more than 1,100 local governments. CDP has the world's largest environmental database fully compliant with TCFD, and CDP scores are widely used to facilitate decision-making on investment and procurement toward the realization of a zero-carbon, sustainable, and resilient economy. For more details, please visit the following website. https://cdp.net/en

 

[Reference]
CSV efforts of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings
https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/

 

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Fri, 10 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan installed a “Support Vending Machine for the Realization of Diverse City of Osaka” at Adventure World https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1205

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) installed on November 10 the first unit of “Support Vending Machine for the Realization of Diverse City of Osaka”  (hereafter the “Support Vending Machine”) at Adventure World (Shirahamacho, Wakayama Prefecture) , a theme park run by AWS Co., Ltd. (Headquarters in Matsubara City, Osaka; Representative Director & President Masashi Yamamoto; hereafter “AWS”).

 

The Support Vending Machine was placed, following the conclusion of “Collaboration Agreement” between CCBJI and the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau (Note 1). The panel of the machine provides information about “Osaka LGBTQ Tourism” in support of realizing a diverse city of Osaka.  With the endorsement of AWS, who actively works on the promotion of LGBTQ and other diversity initiatives, the installation of the Support Vending Machine came true at Adventure World who attracts many tourists from inside and outside the country and participates in events to widely spread the awareness in the social issues associated with sexual minority. We will continue to cooperate in the installation of " Support Vending Machine for the Realization of Diverse City of Osaka."

 

The Support Vending Machine is also designed to provide drinks free of charge in the event of large disaster.

 

We are committed to creating shared value (CSV) through our core business in efforts to tackle communities’ challenges and further partner with various entities.

 

Note 1:

CCBJI and the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau concluded a Collaboration Agreement on March 1, 2021. Based on this agreement, the two parties will work together to install support vending machines for the realization of diverse city of Osaka and to create comfortable traveling environments for LGBTQ people, thereby promoting Osaka LGBTQ Tourism. The panel of the Vending Machine provides a QR code for the official website of the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau that explains the purpose of the initiative and carries a URL for comprehensive tourist information in English for LGBTQ people visiting Osaka.  In addition, part of the proceeds from the Support Vending Machine will be donated to the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau for the realization of diverse city of Osaka.

 

【Comment from Koji Imazu, Managing Director of AWS Co., Ltd., the operating company of Adventure World】

AWS Co., Ltd., has incorporated into its management policy to take concrete actions to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) based on the corporate philosophy "Smile Company that creates time with the heart", and everyone We are aiming for a diverse and prosperous society where people can freely choose their way of life. In support of the wishes of the Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau, we would like to contribute to the creation of a diverse and prosperous society by installing support vending machines from Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Co., Ltd.

 

【Comment from Vending Development Headquarters West Japan Development Department Manager Masahiro Nagayama from CCBJI】

We are pleased to have concluded this agreement with the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau to jointly work on the realization of diverse city of Osaka. Based on this agreement, we have installed the first unit of the “Support Vending Machine for the Realization of Diverse City of Osaka” at Adventure World. We will continue to cooperate and work together so that we can deliver happy moments to everyone.

 

[Outlines of Support Vending Machine for the Realization of Diverse City of Osaka”]

Installation Date: November 10, 2021

Location: Adventure World Entrance Dome Exit Gate

(2399 Katata, Shirahamacho, Nishimurogun, Wakayama Prefecture)

Number of units installed: 2

Specifications: Disaster support type vending machine

Remarks:

The panel of the machine provides a QR code for the official website of the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau that carries a URL for comprehensive tourist information in English for LGBTQ people visiting Osaka. 

In addition, part of the proceeds will be donated to the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau for the realization of diverse city of Osaka.

 

 

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Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings earns 4.5 stars in overall rating of “Fifth Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1207

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) announced that it earned a 4.5-star rating in the Fifth Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey, which selects leading companies that tackle a productivity revolution of their organization through work-style reforms.

 


The “Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey” has been conducted by Nihon Keizai Shimbun since 2017 for listed companies and leading unlisted companies nationwide. This survey assesses these companies based on the three areas: delivering diverse and flexible work styles (People Utilization Capability), development of new business, etc. (Innovation), and capability to develop new markets (Market Development Strengths), as well as Business Foundation such as corporate governance, with five stars by defining initiatives to maximize organizational performance as “Smart Work Management.” CCBJH received S⁺ and S⁺⁺ in “People Utilization Capability” and “Market Development Strengths,” respectively, earning a 4.5-star rating. Our key initiatives include:

 

■ Initiatives to promote Diversity & Inclusion

・Set new targets aiming to raise the current ratio of female managers at 6.2% to 10% by 2025 and 20% by 2030.

 

■ Initiatives to promote diverse and flexible ways of working

・Introduced a Super Flextime system, expanded satellite offices, and implemented a direct-market/direct-home system in our commercial function.

・In order to raise awareness of time management, announced “the importance of following the correct attendance recording rules” across the company. Developed in-house app used to apply for prior approval of overtime, tracked application status weekly, reported it to management level, and shared it at company level.

 

■ Health management initiative

Implemented workplace COVID-19 vaccination. Decided on the handling of employees’ attendance for vaccination.

・Newly established the bicycle commuting policy to promote bicycle commuting, targeting all employees, as an alternative means of commuting.

 

■ Initiatives to activate internal/external communication

・Held a walking event using an app developed in-house to promote employees to get more exercise amid the COVID-19 crisis.

・Opened “Virtual Plant Tour” and “Online Plant Tour” pages on our website to replace the visiting-style plant tours which have been suspended.


■ Introduction and utilization of technology

・Introduced a negotiation tool that utilizes AR(Augmented Reality) technology app.

・Introduced chatbot to respond to internal inquiries. By combining it with RPA (Robotic Process Automation) we realized automatic handling of the entire process.

・ Improved the efficiency of both stock management and logistics operation by utilizing an automated robotic picking system at our automated distribution center “Saitama Mega DC”.


CCBJH will create easy-to-work environment for our employees which leads to an increase in their productivity, thereby contributing to our stakeholders.

 

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Selected as a component of "DJSI Asia Pacific",a leading index for ESG investment,for fourth consecutive year https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1200

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) has been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (hereinafter “DJSI”) for the Asia Pacific region for the fourth consecutive year. DJSI is a world-renowned ESG (Environment, Society, and Governance) investment index. This year, 153 companies (of which 77 were from Japan) including CCBJH were selected out of approximately 600 major companies in the region. CCBJH has received high scores in Environmental Policy and Codes of Business Conduct as well as Human Capital Development etc.

 


 
DJSI is a stock index created jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and SAM. It conducts annual S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) targeting Appx. 3,500 major companies around the globe, in the three areas of Economy, Environment, and Society, to select companies that are highly sustainable. It is a global index for ESG investments and serves as the benchmark for selecting key investment targets. The appraisals serve as the standard in selecting key investment destinations as a global index for ESG investment.


The CCBJH Group has placed creating shared value (CSV) as one of its most important management issues, further advance CSR in accordance with ISO26000, the international standard for social responsibility. We work to solve social issues with specific action plans under three Sustainability Framework “Inclusion”, “Communities”, and “Resources”, and that lead us to be selected for “DJSI Asia Pacific”.


We will continue to work to solve social issues through our business activities, and to contribute to achieving SDGs※2 in our business area toward the realization of a sustainable society.

※1 CSV: Creating Shared Value                         
※2 Sustainable Development Goals: SDGs are international goals which are adopted in 2015 at a United Nations summit to achieve a better and more sustainable world by 2030. They are a collection of 17 goals and 169 targets.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings’ CSV initiatives. 

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/

 

【Reference】DJSI Website
https://www.spglobal.com/esg/csa/

 

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2021 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1196.pdf Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement of Updated Full-Year 2021 Earnings Forecast https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1195.pdf Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan received "Gold" rating in "PRIDE Index 2021," which evaluates companies’ sexual minority-related initiatives https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1192

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is pleased to announce that it has received the “Gold” rating in “PRIDE Index,” established by a voluntary organization “work with Pride,” to evaluate companies’ initiatives related to sexual minorities such as LGBTQ.

 

 

The “PRIDE Index” was established by the voluntary organization “work with Pride” in order to realize a comfortable workplace for LGBTQ people beyond the framework of companies, organizations, etc. “work with Pride” aims to share information to create a workplace where LGBTQ people can work comfortably as they are and to provide companies with opportunities to proactively work on creating such workplace. Initiatives of companies are assessed based on the five indicators: Policy, Representation, Inspiration, Development, and Engagement/Empowerment.

 

CCBJI believes that it is important to respect the individuality of each employee, actively take in diverse values and ideas, and continue to generate innovation. Based on the concept of “Diversity & Inclusion (D&I),” it promotes the creation of more comfortable work environment and the reformation of awareness across the company, such as the revision of internal regulations and continued implementation of training, in order to provide LGBTQ and other sexual minority employees with equal opportunities. Its specific initiatives are outlined below.

 

■Revision of internal regulations

CCBJI revised its internal regulations (Employment Regulations) in January 2020 to define the term “spouse” to include those partners who are in effect in a similar relationship as marriage, regardless of whether they are the same or opposite gender. This revision has allowed the employees to use childcare leave, family care leave, and other welfare benefits, irrespective of the gender of their partners or their marital status. It also amended its Human Rights Policy and D&I Policy to include descriptions about "gender identity and expression” in addition to sexual orientation.

 

■Training programs and events

CCBJI conducted training on unconscious bias for all managers and e-learning to promote a basic understanding of LGBTQ for all employees. In addition, a program to promote an understanding of LGBTQ is also included as part of the onboarding training offered to new grads and mid-career hires. In addition, we held online events in which employees who wish to participate can do so.

 

■Establishment of an LGBTQ consultation desk

CCBJI has established an internal consultation desk with a view to creating a necessary system to properly respond to sexual minority-related consultations. This consultation desk supports not only the sexual minority employees but also their supervisors and co-workers in LGBTQ-related matters, for example in the event that they are struggling with their own sexuality or someone comes out to them.

CCBJI will continue to create a comfortable workplace environment for its employees to increase their productivity, thereby contributing to its stakeholders.

 

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Business Services Wins Gold in two categories at SSON Impact Awards Asia 2021 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1190

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) is pleased to announce that its group company, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Business Services (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Rajeev Mall; hereafter “CCBJBS), has won Gold Awards in the “Best Vendor Collaboration” and “Best Shared Services Team” categories at the SSON Impact Awards Asia 2021 hosted by the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (hereafter SSON).

 

 

 

SSON Impact Awards is a globally recognized award program in the shared services and outsourcing industry and annually honors shared services companies and their service delivery teams in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia for their outstanding achievements.

 

SSON Impact Awards Asia 2021 consists of ten categories, and CCBJBS received Gold Awards in two of them - “Best Vendor Collaboration” for the initiatives jointly worked on with vendors and successfully improved the business performance of the shared services organization and “Best Shared Services Team” for excellent teamwork that achieved the enhancement of bottom line of the entire group. In addition, CCBJBS won a Silver Award in the “Creative Talent Management Impact” category and Bronze Awards in the “Change Management Impact” and “Process Improvement & Value Creation Impact” categories.

 

CCBJBS’s key initiatives are detailed below:

 

・Best Vendor Collaboration
In 2019, CCBJBS launched the business process outsourcing (BPO) of the back-office operations, including accounting, procurement, human resources, and other corporate departments’ tasks, through collaboration with vendors. In the following year of 2020 in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, we continuously strengthened the partnership with vendors and expanded the BPO operations to part of the administrative tasks of commercial teams. To outsource business processes of multiple departments across the company, we created standard operating procedures (SOP) of the processes between relevant teams and vendors and restructured the outsourcing tasks by quantifying them through the FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) calculation. As a result, we were able to identify business challenges and define the efficiency goals. This also allowed us not only to apply RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and other technical innovations but also to deliver more stable and efficient business processes. These productivity improvements are expected to bring about an approximately 30% reduction of the total workload in all the outsourced processes over a 5-year contract period.

 

・Best Shared Services Team  
We organized a Vending Business Transformation (VBT) team in efforts to provide efficient and stable services in line with the strategic policy of fundamentally transforming our vending business. The VBT team is composed of diverse members from 16 different fields, including commercial, finance, procurement, governance, IT, etc. so that it can examine solutions from the viewpoints of respective fields. By actively analyzing root causes throughout the processes, the team has delivered significant improvements in redesigning the governance structure of the complex cashless payment ecosystem (revenue structure), through excellent teamwork under the strong leadership of the leader and each member fulfilling the roles of their respective professions in achieving the goals.

 

The Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group will continue to work on its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”, by further promoting to build a workplace in which each one of its employees can exert their full capabilities and contribute to the productivity improvements of the entire group.

 

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Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1197

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded on November 8 (Mon) a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Kosai City (Mayor Takeshi Kageyama), Shizuoka Prefecture, in efforts to further improve public services and vitalize the community.

 

Under this Agreement, CCBJI and Kosai City will work together in diverse areas, including SDGs initiatives; promotion of tourism, inbound visitors, and other community vitalization efforts; welfare and child rearing programs; and health and sports measures; thereby jointly enhancing public services.

 

To be specific, we will place our vending machines at a public funeral home “Kosai City Arai Saijo Yasuragien”, Arai Gymnasium, and other sports facilities and use part of the proceeds for joint initiatives. To begin with, we will partly use the proceeds to create and manage a Wi-Fi environment at Kosai City Arai Saijo Yasuragien so that we can contribute to the enhancement of the citizens’ communication means and convenience.

 

Under our corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

From left, Kosai City Mayor Takeshi Kageyama and CCBJI Vending Central Japan District Manager Keisuke Seki

 

【Comments from Takeshi Kageyama, Mayor of Kosai City】

We feel very encouraged to have concluded the Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., who works on community and social activities on a daily basis, and to build a support system for better public services. I hope the agreement will be the start of active opinion exchanges and promotion of projects so that we can contribute to mutual growth and bear fruit in the future.

 

【Comment from Keisuke Seki, Central Japan District Manager, CCBJI Vending Area Sales】

I am pleased to have concluded this agreement with Kosai City to collaborate on the further improvements of public services and vitalization of the community. We are committed to jointly work on SDGs promotion, community’s welfare and child rearing programs, and other diverse areas so that together we can make Kosai a more comfortable city for the residents.

 

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Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan receives the Excellence Award in Corporate HR category of Nihon no Jinjibu’s “HR Award 2021” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1188

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is pleased to announce that the company’s initiative based on its people strategy to realize a management reform has won the Excellence Award in the Corporate Human Resource category of the “HR Award 2021” which is hosted by the Nihon no Jinjibu, the largest HR network in Japan (hosted by “HR Award” Steering Committee; supported by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare).

The "HR Award" is an awarding system that aims to develop companies across the country through HR by focusing on initiatives that promote growth of companies and individuals in areas involving human resources and organizations, and by broadly communicating such initiatives to HR persons. It is recognized as one of the most trusted and prestigious awards in the HR related area, for its fair operation method and transparency due to its convincing member-participation-type screening process. In 2021, out of 387 entries, 12 companies including CCBJI won a prize in the Corporate Human Resource category. This was then followed by a voting by 200,000 members across the country and a final screening by the screening committee, and CCBJI has been selected as a winner of the Excellence Award for its people development strategy to realize a management reform.

 

CCBJI set a new people development strategy to realize a management reform under the strong motive that “business as usual is not an option.” It promotes “development of transformation leaders” as well as “development of organizational reform managers who are good at nurturing subordinates,” by considering that the ideal leader profile should be changed from “a manager who takes the initiative to set a good example for the traditional method” to “a leader who drives transformation.”

The Excellence Award was given in recognition of the following initiatives this time.

 

■Formulation of people strategy linked to management strategy In 2020, the company established a selective development program, “Coca-Cola University Japan (CCUJ),” as part of HR support for fostering organizations where transformation is promoted. CCUI provides a mechanism where participants acquire the mindset and experience of a transformation leader by repeatedly performing a hands-on learning circle through repeated input and output over 6 months to a year.

 

■Quantitative measurement of effects of the development program CCBJI has been implementing a 360-degrees survey every year to quantify the managers’ abilities to develop subordinates, while HR presents specific improvement measures to individual managers with low scores. Improvement measures proposed to individual managers are perceived as company-wide challenges as well, and set as themes for manager trainings and reflected to the evaluation system management.

 

* Reference: CCBJI News Releases (dated August 30)

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan wins a prize in Corporate HR category of Nihon no Jinjibu's "HR Award 2021" 

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1158

 

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Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Mitsui & Co. Real Estate, IINO Kaiun and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan take the initiative in promoting awareness and sorting of PET bottle recycling at Hibiya Fort Tower https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1181

Mitsui & Co. Real Estate Ltd.
IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.


Mitsui & Co. Real Estate Ltd. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO Shin Tsuchihara; hereinafter “Mitsui & Co. Real Estate”); IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. (Headquarters in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Hiromi Tosha; hereinafter “IINO Kaiun’’), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”)  have launched a joint initiative to promote awareness and separation of PET bottle recycling at Hibiya Fort Tower (Minato-ku, Tokyo).  As a part of this initiative, an automated PET bottle collection machine has been installed within Hibiya Fort Tower and launched their operations as of today, October 26. 

Hibiya Fort Tower office building opened on this past June 30 aims to contribute to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) within the building as a whole. (*Note 1). As part of the SDGs promotion, the building owners Mitsui & Co. Real Estate and IINO Kaiun, together with CCBJI, responsible for the installation and management of drink vending machines of the building, have jointly installed an automated PET bottle collection machine at the Sky Lounge, located on the 11th floor of the same tower building. Sky Lounge is a common place located on the 11th floor, consisting of tenant company reception, rest areas, convenience stores, etc. Thus the automated PET bottle collection machine installed on this lounge can be used by outside visitors as well as tenant companies. This initiative is focused on promoting “collection of cleaner PET bottles’’ and “sorting of bottles, caps and labels.’’ These are the first-hand consumer actions required for the horizontal recycling of PET Bottles (“bottle-to-bottle” (*)), a process model of collecting used PET bottles and recycling into new ones. Through the promotion of various efforts, the joint initiative aims to contribute to the realization of a recycling-oriented society.   
(※) Bottle-to-Bottle initiatives are to collect and recycle used PET bottles and reuse as new PET bottles for drinks.

■ Automated PET bottle collection machine installed at Sky Lounge on the 11th floor


Automated PET bottle collection machine installed at Sky Lounge on the 11th floor of Hibiya Fort Tower

 

Collect cleaner recyclable PET bottles by utilizing automated PET bottle collection machine
The automated PET bottle collection machine sends an error message when someone tries to throw in a PET bottle with leftover drink in it or something other than PET bottles, so that it does not allow dirty used PET bottles to be collected. In addition, the machine also compresses the bottles and significantly reduces the volume, which contributes to the improvement in loading ratios when transported to recycling plants. 

To promote the use of automated PET bottle collection machine, reward point is granted to users
In an effort to promote the use of automated PET bottle collection machine, a user of the  machine will earn a reward point “yell’’ (one reward point, equivalent to 1 yen) for each PET bottle from “WellCho’’ (meaning Wellness Savings) (Note 2). Points earned can be used to purchase products and pay for services at wellness-related facilities, such as Sakurada Dental Clinic and Saladice (a restaurant specialized in salad) located in the building, and is expected to improve the recycling rate of PET bottles but also to contribute to the wellness activities of users.

■ Effort to promote awareness about PET bottle recycling and PET bottle sorting has also launched outside the 11th floor Sky Lounge
A recycling box with features to raise awareness about PET bottle sorting is set up next to the vending machine shared by different tenants




A PET bottle recycling box, with strong appeal and high visibility for more effective recycling, has been placed next to the vending machine in common areas of Hibiya Fort Tower. The recycling box with inserting slots to separate PET bottle, label and cap, has a message board on the back to promote proper sorting in PET bottle recycling. In addition, in order to prevent foreign matters from mixing in the recycling box, the box is semi-transparent so that the used bottles thrown inside the box become visible. Installation of this recycling box is designed to help enhance users’ recognition about the importance sorting plays in recycling.

■Objectives for the three companies (Mitsui & Co. Real Estate, IINO Kaiun and CCBJI) in this initiative

When opening Hibiya Fort Tower, Mitsui & Co. Real Estate and IINO Kaiun believed that, for the building’s contribution to the achievement of SDGs to be realized, it takes sustainable initiatives to be carried out not only by the building owners but also by tenant companies as well as visitors; they were looking for initiatives that many can quickly implement in order to contribute to creating a recycling-based society. CCBJI, on the other hand, has been working on the initiatives to collect PET bottles in an equivalent quantity to the one it sells by 2030 and building a solid scheme for bottle collection and recycling with partner companies under the Coca-Cola system’s “2030 Packaging Vision” (Note 3). Accordingly, the joint initiative was launched based on the collaboration of the three companies; they expect to make effective use of the office building, the asset owned by Mitsui & Co. Real Estate and IINO Kaiun, and the expertise owned by CCBJI on the collection of used PET bottles.

Mitsui & Co. Real Estate, IINO Kaiun and CCBJI will contribute to recycling of used PET bottles through this initiative.

(Note 1)
In addition to the efforts with CCBJI, the building engages in an environment-friendly effort to provide some toilets in the building with medicated hand soap recycled from waste cooking oil disposed by tenants including restaurants and convenience stores within Hibiya Fort Tower.
http://www.hamadakagaku.co.jp/news_det.php?sn=79

(Note 2) About “WellCho” (https://wellcho.com/service)
“WellCho,’’ meaning “Wellness Savings,’’ is a reward points program that allows consumers to earn "yell" points by purchasing products and services provided by the “Wellness Supporters” through a special app. “yell” collected can be used at various locations designated as Wellness Station, which offer products and services that help maintain and improve wellness.

(Note 3) Coca-Cola system’s “2030 Packaging Vision”(https://www.ccbji.co.jp/csv/environment/?id=tab3
CCBJI Coca-Cola aims to use recycled PET resin and other sustainable materials for all of its PET bottle products by 2025; collect used PET bottles in an equivalent quantity to the ones we sell by 2030; and build a solid scheme for bottle collection and recycling with partner companies.

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0900 “Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour” Now accepting new school organizations! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1177

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) will begin accepting school organizations (elementary and junior high schools, etc.) that would like to participate in our online plant tour, currently open to the general public with favorable reviews, for social education purposes. 


Our usual plant tours are currently suspended to prevent further coronavirus infections*1 , but “Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour” was launched in June 2021 for customers waiting for the tour to resume and for those unable to visit the plant due to long distance, to experience the tour remotely.


※1: Dates for resuming various tours will be communicated via the company website once they are finalized.


Nearly 2,000 customers have participated in the online tour as of the end of September, but with the increase in inquiries from school organizations, we have decided to expand the audience and will open an online reservations page for school organizations in October.

In the school group tour, we will conduct preliminary meetings and connection tests, and provide guidance based on school grade and learning levels.
Our plant tours have been used by school organizations as a venue for social education, but we hope that our "Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour,” a new style of education born from the Covid-19 pandemic, will serve as an opportunity for young children and students to learn about beverage plants until we are able to resume our usual tours. 


[Outline of “Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour” for school organizations]
■Audience: Schools participating for social education (by class or grade)
■Number of participants: Approx. 10 people
■Age: Elementary school students and above
■How to participate: " Microsoft Teams "
■What to prepare: A PC or tablet with network connection
■Reservation commencement: Oct. 6, 2021 (Wed)
■Date/time of tour: Negotiable (excl. holidays and corporate holidays). Tours up to Thursday, December 23, 2021. 
 *Requests may not be accepted depending on the number of reservations.
■Time required: Approx. 35 - 40 mins
■How to apply: Please apply from our official website ( https://www.ccbji.co.jp/onlinetour/ )*Japanese only
■Other: Refer to the URL above for details.
 

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Wed, 06 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan collaborates with Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School in a joint project aimed at contributing to the achievement of SDGs https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1178

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) installed a custom-designed “TABLE FOR TWO vending machine” (hereafter “TFT VM”) on the campus of Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School (Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture) on October 5, 2021 as a joint project aimed at contributing to the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

 

TABLE FOR TWO (hereafter “TFT”) is a social contribution program first established in Japan that is spreading worldwide with a shared objective to eliminate hunger in developing countries and health issues like obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases in developed countries at the same time. A part of the proceeds earned from the TFT VM installed through this joint project will be donated to specified nonprofit organization, TABLE FOR TWO International, to be used as the fund for providing school meals to children in areas of need around the world.

 

CCBJI’s involvement in this project began when the students from Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School contacted the company this spring to consult about how beverages can help support their school project. Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School is an academic institution offering SDGs-themed problem-solving projects to its students as part of this school’s inquisitive learning program. This institution is already known for its proven track record of supporting its students taking lead in industry-academia joint projects designed to provide them valuable learning experiences and opportunities to exchange views and broaden their perspectives on current social issues and global initiatives such as, the SDGs. This joint project between CCBJI and Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School is the result of the perfect match between the passionate desire of these students wanting to address the global issue of hunger in their own way and the strong interest of CCBJI to enhance its CSR activities through its vending business.

 

TFT VM features the custom wrapping designed from various ideas that came up from the students themselves, which include the TFT photos they selected and the original message “Aiming for a future where no one will be left behind” that clearly reflects their strong will to contribute to the achievement of SDGs.

 

TABLE FOR TWO vending machine installed on campus

 

CCBJI intends to continue collaborating with Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School to pursue the shared interest of contributing to the achievement of SDGs by thinking what we can all do together to build a better future for everyone.

 

■Comment from Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School Principal Takahashi-san

When our students were working on a project on building a sustainable society based on their common interest to “protect our future”, they held discussions on the pros and cons of installing a vending machine on campus and exchanged opinions on how to operate it if it was going to be installed. TABLE FOR TWO vending machine that we decided to install on our campus embodies the conclusion reached from repeated discussions between our students and the members of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, which is a company proactively engaged in the achievement of SDGs. This project can be regarded as an effective problem-solving learning model driven by “voluntary and collaborative efforts to study” that are being advocated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. I believe that our students were able to gain a great confidence through their valuable experience collaborating with their schoolmates and diverse grown-up members participating in this project to pursue their common interest of bringing about changes that can help improve the society. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the grown-up members for providing our students this precious opportunity to work on this joint problem-solving project together.

 

■Comment from a student representing Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School Global Course

On behalf of the students enrolled in Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School Global Course, I would like to thank all the stakeholders who helped realize our group proposal. As one of the programs of the Global Course, there is a subject called the “Global Research” (which has been renamed to “Global Issues” from 2021) where the students are expected to do a research on a specific social issue and come up with ideas to help address or resolve that particular issue. This year, our group decided to study about hunger and began searching for ideas on how we could contribute to solving this problem. Through this search process, we came to learn about TFT. And through our consultation and collaboration with the members of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, we were able to make our plan of installing a vending machine on campus come true. We intend to continue putting into action what we learn through these valuable hands-on experiences.

 

■Comment from TABLE FOR TWO International representative Yamamoto-san

As the representative of TABLE FOR TWO International, I feel very honored to be able to take part in this wonderful joint project. One of the main missions of TFT is to “right the global food imbalance”. But this is not something that can be achieved overnight. It requires the commitment to work patiently for a long term to improve the situation steadily. The fact that the students in Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School who represent the upcoming generation of our future expressed their support of our mission and worked voluntarily to put their shared interest into action through the installation of this TFT VM means a great deal to us all. I hope their undying passion and continuous efforts to address the global food issue will help not only the other students in Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School but also more people in their community become more familiar with this problem and take ownership to deal with it individually as one of their personal matters. I also look forward to seeing the cause of this successful joint project spread with a positive ripple effect on more schools and communities.

 

■Comment from CCBJI Vending Hamamatsu Sales Center Manager Monya

CCBJI has been and continues to be involved in various activities aimed at contributing to the building of sustainable society through its business. I feel very pleased to see the plan of installing a custom-designed vending machine that reflects the passion of all the students involved in this project to contribute to the achievement of SDGs come to fruition. I hope the installed vending machine serves as an effective platform to enhance the understanding of more and more people on the importance of building a sustainable society.

 

【Hamamatsu Kaiseikan Middle School / High School】

Hamamatsu Kaiseikan is an academic institution underpinned with “future-building education” principles that seeks to nurture independent-minded individuals who can contribute to society. It has adopted an “advanced education” system driven by information and communication technology and inquisitive learning approach that promotes moral education-based learning through the pursuit of SDGs and encourages its students to take voluntary actions to study and develop their individual skills necessary to pave their own future path. Hamamatsu Kaiseikan views SDGs to be an important educational theme of today, and ai Tue, 05 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan installed “Sagamihara SDGs Promotional Vending Machines” in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1184

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) installed “Sagamihara SDGs Promotional Vending Machines” at nine firms and groups in Sagamihara City (Mayor Kentaro Motomura; hereafter “Sagamihara City”), Kanagawa Prefecture in September 2021, as a “Sagamihara SDGs Partner” (Note 1).

 

“Sagamihara SDGs Promotional Vending Machine” installed in Sagamihara City

 

Under the concept, “Everyone can easily contribute to the SDGs”, Sagamihara SDGs Promotional Vending Machines were placed in cooperation between Sagamihara City and CCBJI, as their 2nd initiative followed by "Food Loss Prevention Vending Machine" (Note 2) installed at Sagamihara SDGs Partner firms and groups, and part of the proceeds will be donated to Sagamihara City for its programs that are aimed at the promotion of SDGs. 

 

Under our corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

■”Sagamihara SDGs Promotional Vending Machine” installation scheme

 

 

■List of first Sagamihara SDGs Promotional Vending Machines installed (as of the end of September 2021)

The first Sagamihara SDGs Promotional Vending Machines were installed at the following Sagamihara SDGs Partner companies and groups:

 

 

(Note 1)
Designated as a "SDGs Future City” and in line with the SDGs philosophy, Sagamihara City addresses local issues and strives to create such sustainable city that “leaves no one behind”, while seeking “Sagamihara SDGs Partner” companies and groups who will work together towards that end.   As a company having one of its business sites, Sagamihara Sales Center, in Sagamihara City, we registered as a Sagamihara SDGs Partner this year in support of the objectives of the initiatives.

 

(Note 2)
News Release: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan installed “Food Loss Prevention Vending Machine” at Sagamihara City Hall, Kanagawa Prefecture
https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1119

 

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Fri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Working towards a “World Without Waste," the Coca-Cola system joins “International Coastal Cleanup” and undertakes cleanup activities over 17 locations nationwide https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1163

Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited
Hokkaido Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.
Michinoku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
Hokuriku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.
Okinawa Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.

 

As part of its efforts to realize a “World Without Waste,’’ the vision shared among the Coca-Cola system, the Coca-Cola system in Japan, which comprises six companies including Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited, Hokkaido Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., Michinoku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., Hokuriku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., Okinawa Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., is going to participate in the “International Coastal Cleanup (hereinafter, ICC),’’ and takes part in cleanup activities at more than 17 locations nationwide during the period of October 7 to October 31, 2021.

 

■About the ICC
The world’s largest coastal cleanup initiative, the CCC, was initiated and is hosted by the Ocean Conservancy, the leading marine conservation organization in the United States founded as a center for marine environmental education. The voluntary cleanup activities are carried out around the world during the same period of the year (September-October). During the cleanup, a standardized data collection method is used to record each trash collected. The data collected from around the world is used to create solutions to the global issue of marine debris.

 

The Coca-Cola Company, as the Lead Supporting Partner of the ICC, has been supporting their initiatives all around the world. The cleanup initiative started in Japan in 2007. Employees of Coca-Cola Japan and affiliate firms of the Coca-Cola system have so far taken part in coast cleanup volunteer activities in various locations throughout Japan, including Lake Biwa; Yakushima island; Shichigahama coast in Miyagi Prefecture; the area around Tone River in Joso; Ibaraki Prefecture; Okinawa Prefecture; Tsurigasaki coast in Chiba Prefecture; and Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. The Coca-Cola system plans to make a united effort to strengthen the activities.

 

■Reasons why the Coca-Cola system is committed to the cleanup activities – taking initiative in establishing the recycling-based society by promote the recycling of plastic resources 
Based on the global vision “World Without Waste,” the Coca-Cola system in Japan defined “2030 Packaging Vision” in January 2018, which consists of three pillars of “Design,” “Collection,” and “Partners." The Coca-Cola system in Japan also announced its new environmental goals including accelerating achievement of the original targets in July 2019. Through promoting “bottle-to-bottle*’’ initiatives, it set numerical targets specific to Japan, goals that are even higher than global targets, such as shifting the PET bottle materials to 100% sustainable ones by 2030, and by promoting “bottle to bottle” recycling, and is now dedicating its efforts in achieving such targets. (*Note: Bottle-to-Bottle initiatives are to collect and recycle used PET bottles and reuse as new PET bottles for drinks.)


In May, 2021, the Coca-Cola system in Japan introduced 100% recycled PET bottles for its flagship products such as Coca-Cola and others. In addition, it has added the “Help Us Recycle” logo to the packaging of all recyclable products as part of its educational activities to promote consumers’ awareness regarding this issue. In order to promote proper collection and recycling of used bottles, the Coca-Cola system in Japan is actively working with our partners on its bottle collection initiative. It aims to collect PET bottles of an amount equivalent to that of the products we sell in Japan by 2030.

 


https://www.cocacola.co.jp/content/dam/journey/jp/ja/global/2021/sustainability/ESG-report_2021.pdf

(Please refer to page 19, Coca-Cola (Japan) Company ESG Report)

 

■Features of this cleanup program

For this cleanup program, there are several new approaches that the Coca-Cola system is taking for the first time.

・Using anti-litter social media “Pirika” for the first time to engage in cleanup activities in a new format that can avoid getting into close contact with other volunteers.

・Performing the cleanup activities through the cooperation and support gained from an NPO partner, Greenbird, that is continuing to engage in cleanup activities despite of the constraints caused by COVID-19.

・Upcycling the collected used plastic caps to coasters through the collaboration with Greenbird・  Utilizing J-Credits purchased from Nippon Paper to offset the CO2 emitted annually from 2,000 vending machines, which is contributing to increasing the awareness of employees in the Coca-Cola system on the importance of reducing CO2 emissions.

 

<Anti-litter social media “Pirika” (Pirika Inc. / Pirika Association)>
The inception of Pirika dates back to 2011 when a group of like-minded university students formed an informal project in the school laboratory with a shared aim to find solutions to all environmental issues through the power of science and technology. They incorporated the project that same year and decided to address the problem of natural pollution (caused especially by plastics) as the first theme to tackle among many other environmental issues.

 

Anti-litter social media “Pirika” was released on May 15, 2011. Since then, a total of approximately 190 million pieces of litter have been picked up cumulatively in 109 countries (as of September 27, 2021). The total number of “Thank you” messages exchanged through this media are now close to reaching 10 million messages, indicating clearly how much communication have been generated  between all those participating in the cleanup activities. Over 800 companies, governments and other organizations are currently supporting Pirika, and the number is continuing to grow through the increase of people interested in SDGs in recent years and the changes to more environment-friendly behavioral and consumption patterns that are steadily spreading in various parts of the society. 

Pirika website: https://corp.pirika.org/

 

<Collaboration with Nippon Paper>
The Coca-Cola system, with the intention to raise the awareness of its employees on the importance of reducing CO2 emissions has decided to offset the CO2 emitted annually from approximately 2,000 vending machines by using the J-Credits※ generated by Nippon Paper (headq Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan wins a prize in Corporate HR category of Nihon no Jinjibu's "HR Award 2021" https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1158

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is pleased to announce that the company's initiative based on its people strategy to realize a management reform has won a prize in the Corporate Human Resource category of the "HR Award 2021" which is hosted by the Nihon no Jinjibu, the largest HR network in Japan (hosted by "HR Award" Steering Committee; supported by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare).

 

 

The "HR Award" is an awarding system that aims to develop companies across the country through HR by focusing on initiatives that promote growth of companies and individuals in areas involving human resources and organizations, and by broadly communicating such initiatives to HR persons. It is recognized as one of the most trusted and prestigious awards in the HR related area, for its fair operation method and transparency due to its convincing member-participation-type screening process. From Monday, August 30, a voting by the full members of the “Nihon no Jinjibu” to select candidates for the top/excellence awards from the winning companies will be started, followed by a final screening by the screening committee where winners for the awards for each category will be selected.    


CCBJI addressed the development of a people strategy which links to realization of the management strategy, and the quantitative measurement of effects of the development program. In order to implement a management reform for sustainable growth that the company is working on under the strong motive that “business as usual is not an option”, CCBJI thought that the ideal leader profile should be changed from "a manager who takes the initiative to set a good example for the traditional method" to "a leader who drives transformation", and set a new people development strategy to strengthen the "development of transformation leaders" in each level and the "development of organizational reform managers who are good at nurturing subordinates". This people strategy had been incorporated into the mid-term business plan which was formulated in 2018, and the company has been proposing, considering, and determining ideal people profiles and development initiatives in management meetings to lead and practice the business model transformation, and executing initiatives according to the management strategy. In addition, in order to evaluate the effects of people development initiatives quantitatively, the company has been conducting a continuous survey. Challenges of individual managers captured in the survey have also been perceived as company-wide challenges, and reflected in initiatives for the following year. The details of the initiatives are as follows.


■Formulation of people strategy linked to management strategy
The company formulated a people strategy linked to the management strategy, which strengthens the development of “transformation leaders" in each level and “organizational reform managers who are good at nurturing subordinates". In 2020, the company established a selective development program, "Coca-Cola University Japan (CCUJ)", which provided a mechanism to acquire the mindset and experience of a transformation leader by selecting people from the 3 levels of non-manager, section manager, and department head, repeating input and output over 6 months to a year, and running the experiential learning cycle. Trainees are informed that training is a place where it is okay to fail, and strongly recommended trying the new ways of doing that they have learned in the training. After completing the training, the trainees join the "CCUJ Alumni Network", and receive supports from the HR to foster organizations where transformation is promoted, through cross-functional projects and pier coaching. As a result of the initiative, the percentage of "transformation-oriented leaders" increased from 19.8% to 31.9%, and "support/development-oriented leaders" from 15.3% to 26.1%, while the percentages of authority-dependent and playing-manager-oriented leaders decreased. 


■Quantitative measurement of effects of people development initiatives
CCBJI has been implementing a 360-degrees survey every year since 2018 to grasp the managers' abilities to develop subordinates as well as the actual status. Managers who have received low scores are individually presented with specific improvement measures by the HR. Improvement measures proposed to individual managers are perceived as company-wide challenges as well, and set as themes for manager trainings and reflected to the evaluation system management. As a result of the continued efforts of conducting surveys and using the results to make improvements in the next year, the number of employees with low scores decreased by half in 2020 compared to that of 2018, when the survey was first implemented.    

 

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Mon, 30 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2021 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1152.pdf Wed, 11 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan donated to Kagawa Prefecture part of the proceeds from its FOSHU products and Foods with Function Claims sold in the prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1154

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) donated part of its proceeds from Foods for Specified Health Uses and Foods with Function Claims that CCBJI sells in Kagawa Prefecture based on the "Health Promotion Agreement,” which was concluded with the prefecture. On July 30, CCBJI presented a donation certificate to Mr. Atsushi Toki, General Manager of Health and Welfare Department, Kagawa Prefecture.

 

From the left: Mr. Atsushi Toki, General Manager of Health and Welfare Department, Kagawa Prefecture and Shuzo Kawahigashi, Manager, Vending East Shikoku SC, CCBJI

 

This donation has been made every year based on the "Health Promotion Agreement,” which was entered into with Kagawa Prefecture in October 2017, making it the fourth time this year. The donation has been utilized for a Kagawa health point project, "My Challe Kagawa!"*1 which is a scheme to promote health while having fun.

*1: URL to a dedicated website for the Kagawa health point project, "My Challe Kagawa!": https://mychalle-kagawa.com/

 

[Outline of donation]

■Date of donation: Friday, July 30, 2021

■Donation to: Kagawa Prefecture

■Donation amount: 472,386 yen (Applicable sales period: From April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021)

 

[Applicable products to donation]

9 SKUs, 11 packages

■Foods for Specified Health Uses: 

Karada Sukoyaka Cha W 350ml and 1.05L PET bottles

Coca-Cola Plus 470ml PET bottle

Sprite Extra 470ml PET bottle

Ayataka Tokusencha 500ml and 1.0L PET bottles

 

■Foods with Function Claims: 

Karada Odayakacha W 350ml PET bottle

Karada Meguri Cha Advance 410ml PET bottle

Karada Meguri Cha Moistia 410ml PET bottle

Sokenbicha Kenkosozai No Mughicha  600ml PET bottle

Aquarius S-Body  500ml PET bottle  

 

[Comment from Mr. Atsushi Toki, General Manager of Health and Welfare Department, Kagawa Prefecture]

CCBJI has been actively engaged in health promotion activities on a daily basis, and we are deeply grateful for its great cooperation in our project. While interest in health and food has grown in recent years, an increase in diet-related diseases has become a major issue. In addition, there are concerns about lack of exercise and poor diet due to changes in living environments caused by the effects of COVID-19. As each and every one of the citizens of Kagawa Prefecture is further required to gain correct knowledge of diet, develop preferable eating habits, and adopt a healthy diet, we have been comprehensively promoting good health according to their life stage based on making efforts to promote their healthy lifestyles themselves in accordance with Healthy Kagawa 21 Health Plan. We greatly appreciate its donation and will use it for the Kagawa health point project to implement activities carried out jointly by public and private sectors for our citizens, by developing a scheme to grant points towards the improvement of their lifestyle habits such as exercise and diet as well as towards health promotion efforts such as taking medical examinations

 

[Comment from Shuzo Kawahigashi, Manager, Vending East Shikoku SC, CCBJI]

This was the fourth time for us to present the donation based on the "Health Promotion Agreement," which was concluded in October 2017. Part of the proceeds from our FOSHU products and Foods with Function Claims that we deliver are used for the Kagawa health point project "My Challe Kagawa!" with which Kagawa Prefecture promotes good health throughout the prefecture. This is truly a fulfillment of our “mission” and a realization of CSV (Creating Shared Value) we aim for. We will continue to work with Kagawa Prefecture, proactively propose this kind of initiative to make contributions to the community, and provide safe and reliable products and services which are essential to daily life.

 

Under CCBJI’s corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, it aims to fulfill its “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through its core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

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Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Part of proceeds from "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Chiba Design donated to promote tourism in Chiba https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1146

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) donated part of proceeds from “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design, under the “Agreement on alliance and cooperation in tourism” signed with Chiba Prefecture. As part of the donation process, we visited Governor Toshihito Kumagai of Chiba on July 21 and presented the donation certificate. 

 

“Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design has been extremely well received since its launch on June 25, 2018 as a limited design bottle available only in Chiba, with stylish illustrations of regional symbols and iconic tourist attractions like Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line, surfing, and Inubosaki Lighthouse. CCBJI has made two donations thus far and will continue to contribute to Chiba Prefecture and the promotion of tourism in Chiba.

 

■Date of donation: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

■Donation to: Chiba Prefecture

■Donation amount: 1,409,850 yen (sales period: April 1, 2020-March 31, 2021)

 

From left: Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of Kanto District Sales, Vending Area Sales, CCBJI; Governor Toshihito Kumagai of Chiba

 

Under our corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

【Comment from Governor Kumagai of Chiba】

For the past three years since the agreement was signed, a part of the proceeds from the sales of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design has been donated every year and we are truly grateful. The donation will be used to support the tourism industry, which is struggling with COVID-19. We would like to continue our efforts to introduce the appeals of Chiba Prefecture to many people through this bottle.

 

【Comment from Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of CCBJI Vending’s Kanto District Sales】

"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Chiba Design has been very well received since its launch, and we are very pleased to be able to contribute to the promotion of tourism in Chiba Prefecture through our business. We are sure that many people in the prefecture are having a great deal of difficulty with restriction on outings, etc. caused by COVID-19, but we hope that you feel a bit of happiness when drinking this, as if you're enjoying sightseeing. We hope to continue working closely with Chiba Prefecture and to contribute to the community.

 

 

Product Overview

CCBJI has marketed many variations of the Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Regional Design nationwide as special packaging to make travel more enjoyable. Since June 2017, we have designed bottles with symbols and tourist attractions from different regions, and released them in their respective regions only. These designs have enjoyed popularity in all of those regions as a bottle that’s perfect to have with a meal or as a refreshment when traveling.

It also makes a great souvenir. “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design is an exclusive bottle only available in this region, designed with stylish illustrations of Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line, surfing, and Inubosaki Lighthouse, which are the regional symbols and iconic tourist attractions. Since its introduction on June 25, 2018, it has been well received by tourists, the people in the prefecture, etc. The product is available at souvenir shops, local product fairs, and vending machines in the area.

 

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Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Send-off party held for Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan athletes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1136

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minatoku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) held a send-off party on Wednesday, July 7, for its employees who have been selected to participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

 

A total of 12 athletes, including standby players*, attended from the Japan Women’s Hockey Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Japan Men’s National Rugby Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and the Japan National Equestrian Team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Employees from various business areas participated online and presented videos created by the employees, and offered encouragement using message boards and gifts of memorabilia online. Each player expressed his/her gratitude for the send-off party and the support received every day, and their ambitions for the competition.

 

Please look forward to seeing the athletes shine on the big stage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

 

CCBJI will continue to create an environment in which the athletes can focus on their performance as members of the Japan National Team as they prepare for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

*A standby player takes part in the competition when an athlete is injured just before the Games.

 

■Photos of the event

Joined by members of the Japan Women’s National Hockey Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Nishikori, Yamada, Asai, Morimoto, Mori, Omoto, and standby players Mitsuhashi and Tanaka.

 

 

Joined by members of the Japan Men’s National Rugby Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Soejima, back up member Tsuoka.

 

 

Joined by members of the Japan Equestrian Team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Takashima and reserve member Chinjyu.

 

 

Messages of encouragement from the employees.

 

■Information on members of the Japan Women’s National Hockey Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 here

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1113

■Information on members of the Japan Men’s National Rugby Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 here

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1129

■Information on members of the Japan Equestrian Team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games here

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1125

 

Coca-Cola is a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner.

 

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Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan installed a vending machine for heatstroke prevention at public junior high schools in Fujiidera City https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1145

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) installed heatstroke prevention vending machines at 2 public junior high schools (Fujiidera City Daisan Junior High School on June 3; Fujiidera Junior High School on June 28) in Fujiidera City (Mayor: Kazuki Okada; hereafter “Fujiidera City”).

 

The installation of the vending machine was carried out based on the “Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement” concluded on October 27, 2020 with Fujiidera City (hereafter “this Agreement”) (Note 1). This agreement aims for growth and development of the communities through improvement of public services, creation of attractive towns etc. by reinforcing mutual cooperation and driving community revitalization in Fujiidera City.

 

Vending machines were installed in the city's public junior high schools (Fujiidera Junior High School and Fujiidera City Daisan Junior High School) as there was a comment from parents and students “a lot of water intake is necessary especially for students who join club activities, but bringing a water bottle is a burden” while heatstroke prevention is emphasized more than ever before because of wearing a mask to prevent COVID-19 infection. In addition, students are allowed to work on improving their self-teaching abilities by determining rules for their own use when installing vending machines.

 

We strive to achieve CSV (Creating Shared Value) goals to address community challenges through our core business and cooperation with Fujiidera City also in various fields.

 

[Comment from Fujiidera City Mayor Kazuki Okada]

After setting up a corporate partnership desk in 2020, Fujiidera City has worked on diversifying social issues in partnership with corporations and universities. While the city is also known as a commuter town of Osaka City, we intend to make efforts to realize a sustainable society by carrying out and spreading various verification tests as the "Fujiidera model" throughout the country, taking advantage of the unique characteristics of the fifth smallest city area in Japan. As Furuichi Kofun Group, which spans from our city to Habikino City, was registered as Osaka's first World Heritage site together with Mozu Kofun Group in 2019, we aim to be a city that can send out messages throughout Japan or to the world. It is our honor to work on installing vending machines this time to public junior high schools as a measure to prevent heatstroke through cooperation with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. under the “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” already concluded. I’m very happy that it was achieved quickly as we are hearing voices of concern from parents regarding heatstroke. I’m also pleased with realizing a new initiative that a company supports junior high schools thanks to the offer extended by Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. with a desire to provide educational support to junior high schools leveraging its know-how. We hope to develop people who carry the future society by the society and the communities as a whole through public private partnership.

 

[Comment from CCBJI Vending Yao SC Manager Morita]

After concluding “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” in 8 fields in October 2020, Fujiidera City kindly installed our vending machines in 2 public junior high schools as a measure to prevent heatstroke for all students this time. I was very impressed by the fact that students were all proactively thinking about and working on the rules of vending machine use themselves upon installation. CCBJI will continue to discuss not only heatstroke prevention but also educational assistance measures etc. with Fujiidera City. We hope to help deliver happy moments further to the people of Fujiidera City through continued collaboration and cooperation with the city going forward.

 

[Summary of vending machine installation]

Date and place

: June 3, Fujiidera City Daisan Junior High School (Address: 1-2-1 Hayashi, Fujiidera City, Osaka)

: June 28, Fujiidera City Fujiidera Junior High School (Address: 2-9 Mifunecho, Fujiidera City, Osaka)

Remark: During a disaster, each junior high school serves as a designated evaluation site and the installed vending machines provide beverages free of charge in the event of a disaster as “a disaster-relief vending machine”.

 

 

Fujiidera City Daisan Junior High School

 

 

Fujiidera City Fujiidera Junior High School

 

(Note 1) News release: Concluded “Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement for Community Revitalization” with Fujiidera City, Osaka

 

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Tue, 20 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Tohoku Design Added to the Popular Area-Exclusive Bottles! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1144

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) will release "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle "Ganbaro Tohoku" design in Miyagi, Fukushima, and Yamagata on Monday, July 26. This is a new variation of "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design, which features stylish package specially designed with illustrations of regional tourist spots.

 

Since June 2017, the company has designed bottles with symbols and tourist spots of each region and has released them in respective regions only as a special package to make travel more enjoyable. They enjoy popularity among lots of people as a perfect drink with meal, a nice refreshment during travel, or as a perfect souvenir. By popular demand, it is planned to add more design variations in the future.

 

"Ganbarou Tohoku Bottle" is the limited edition bottle which is available in these three prefecture, with iconic designs of festivals that represent Tohoku region, such as Sendai Tanabata Festival in Miyagi, the Soma Nomaoi Festival in Fukushima, and the Hanagasa Festival in Yamagata. It’s been ten years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the company will continue to support Tohoku region by releasing Regional Design Bottles.

 

"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design comes in the stylish shape of "slim bottle" and the 250ml drink-up size, so when you drink it with meals during travel or when you want to take a rest and refresh yourself, it will boost your travelling mood further. It is perfect as a commemorative item for the trip, as a souvenir for family and friends, or for foreign visitors to enjoy the Japanese taste. It is also recommended to people who love their local areas, or to enjoy the feeling of hometown at a homecoming visit in summer. The Regional Design will be available mainly at souvenir stores and local products shops in each region.


Through this product, local people will realize again how attractive their hometown is, and travelers will have a "special moment" during travel.
 

 

<Product overview>

■Product name: "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle “Ganbaro Tohoku” Design
■Product type name:Carbonated soft drink
■Ingredients:Sugars (high-fructose corn syrup, sugar)/ carbonated water, caramel coloring, acid regulator, flavorings, caffeine
■Nutrition labeling (per 100ml):

■Package/Manufacturer's suggested retail price (excl. consumption tax): 250ml Slim Bottle/125 yen
■Sales areas: Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture
■Release date: Monday, July 26, 2021
■Sales channels: Souvenir shops, local products shops, supermarkets, vending machines, etc.

 

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Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Donates a Part of the Sales from "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Sendai Design to Promote Tourism in Sendai https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1134

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) donated a part of the sales from "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Sendai Design with a hope that it would be useful to promote tourism in Sendai City. On the day of the Courtesy Call, Shiraishi, CCBJI Miyagi/Yamagata District Manager, presented a list of donations to Kikuta, Director General of Sendai Culture and Tourism Bureau, and received words of appreciation.

 

"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Sendai Design is a limited-edition bottle available only in regions around Sendai, featuring iconic illustrations of Date Masamune and Sendai Castle. It has been well received by customers since its launch in June 2018.

 

【Donation to Sendai City for the Promotion of Tourism】

■ Date :Wednesday, June 30, 2021

■ Donated to:Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

■ Amount of donation:122,802 yen

 

 

From the right, Atsushi Kikuta, Director General of Sendai Culture and Tourism Bureau, Isao Shiraishi, CCBJI Miyagi/Yamagata District Manager

 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value through its business activities to address the challenges faced by local communities.

 

【Comment from Atsushi Kikuta, Director General of Sendai Culture and Tourism Bureau】

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. for supporting tourism business in Sendai over the years. Festivals and events that have been held in each season that represent Sendai have been forced to be reduced or canceled due to COVID-19.

Although the difficult situation continues in tourism, we will use it as a fund to get back to its usual and vibrant crowdedness in Sendai. Thank you for your continued support.

 

【Comment from Isao Shiraishi, CCBJI Miyagi/Yamagata District Manager】

"Coca-Cola" slim bottle is loved as a local bottle and has been sold in 33 varieties throughout Japan. Sendai design features an illustration of Date Masamune, the symbol of the region, and Sendai Castle, a popular tourist spot, and has been received very well. I know that many citizens are having a hard time because of the restrictions on going out due to COVID-19, but I would like you to feel happy when drinking it with the feeling of enjoying sightseeing. We will continue to work closely with Sendai City to contribute to the local community.

 

◆Reference

【What is "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design?】

Since June 2017, the company has been designing bottles with regional symbols and tourist spots across Japan and selling them locally in limited volume as a special package to make travel more enjoyable. The company so far marketed 33 variations, which enjoy popularity among lots of people as a perfect souvenir.

 

”Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle is a premium package with aluminum material that has inherited the iconic curvy shape of the Contour Bottle, which is so distinctive that you can tell it is a Coca-Cola if you feel it even in the dark. The ice-cold feel of the bottle will make Coca-Cola tastier and more refreshing. Since its first arrival in Japan in July 2015, the company has released regional designs depicting tourist attractions and symbols all over Japan, as well as seasonal designs such as cherry blossoms, fireworks, and autumn leaves. In 2019, Japan Rugby team jersey design bottle was released, which was enjoyed by many people from "Coca-Cola" fans to those who do not usually drink carbonated beverages.

 

 

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Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Signing of “Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement” with Fussa City, Tokyo https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1137

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded on June 28 (Mon) a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement (hereafter “Agreement”) with Fussa City, Tokyo (Mayor Ikuo Kato) in efforts to improve the city’s public services and further vitalize the community.

 

Under this Agreement, CCBJI and Fussa City will work together in various areas including initiatives related to the promotion of tourism and the vitalization of the community; child rearing and education; and disaster and crime prevention.

 

From left: Fussa City Mayor Ikuo Kato, CCBJI Vending Area Sales Tokyo Regional Division Head Kenichi Kubo

 

As part of these initiatives under this Agreement, CCBJI will install Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines (Note 1) in Fussa City. On Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines, products that have become surplus stocks are sold at less than the usual price, along with regular products. Products in surplus stock are no different from regular products aside from the shorter expiration date (approx. 2 months). CCBJI hopes that selling Food Loss Prevention Products at lower prices will increase shoppers' opportunities to purchase its products and trigger an improvement in shopper awareness.

 

In addition, CCBJI will use part of the proceeds from its vending machines to be installed in the buildings and premises owned by Fussa City mainly for child rearing and education related collaborative initiatives.

 

Under our corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

[Comment by Fussa City Mayor Ikuo Kato]

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan has been cooperating with us in various occasions including the Fussa Tanabata Festival. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to conclude this agreement again. Through the conclusion of this agreement, I hope that we will make use of know-how that CCBJI possesses to further invigorate the community. In addition, Fussa City is focusing on child rearing and education under the slogan “rearing children in Fussa.” We intend to work together in particular on "child-rearing and education projects” through this agreement going forward.

 

[Comment from CCBJI Vending Area Sales Tokyo Regional Division Head Kenichi Kubo]

I am pleased to have concluded this agreement with Fussa City to collaborate on the improvement of public services and further vitalization of the community. Based on this agreement, we will install food loss prevention vending machines as well as disaster-relief vending machines first to help the city with the creation of a sustainable community and disaster prevention efforts in the region. Furthermore, we will use part of the proceeds from our vending machines to be installed in the facilities in Fussa City for initiatives related to child rearing and education to assist in delivering even more happy moments to the people of Fussa City.

 

(Note 1)

The activity of installing Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines aims to reduce food loss based on "12. Responsible Consumption and Production" in SDGs, and gives endorsement to the No-Foodloss Project, which is led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. This is the fourth food loss prevention vending machine installed in Fussa City.

 

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan launches transboundary training in nextgeneration leaders development program, “Coca-Cola University Japan” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1132

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) launched a transboundary training program, “community revitalization project,” as part of the next-generation leaders development program “Coca-Cola University Japan (CCUJ)” (hereafter “CCUJ”) (*1) with the aim to develop leaders that can drive the organization in an ever-changing business environment.
 
 

 

The purpose of this new transboundary training is to provide an opportunity for our employees participating in CCUJ, university students selected through open recruitment, and visionary leaders aiming to create and transform society in local communities to work together to address difficult social issues facing the region so that they may think about their aspirations and meaning of work. Five days of hands-on training were conducted online which included creating a business plan for solving issues and presenting proposals, etc. based on the theme, “How do we grasp social issues and what should we do to develop local communities as sustainable regions?" with the cooperation of companies located in Ehime and Ishikawa prefectures. Through interactions in the training, we hope that the leaders driving transformation are inspired by students and visionary business leaders of their generation in the community, to obtain a broader perspective and a higher vision, and to feel that they also have an impact on others, so that the experience encourages leadership development.

 

We will continue to propel initiatives for talent and organizational development to deliver value to all, based on our mission to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value.
 
(*1) Coca-Cola University Japan (CCUJ) CCUJ was established in July 2020 for the purpose of developing next-generation leaders that drive transformation and the Coca-Cola system by understanding and practicing our mission, vision, and values represented by the company's corporate philosophy, "Paint it RED, mirai o nurikaero!” It’ objective is to nurture leaders that drive transformation toward sustainable growth based on a strong motive that “business as usual is not an option,” and to improve the value of the Coca-Cola system.
 

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Red Sparks Rugby Team Player Soejima Kameli RaravouLatianara is nominated as Japan Men's National Rugby Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1129

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) today announced that Coca-Cola Red Sparks Rugby Team Player Soejima KameliRaravouLatianara has been nominated as member of the Japan Men’s National Rugby Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which will begin on Friday, July 23.

 

The first game for the Japan Men's National Rugby Team will scheduled for Saturday, July 26. Please look forward to seeing the players shine on the big stage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

 

We will continue to support the environment in which the nominated player can concentrate on their game as member of the Japan Men's National Rugby Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

 

【Nominated member of the Japan Men's National Rugby Team】

 

Soejima KameliRaravouLatianara

Date of birth:June 1,1983(Age 38)

Major national team participation: Japan Men’s National Rugby Team at the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016

Favorite word (motto):Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard

 

Coca-Cola is a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

 

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Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Benefit Para-Athlete Employee Katsuji Takashima Selected as Japan National Equestrian Team Player for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1125

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) toady announced that Katsuji Takashima, para-athlete employees from our special subsidiary Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Benefit Inc. (Headquarters in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Director & President Narihiko Uemura), has been selected as members of the Japan national equestrian team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

 

Equestrian games for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are scheduled to be held from Thursday, August 26 to Monday, August 30 at Equestrian Park (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo). Please look forward to seeing the CCBJI Group employee performing brilliantly on the big stage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

 

CCBJI will continue to create an environment in which the para-athletes can focus on their performance in the national equestrian team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

 

 

[Profile]

Name: Katsuji Takashima

Home town: Chiba Prefecture

Date of birth: December 2, 1992 (28 years old)

Disability classification: Grade IV

Main results: Winner of The 2020 (4th) All Japan Para Equestrian

Championships Grade IV

Horse's name: Kennedy

 

Comments: It has not been an easy journey to get here, but I am pleased that my efforts that I have been made since I decided to aim for the world with my favorite horse finally bore fruit. I’d like to enjoy performing with my partner horse here in Tokyo to make para equestrian known to as many people as possible.

 

Coca-Cola is a Worldwide Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

 

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Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
"Highway Coffee Pass", first subscription service on highway, offered for limited time! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1127

West Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.

West Nippon Expressway Service Holdings Co., Ltd.

West Nippon Expressway Retail Co., Ltd.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

West Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd. (Kita-ku, Osaka City; Representative Director & President Hidekazu Maekawa), West Nippon Expressway Service Holdings Co., Ltd. (Kita-ku, Osaka City; Representative Director & President Masaharu Nakane), West Nippon Expressway Retail Co., Ltd. (Kita-ku, Osaka City; Representative Director & President Kohei Nakano), and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) will start a subscription service "Highway Coffee Pass" from July 1 this year for a limited period of about six month. Subscribers will be eligible to receive two bottles of target product per day at 48 outlets located in service areas/parking areas (SA/PA) run by West Nippon Expressway Retail Co., Ltd. for a monthly fee of 3,500 yen (2,800 yen for the initial month) (tax included).

 

"Highway Coffee Pass" has come to fruition as a result of a shared desire of NEXCO West Japan Group and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. to do something for daily users of the highways including truck drivers who are engaged in transporting various goods as essential workers in an effort to support Japan's economic activities and our daily lives amid the Covid pandemic. This will be the first subscription service provided on highways.

 

1. Service name:

Highway Coffee Pass

 

2. Service description:

A service that allows users (subscribers) to receive 2 bottles of target product every day at participating outlets

Participating outlets: 48 outlets at service areas and parking areas run by West Japan Expressway Retail Co., Ltd. 

 (Not available in convenience stores and vending machines)

Target product: Georgia Japan Craftsman Black (500mlPET)

* You cannot receive two bottles at the same time (The second bottle can be received three hours after the first one.)

                               

■Georgia Japan Craftsman Black 500mlPET (Coca-Cola product)

Coffee produced using the cold-water extraction* which has been uniquely developed in Japan, characterized by the rich aroma and flavor of coffee while having a clear taste with less bitterness and off-note tastes.   

* Uses 5% cold-brew coffee

 

3. Application period:

Jul. 1 (Thu), 2021 midnight to Nov. 30 (Tue), 2021, 11:59 p.m.

 * The first 500 applications will be accepted. (first-come first-served basis)

 

4. Service provision period:

Jul. 1 (Thu), 2021 midnight to Dec. 31 (Fri), 2021, 11:59 p.m.

 * Available during business hours of the participating outlets

 

5. Price (monthly amount):

Initial month: 2,800 yen incl. tax ; 2nd month onwards: 3,500 yen incl. tax.

E.g.: Initial month; 2,800 yen → 2nd month; 3,500 yen → 3rd month; 3,500 yen

...A saving of about 5,000 yen if receiving two bottles every day for 30 days (total 60 bottles)!

(When purchasing at normal selling price: 139 yen incl. tax x 60 bottles = 8,340 yen)

* Payments methods available for use: Credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay only. (Visa/Master Card/JCB/Diners Club Card/American Express/Discover Card)

 

6. How to apply

(The images are for illustration purposes only. They may differ from actual appearance.)

 

* The application page is accessible from the QR code on the posters displayed in the participating outlets and the West Nippon Expressway Retail Co. Ltd. website.→ URL: https://w-retail.co.jp/motenasu/index.html

* A website provided by favy Co., Ltd. will be used for the application process and presentation of membership coupon.

* After application, the contract will be automatically renewed unless you cancel the automatic recurring payment.

 

7. How to use

(The images are for illustration purposes only. They may differ from actual appearance.)

* Other products can be purchased at the same time when using the membership coupon.

 

【Stores eligible for the Highway Coffee Pass】

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Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Annual Review 2020 now available “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1121


Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) released “Annual Review 2020” today, containing FY2020 business and financial information, on the company website (https://en.ccbj-holdings.com/ir/library/annualreview.php).

"Annual Review 2020" contains information on our business model, value chain, business strategies, and reports on our activities in 2020, as well as strategies and activities in the ESG area (environment, social, and governance). In particular, it includes our President’s message communicating management strategies for medium- to long-term sustainable growth through fundamental business transformation under the mission “ Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”; a message from the CFO explaining 2020 business performance, outlook for 2021 and financial strategies for improving shareholder value; and a message from Head of Commercial describing commercial activities for becoming preferred choice of our customers and a message from Head of SCM explaining supply chain management for a stable supply network. It also includes updates on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and initiatives to enhance our foundation with the use of IT, promoting digitization, and enhancing human resource capabilities and organizational strength. With respect to CSV (Creating Shared Value) initiatives, we introduce Coca-Cola system’s sustainability framework, which identifies three platforms and nine priority issues, "CSV Goals" that express our commitment, and specific examples that leverage our strengths.

2020 was a year of significant changes in economic activities and in our daily lives, but we continued to drive the transformation which will be the basis for sustainable growth, based on the concept that “business as usual is not an option”. We will continue to transform our business to return to a growth trajectory, making efforts to supply the beverages that have become lifestyle necessities, with a priority on the safety and peace of mind of our stakeholders.

【Outline of Annual Review 2020】
Date of release: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Period reviewed: January 2020 to December 2020
URL:
Japanese version https://www.ccbj-holdings.com/ir/library/annualreview.php
English version https://en.ccbj-holdings.com/ir/library/annualreview.php

Key contents:
●Leaders' Perspective: Our Value Creation Story
   Corporate philosophy
   Top message/CFO message
   Topics: Highlights of 2020 and the First Half of 2021
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan at a Glance
   Overview of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan
   Financial and Non-Financial Highlights
The Challenge of Value Creation
   Our Value Chain
   Message from Head of Commercial/Commercial Activities
   Message from Head of SCM/Supply Chain Management Initiatives
   Initiatives for Infrastructure Enhancement (IT, human resource, etc.)
   CSV Initiatives Leveraging Our Strengths / CSV Topics
●Governance and Financial Framework
   Corporate Governance (governance structure, executive compensation, risk management, etc.)
   Financial Data, etc.



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Wed, 16 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group decides to implement workplace COVID-19 vaccination https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1116

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter "CCBJI"), in compliance with the government policy on "workplace vaccination" for COVID-19, will implement workplace vaccination from June 30th as soon as it is ready, aiming to contribute to the acceleration of the vaccine rollout and the early acquisition of group immunity, and the resuming of economic activities.

 

Vaccinations will be administered at CCBJI's Tokyo/Akasaka Office, Fukuoka/Fukuoka Office, Osaka/Senrioka Office, Aichi/Nagoya Office, and Saitama/Okegawa Office. CCBJI Group employees (including those indirectly employed) and their families are eligible for the scheme.

 

To allow employees who desire to receive the vaccination to flexibly secure time, CCBJI permits such employees to receive a shot even during their work hours, and exempt them from work during such time. And if such employees become unwell due to side effects of the vaccine on the day of receiving the vaccine and find it difficult to work, they are eligible to take a special paid leave for the day. If they become unwell on the following day or later, they are eligible to take one day of special paid leave in principle.

 

【Vaccination overview】

■ Scheduled start date: After Jun. 30, 2021, as soon as it is ready

■ Locations of vaccinations: Tokyo/Akasaka Office, Fukuoka/Fukuoka Office, Osaka/Senrioka Office, Aichi/Nagoya Office, Saitama/Okegawa Office

■Eligible employees: Permanent employees, contracted employees, temporary staff, rehired employees, vendor staff, and part-time employees of CCBJI Group (Note)

■ Vaccinators: Partnered medical institutions

 

Through the consistent efforts to help the employees maintain and promote their health, CCBJI intends to continue providing high-quality products and value-added services as a total beverage company committed to enrich people’s daily lives by delivering happy and refreshing moments at every occasion available.

 

(Note) Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., Coca-Cola Customer Marketing Co., Ltd., Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Vending Inc., FV Japan Co., Ltd., Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Business Services Inc., and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Benefit Inc.

 

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Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan participates in the collaboration project to set up specially designed empty container collection box in the City of Hita https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1161

On Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter "CCBJI") joined the members of The Nippon Foundation’s “CHANGE FOR THE BLUE” project to participate in a ceremony held in the City of Hita (in Oita Prefecture) to unveil the newly installed empty container collection & recycle box specially designed in collaboration with the “Attack on Titan” animation team.

 

 

A local project named “CHANGE FOR THE BLUE in Oita” was formed for the purpose of promoting the environment beautification around the areas where vending machines are installed by making the consumers more aware of the need to distinguish empty container collection boxes set up next to vending machines from general trash bins and stop using these boxes to disposing of any types of garbage other than used empty beverage containers. The organizers hope that this project will ultimately help contribute to the reduction of marine plastic pollution.

 

Prior to the unveiling ceremony, four students from Oita Junior College, Hiramatsu Educational Group dressed as the Survey Corps characters that appear in “Attack on Titan” conducted a survey on April 29 to check the cleanliness of the environment of three locations around Hita Station where empty container collection boxes were set up next to Coca-Cola vending machines and see whether there were any other types of garbage thrown into these boxes or not. Among these three locations, the location that appeared to be in need of improvement the most was chosen as the site to place the original empty container collection box designed in collaboration with the “Attack on Titan” animation team as an impactful visual tool to raise the consumers’ awareness about proper handling of waste and marine plastic pollution.

 

A follow-up survey is planned to be conducted on this site to compare the cleanliness of the environment “before” and “after” installing the new empty container collection box and observe the changes in the consumer behavior, and use the survey results to continue raising the social awareness on inappropriate waste dumping. “CHANGE FOR THE BLUE” is a community-based project extended from The Nippon Foundation’s “UMI TO NIPPON Project” aimed at building stronger bond among people who deeply care about preserving the marine ecosystem and handing over cleaner oceans to the next generation. Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan intends to continue supporting this initiative in hopes of educating the students and future generations about the actual conditions of marine environment and raising their awareness on the importance of using the empty container collection boxes set up next to vending machines appropriately to improve the recycling rate of recyclable waste materials.

 

■Overview of the empty container collection box featuring the “Attack on Titan” character design

・Set up period (current schedule): June 9 (Wed) - November 22 (Mon), 2021

・Location: Next to the vending machine installed in front of the noodle shop named Dairyu Ramen Kuratatsu (13-4, Motomachi, Hita, Oita)

・For more details, click the link below to access the project’s official website: https://obs3ch.tv/cp/change_for_the_blue/shingeki/

 

■ CHANGE FOR THE BLUE

This project was launched in November 2018 as part of The Nippon Foundation “UMI TO NIPPON Project" with a specific aim to encourage all the people in Japan to consider marine plastic pollution as their personal matter and raise the awareness of the entire society about the importance of “stopping to dump any more waste into the oceans”.

 

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Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
6 Members from Coca-Cola Red Sparks Hockey Team are nominated as Japan Women's National Hockey Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1113

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) today announced that 6 members of the Coca-Cola Red Sparks Hockey Team have been nominated as member of the Japan Women’s National Hockey Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which will begin on Friday, July 23.

 

The first game for the Japan Women's National Hockey Team will be against Chinese national team, scheduled for Sunday, July 25, from 11:45 a.m. Please look forward to seeing the players shine on the big stage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

 

We will continue to support the environment in which the nominated players can concentrate on their game as members of the Japan Women's National Hockey Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

 

【Nominated members of the Japan Women's National Hockey Team】

 

Coca-Cola Red Sparks Hockey Team Web site  https://club.ccbji.co.jp/ja/hockey/

Coca-Cola is a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

 

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Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan installed “Food Loss Prevention Vending Machine” at Sagamihara City Hall in Kanagawa Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1119

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded on June 4 (Friday) an “agreement for a demonstration experiment with a food loss prevention vending machine” (hereafter “Agreement”) with Sagamihara City (Mayor Kentaro Motomura; hereafter “Sagamihara City”), Kanagawa Prefecture, and installed a food loss prevention vending machine in the city hall.

 

"Food Loss Prevention Vending Machine” installed at the main entrance on the first floor of the Sagamihara City Hall main building

 

CCBJI has entered into this Agreement as part of “Sagamihara SDGs Partner” (Note 1) collaboration efforts, for which CCBJI registered this year, and installed the “Food Loss Prevention Vending Machine” as a demonstration experiment. As a partner of Sagamihara City, which works towards achieving and promoting SDGs, CCBJI will raise awareness of food loss reduction among Sagamihara citizens and verify its effectiveness to make the most of the efforts for the future with Sagamihara City. Part of the proceeds from the "Food Loss Prevention Vending Machine" will be donated to Sagamihara City to be used for initiatives that contribute to the promotion of SDGs.

 

On “Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines,” products that have become surplus stocks are sold at less than the usual price as “food loss prevention products,“ along with regular products. “Food Loss Prevention Products” are no different from regular products other than that they are close to their best-by date (approx. 2 months). CCBJI hopes that purchasing “Food Loss Prevention Products” through this vending machine will lead to increasing purchasers’ awareness about food loss, and intends to make efforts to help Sagamihara City achieve and promote SDGs.

 

Under our corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

■Outline of the demonstration experiment with the Food Loss Prevention Vending Machine

Installation date: June 4, 2021 (Friday)

Location: At the main entrance on the first floor of the Sagamihara City Hall main building

Objectives of the demonstration experiment: To raise the citizens’ awareness of the food loss reduction and the promotion of SDGs and to facilitate their proactive actions towards them

Demonstration experiment period: From June 4, 2021 to March 31, 2023 (planned)

 

(Note 1)

Sagamihara City has been selected as a "SDGs Future City.” Based on the SDGs philosophy, Sagamihara City is seeking for companies, organizations, and the like that work together on tackling regional issues and creating a sustainable community where no one will be left behind, as a “Sagamihara SDGs Partner.” CCBJI has Sagamihara Sales Center in Sagamihara City. As a company having its business site also in Sagamihara City, CCBJI has registered as a "Sagamihara SDGs Partner" this year, empathizing with the objectives of "Sagamihara SDGs Partner.”

 

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Fri, 04 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. totally bans smoking throughout company premises in January 2023 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1109

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has banned all CCBJI Group employees from smoking throughout the company premises regardless of indoors and outdoors from January 2023, as a health management initiative.

 

Since January 2020, CCBJI Group has been committing to non-smoking during working hours (except breaks), non-smoking indoors, and non-smoking inside company vehicles with some exceptions.  And in further efforts to maintain and promote employees' health and prevent passive smoking and disease, its internal rules on non-smoking will become stricter. In addition, CCBJI will strengthen non-smoking measures by expanding and improving its program to support employees in quitting smoking, including online medical service, and implementing continuous educational activities. Furthermore, the company will set a non-smoking day once a month starting from this June, and once a week from January 2023 to gradually increase the frequency, and totally ban smoking throughout the company premises including outdoors from January 2023. 

 

As a total beverage company that provides products and services that are essential to the daily lives of many, CCBJI believes that its employees have the responsibility of taking the initiative to lead active and healthy lifestyles and expressed its commitment to support their efforts to this end in the form of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Health Declaration (*1). CCBJI was certified as “Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (White 500)” (*2) in March 2020 as a result of its continuous health enhancement for employees.          

 

With the introduction of new ways of working due to the spread of the COVID-19, people are encouraged to go straight home or work from home, which reduces the opportunities for commuting and travel, and thus reduces the time for physical exercise. In response to this, as a measure to promote health, we have developed our own original smartphone application that displays the number of steps walked and the percentage of the goal achieved, and have held the "Sawayaka Walk" event to encourage moderate walking exercise. We are also promoting commuting by bicycle to reduce the risk of infection by the COVID-19.

 

Through the consistent efforts to help the employees maintain and promote their health, CCBJI intends to continue providing high-quality products and value-added services as a total beverage company committed to enrich people’s daily lives by delivering happy and refreshing moments at every occasion available.

 

■ Non-smoking initiatives

 

Note 1: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Health Declaration

*For details, see here 

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/humanrights/health.php

 

Note 2: “Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (White 500)”

*For details, see here

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=728

 

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Tue, 01 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0900
“Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement for Community Revitalization” concluded with Kiyose City, Tokyo https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1118

On Monday, May 31, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement for Community Revitalization (hereafter “the Agreement”) with Kiyose City, Tokyo (Mayor Kintaro Shibuya) in efforts to improve the city’s public services and to invigorate the community.

 

From left, Kiyose City Mayor Kintaro Shibuya, CCBJI Vending Area Sales Tokyo Regional Division Head Kenichi Kubo

 

Based on the Agreement, CCBJI and Kiyose City will work together in various areas including matters concerning the promotion of SDGs, safety & comfort of life and in the community, city promotions, etc. to drive initiatives that improve people’s lives.

 

As a part of such initiatives, we will install the Food Loss Prevention Vending Machine in Kiyose City. The activity of installing Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines aims to reduce food loss based on "Responsible Consumption and Production" in SDGs, and gives endorsement to the No-Foodloss Project, which is led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. On Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines, products that have become surplus stocks are sold at less than the usual price, along with regular products. Surplus stock products are no different from regular products other than the fact that they are close to the best-before-dates (about 2 months). We expect that selling food loss prevention products at lower prices will increase shoppers' opportunities to purchase our products and trigger an improvement in shopper awareness. We will also install disaster-relief vending machines, managed by CCBJI, as a measure against disasters. These vending machines will be used to provide drinks free of charge during a disaster and offer emergency support.

 

Under our corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

[Comment by Kiyose City Mayor Kintaro Shibuya]

“Community building through collaboration” is a major goal in Kiyose City. And I am extremely pleased to have concluded the Agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kiyose City and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will be working closely together so that all Kiyose citizens may live in comfort and with pride, by implementing diverse initiatives and striving to invigorate the communities and improve public services, resulting in mutual growth.

 

[Comment from Kenichi Kubo, Tokyo Regional Division Head, CCBJI Vending Area Sales]

I am pleased to be working with Kiyose City through the conclusion of this Agreement, to collaborate on community revitalization and improvement of public services. With this agreement, we will install food loss prevention vending machines and disaster-relief vending machines to promote SDGs and provide assistance for the safety and security of people’s daily lives. We also hope to work together on “community building through collaboration” efforts concerning city promotion, nurturing civic pride, etc., so that we can support in delivering even more happy moments to the people of Kiyose City.

 

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Mon, 31 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour Web reservation begins from June 7! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1105

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) began accepting WEB reservations for the newly opened “Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour” from June 7.

 

Since all Plant Tours are currently suspended to prevent further coronavirus infections (Note 1), we launched the new “Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour” that allows customers who have been unable to visit our plant tours in person due to the COVID-19 restrictions or because of long travel distances, to experience and enjoy our Plant Tour remotely.

 

 

In addition to a guided tour highlighting the history of Coca-Cola, the manufacturing process of Coca-Cola products, environmental and recycling initiatives, and a quiz section to test your Coca-Cola knowledge, the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour provides content only available for viewing through the online tour, such as a video introduction of the new state of the art Hiroshima Plant that was newly built last year. Also at the end of the tour, participants have the opportunity to ask questions and chat in real time with the online tour guide.

 

As plant tours have also been used by schools for student field trips, we hope the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour also presents content that contributes to their education.

 

Note 1: We will inform you via our official website when the resumption of plant tours is decided.

 

[Outline of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Online Plant Tour]

■Start date of reservation: June 7, 2021-

■Start date of tour: June 21, 2021- 

■Maximum capacity of participants: 5 groups/registered connections per tour, about 3 times a week

 (we expect to gradually expand availability to allow more visitors to enjoy the tour.)

■Time required:  About 35- 40 min

■How to apply: Please apply from our official website(https://www.ccbji.co.jp/onlinetour/).

■Browsing devices: PC, tablet, smartphone

(Recommended browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge latest stable version)

■Other: Please see the URL above for details.

 

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Mon, 31 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan starts new production line for alcoholic beverages at its Komatsu Plant https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1097

As of today, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has begun the full-scale operation of our new manufacturing line for alcoholic beverages at our Komatsu Plant (in Komatsu-cho, Saijo-shi, Ehime Prefecture).

 

The Komatsu Plant will be the third of CCBJI’s plants to manufacture alcoholic beverages, following the Saitama Plant (Yoshimi-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture) and the Kyoto Plant (Kumiyama-cho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto Prefecture), and will mainly be responsible for supplying products to the West Japan area. Our new equipment for manufacturing alcoholic beverages (licensed to produce alcohol in April 2021) has the capacity to produce 84 million 350 ml cans of product annually, the equivalent of 3.5 million cases.

 

We are also committed to enhancing a supply system that continuously satisfies customer demand and delivers safe and secure Coca-Cola products to everyone in the community.

 

[Overview of the Komatsu Plant’s alcoholic beverage production line]

■Name: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Komatsu Plant

■ Location: 806-1 Myoguchi-kou, Komatsu-cho, Saijo-shi, Ehime Prefecture

■ Name: Line 6

■ Start of Operations: May 26, 2021

■ Production capacity: 1,000 bottles per minute (350ml can)

■ Production items: 5 kinds of Lemon-do (Hachimitsu Lemon 3%, Teiban Lemon 5%, Shio Lemon 7%, Oni Lemon 9%, sugar-free Kamisori Lemon 9%)

■ Investment amount: Approx. 830 million yen

 

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Wed, 26 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900
"CSV Report 2021" Now Available - Embracing Change to Achieve Sustainable Growth https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1095

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) published the "CSV Report 2021", which summarizes efforts to realize value creation with society, on May 26. It is available on the company website. (https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/doc.php)

 

We aim to contribute to the development of a sustainable society through our beverage business with CSV (Creating Shared Value) as the foundation of our management, which takes business growth and social sustainability as one challenge. The CSV Report 2021 provides a compact listing of strategies in the ESG area (environmental, social and governance) to achieve sustainable growth, initiatives in the three platforms of the "Sustainability Framework" identified by the Coca-Cola system in Japan, and environmental data so that stakeholders can better understand the company. We also introduced the transformation we have promoted for sustainable growth under the strong will of that business as usual was not an option while economic activities and social life were completely changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

 

 [Key Features of CSV Report 2021]

● Three key activities are highlighted.

"Efforts at ‘With Corona’ Era", "Hiroshima Plant recovery from natural disaster", and "Toward a World Without Waste" are highlighted at the beginning of the report.

● "Value Creation Cycle", "Japan Coca-Cola System Sustainability Framework" and "Value created by CCBJH Group". These are introduced in more details than previous reports.

It provides a detailed explanation of the relevance and positioning of the "Coca-Cola System Sustainability Framework" and our non-financial goal "CSV goals". In particular, through our business activities, we are demonstrating the economic and social value (Outcome) that we create for the society we are aiming for.

● "Value Creation Initiatives" in three platforms: "Inclusion", "Communities" and "Resources".

The activities that have been addressed in line with the nine priority issues of the three platforms identified by the Coca-Cola System in Japan. It shows the impact that we have had through our activities and the direction we will be in the future.

 

[Outline of CSV Report 2021]

Date of release: May 26, 2021

Format: A4 48 pages (Japanese PDF/English PDF)

URL: Japanese edition:

        https://www.ccbji.co.jp/csv/doc.php

        English edition:

        https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/doc.php

Reviewed period: Jan. 2020 – Dec. 2020

Other: A digest version will be posted on our website in June 2021

 

 

[Key contents of CSV Report 2021]

● Highlights

- Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

- Recovery from natural disaster at the Hiroshima Plant

- Toward a World Without Waste

● Corporate Philosophy

- “Paint it RED! Let’s Repaint Our Future”

● section 1 "Value Creation Story"

- Top message

- Coca-Cola System Sustainability Framework

- CCBJH Group Commitment toward Value Creation

● section 2 " Value Creation Initiatives "

- Platform “Inclusion”

- Platform "Communities"

- Platform "Resources"

● section 3 "Foundation for Value Creation"

- Customer satisfaction - Quality Assurance

- Ethics and Compliance - Risk Management

- Human Rights and Employee Job Satisfaction - Corporate Governance

- CCBJH Group Profile

- External Evaluations

 

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Wed, 26 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola brand products donated to Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1099

To support those who were affected by COVID-19, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter ", CCBJI") made the donation to Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture on May 24.

 

When the spread of new coronavirus infections began impacting the society with ongoing changes last year, the company examined how it could support the affected local communities through its business to cope with the changing environment. Since April 2020, the company has been donating Coca-Cola brand products to healthcare professionals through municipalities and local medical associations.

 

While we are entering a new phase with the rollout of the vaccines, there is an ongoing situation with people who are affected by COVID-19 and need supports. Against such a background, CCBJI donated to provide support through its main business in collaboration with municipalities who grasp the most detailed status of the areas.

 

The products donated to this city will be distributed to medical staff and others who are engaged in prevention of spread of COVID-19.

 

 We will continue to collaborate with all members of municipalities to be able to provide help to those who are in need of support through donation of our products.

 

 

 

■Outline of product donation

Date & Time: May 24, 2021

Offered to: Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture

Donated products: Coca-Cola products, 50 cases

 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value to address the challenges faced by the communities through its business activities.

 

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Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan installs “Protect the Oceans!” wrapped vending machine designed by Nagoya City University students https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1093

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) installed a ”Protect the Oceans!” wrapped vending machine designed by students at Nagoya City University on May 14 at Takiko Campus (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) of the university.

 

The “Protect the Oceans!" vending machine was installed as the first activity of Nagoya City University SDGs Center (NCU SDGs Center) which opened on May 1 this year. With the “Protect the Oceans!” message, the vending machine was wrapped with the motif of sea turtles and fish swimming in the sea designed by NCU Global Justice Project, a group of students from the Faculty of Humanities and Sociology who won the first prize at the SDGs IDEA FORUM 2020 hosted by Nagoya City and Nagoya City University. The plan to design and install this vending machine was implemented since the content of the said project which aims to make Nagoya City a recycling-based society matched our vision of the realization of a plastic recycling society.

 

On May 14, the unveiling ceremony of the “Protect the Oceans!” vending machine was held at Nagoya City University Takiko Campus (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture).

※The unveiling ceremony at Nagoya City University Takiko Campus on May 14

 

■ Message from Keisuke Seki, VM Central Japan District, Vending Area Sales, CCBJI

CCBJI has committed to tackle waste problems including marine waste and has paid special attention to the environmental problems of plastic bottles. The Coca-Cola System has been implementing various activities to realize the global goal of "World Without Waste." We would be glad if this vending machine could provide an opportunity for many people to understand about recycling-based society.

 

Under the corporate philosophy of delivering happy moments to everyone while creating value, CCBJI works on creation of shared value (CSV) through its core business in efforts to tackle communities’ challenges and further partner with various entities.

 

【Reference】

● “THE ROUTE to Shared Value,” CSV Goals that Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Formulates

https://en.ccbj-holdings.com/pdf/news/604.pdf

 

● Introduction of initiatives for World Without Waste

https://www.cocacola.co.jp/sustainability/world-without-waste (Japanese)

 

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Fri, 14 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2021 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1091.pdf Thu, 13 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1089.pdf Thu, 13 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola brand products donated to Komaki City, Aichi Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1103

To support those who were affected by COVID-19, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter ", CCBJI") made the donation to Komaki City, Aichi Prefecture on May 10.

 

When the spread of new coronavirus infections began impacting the society with ongoing changes last year, the company examined how it could support the affected local communities through its business to cope with the changing environment. Since April 2020, the company has been donating Coca-Cola brand products to healthcare professionals through municipalities and local medical associations.

 

While we are entering a new phase with the rollout of the vaccines, there is an ongoing situation with people who are affected by COVID-19 and need supports. Against such a background, CCBJI donated to provide support through its main business in collaboration with municipalities who grasp the most detailed status of the areas.

The products donated to this city will be distributed to medical staff and others who are engaged in prevention of spread of COVID-19.

 

 We will continue to collaborate with all members of municipalities to be able to provide help to those who are in need of support through donation of our products.

 

 

■Outline of product donation

Date & Time: May 10, 2021

Offered to: Komaki City, Aichi Prefecture

Donated products: Coca-Cola products, 50 cases

 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value to address the challenges faced by the communities through its business activities.

 

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Mon, 10 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900
FV Japan's "Cool Touch Mask" wins Function/Environment Award at "The 17th Glass Bottle Award" https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1085

"Cool Touch Mask", sold in the vending machines of FV Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters in Toshima-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Tatsuhiko Sano; hereafter “FV Japan”), a group company of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc., won the Function/Environment Award at "The 17th Glass Bottle Award", and its award ceremony was held on Friday, May 7.

 

 Hosted by Glass Bottle Association (Chairman: Hisatsugu Ishizuka), "Glass Bottle Award" is an award to evaluate glass bottles that are used in various scenes in life from a variety of perspectives of not only function, environment, and design but also trend and lifestyles, as well as to recognize good glass bottles chosen from a diversified and comprehensive standpoint with individual awards set up for each member of the screening committee. This year, 8 products were selected and FV Japan's "Cool Touch Mask" received the Function/Environment Award. "Cool Touch Mask" was planned and introduced into the market by FV Japan, as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19, to use its beverage vending machines to sell face masks without face-to-face, human contact.

 

■ Reason for the award

The product was highly evaluated for: "Its unique idea of putting a face mask, which has become an essential item, in a glass bottle of adequate weight and selling it in a vending machine. The mask is cooled directly to achieve a refreshing feeling and put into a glass bottle with excellent sealing performance to enhance the feeling of cleanliness and peace of mind."

 

From left, Tatsuhiko Sano, Representative Director & President Tatsuhiko, Mr.Shigeki Yoshinaga,  Executive Director of Japan Glass Bottle Association

 

[Comments by Mr. Shigeki Yoshinaga, Executive Director of Japan Glass Bottle Association]

I would like to congratulate you on this award. In the midst of the spread of the new coronavirus, I feel that the product you have developed is an initiative of high social value that fully demonstrates the role of vending machines, which function as infrastructure. I am very honored that glass bottles were used as containers for such a product. In particular, this year's award-winning product is based on a unique idea that goes beyond the conventional wisdom, with careful consideration of hygiene and usage scenarios. I would like to express my appreciation for their creativity and ingenuity. I look forward to the development of unique products that will contribute to society from various perspectives in the future.

 

[Comments by Tatsuhiko Sano, Representative Director and President of FV Japan Co., Ltd.]

We are very pleased that "Cool Touch Mask", planned by us, was highly evaluated. FV Japan had thought of what we could do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and came up with an idea to use our vending machines as a one-stop platform to make face masks more accessible to consumers, and decided to launch a project to sell them. We put our efforts into its versatility and hygiene by using glass bottles for containers. We will continue to consider various efforts, including vending machines, to be able to help you.

 

Under our corporate mission of delivering happy moments to everyone while creating value, we work on the creation of shared value (CSV) through our core business to address community challenges and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

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Fri, 07 May 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, Inc. Rugby Team to terminate its activities at the end of 2021 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1083

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) announced that we have decided to terminate the activities of our rugby team at the end of 2021 and the Japan Rugby Top League (Located in Minato-ku, Chairman Osamu Ota, hereinafter referred to as "JRTL") has accepted CCBJI's resignation from the JRTL and the withdrawal of its application to enter the new league (hereinafter referred to as the "New League"), which will be administered by the JRTL and scheduled to start in January 2022.

 

Our Coca-Cola Red Sparks rugby team has actively supported the development of rugby culture in Japan together with the local community since its establishment in 1966, and has long been active as a top team in Japan, gaining promotion to the Japan Top League organized by the Japan Rugby Football Union, in 2006.

 

In the midst of rapid changes in the business environment, the Company has been steadily implementing reform initiatives to set a foundation for growth over the medium to long term. We have been evaluating all aspects of our current business model and operating structure, with a principle focus on sustaining and growing our core beverage business.

 

As a result of this comprehensive business review, we have made the difficult decision to terminate the activities of our rugby team at the end of this year, and we regret to announce that we will not be participating in the new league.

 

We are committed to providing appropriate career support for our team and staff members, and we will continue to contribute to the further development of the local community and rugby culture.

 

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have given us your support and encouragement for our rugby team over the years.

 

■Overview of Coca-Cola Red Sparks rugby team

Team name: Coca-Cola Red Sparks

Team Location: 7-9-66 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Home ground: SAWAYAKA Sports Plaza (1-2-2 Kashiihamafuto, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture)

Establishment: 1966

Director and Supervisor: Mukai, Shougo

Team website: https://club.ccbji.co.jp/ja/rugby/

 

■Japan Rugby Football Union  New Rugby League Tournament Format Information

Website: https://www.rugby-japan.jp/newleague/information


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Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola brand products donated to Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1081

To support those who were affected by COVID-19, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter "CCBJI") made the donation to Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture on April 26.

 

When the spread of new coronavirus infections began impacting the society with ongoing changes last year, the company examined how it could support the affected local communities through its business to cope with the changing environment. Since April 2020, the company has been donating Coca-Cola brand products to healthcare professionals through municipalities and local medical associations.

 

While we are entering a new phase with the rollout of the vaccines, there is an ongoing situation with people who are affected by COVID-19 and need supports. Against such a background, CCBJI donated to provide support through its main business in collaboration with municipalities who grasp the most detailed status of the areas.

 

The products donated to this city will be distributed to medical staff and others who are engaged in prevention of spread of COVID-19.

 

We will continue to collaborate with all members of municipalities to be able to provide help to those who are in need of support through donation of our products.

 

 

■Outline of product donation

Date & Time: Apr. 26, 2021

Offered to: Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture

Donated products: Coca-Cola products, 50 cases

 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value to address the challenges faced by the communities through its business activities.

 

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Mon, 26 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1074.pdf Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan signs "Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement" with Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1075

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Friday, April 16 concluded a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement (hereafter “Agreement”) with Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture (Mayor: Kazuhiro Miyamoto) for the purpose of developing local community and improving resident services.

 

Under this agreement, CCBJI and Moriyama City will work together in various areas including the creation of momentum for and legacy of the Olympics and Paralympics and the prevention of crimes and disasters, to collaborate on initiatives that will lead to the development of local community and improvement of resident services.

 

Specifically, we installed Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines at the Moriyama City Environmental Learning Declaration Memorial Park Exchange Center Facility. The activity of installing Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines aims to reduce food loss based on "Responsible Consumption and Production" in SDGs, and gives endorsement to the No-Foodloss Project, which is led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. On Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines, products that have become surplus stocks are sold at about half the normal price in parallel with regular products. Surplus stock products are no different from regular products other than the point that they are close to the best-by dates (about 2 months before). We expect that selling Food Loss Prevention Products at lower prices will increase shoppers' opportunities to purchase our products and trigger an improvement in shopper awareness.

 

CCBJI has been collaborating with the city by donating Coca-Cola products to improve its community welfare, etc., and will take issues of the city comprehensively in the form of Comprehensive Collaborative Agreement, to work together for solutions.

 

Photo from the signing ceremony (From the left, Keisuke Seki, Central Japan District Manager, CCBJI Vending Area Sales, Moriyama City Mayor Kazuhiro Miyamoto)

 

[Comment from Moriyama City Mayor Kazuhiro Miyamoto]

We are very pleased to have concluded this agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Co., Inc. today. Also we would like to thank Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan for their generous support of various city government initiatives, including the Olympic Torch Relay and support for measures against the new coronavirus infection. We hope that this agreement will be a good opportunity for us to build an even better relationship.

 

[Comment from Keisuke Seki, Central Japan District Manager, CCBJI Vending Area Sales]

I am pleased to have concluded this agreement with Moriyama City, our regular customer, to collaborate on the development of local community and improvement of resident services. In line with the signing of this agreement, CCBJI installed our first Food Loss Prevention Vending Machine in the city. We will continue to collaborate and work together in various areas including the revitalization of community to deliver further happy moments to the people of Moriyama City.

 

[Outline of Food Loss Prevention Vending Machines]

Installation date: March 31, 2021

Location: Moriyama City Environmental Learning City Declaration Memorial Park Exchange Center Facility (2840, Sazukawa-cho, Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture)

Food Loss Prevention Product selling price: About half the normal price

 

 

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Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group holds 2021 Welcome Ceremony https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1061

On Thursday, April 1, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Vending Inc. (headquarters in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Director & President Takahide Baba) and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Business Services Inc. (headquarters in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Director & President Rajeev Mall) held a joint welcome ceremony to welcome 238 new employees joining the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group in 2021.

 

The ceremony was held online using the web conferencing system to follow suit of the format applied last year as a precautionary measure to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 infections and prioritize the safety of the attending employees and guests, including Representative Director & President Calin Dragan and key members of the Executive Leadership Team and HR Division who have gathered on this day to welcome them all. 

 

The President addressed the new employees with the following message.

 

【Message from Calin Dragan, Representative Director & President (excerpt)】

■ Achieving the mission

Our mission is to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”. In order to achieve this mission, all the employees must come together and work hand in hand to overcome all the different challenges we will be confronted with time after time. We are counting on the contributions from each and every one of you who newly joined our workforce to help the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group lead its way toward sustainable growth through your concerted efforts working together as one team. Gambarimasho!

 

■ Importance of Mission, Vision and Values

As the first step, we would like you all to gain a deep understanding of our corporate philosophy, “Mission, Vision and Values” and its underlying principles we collectively refer to as “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero”. We not only want you to understand these underlying principles conceptually but also embody them by putting all of them into practice.

Our corporate philosophy is a statement that defines the significance of our existence and the value we deliver as a company. It serves as the cornerstone of our corporate management. In order for all of us to be able to fulfill our shared mission, we would like you all to always act with the following four core values in mind.

 

We want you to keep “Learning” a lot to enrich your knowledge, act and respond with “Agility”, get things done with a “Result-oriented” mindset, and engage in all these activities with “Integrity”. Your activities that align with all these four values will lead to our motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero”.

 

In particular, “Learning” is a value that matters a great deal. That is because we, as well as our business, can only grow by learning from new discoveries and insights, embracing innovative ideas, acting with agility and making sure we get things done to produce the results we aimed to achieve. So please remember to keep learning even after you join our workforce. The more you enhance your individual capabilities by acquiring more advanced professional skills, the better position we will be to grow together and achieve greater results as an enterprise.

 

■ Self-discipline to work hard every day to get closer to making big wishes and dreams come true

I can well imagine that you are filled with hope and holding on to a big dream as you each start your new life today as a working member of the society. The key to fulfill your hopes and dreams can be found in numerous areas if you search through the “many attractive opportunities offered in the global Coca-Cola business”, become an “integral part of the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group that is filled with potentials of growing and expanding much bigger” and stay focused on putting your best “in your everyday duties”.

 

I look forward to seeing each one of you hold the pride and confidence as the employee of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group and play an active role in contributing to the growth of our business by never forgetting to continue your self-improvement efforts that will get you closer to where you hope to reach and make your dream come true.

 

“Paint it RED! Let’s repaint our future!” and build Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group together into an even more influential enterprise that can exhibit stronger leadership and increase its presence in the global beverage industry!

 

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Thu, 01 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Matters Related to Controlling Shareholders, etc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1063.pdf Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola brand products donated to Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1101

To support those who were affected by COVID-19, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter ", CCBJI") made the donation to Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture on March 30.

 

When the spread of new coronavirus infections began impacting the society with ongoing changes last year, the company examined how it could support the affected local communities through its business to cope with the changing environment. Since April 2020, the company has been donating Coca-Cola brand products to healthcare professionals through municipalities and local medical associations.

 

While we are entering a new phase with the rollout of the vaccines, there is an ongoing situation with people who are affected by COVID-19 and need supports. Against such a background, CCBJI donated to provide support through its main business in collaboration with municipalities who grasp the most detailed status of the areas.

The products donated to this city will be distributed to medical staff and others who are engaged in prevention of spread of COVID-19.

 

 We will continue to collaborate with all members of municipalities to be able to provide help to those who are in need of support through donation of our products.

 

 

 

■Outline of product donation

Date & Time: March 30, 2021

Offered to: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Donated products: Coca-Cola products, 100 cases

 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value to address the challenges faced by the communities through its business activities.

 

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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Donates a Part of the Sales from "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Aizu Design to Promote Tourism in Aizu https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1068

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) donated a part of the sales from "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Aizu Design with a hope that it would be useful to promote tourism in Aizuwakamatsu City. On March 23, the company made a courtesy call on Shohei Muroi, Mayor of Aizuwakamatsu City, and presented a list of donations.

 

"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Aizu Design is a limited-edition bottle available only in regions around Aizu, featuring iconic illustrations of Tsurugajo Castle, Akabeko, and Okiagari koboshi. Although this bottle was once discontinued, it has been well received by customers and is scheduled to be resold mainly at souvenir stores, supermarkets, and vending machines from March 29, 2021.

 

【Donation to Aizu Wakamatsu City for the Promotion of Tourism】

■ Date :Tuesday, March 23, 2021

■ Donated to:Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture

From the right, Aizuwakamatsu City Mayor Shohei Muroi, CCBJI Fukushima District Manager Ninomiya Toshiyuki, Koriyama SC Area Manager Ohshima Yuta

 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value through its business activities to address the challenges faced by local communities.

 

【What is "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design?】

Since June 2017, the company has been designing bottles with regional symbols and tourist spots across Japan and selling them locally in limited volume as a special package to make travel more enjoyable. The company so far marketed 33 variations, which enjoy popularity among lots of people as a perfect souvenir.

”Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle is a premium package with aluminum material that has inherited the iconic curvy shape of the Contour Bottle, which is so distinctive that you can tell it is a Coca-Cola if you feel it even in the dark. The ice-cold feel of the bottle will make Coca-Cola more tasty and refreshing.

Since its first arrival in Japan in July 2015, the company has released regional designs depicting tourist attractions and symbols all over Japan, as well as seasonal designs such as cherry blossoms, fireworks, and autumn leaves. In 2019, Japan Rugby team jersey design bottle was released, which was enjoyed by many people from "Coca-Cola" fans to those who do not usually drink carbonated beverages.

 

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Oamishirasato City, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1055

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded on March 24 (Wed) a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Oamishirasato City, Chiba Prefecture (Mayor Masanori Kanesaka) in efforts to improve public services and vitalize the community.

 

Under this agreement, CCBJI and Oamishirasato City will work together in a range of initiatives, including the creation of momentum for the Olympics and Paralympics; vitalization of the community; safety, security, and disaster related programs; child rearing and educational support, etc.

 

As part of these initiatives, we will use a part of the proceeds from our vending machines in the city and place security cameras and playground equipment in Konakaike Park. Also, we will install a "JPC Paralympic Support Vending Machine" at the city hall and generate momentum for the Olympics and Paralympics.

 

Under our corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

From the left, CCBJI Vending Kanto District Manager Tomohiro Ichikawa, Oamishirasato City Mayor Masanori Kanesaka)

 

【Comment from Oamishirasato City Mayor Masanori Kanesaka】

We are pleased and feel confident about the signing of this agreement and hope to improve public services in diverse areas, including the creation of momentum for the Olympic/Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, vitalization of the community, disaster responses, child rearing support, promotion of sports and culture, environment preservation, etc. We will further deepen the partnership and create a better community together.

 

【Comment from CCBJI Vending Kanto District Manager Tomohiro Ichikawa】

I am pleased to have concluded this agreement with Oamishirasato City to collaborate on the improvement of public services and vitalization of the community. Through the placement of our JPC Paralympic Support Vending Machine, we will create momentum for the Olympics and Paralympics, liven the community, and work together in other various areas, thereby taking a role in delivering happy moments to everyone in Oamishirasato City.

 

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1054

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded on March 22 (Mon) a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture (Mayor Yoshikuni Watanabe) in efforts to improve public services and vitalize the community.

 

Under this agreement, CCBJI and Kisarazu City will work together in a range of initiatives, including the creation of legacy for the Olympic/Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, development of organic community and promotion of SDGs, wide usage of the city’s local electronic currency “Aqua Coin”, prevention of crimes and disasters, etc.

 

As part of these initiatives, we will install our “Torch Relay Memorial Vending Machine” at Kisarazu City Hall to bring excitement to the torch relay in the area. The vending machine has special wrapping with the names of the communities where the torch relay passes through, letting people know when the torch relay is coming. In addition, we promote the local electronic currency “Aqua Coin” that is available only in Kisarazu City through smart phone, by placing stickers and creating photo spots.

 

Under our corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

From the left, CCBJI Vending Kanto District Manager Tomohiro Ichikawa, Kisarazu City Mayor Yoshikuni Watanabe

 

【Comment from Kisarazu City Mayor Yoshikuni Watanabe】

We partner with corporates, citizens, and other various stakeholders and promote the “creation of organic community” across the city. Under this agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc, we hope to improve the lives of the citizens and to vitalize the area through prevention of crimes/disasters, promotion of sound health and economy, creation of momentum for the Olympic/Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, etc.

 

【Comment from CCBJI Vending Kanto District Manager Tomohiro Ichikawa】

I am pleased to have concluded this agreement with Kisarazu City to collaborate on the improvement of public services and vitalization of the community. Through the placement of our Torch Relay Memorial Vending Machine, we will create momentum for the Olympics and Paralympics, promote the local electronic currency “Aqua Coin”, and work together in other diverse programs, thereby taking a role in delivering happy moments to everyone in Kisarazu City.

 

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Mon, 22 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Selected as a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” for Three Consecutive Years for Excellence in the Empowerment of Women https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1047

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) was selected as a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” for the third consecutive year under the “Nadeshiko Brand” program, as a listed company demonstrating excellence in the empowerment of women.

 

 

The “Nadeshiko Brand” is an initiative jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) to select TSE-listed companies that are outstanding in terms of encouraging women’s success in the workplace. It aims to introduce  listed companies as attractive brands to investors who value the “improvement of mid/long-term corporate value”. Reflecting the progress CCBJH has been making in the areas of inclusion and women’s empowerment, CCBJH has been selected as a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” for three consecutive years.

 

CCBJH respects the individuality of each of its employees, values continuous innovation by actively listening to diverse values and ideas, and promotes the empowerment of women under the concept of diversity and inclusion. In 2020, CCBJH introduced a Super Flextime system with no core time, expanded satellite offices, and implemented a direct-to-market/direct-to-home commuting system in the Commercial function, with a view to realizing flexible work styles without being confined by time or place.

 

CCBJH recognizes the challenges faced by many female employees who may give up on returning to work or miss out on career advancement opportunities due to reasons unrelated to motivation or ability, such as a work break due to maternity or childcare leave and family-related time constraints. CCBJH aims to create an environment where all employees are able to maintain a balance between work and childcare, and foster a corporate culture which supports employees’ individual career development needs, regardless of gender.

 

In January 2021, CCBJH achieved its 2025 target ratio of 6% females in manager roles, four years ahead of plan. CCBJH has announced new targets of 10% female managers by 2025 and 20% by 2030. CCBJH will implement various training programs and seminars for returning to work after childcare leave, including a “Sponsorship Program” for managers to promote the use of childcare leave by male employees and a “Female Next Leaders Program" to foster next-generation leaders across the organization, and will further promote diversity and inclusion as part of its Sustainability Framework, which focuses on Inclusion, Resources and Communities.

 

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Mon, 22 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan starts project to donate products targeting municipalities in Tokyo https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1045

To support those who were affected by COVID-19, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter ", CCBJI") launched a project to donate its products to municipalities in Tokyo, and made the first donation to Chihoda-ku, Kita-ku, Suginami-ku, and Kiyose-shi.

 

While we are entering a new phase with the rollout of the vaccines, there is an ongoing situation with people who are affected by COVID-19 and need supports. Against such a background, CCBJI started this project to provide support through its main business in collaboration with municipalities who grasp the most detailed  status of the areas. The products donated to Chiyoda-ku will be distributed to medical staff who are expected to bear further burden in response to requests for provision of new medical services such as vaccination for residents. Products donated to Kita-ku, Suginami-ku and Kiyose-shi will also be distributed to medical staff and others who are engaged in prevention of spread of COVID-19.

 

We will continue to collaborate with all members of municipalities to be able to provide help to those who are in need of support through donation of our products.

 

(Left) Mar.2; Scene at the donation ceremony with Kiyose-shi, (Right) Mar. 3; Scene at the donation ceremony with Kita-ku

 

Mar.1; Scene at the joint press conference with Chiyoda-ku

 

■Outline of 1st product donation

Date & Time: Feb. 24 to Mar. 3, 2021

Offered to: Chiyoda-ku, Kita-ku, Suginami-ku, and Kiyose-shi in Tokyo

Donated products: Coca-Cola products, 9,600 bottles (total of 4 municipalities)

 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value to address the challenges faced by the communities through its business activities.

 

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Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0900
80,000 cases of Coca-Cola brand products donated to medical institutions and food banks https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1039

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter "CCBJI") began donating Coca-Cola brand products to 175 medical institutions and 29 food banks as a part of its continuous efforts to support the local communities affected by COVID-19. The company is planning to donate a total of 80,000 cases (1.92 million bottles) by end of March. (Note 1)

When the spread of new coronavirus infections began impacting the society with ongoing changes last year, the company examined how it could support the affected local communities through its business to cope with the changing environment. Since April 2020, the company has been donating Coca-Cola brand products to healthcare professionals through municipalities and local medical associations. The scope of support has also been expanded to include periodical supplies to food banks (Note 2) and three occasional donations (in April, June and December 2020) aimed at delivering complimentary beverages to a wider range of people in the healthcare sector, such as the medical professionals and volunteers working in welfare facilities.

The company intends to continue this community service program this year focused on supporting the healthcare professionals working as first responders to prevent the further spread of COVID infections through donations of Coca-Cola brand products to the institutions they are affiliated with as well as to various food banks. For this year’s program as of date, the company is planning to donate 13,360 cases to mainly the medical institutions designated for specific infectious diseases and 4,846 cases to 29 food bank organizations. With regard to food banks, the company will be donating newly to 12 organizations this year in addition to the 17 organizations with which the company has established a partnership to supply its products on a regular basis, as a part of its efforts to expand the support to more people in need of assistance to fight the challenges caused by the COVID crisis.  

 

Donation to Chiba Medical Center (Chiba)

 

Left: Donation to EIKOHKAI (Fukuoka), Right: Isehara Kyodo Hospital (Kanagawa)
 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value through its business activities to address the challenges faced by local communities.

■Overview of product donations executed in February & March 2021
Date: From February 22, 2021
Donated to:
175 medical institutions (in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Tochigi, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Gifu) : 13,360 cases (320,000 bottles)
29 food bank organizations(Miyagi, Ibaragi, Chiba, Tokyo, Gumma, Saitama, Niigatga, Kanagawa, Aichi, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama, Okayama, Tokushima, Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Kagoshima):4,846 cases(114,300 bottles)

■Product donations executed so far by CCBJI (to support the local communities affected by COVID-19)
Date: From April 2020
Donated to:     
Medical institutions 180:11,900 cases
Municipalities 168:19,843 cases
Accommodation facilities affiliated with local government:17:625 cases
Food bank
-April 2020:16 organizations    4,153 cases
-June 2020:19 organizations    7,497 cases
-December 2020:13 organizations 2,160 cases

Excluding February & March 2021
*The total number. Multiple donations to the same medical institution are also included.

(Note 1) Donation recipients other than medical institutions and food banks will be decided in the future.
(Note 2) Product donations executed by CCBJI to food bank organizations  
Since 2016, CCBJI has established a partnership with 22 organizations, including Second Harvest Japan (member of Alliance of Japan Foodbanks), which is Japan’s first food bank organization, and Food Bank All Japan Association, to donate its beverage products on a regular basis to children’s cafeterias and social welfare facilities, etc. through food bank organizations in different regions. Food banks refer to organizations or activities that deliver food to welfare facilities and people in need, by receiving food donated from corporations that have to be disposed of even though there are no quality issues. It is gaining more and more attention with the enactment of the Food Loss Reduction Promotion Act last year.

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Thu, 04 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1051

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “, CCBJI”)  concluded on Feb18 (Thu) a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture (Mayor HisaoNaito) in efforts to improve the public services and vitalize the community.

 

With the signing of this agreement, CCBJI and Nirasaki City will work together on the initiatives in wide ranging areas for improvement of the life of residents by creating momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo as well as their legacies, promoting tourism, attracting inbound tourists, and preventing crimes and disasters.

 

As part of these efforts, we will install "JOC Olympic Support Vending Machines" and "JPC Paralympic Support Vending Machines" in Nirasaki City and give momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition to it, we will also install a digital signage in the lobby on the ground floor of the city hall. The digital signage is designed to display the information on the city’s programs and events, local produce, as well as the information on the COVID-19, while switching the monitor during an emergency to provide earthquake and other disaster information and raise alert.

 

In accordance with its corporate philosophy collectively represented by the motto, “Paint it RED! Mirai o nurikaero (Let’s repaint our future)”, the company aims at fulfilling its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” and continuing to join hands with various partners going forward to work on creating shared value to address the challenges faced by the communities through its business activities.

 

From the left, CCBJI Vending Kanto District Manager Tomohiro Ichikawa, Nirasaki City Mayor Hisao Naito

 

[Comment from Nirasaki City Mayor Hisao Naito ]

This year, we will finally be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Kenichiro Fumita, who is a native of our city, has already secured a spot in the Greco-Roman wrestling 60kg category, and will participate in the competition.

In Nirasaki City, residents, local communities, businesses, and the government are working together under the slogan of "Team Nirasaki for development of energetic communities” to build the city of Nirasaki by shaping its future into " Hometown Nirasaki where everyone shines and creates happiness". By solidifying the alliance with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, we will further foster momentum to cheer for Fumita and push forward with the efforts to energize our city.

 

【Comment from CCBJI Vending Kanto District Manager Tomohiro Ichikawa】

I am glad that we made this agreement with Nirasaki City, our important customer, to collaborate on improvement of public services and community revitalization. With the opportunity of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Nirasaki City is “fostering momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the citizens of Nirasaki City and creating a legacy for the next generation”. We will contribute to fostering momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 by installing “JPC Paralympic Games Support Vending Machines” and “JPC Paralympic Games Support Vending Machines”. In addition to it, we will also work together with them in various areas for promoting tourism, attracting inbound tourists, vitalizing the region, and preventing crimes and disasters to deliver happy moments to the people of Nirasaki City.

 

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1032.pdf Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Differences between Forecasts and Actual Financial Results https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1030.pdf Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Revision of amounts of stock-based compensation for Executive Directors https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1029.pdf Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan to kick off operations of its new automated distribution center “Saitama Mega DC” in February https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1026

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) constructed an automated distribution center equipped with one of the largest storage and shipping capacities across the Coca-Cola system in Japan, using the premises of its existing Saitama Plant (Yoshimi-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture), and began operations today on February 3.

 

Serving as a logistics hub for the entire Tokyo and Saitama area, the Saitama Mega DC has one of the largest storage capacities (60,000 pallets) and shipping capacities (85 million cases) in the Coca-Cola system in Japan.  Leveraging the experience and knowledge cultivated from our logistics optimization project “Shinsei Project”, the Saitama Mega DC is designed as an inventory distribution center and integrates multiple smaller sites’ product sorting, picking, and other logistics processes as well as warehousing and storage space, in order to build an optimized network that achieves timely end-to-end deliveries from the production site all the way to end-customers and vending machines. In addition, it employs automated storage racks and picking systems, which allows the storage of the same quantity of products in half the space of a conventional warehouse and reduces time and human processes for shipping, realizing highly dense and efficient warehouse operations.

 

Exterior view of the Saitama Mega DC

 

Under the Shinsei Project that aims to optimize our logistics and distribution network, we are making efforts toward “balanced and continuous improvement” and creating a “high-quality, low-cost, and stable” supply chain.  In addition to Saitama Mega DC, we plan to complete the construction of Akashi Mega DC (Note 1) in the premises of our Akashi Plant at the end of 2022. We will continue to build the best logistics system to swiftly respond to the market environment and our customers’ diverse needs.

 

■【Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Saitama Mega DC Outlines】

Address: 943-1 Shimohosoya, Yoshimi-machi, Hiki-gun,Saitama Prefecture  

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Saitama Plant premises

Building area: 14,747㎡

Total floor area of building: 23,548㎡ (3 floors)

Storage capacity: 60,000 pallets

Shipping capacity: 85,000,000 cases

Investment: Approx. 16.8 billion yen

Construction completion: February 2021

 

Automated picking system: A robotic picking system that compiles multiple products for shipping and boosts the efficiency of both stock management and logistics processes.

 

(Note 1) Construction of state-of-the-art automated logistics center begins at Akashi Plant property

https://www.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=903

 

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Announcement of Completion of Share Transfer of Q'sai Co., Ltd. and Gain on The Sale of Shares https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/1024.pdf Mon, 01 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, Nippon Paper Industries, and Marunuma Kogen Resort concluded a three-party collaboration agreement for forest management https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) reached an agreement on December 31, 2020 with Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (headquarters in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President Touru Nozawa; hereafter “Nippon Paper Industries”) and Marunuma Kogen Resort Co., Ltd. (headquarters in Katashinamura, Tone-gun, Gunma Prefecture; Representative Director and President Hideki Saito; hereafter “Marunuma Kogen Resort”) with respect to collaboration in forest management for the purpose of water source replenishment, and the parties held a signing ceremony today.

 

Under the agreement, the three parties will work together on forest management and preservation activities to ensure water source replenishment in Nippon Paper Industries-owned forest (1,746 hectares), which contains the resort area run by Marunuma Kogen Resort in Katashinamura, Gunma and serving as the watershed area of our Saitama Plant (Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture) and Iwatsuki Plant (Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture).  The parties will exchange advice and information and work together for the protection and maintenance of the watershed. CCBJI will provide part of the expenses required for activities necessary to sustain the environment in the watershed area (such as tree thinning, road maintenance, etc.) as part of its support.

 

Since first entering into an agreement in 2014, our company (then Coca-Cola East Japan Co., Ltd.), Nippon Paper Industries, and Marunuma Kogen Resort for the forest management have been working together on forest preservation and education activities.  The agreement announced today is a renewal of the current relationship with an expanded watershed coverage area and extended contract period from the original six years to a new ten-year period.

 

The Coca-Cola System in Japan (*) has defined a Sustainability Framework focused on three core platforms—”Inclusion”, “Communities” and “Resources”, while also making efforts in achieving specific SDGs, thereby addressing important and relevant social challenges.

 

Furthermore, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan has set non-financial goals to address ESG-related issues and the Creation of Shared Value (CSV), and we are taking tangible actions towards this end across our group. As a company who uses irreplaceable "water" for its business operations, we also lay out goals to reduce water usage by 30% by 2030 and sustain at least 200% water source replenishment by 2025 through our efforts to promote water resource preservation. We will continuously support programs to carefully manage this valuable resource and return it to nature to ensure an abundant and sustainable source of groundwater in the watershed areas of our manufacturing plants.

 

※The Coca-Cola System consists of seven companies, including Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited, Coca-Cola Tokyo Research & Development Center, Hokkaido Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., Michinoku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., Hokuriku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., Okinawa Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

■ "Collaboration Agreement for Water Source Area Management and Support for Maintenance Work Expenses”

Period: 10 years (from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2030)

Main collaboration:

(1) Matters deemed necessary for expanding forest preservation activities

(2) Matters deemed necessary for other forest preservation activities

From left top Takashi Hatsukade, Manager of Forest Product Department, Nippon Paper Industries; Raymond Shelton, CCBJI Executive Officer and Head of IR & Corporate Communications;  and Hideki Saito, Representative Director and President, Marunuma Kogen Resort

 

■ Water source area of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Saitama Plant and Iwatsuki Plant

Area: 4658-58 Higashiogawa, Katashinamura, Gunma Prefecture (Ogawa water catchment area) *In the premises of Marunuma Kogen Resort

Land size: 1,746 hectares

 

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan received "Grand Prize" in the industrial category of "Tokyo Metropolitan Government Women's Participation Awards" https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=1018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the top commendation “Grand Prize” in the industrial category of “Tokyo Metropolitan Government Women's Participation Promotion Awards”.

 

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Women's Participation Promotion Awards were conceived as a way to recognize companies, organizations, and individuals actively implementing initiatives to encourage participation by women at various levels, contributing to the realization of a society in which women can choose from a range of lifestyles according to their ambitions and abilities. The Grand Prize is selected for each business and regional category of Industry, Medical/Welfare, and Education by evaluating 4 elements of Innovative spirit, Mindset transformation/Promotion structure, Results of initiatives, and Ripple effects. CCBJI has been recognized for quick deployment to create workplace environment more comfortable both for male and female employees to work in led by top management, without being bound by the conventional ways.

 

We respect the individuality of each of the CCBJI’s employees, value continuous innovation by actively listening to diverse values and ideas, and actively work to promote diversity and inclusion. CCBJI strives to implement a more diverse management, and since last year, we have put in place a management structure that includes more international and female directors, allowing issues to be examined from more perspectives before decisions are made.

 

CCBJI’s key initiatives recognized are as follows:

①Innovative spirit: Building up of a diversity promotion structure led by top management

・Completely renewed the Board of Directors by appointing 3 female and 6 non-Japanese members, and reflected diversity & inclusion in Corporate Philosophy as well as People Strategy.

 

②Mindset transformation/Promotion structure: Promotion of an environment where women can work even in operational departments by improving efficiency through use of tools and systems

・Distributed tablet devices to sales representatives to improve efficiency of sales methods and drive direct-market/direct-home.

・Introduced universal design production machines in Manufacturing departments.

 

③Results of initiatives: Promotion of work-life balance

・Distributed smartphone to all employees and achieved efficient work by enabling them to complete attendance management and expense settlement on one app.

・Implemented an initiative "Papa Apron” to give gift of aprons to male employees who became a father of a newborn baby to foster awareness of men to participate in household chores and child-rearing.

 

④Ripple effects: Prevention of COVID-19 infection

・Promoted telecommuting style to enable employees to strike a good balance of work and home without being confined by time or place.

CCBJI will create easy-to-work environment for its employees which leads to an increase in their productivity, thereby contributing to its stakeholders.

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Endorses “Business for Marriage Equality” campaign https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=971

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December 22, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Endorses “Business for Marriage Equality” campaign

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings, Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) hereby announces its endorsement of “Business for Marriage Equality (BME)”, a campaign calling for companies who support marriage equality.  

BME is a campaign jointly run by Marriage for All Japan, NPO Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network, and NPO Nijiiro Diversity for the purpose of visualizing the companies who support the legislation of same-sex marriage (marriage equality) in Japan.

 

The three organizations believe it necessary to gain backing from businesses to accelerate social changes and realize marriage equality. This project is to call for such endorsement from many companies in Japan and promote with them the legislation of same-sex marriage (marriage equality).

 

At CCBJH, we respect the individuality of each of our employees, value continuous innovation by actively listening to diverse values and ideas, and promote diversity and inclusion (D&I). We revised the company regulations (Employment Regulations) in January 2020 to add provisions stating spouses shall include partners who are in a similar relationship as marriage, regardless of gender. This allows our employees to use childcare leave, family care leave, and other welfare benefits, irrespective of the gender of their partners or marital status.

 

We also amended our Human Rights Policy and D&I Policy to include articles for "gender identity and expression” in addition to sexual orientation. Furthermore, we provide e-learning programs for all employees in efforts to create a workplace environment, thereby reforming people’s awareness across the company.

 

[For reference]

Announcement of Revisions to Internal policies (Employment Regulations, etc.)
Initiatives to promote diversity & inclusion to provide equal opportunities for LGBT workers
https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=722

 

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Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan wins the Silver Award in “Cancer Ally Award 2020” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=964

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December 15, 2020
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan wins the Silver Award in “Cancer Ally Award 2020”

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is pleased to announce that the company has been selected as the recipient of Silver Award in “Cancer Ally Award 2020” hosted by Cancer Ally Project.

 

“Cancer Ally Award” is a commendation program organized by Cancer Ally Project, a private organization that focuses on addressing the labor issues of cancer-affected workers with an aim to create a society and workplace environment that allow these workers to remain as active members of the workforce while they continue to receive necessary medical treatment to fight against the disease.

 

Every year, this project recognizes through this program a selected group of enterprises and organizations taking proactive measures to this end and achieving outstanding results. This year, CCBJI has been selected as the winner of the Silver Award by this project that undergoes a rigorous final screening process that includes the assessment of health management programs implemented by the shortlisted enterprises and organizations as well as the inclusiveness of the workplace environment they are cultivating internally.

 

As a company that considers the maintenance and promotion of the employee’s health as one of its important management agenda, CCBJI is committed to foster an inclusive corporate culture that regards its employees’ health first and foremost, and is putting in place a wide range of initiatives under the slogan “Road to 100” which reflects the company’s forward-looking attitude to support its employees’ efforts to enjoy their longevity by staying healthy and active even when they reach the age of 100 and beyond. These initiatives consist of support programs and activities, including those described below, that are designed to help the employees balance the efforts they put into their work in the company and their medical treatment, when they contract a major disease like cancer, acute myocardial infarction or cerebral stroke.

 

In CCBJI, the employees who contract a major disease like cancer will be eligible to a long-term sick leave up to 33 months* to enable them to concentrate on their recovery without losing their employment status. During this extended period of absence from work, their salary will be mainly covered by the subsidy provided from the company’s welfare association so that they will be able to focus on their treatment with less financial burden. (*In addition to the above, they will be eligible as well to a special paid leave system that allows them to keep the number of days of annual paid leave that normally expires at the end of the fiscal year valid for a longer period.)

 

CCBJI offers various employment systems to help alleviate the stress of employees with health concerns,   including the Super Flex system that does not setting core work hours and staggered commuting system that permits the employees to flexibly schedule the time to start and end working according to their high-priority personal matters, such as, their hospital appointments.

 

The company established a team under its human resource division that is dedicated to supporting the building of a workplace environment where the employees who contract a major disease like cancer can work together with their supervisors to set up special work arrangements to enable them to fulfill their newly assigned duties even while they receive intensive medical care.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will continue to protect the health of its employees and fulfill its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” by promoting flexible workstyles that can respond to the business needs in the “With COVID” period while maintaining stable supply of safe and secure products.

Coca-Cola Bottler Japan’s “Cancer Ally Declaration”

【Reference】

For more information on the approaches taken by CCBJI to promote its health management efforts, click here:

https://www.ccbji.co.jp/csv/humanrights/health.php

For more information on the Cancer Ally Project, click here:

https://www.gan-ally-bu.com/

 

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Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Advantage Partners, Euglena Co., and Tokyo Century agree to jointly acquire Q'sai from Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/963.pdf Tue, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Notice of Selling of Shares of Q'sai Co., Ltd. and Gain on The Sale of Shares as well as Revision of Earnings Forecast https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/961.pdf Tue, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan's health management initiative Launching “Sawayaka Walk 2020” as a program to enhance the employees’ health and promote team-building, using a newly developed original smartphone app https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=973

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December 14, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan's health management initiative Launching “Sawayaka Walk 2020”
as a program to enhance the employees’ health and promote team-building, using a newly developed original smartphone app

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) announced that, starting December 14, 2020, a program called "Sawayaka Walk 2020” will be launched as the latest health management initiative of the CCBJI group.

 

As a total beverage company that provides products and services that are essential to the daily lives of many, CCBJI believes that its employees have the responsibility of taking the initiative to lead active and healthy lifestyles and expressed its commitment to support their efforts to this end in the form of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Health Declaration (*1).

 

To continue promoting the health of its employees and live up to the public recognition as a company certified as one of the “Excellent Health and Productivity Management (White 500) Enterprises” (*2), CCBJI embarked today on a new program called “Sawayaka Walk 2020”.

 

This year's “Sawayaka Walk” program focuses on encouraging the employees to engage in moderate physical exercises regularly, considering the significant decrease of opportunities to commute or travel due to the company’s recommendation to implement new ways of working, such as, working from home and direct-market/direct-home style of field operations.

 

The employees participating in this program will compete the number of steps they walk every day, using an original app developed specifically for this program, which is designed to display the total number of steps they walked per day or week on their for-business-use-only smartphones supplied from the company.

This app is also equipped with a feature to display the ranking of individuals and teams that walked the most. By allowing the employees to participate not only as individuals but also as a team formed with their colleagues in the same organization or workplace, the program aims at promoting team-building and communication with one another to compensate for the decrease of opportunities to contact each other especially after they began working remotely, in addition to the promotion of their health.

 

Through the consistent efforts to help the employees maintain and promote their health, CCBJI intends to continue providing high-quality products and value-added services as a total beverage company committed to enrich people’s daily lives by delivering happy and refreshing moments at every occasion available.

 

 

Overview of Sawayaka Walk 2020

<Period> December 14, 2020 - January 31, 2021

<Who can participate> Employees provided with company-leased smartphone

<Unit to participate> Individual or team

<How to participate> Entry through CCBJI original app

<Description of the competition> Ranking by the total number of steps walked

・ Individual category
 (Compete the total number of steps walked by each individual)

・ Team category
 (Compete the total number of steps walked on the average per day by the team members)

<Incentive> Reward health goods to top-ranking performers and teams

 

 

App screenshots

 

 

(*1) Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Health Declaration

※ For more information, click here: https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/humanrights/health.php

 

 

(*2) “Excellent Health and Productivity Management (White 500) Enterprises” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=728

 

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Presenting Saiseikai Kurihasi Hospital with donated beverages on December 12
 

Under our new corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

■Overview of donation
Date: To begin from December 7, 2020
Offered to: 50 medical institutions (Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo)
12 food banks (Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka)   2,200 cases
Donated products: Coca-Cola products including Coca-Cola, Ayataka, Georgia, I LOHAS (medical institutions: 5,800 cases, food banks: 2,200 cases)

■Donation of our products to food banks 
Since 2016, CCBJI has been partnering with 22 organizations, including Second Harvest Japan (member of Alliance of Japan Foodbanks), which is Japan’s first Food Bank organization, and Food Bank All Japan Association, to donate our beverage products on a regular basis to children’s cafeterias and social welfare facilities, etc. through Food Bank organizations in different regions. Food banks refer to organizations or activities that deliver food to welfare facilities and people in need, by receiving food that must be disposed even though there are no quality issues, as donations from corporations. It is gaining more and more attention, particularly with the enactment of the Food Loss Reduction Promotion Act last year.
 

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Mon, 14 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings earns four stars in the overall rating of the “4th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=954

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December 8, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings earns four stars in the overall rating of the “4th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey”


Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) announced that it earned a four-star rating, which is the same as last year, in the Fourth Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey.

 

This selects advanced companies that challenge a productivity revolution of their organization through work-style reform.

 

The “Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey” has been conducted by Nihon Keizai Shimbun since 2017 for listed companies and leading unlisted companies nationwide. This survey assesses these companies based on the three areas: delivering diverse and flexible work styles (People Utilization Capability), development of new business, etc. (Innovation), and capability to develop new markets (Market Development Strengths), as well as Business Foundation such as corporate governance, with five stars by defining initiatives to maximize organizational performance as “Smart Work Management.” CCBJH received S and S⁺ in “People Utilization Capability” and “Market Development Strengths,” respectively.

 

CCBJH’s key initiatives related to the assessment criteria are as follows:

 

◆People Utilization Capability: S

CCBJH has adopted a new system that requires a prior request for overtime work, and has been sharing overtime status of each department at management meetings to call attention of the head of each function to working hours. This way, CCBJH raises awareness of the reduction of overtime work (a rate of prior request for overtime work: 95% or more as of July 2020). In addition, if an employee has any of the three major diseases with statistically high prevalence and requests a reduction in workload during treatment and prognosis, the employee is able to work with reduced prescribed working hours per day. Moreover, CCBJH has implemented an initiative that grants its employees one special paid leave day per month when they need outpatient treatment or check-ups. Furthermore, CCBJH has also introduced a Super Flextime system with no core time in August 2020 to promote diverse working styles that are not confined by place or time in addition to promoting working from home, direct-market/direct-home, and use of satellite offices with an aim to create opportunities for its employees to maximize their capabilities and work more efficiently.

 

◆Market Development Strengths: S⁺

CCBJH has established a more efficient sales structure while maintaining its service levels through the review of visit frequency to customers and the reconfiguration of sales routes. In addition, CCBJH has maintained the response capacity of the support departments through close communication in order to respond to inquiries from customers and related parties about the development of services and organizational/system change associated with the large-scale transformation of the commercial organization with a view of strengthening its business structure on which it has been working with all its strength. CCBJH has been conducting its employee satisfaction survey and identify their dissatisfaction to implement measures that support opinions from the field.

 

CCBJH will create easy-to-work environment for its employees which leads to an increase in their productivity, thereby contributing to its stakeholders.

 

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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan wins two awards (Gold and Bronze) at SSON Impact Awards Asia 2020 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=948

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December 7, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan wins two awards (Gold and Bronze) at SSON Impact Awards Asia 2020
 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) is pleased to announce that its group company, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Business Services (hereafter “CCBJBS), has been selected as the recipient of Gold Award in the Automation Impact category and Bronze Award in the Best Vendor Collaboration category at the SSON Impact Awards Asia 2020, hosted by the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON).
 

  

From the left. Gold Award (Automation Impact) , Bronze Award (Best Vendor Collaboration)

 

SSON Impact Awards is a globally renowned awards program for the shared services and outsourcing industry that annually recognizes shared services companies and their service delivery teams in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia for their outstanding achievements in various service categories.

 

SSON Impact Awards Asia 2020 consists of eight categories, which include Automation Impact that focuses on how strategic automation has benefited the shared services organizations along with the actual improvements that have been realized through automation, and Best Vendor Collaboration that weighs the level of success achieved by the shared services organizations in enhancing their business results through collaborative partnership with their vendors.

 

This year, CCBJBS has been certified as the winner of Gold Award and Bronze Award respectively in these two categories, in addition to receiving official recognition for its remarkable performance in three other categories, Best Shared Service Team, Change Management Impact, and Creative Talent Management Impact.

 

The key initiatives related to shared services that have been implemented by CCBJBS include:

・Automation Impact: Promotion of automation

Introduced the robotic process automation (RPA) to automate the processing of administrative tasks that contributed to reducing more than 20,000 hours of manual workload per annum.

By introducing technology that combines AI (artificial intelligence) and RPA to convert voice information into text, we have streamlined the handling of customer inquiries recorded at the telephone reception desk at night.

Also developed in-house bots that are continuously trained as digital labor force (positioning them as employees) with an aim to promote the collaboration between humans and robots to further improve the operational efficiency, accuracy and service levels.

 

・Best Vendor Collaboration: Initiatives with other companies

Working closely with vendors to expand the outsourcing tasks through a project specifically launched for this purpose in 2019, which is continuing to drive the collaborative process seamlessly through close communication with them.

Built a robust working environment for the employees of the vendors to enable them to work from home during the “With COVID” period by providing them the PCs, VPN and other essential business tools for the purpose of treating them equally as the employees of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and ensuring their continuous engagement in the tasks outsourced to them even in the event of emergency to align with the company’s currently formulated business continuity plan (BCP). 

Succeeded in ensuring the smooth transition of outsourced tasks with disrupting the company’s ongoing business operations as a result of the collaborative efforts strengthened with the vendors.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and its group companies are committed to work in earnest to fulfill their  mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” by continuing to promote the building of a highly motivating workplace environment where all the employees can individually exhibit their capabilities and potentials to the fullest and contribute their utmost to the improvement of productivity of the entire group.

 

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Mon, 07 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0900
2020 Information Technology Award selects Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan as the recipient of IT Encouragement Award https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=946

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November 26, 2020

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2020 Information Technology Award selects Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan as the recipient of IT Encouragement Award

~Highly evaluated the endeavors to respond to the new ways of living in the “With COVID” period~

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is pleased to announce that the company has been selected as the recipient of IT Encouragement Award (new lifestyle support category) in the “38th Information Technology Award 2020” hosted by Japan Institute of Information Technology (hereafter “JiIT”).

 

Information Technology Award is an annual program organized by JiIT to recognize companies and organizations that have made significant achievements in "business innovation through advanced IT solutions", such as, in the form of building and promoting new business models that could effectively facilitate or evolve specific areas of business in public and private sectors.

 

IT Encouragement Award is an award given to companies and organizations that have implemented innovative IT solutions considered to be highly promising and expansible. This year, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan was selected as one of the recipients of this award in a special category called the “new lifestyle support category” that JiIT had established particularly for the 2020 program to shed light on companies and organizations that have made remarkable achievements in leveraging their IT solutions to promote both the economic activities and safety measures to prevent the further spread of infectious disease in a well-balanced manner.    

 

Since 2019, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan has been actively incorporating IT and digital technology in its business systems with an aim to transform into a "smart management" enterprise that can create opportunities for employees to maximize their capabilities and work more efficiently. These efforts have enabled the company and its employees to make a smooth transition to the various new ways of working to respond to the disruptive changes caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. The key IT-driven initiatives implemented by Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan include:

 

① Developed a mobile environment that enabled the employees to use their smartphone as the business platform to engage in their duties ubiquitously wherever they may be.

・Supplied a smartphone to the entire workforce composed of a total of approximately 17,000 employees based in all business areas by the end of 2019.

・Utilized the smartphone as the platform for daily business operations and attendance management.

・Was able to minimize the negative impact of working from home and other changes in workstyles enforced after the outbreak of COVID-19 on day-to-day business activities, thanks to the working environment built before COVID that had already been allowing the employees to work more freely without being restricted to time, place and occasion.

 

② Supported the remote workstyles by proactively introducing digital technology and IT solutions tailored to meet the different business needs.

・Proactively introduced a wide range of digital tools, ranging from chat bot, web conferencing systems to various mobile apps, as available options to meet the diverse operational needs, which are proving to be particularly effective in helping improve the efficiency of remote work and communication required by employees working from home and front-line salespeople who commute directly to the market and return home directly after working in the field. 

・Found through an in-house survey that the employees are highly satisfied with the level of communication enhanced by the use of IT devices.

 

③ Conducted pilot tests on telecommuting at first by the IT team and shared the test results later with other internal organizations

・Conducted pilot tests on telecommuting at first by the internal IT team and shared the test results and know-how with other internal organizations subsequently to ensure smooth companywide transition to new ways of working in the “With COVID” period. 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will continue to protect the health of its employees and fulfill its mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value” by promoting flexible workstyles that can respond to the business needs in the “With COVID” period while maintaining stable supply of safe and secure products.

 

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/913.pdf Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Shiroi City, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=943

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November 19, 2020

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Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Shiroi City, Chiba Prefecture

For better public services and vitalized community

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded on November 19 (Thu) a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Shiroi City, Chiba Prefecture (Mayor Kikuo Kasai) in efforts to improve the public services and vitalize the community.


Under the agreement, CCBJI and Shiroi City will work together in diverse areas, including the citizens’ safe and secure living, children’s healthy growth, people’s well-being, agricultural/commercial/industrial activities, etc., and will advance various initiatives to improve the lives of the citizens.


As part of the collaboration, CCBJI will install its disaster-relief “peak-shift vending machines” at Shiroi City Hall and other locations in the city in phases and also set up digital signage on the first floor of the City Hall. The digital signage is designed to display the information on the city’s programs and events, local produce, and seasonal delights of the community, while switching the monitor during an emergency to provide earthquake and other disaster information with vocal messages and a revolving warning light placed on the top.

 

Under our new corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

From the left, CCBJI Vending Kanto District Manager Tomohiro Ichikawa, Shiroi City Mayor Kikuo Kasai

 

【Comment from Shiroi City Mayor Kikuo Kasai】

Shiroi City makes efforts in strengthening not only its public services but also the partnerships with citizens, citizens’ groups, businesses, and other various entities and works as “All Shiroi” in order to realize a community in which each person can feel his/her own wealth of life. Through this agreement, I feel assured that we can develop the city based on the public-private partnership with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. in a range of areas, including the citizens’ safety and security, healthy growth of children, people’s well-being, and energized industrial activities.

 

【Comment from CCBJI Vending Kanto District Manager Tomohiro Ichikawa】

I am pleased to have been able to conclude this agreement with Shiroi City, who has been supportive on a daily basis, and work together on the vitalization of the community and improvements of the public services. Through the installation of disaster-relief “peak-shift vending machines" and digital signage, we will work with the city in various areas, including the citizens’ safe and secure living, healthy growth of children, people’s well-being, and agricultural/commercial/industrial activities, etc. and offer our assistance in a way that we can deliver happy moments to everyone in Shiroi City.

 

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan installs “Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Support Vending Machine” in the precinct of Ooyama Shrine (Bicycle Shrine) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=915

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November 19, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan installs “Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Support Vending Machine” in the precinct of Ooyama Shrine (Bicycle Shrine)

A new design wrap of the cycling manga “Long Rider Stories!” appears

 

On Friday, November 20, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) installs a “Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Support Vending Machine” in the precinct of Ooyama Shrine (Habu-cho, Innoshima, Onomichi), which is the only ”bicycle shrine” in Japan.

 

The “Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Support Vending Machine” to be installed this time in the precinct of Ooyama Shrine has a new wrap design featuring the cycling manga “Long Rider Stories!” (Note 1), in which Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road appears. This is the 9th support vending machine for us (Note 2). We will donate part of our proceeds from this vending machine to Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Promotion Council Hiroshima Headquarters (Note 3) to help continue to keep the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road toll free.

 

Images of new wrap design of the “Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Support Vending Machine” featuring the cycling manga “Long Rider Stories!”

 

Under our new corporate philosophy, “Paint it Red!”, we aim to fulfill our “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value; work on CSV (Creating Shared Value) through our core business to address community challenges; and continue to join hands with various partners going forward.

 

(Note 1) “Long Rider Stories!”

This manga series features a story about a cycling team of five female university students, and has run since the April 2019 issue of Monthly BUSHIROAD (BUSHIROAD MEDIA). The Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road appears in “Long Rider Stories!”

 

(Note 2)

The first vending machine was installed in July 2014 in the Onomichi rest area of Onomichi Bridge (Mukaihigashi-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima).

 

(Note 3) Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Promotion Council Hiroshima Headquarters

This was established with the main purpose of continuing to keep the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road toll free in June 2014. It is composed of members of Hiroshima Prefecture and Onomichi City, and Tourism Section of Hiroshima Prefecture serves as its Secretariat. In June 2014, we entered into an agreement with Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Promotion Council and have installed support vending machines since then as one of the initiatives to make the toll for bicycles to cross the six bridges of Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road free (usually, a toll of 500 yen is charged).

 

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Selected as a component of "DJSI Asia Pacific", a leading index for ESG investment, for 3rd consecutive year https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=908

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November 18, 2020

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Selected as a component of "DJSI Asia Pacific", a leading index for ESG investment, for 3rd consecutive year

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) has been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (hereinafter “DJSI”) for the Asia Pacific region for the 3rd consecutive year. DJSI is a world-renowned ESG (Environment, Society, and Governance) investment index. This year, the top 158 companies (of which 82 were from Japan) including CCBJH were selected out of approximately 600 major companies in the region. CCBJH has received high scores in Environmental Policy & Management Systems and Labor Practice Indicators including Diversity as well as Materiality etc.

 

DJSI is a stock index jointly developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices in the U.S., and RobecoSAM in Switzerland. It conducts detailed investigations targeting more than 3,500 major companies around the globe, in the three areas of Economy, Environment, and Society, to select companies that are highly sustainable. It is a global index for ESG investments and serves as the benchmark for selecting key investment targets. The appraisals serve as the standard in selecting key investment destinations as a global index for ESG investment.

 

The CCBJH Group will position CSV※1 as one of its most important management issues, further advance CSR in accordance with ISO26000, the international standard for social responsibility. We will continue to work to solve social issues through our business activities, and to contribute to achieving SDGs※2 in our business area toward the realization of a sustainable society.

 

※1 CSV: Creating Shared Value

※2 Sustainable Development Goals: SDGs are international goals which are adopted in 2015 at a United Nations summit to achieve a better and more sustainable world by 2030. They are a collection of 17 goals and 169 targets.

 

 

【Reference】

DJSI Website

http://www.sustainability-indices.com/

https://www.spglobal.com/esg/csa/

CCBJH’s initiatives of CSV

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/

 

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Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2020 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/906.pdf Thu, 12 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Construction of state-of-the-art automated logistics center begins at Akashi Plant property https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=904

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November 12, 2020

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Construction of state-of-the-art automated logistics center begins at Akashi Plant

One of the largest product storage & shipping capacities in Japan

To be completed by the end of 2022 to supply two prefectures in the Kinki Region

 

This is to inform you that Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Calin Dragan) has started construction of one of Japan’s largest and most advanced automated logistics centers at its Akashi Plant premises located in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, to be completed by the end of 2022.

 

In order to respond quickly to the rapidly changing market conditions, diversifying customers, and customer needs, CCBJI has been working on a large-scale project “Shinsei” to optimize its nationwide logistics system and drive down cost since May 2016, as part of its long-term strategic plan. The large-scale distribution center to be constructed (hereinafter, Akashi Mega DC) will have one of the largest storage capacities in Japan and will ship approximately 80 million cases of products annually to Osaka and Hyogo prefectures.  This is in addition to ongoing work to complete construction of another large-scale distribution center in Saitama, which is expected to be operational in early 2021.

 

Under the mission, "Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value," we will continue to provide high-quality service and added value as a company working hand in hand with the communities in which we operate.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Akashi Mega DC architectural rendering

 

[Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Akashi Mega DC Overview]

Address: 152 Nishiwaki, Okubo-cho, Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Akashi Plant premises

Total site area: 78,992.42㎡

Total floor area of building: 43,440㎡ (3 floors)

Storage vol.: Approx. 60,000 pallets

Estimated shipment volume: Approx. 80MM cases per year

Completion: End of 2022 (scheduled)

 

Photo of ceremony for safe constrcution, held on October 8

 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kyoto Plant launched the production of special lemon sour “Lemon-dou” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=901

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October 26, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kyoto Plant launched the production of special lemon sour “Lemon-dou”

Introduction of new manufacturing equipment for alcohol drinks for further stable supply system

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) started today the production of special lemon sour “Lemon-dou” at its Kyoto Plant (Kumiyama-cho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto).

 

Kyoto Plant will be the second plant for in-house production of Lemon-dou after Saitama Plant (Yoshimi-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture) and will supply the products in western Japan. With the introduction of new manufacturing equipment for alcohol products (liquor production license gained in September 2020), Kyoto Plant is capable of producing 72 million bottles (3 million cases) of Lemon-dou per year and also shortens the transport distance to local bases for optimal logistics.

 

Released in October last year across our entire commercial area, Lemon-dou is a series of lemon sour drinks prepared by “pre-blending method” in which grated whole lemons are soaked in liquor in advance in pursuit of the creation of delicious flavors at specialty restaurants.  In the first half of this year (January-June), as many as 4.22 million cases of Lemon-dou were shipped and enjoyed by many people. 

 

With the launch of production at Kyoto Plant, we will ensure further stable manufacturing and supply of Lemon-dou in the future.  We are also committed to enhancing a supply system that continuously satisfies customer demand and delivers safe and secure Coca-Cola products to everyone in the community.

 

【Kyoto Plant “Lemon-dou” production line overview】

■Name: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kyoto Plant

■Location: 12 Taishinarami, Kumiyama-cho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto

■ Name: Line 6

■ Start of production: October 26, 2020

■ Production capacity: 1,000 bottles per minute (350ml can)

■ Production items: Lemon-do (Hachimitsu Lemon 3%, Teiban Lemon 5%, Shio Lemon 7%, Oni Lemon 9%” )

■ Investment amount: Approx. 700 million yen

 

 

【About Lemon-dou】

・May 28, 2018:  Released in Kyushu prior to nation-wide rollout

 * The series originally started with Hachimitsu Lemon 3%, Teiban Lemon 5%, and Shio Lemon 7%.

 * The products were manufactured at Nihon Kajitsu Kougyou Co., Ltd. (Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

・ February 18, 2019: Oni Lemon (9%) was released.

・September 13, 2019:  In-house production of Lemon-dou started at Saitama Plant (Yoshimi-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture)

 * Obtained a liquor production license for the first time in the Coca-Cola system worldwide.

・October 28, 2019: Lemon-dou was released in our entire commercial area.

・October 26, 2020: Obtained a liquor production license, and started Lemon-dou production at Kyoto Plant. 

・October 28, 2020: 1st anniversary of Lemon-dou since the release in our entire commercial area

 

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Mon, 26 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Hiroshima Plant Completion ceremony was held https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=898

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October 19, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Hiroshima Plant Completion ceremony was held

A symbol of recovery from devastating rains in western Japan

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter "CCBJI") held today a completion ceremony of its new Hiroshima Plant (in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture), which had been postponed due to the spread of COVID-19 infections.

 

Hiroshima Plant commenced the operations on June 1, 2020 as a new production site to replace Hongo Plant that was shut down due to flooding caused by torrential rains that hit western Japan in July 2018. Including Horoshima Prefecture Governor Mr. Yuzaki and Mihama City Mayor Mr. Okada, many stakeholders attended the ceremony, and our Representative Director and President Calin Dragan expressed his gratitude once again for everyone who dedicated their efforts in the start of the operations at this new plant in merely 2 years after the disaster.

 

Leveraging automated production lines and the latest IoT technologies, Hiroshima Plant has improved the efficiency of the production and controlling processes and employed 2 aseptic lines capable of manufacturing small and large PET bottle drinks.  Equipped with the production capacity that is about 1.5 time larger than that of Hongo Plant, Hiroshima Plant will play a core role in supplying products in the Chugoku and Shikoku areas. In efforts to become a symbol of reconstruction for not only our employees but also the people in the community, we will further contribute to the recovery and development of the community through the new Hiroshima Plant and deliver safe, secure, and valuable products, including "Coca-Cola", to everyone.

 

 ▲ Exterior view of Hiroshima Plant  

 ▲ Offering of tamagushi by Calin Dragan

 ▲ Remarks by Calin Dragan

 ▲ Ribbon cutting

 

■ Comment by Calin Dragan, Representative Director & President of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Excerpt)

The construction of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Hiroshima Plant was successfully completed, and we are able to present it in front of you here today. This success is a result of your daily support and cooperation, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you. 

 

After a number of discussions to swiftly resume the operations of Hongo Plant, which sustained serious damage from the heavy rains in western Japan in July 2018, and we made a decision in October of the same year to introduce 2 aseptic PET bottle production lines. In the very tight time frame of merely 1 year and 7 months after the decision, and despite the various pressures from the COVID-19 crisis, we were able to achieve the first production on Line 1 on June 1 this year and Line 2 on July 3, thanks to your great efforts. I would like to thank you once again for your dedication.

 

We will further advance the product testing and commercialization processes with new technologies and work on the creation of value and prosperity of the beverage market.

 

Furthermore, our new plant tour facilities have also been completed. I hope it will become one of the tourist spots loved by everyone in Mihara City.  Thank you.

 

【Overview of Hiroshima Plant】

■Name: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant

■Location: Soujou, Numatanishi-cho, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Manufacturing line: Two aseptic lines

■Completed construction in: June 2020

■ Area: 89,420 sq. meters (Approx. 27,050 tsubo)

■Total floor space: 55,330㎡

■Manufacturing capacity: 900 bottles a minute (Small PET)

■Manufacturing items: Tea and coffee, carbonated, sports, and juice drinks

■ Investment amount: Approx. 26 billion yen

 

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Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Hiroshima Plant tour facilities completed! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=897

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October 19, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Hiroshima Plant

Plant tour facilities completed!

Tour offers new sensations of not just seeing the plant but “experiencing” it.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter "CCBJI") completed the construction of plant tour facilities at its new Hiroshima Plant opened on June 1, 2020 (in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture).

 

Exterior view of Hiroshima Plant

 

"Bottle Theater" in the plant tour facilities

 

All of our plant tours are currently suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections (*1), and the public opening date of the Hiroshima Plant tour is also yet to be decided.  However, we have put everything ready to welcome many people as soon as we open the tour.

 

Hiroshima Plant tour presents new contents for the visitors to not only “see” the manufacturing process but also “experience” it.

 

In the “experience booths”, you feel like you are one of the raw materials and experience the process of being manufactured into a drink. In one of the booths, you can go through a mixing process of water and syrup by using your senses of seeing and hearing. Also, when you step into a tank-like booth whose inner walls are covered with mirrors in various angles, you will feel an unusual sensation of your body becoming part of the space and being distorted by the beams and sounds inside.

 

An example of "experience booths" in the plant tour facility

 

Inside an another "experience booth", a special sheet on the entire wall reacts to flashes of a smartphone and projects an image that comes and goes but you cannot see it with the naked eye.  By seeing these flashing images, you can feel the process of “cooling and carbonating a drink” through your sense of vision. The tour also offers a space to learn the history of Coca-Cola and its brand, lounge to enjoy trying Coca-Cola drinks, good spots for photo-taking, etc., in addition to introducing the recovery steps from the disaster-affected former “Hongo Plant” to the present “Hiroshima Plant” with illustrative images and pictures. 

 

We regard the plant tour as one of the opportunities to have direct communication with consumers, customers, and other various stakeholders. While currently suspending all plant tours to prevent COVID-19 infections, we have set up a special “Virtual Plant Tour” page on our website (https://www.ccbji.co.jp/plant/special/) so that we can continuously use our plant as a place to communicate with you.

 

(*1) Among our 17 plants in Japan, we offer plant tours at 6 locations, including Zao Plant (Miyagi Prefecture), Tama Plant (Tokyo), Kyoto Plant (Kyoto Prefecture), Tokai Plant (Aichi Prefecture), Ebino Plant (Miyazaki Prefecture), and Hiroshima Plant (Hiroshima Prefecture).  In 2019, we enjoyed nearly 170,000 visitors at 5 plants.

 

【Outlines of Hiroshima Plant Tour Facilities】

Location: In the premises of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant at Numatanishi-cho Sojo, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

■Total floor space: 3,033.58㎡

Designing/construction period: January to the end of September 2020 

 

【Outlines of Hiroshima Plant】

Name: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant

Manufacturing line: Two aseptic lines

Construction completed in: June 2020

Area: 89,420 ㎡ (Approx. 27,050 tsubo)

Total floor space: 55,330㎡

Manufacturing capacity: 900 bottles per minute (Small PET)

Manufacturing items: Tea and coffee, carbonated/sports/ juice drinks, etc.

Investment amount: Approx. 26 billion yen

 

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Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group held 2020 Entrance Ceremony online after postponing it from April https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=894

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October 12, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group held 2020 Entrance Ceremony online after postponing it from April

President's Message to New Employees

 

On Monday, October 12, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) and our group company Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Vending Inc. (Headquarters in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Director & President Takahide Baba) held a joint entrance ceremony for 388 new employees of FY2020.

 

A face-to-face ceremony had been planned for April 1, but to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in and outside the company and to prioritize the safety of our employees, a joint online entrance ceremony (FY2020) was held for newly hired employees using a web conferencing system.

 

To achieve our mission to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value, “business as usual is not an option,” and we are constantly expected to transform and create innovation. Since diversity of employees with different values and ideas is the driving force for change and innovation, our Group has been engaged in diversity management, and 388 individuals of diverse characters, including 10 foreign nationals (USA, UK, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, China, Romania, Mongolia), joined the company this year.

 

Representative Director & President Calin Dragan, executives and HR personnel attended the ceremony to welcome the new employees.

The President's message (excerpt) is as follows:

 

【Message from Calin Dragan, Representative Director & President (excerpt)】

In the past six months, I’m sure you had gone through a variety of experiences in a new environment that you had no idea how it would turn out to be. It is not only you. The environment we are now in is actually new to us as well. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are undergoing drastic changes in how we work and live day to day.     

 

We are trying to embrace these changes as positively as possible, and promoting new working styles that best suit our new ways of business. They include the transformation to enable our salespeople to interact with customers more freely in remote settings, optimizing the plant shift operations, and increasing the flexibility of commuting and working hours. I hope all of you here also continue to be a part of this effort to build our new corporate culture, and appreciate your cooperation.

 

I want you to keep in your mind that “The old ways are not an option anymore”.  As you know, we are in the midst of transformation. We always welcome your fresh ideas which will drive fundamental changes.  It may take some time until you feel such changes, but please stay confident and believe in your potential. I want all of you here not to hesitate to challenge, and always look for new ways of thinking and new values with the intention of disrupting old ways.

 

After six months of working with us, I would like you to focus once again on our corporate philosophy. I would like you all to raise your awareness about our corporate philosophy.

 

As you know, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group has established a new corporate philosophy “Mission, Vision and Values” and adopted "Paint it RED! Repaint our future.” as the key slogan. Our corporate philosophy is a statement that defines the significance of our existence and the value we deliver as a company. It serves as the cornerstone of our corporate management. Our mission is to “deliver happy moments while creating value”. To accomplish this mission, I want you to be always conscious of acting according to our four Values. In other words, I want you to enrich your knowledge by “Learning” a great deal, act and respond readily with “Agility” and always strive to produce a successful outcome with a “Result-orientation” mindset. And engage in all these activities with “Integrity”.

 

Amongst these, let me share with you today an aspect of Integrity - how we have been committed to Diversity and Inclusion. In the midst of economic globalization and an aging society with declining birthrate, we need a wide range of perspectives and open-minded views from different perspectives to make our business more competitive. Only by respecting each other's backgrounds and accepting differences, we can come up with new values and proposals that can revolutionize our future.

 

For the success of companies like us, it is highly essential to provide all employees with opportunities, regardless of age, disability, nationality, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factors that may limit their ability to show their performance.

 

CSV efforts is also an example to show our “Agility”. We consider CSV goals to be important to demonstrate our social responsibilities, and have taken actions with the mindset of “Agility”.  For instance, we have been showing our strong commitment toward creating a “World Without Waste”, which is our new environment target. We aspire to become a model case for plastic resource recycling in the world by deepening collaboration with excellent resource recycling schemes in Japan.

 

Activities that align with all these four Values are what makes us possible to “Paint it RED!”, meaning we will be able to prevail over the entire market by turning it into red, our Coca-Cola brand color.

 

Please remember that our Mission is what connects and unites all our employees as one team no matter which region, area of business or workplace you are assigned to work in.

 

2020 has become a year that made us all face and endure an unprecedented situation caused by COVID-19. Regardless of what kind of challenges and difficulties we are confronted with, we must continue pushing ourselves forward and keep on growing. For that, the company needs the fresh power you can all bring to our workforce. I believe that what you are experiencing now will further fortify the foundation of our collective strength to withstand and overcome whatever challenges we may encounter in the future.

 

Calin Dragan Representative Director and President

 

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Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Announcement of Updated Full-Year 2020 Earnings Forecast https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/889.pdf Mon, 05 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Notice for the recording of other expenses (Non-recurring) in conjunction with the implementation of voluntary retirement https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/888.pdf Mon, 05 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan concluded “Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement for Community Revitalization” with Higashiyamato City, Tokyo https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=890

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October 2, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan concluded “Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement for Community Revitalization” with Higashiyamato City, Tokyo

Joint efforts in PET bottle collection, disaster control measures, and other various areas

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded on October 1 (Thursday) a “Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement for Community Revitalization” (hereafter “Agreement”) with Higashiyamato City (Mayor Yasuo Ozaki), Tokyo, for the purposes of further activating the city and improving public services.

 

Through the Agreement, CCBJI and Higashiyamato City will work together on diverse initiatives for the safety and security of daily lives in the community, measures against disasters, environmental preservation, etc. so as to further energize the community.  Specifically, we will jointly work on PET bottle collection and emergency responses to disasters using our drink vending machines.

 

Higashiyamato City aims to realize an “environmentally friendly and recycling society” through unified efforts of three groups of stakeholders - citizens, businesses, and government. In the meantime, CCBJI aims to build a solid scheme for bottle collection and recycling with partner companies under the Coca-Cola System’s “2030 Packaging Vision” (Note 1). Based on the Agreement, we will install “automated PET bottle collection machines” across the city to promote the “Bottle-to-Bottle” initiative in which we collaboratively collect used PET bottles and recycle them into new ones. We will install one of the machines at Higashiyamato City Hall to raise the citizen’s awareness in recycling. As for measures against disasters, we plan to install disaster-relief vending machines, under the management of our company, at evacuation shelters and facilities. We will leverage these vending machines to provide drinks free of charge during a disaster and offer emergency support.

 

[Signing Ceremony for the Agreement]

From the left, Higashiyamato City Cleaning Association Chairperson Noboru Yoshida; Higashiyamato City Mayor Yasuo Ozaki; CCBJI Vending, Area Sales, Tokyo Regional Division Head Kenichi Kubo; and CCBJI Vending, Market Development Department Head Satoshi Ishikawa

 

[Image of PET bottle collection business]

 

 

[PET bottle collection machine & disaster-relief vending machine]

 

Unlike a conventional recycling box, the automated PET bottle collection machine sends an error message when someone tries to throw in a PET bottle with leftover drink in it or something other than PET bottles, so that it can collect clean used PET bottles only to allow the production of high-quality recycled PET bottles.  The machine also compresses the bottles and significantly reduces the volume, which contributes to lowering the CO2 emissions during transportation.

 

(Note 1) What is the “2030 Packaging Vision”? (https://www.ccbji.co.jp/csv/environment/?id=tab3

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan aims to use recycled PET resin and other sustainable materials for all of its PET bottle products by 2025; collect used PET bottles in an equivalent quantity to the ones we sell by 2030; and build a solid scheme for bottle collection and recycling with partner companies.

 

■ Sustainability Initiatives of the Coca-Cola System

The Coca-Cola system in Japan includes Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd. and its five bottling partners around Japan. In accordance with its business purpose to “Refresh the World. Make a Difference,” the system is committed to creating a sustainable business and shared future that makes a difference surrounding important challenges facing Japan. In 2020, it identified three platforms—Inclusion, Communities and Resources—and nine priority issues, and established a common sustainability framework across the system. With the aim of addressing social challenges though its business activities in each field, it will also contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Coca-Cola system established its 2030 Packaging Vision in the resources field, comprising three pillars—Design, Collect and Partner—in line with its global vision of a World Without Waste. It established, and is working to achieve, environmental targets specific to Japan, including switching to 100% sustainable materials for all PET bottles by 2030. Refer to the latest Sustainability Report for details of these activities.

https://www.cocacola.co.jp/sustainability

 

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Fri, 02 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and “Welcia” to launch pilot project for PET bottle recycling https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=881

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September 17, 2020
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
Welcia Holdings Co., Ltd.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and “Welcia” to launch pilot project for PET bottle recycling

Collect PET bottles at 8 stores in Tochigi and jointly promote “Bottle-to-Bottle” initiatives

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) and Welcia Holdings Co., Ltd. (Headquarters in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Tadahisa Matsumoto; hereafter “Welcia HD”) today announced that the two companies will embark on a pilot project for PET bottle recycling starting on September 23 (Wed). The project is scheduled to continue for three months.

The purpose of the project is to collaboratively create a Bottle-to-Bottle (Note 1) recycling model to turn PET bottles collected at Welcia HD’s drugstores into raw materials for new PET bottles. Welcia HD will manage the collection and sorting of PET bottles at its stores, while CCBJI takes charge of the designing and monitoring of a series of recycling processes from picking up the sorted PET bottles to making them into raw materials. From September 23, Welcia HD will install collection boxes at eight outlets of its “Welcia” drugstore chain in Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture. The collected PET bottles will then be picked up by Kyoei Sangyo Co., Ltd, who is one of the partner companies for Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan’s “Bottle-to-Bottle” initiatives, and delivered to facilities that exclusively produce recycled PET materials, including JAPANTECH Utsunomiya Plant and other facilities run by Kyoei Sangyo Group. After appropriate processing, the PET bottles will be reused as raw material for new bottles. After three months of the project, the collected quantity, quality, and cost data will be examined prior to a full-scale rollout that is planned for March 2021 for more stores and locations.
 

【Process】

 

The pilot project will leverage Oyama City’s proximity to the recycled PET material manufacturer, JAPANTEC Utsunomina Plant. Oyama City also has many suburban store locations whose main customer base is families. Since used PET bottles collected from households are often washed and presorted, we expect the PET bottles collected in these locations to be of higher quality and suitable for producing recycled materials.

Under the Coca-Cola system’s “2030 Packaging Vision” (Note 2), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan aims to use recycled PET resin and other sustainable materials for all of our PET bottle products by 2025; collect PET bottles in an equivalent quantity to what CCBJI sell by 2030; and build a solid scheme for bottle collection and recycling with partner companies. Welcia HD has been expanding and strengthening its ESG initiatives in recent years, including the use of paid biomass-based shopping bags to reduce petroleum-derived plastic. The company has been reviewing its current PET bottle collection efforts and is considering a Bottle-to-Bottle scheme for 100% recycling. Given the above, both companies decided to jointly launch this pilot project to apply our combined knowledge and experience in the collection and recycling of used PET bottles, leveraging Welcia HD’s sales network.

Through the project, Welcia HD and CCBJI will contribute to the recycling of used PET bottles and make progress toward creating a bottle-to-bottle recycling infrastructure in Japan.

【Overview of the pilot project for used PET bottle collection】
Period: Approximately 3 months from September 23, 2020 (Wed)
Target shops: 8 Welcia shops in Oyama City, Tochighi Prefecture
(Welcia Oyama Hanekawa, Welcia Oyama Hanagaki, Welcia Oyama Tenjin, Welcia Oyama Hitotonoya, Welcia Oyama Amagaya, Welcia Oyama Inuzuka, Welcia Oyama Ekiminamicho, and Welcia Oyama Nishijonan)

(Note 1) Bottle-to-Bottle:
Bottle-to-Bottle initiatives collect and recycle used PET bottles to reuse as new PET bottles for beverages.
We work on three core elements - “design”, “collect”, and “partner” - to address packaging-derived waste issues.

(Note 2) Coca-Cola system’s “2030 Packaging Vision” (https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/environment/?id=tab3)

 

Sustainability Initiatives of the Coca-Cola System
The Coca-Cola system in Japan includes Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd. and its five bottling partners around Japan. In accordance with its business purpose to “Refresh the World. Make a Difference,” the system is committed to creating a sustainable business and shared future that makes a difference surrounding important challenges facing Japan. In 2020, it identified three platforms—Inclusion, Communities and Resources—and nine priority issues, and established a common sustainability framework across the system. With the aim of addressing social challenges though its business activities in each field, it will also contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Coca-Cola system established its 2030 Packaging Vision in the resources field, comprising three pillars—Design, Collect and Partner—in line with its global vision of a World Without Waste. It established, and is working to achieve, environmental targets specific to Japan, including switching to 100% sustainable materials for all PET bottles by 2030. Refer to the latest Sustainability Report for details of these activities.
https://www.cocacola.co.jp/sustainability
 

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement Prompted by the Olympics with Namegata City, Ibaraki Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=883

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September 11, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement Prompted by the Olympics with Namegata City, Ibaraki Prefecture

 

On Friday, Sept. 11, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded an “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration Prompted by the Olympics” (hereafter “Agreement”) with Namegata City, Ibaraki Prefecture (Town mayor: Shuya Suzuki).

 

Namegata City has been registered as Mogolia’s host town for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and has been working to foster momentum for the Olympic Games and to create a legacy through pre-training of weightlifting teams, etc. With the signing of this Agreement, CCBJI and Namegata City will work together in various fields to promote initiatives that lead to a more energized city, including international exchange, the Tokyo Olympics, health of the citizens and sports, etc.

 

As a part of this initiative, Torch Relay Commemorative Vending Machines that we are rolling out to spur momentum of the torch relay passing through Namegata City, were installed at 2 locations in the city. The vending machine has special wrapping with the name of the municipality through which the torch relay passes and serves the role of announcing the coming torch relay. In addition, a portion of the sales from the Torch Relay Commemorative Vending Machine will be donated as aid to solve the problems of Namegata City.

 

With the aim of achieving the mission to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value under our new corporate philosophy, “Paint it RED! Let’s Repaint our Future,” CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business for challenges that regions are faced with and continue to seek collaboration with all our partners.

 

From left, Mayor Shuya Suzuki of Namegata City,Satoshi Ishikawa, Dept. Manager of Development Planning Division

 

[Comment from Mayor Suzuki of Namegata City]

I am very pleased that the Agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. will promote joint activities that make effective use of resources from both parties. By working closely together, we expect regional revitalization to be further advanced in various fields, including international exchange, health and sports, disaster support, and SDGs, as well as fostering momentum and creating legacy for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

[Comment from Dept. Manager Satoshi Ishikawa of Development Planning Division]

I am delighted with the signing of this Agreement with Namegata City, our important customer, to work together on efforts to energize the city. Namegata City promotes efforts to create a legacy and foster momentum for the Olympics, and we hope to assist in delivering even more happy moments to its citizens by working together in various fields, including international exchange, the Tokyo Olympics, and the health of the citizens and sports, through the deployment of our Torch Relay Commemorative Vending Machines and various events.

 

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Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0900
FV Japan sells masks in beverage vending machines in Tokyo and 3 prefectures https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=877

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September 9, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

FV Japan sells masks in beverage vending machines in Tokyo and 3 prefectures

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. would like to extend its deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by COVID-19.
The company also thanks all those who continue to work tirelessly at this very moment to prevent the further spread of infections.

 

FV Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters in Toshima-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Tatsuhiko Sano; hereafter “FV Japan”), a group company of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., will expand the sale of masks in beverage vending machines to Tokyo and 3 prefectures (Gunma, Aichi, Fukuoka) starting September 9, 2020 and will also increase the number of vending machines 5 to 26.

 

As part of efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19, FV Japan uses its beverage vending machines to sell masks without face-to-face, human contact. Official sales began in August following testing in July, and due to popular demand from customers to continue, we have decided to expand the service areas. In addition to the previous 5 vending machines at Sunshine City in Toshima-ku, Tokyo, masks will be sold in vending machines of airports, sports facilities and time-rental parking lots for more customer convenience.

 

One mask sells for 800 yen (incl. tax) and comes refrigerated in a dedicated glass case, similar to other soft drinks. The mask itself is made of aerosilver material and is certified as an SEK mark textile product. It feels cool to the touch and has antibacterial and infrared emission benefits, absorbs moisture and dries quickly, eliminates odor, protects from UV rays and can be washed for repeated use.

 

 

■Location of vending machines for selling masks

Sunshine City (Toshima-ku,Tokyo), Fresh market Flets (Nerima-ku,Tokyo), Meitetsu Kyosho Parking Osu No. 14, Meitetsu Kyosho Parking Nagono 1-chome, Sake bar Daisuki (Nagoya City, Aichi), Canal City Hakata Business Center (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka) and 12 other locations.

 

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Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. and Kyoto Prefecture concluded “Partnership Agreement Concerning Regional Tourism Promotion” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=879

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September 7, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. and Kyoto Prefecture concluded “Partnership Agreement Concerning Regional Tourism Promotion”

Launch of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Kyoto Design Presentation Box

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku: Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded a “Partnership Agreement Concerning Regional Tourism Promotion” (hereafter “Agreement”) on Thursday, September 3 with Kyoto Prefecture (Governor Takatoshi Nishiwaki) for the purpose to promote regional tourism and local development through the “Another Kyoto” project.

 

Under the Agreement, CCBJI and Kyoto Prefecture will enhance cooperation in the field of tourism, which includes a project of “Another Kyoto” (Kyoto by the Sea, Woodland Kyoto, Kyoto Infused with Tea, and Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove) that highlights the areas in Kyoto that are distinct and different from the ancient capital of Kyoto. CCBJI is planning to develop and launch “Presentation Box” for “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Kyoto Design that is designed with famous tourist landmarks of these areas, and donate a portion of sales from “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Kyoto Design.  

 

With the aim of achieving the “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value under our new corporate philosophy “Paint it RED! Let’s Repaint our Future”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business to the challenges that regions are faced with, and continue to seek for collaboration with all our partners.

 

■ "Partnership Agreement Concerning Regional Tourism Promotion”

1. Details of Partnership

(1) Matters relating to spreading information for Kyoto Prefecture’s regional tourism and local development.

(2) Matters relating to spreading information and supporting work to promote the “Another Kyoto” project.

 

2. Key initiatives currently underway (and under development)

(1) Develop and launch "Presentation Box" for “Coca-Cola” Slim Design Bottle Kyoto Design with tourist landmarks of "Another Kyoto".  *Available on September 5, 2020

(2) Donate a portion of sales from “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Kyoto Design for regional tourism promotion in Kyoto.

  * Period : September, 2020 to end of August, 2021

 

                

【”Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Kyoto Design】

 

 

  

【Front of presentation box】【Back of presentation box】

 

【A photo taken on Sep 3 in the signing ceremony at the Kyoto Prefectural Hall】


From the left: Gonzalez, Head of Division, and Nishiwaki, Governor of Kyoto Prefecture  

 

【Comments from Mr. Nishiwaki, Kyoto Prefecture Governor】

In Kyoto, we are promoting “Another Kyoto” project in which we learn about resources that are distinctive to the region and refine them for local development. In order to accelerate recovery of the tourism sector in the “with/post COVID-19 society”, we are determined to promote safe tourism in Kyoto. We are excited to work with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., a very well-known company, and grateful for your help in promoting the “Another Kyoto” project. 

 

【Comments from Gonzalez, Head of Sales Execution Division】

We have been committed to contributing to regions and communities as we carry out our activities.

We are very honored to have signed a partnership agreement with Kyoto Prefecture.

We are still uncertain when the COVID-19 pandemic will end. However, as a partner, we will actively engage with Kyoto Prefecture to boost tourism.  

 

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Mon, 07 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Nagatoro Town, Saitama Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=875

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September 1, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Nagatoro Town, Saitama Prefecture

Collaboration across various areas including fostering momentum for the Olympics and improving resident service

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Tuesday, September 1 concluded a comprehensive collaboration Agreement (hereafter “Agreement”) with Nagatoro Town, Saitama Prefecture (Town Mayor: Takie Osawa).

 

Since Nagatoro Town was decided to be on the torch relay route of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the town is fostering momentum for the Olympics and improving the service of residents. With the signing of this agreement, CCBJI and Nagatoro Town will work together in initiatives that lead to development of the local community and improvement of the life of residents through cooperation in a wide variety of fields, including the matters related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo, facilitation of migration and settling, tourism, industry, and agricultural promotion.

 

Prior to the signing of this Agreement, Torch Relay Commemorative Vending Machines that we are rolling out were installed at 2 locations in the town to liven up the torch relay in their communities. The vending machine has special wrapping with the name of municipality where the torch relay passes through, letting people know when it comes near them. In addition, CCBJI donated 600 bottles and cans of each “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Saitama Design and “Real Gold Dragon Boost”, as well as 4,000 non-woven masks to back up the medical personnel and others who are working hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Through this agreement, we will further promote revitalization of the communities in Nagatoro Town, including fostering momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo.

 

With the aim of achieving the “mission” to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value under our new corporate philosophy “Paint it RED! Let’s Repaint our Future”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business to the challenges that regions are faced with, and continue to seek for collaboration with all our partners.

 

From left: Tomohiro Ichikawa, CCBJI Head of Kanto District Sales, Vending Area Sales, Vending Business; Nagatoro Town Mayor Takie Osawa

 

[Comment from Takie Osawa, Mayor of Nagatoro Town]

We are very pleased to conclude Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. this time. I would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the donations of beverages and masks to support the medical personnel and others prior to the agreement.

Nagatoro Town is aiming for a permanently “energetic” town that "lastingly remains bright” where “people want to live for good” with a slogan of “Hatsuratsu (lively) Nagatoro”.

I hope that the signing of the agreement will allow new measures to be taken, such as promoting migration and settling, and improving services for residents, which cannot be implemented independently by the town.

 

[Comment from Tomohiro Ichikawa, CCBJI Head of Kanto District Sales, Vending Area Sales, Vending Business]

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by COVID-19. We also thank all those who are working tirelessly to prevent the spread of infections at this very moment.
I’m delighted that we have signed this agreement with Nagatoro Town, our important customer, to collaborate for community revitalization and for better resident services. Nagatoro Town is fostering momentum for the Olympics and promoting community revitalization, so we’d like to help the city deliver happy moments to its citizens by working together in various fields, including fostering momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic games, matters related to facilitation of migration and settling, tourism, industry, and agricultural promotion by placing Coca-Cola’s torch relay commemorative vending machines in the city and through various events.

 

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Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan announces bicycle commuting policy Promotes bicycles as an alternative means of commuting during “life with COVID-19” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=873

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September 1, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan announces bicycle commuting policy

Promotes bicycles as an alternative means of commuting during “life with COVID-19”

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) announced an update to company rules, effective September 1, 2020, with an aim to promote bicycle commuting among employees as we adjust to working and living in a “with COVID-19” era.

 

All employees (excluding temporary staff) are now eligible for bicycle commuting, and employees who regularly commute using public transportation are free to choose bicycle commuting as well, according to their daily preference or circumstances.

 

CCBJI provides products and services that support people’s day-to-day lives, and we see it as our responsibility as a total beverage company to ensure that our employees can also lead active and healthy lifestyles. As part of our company health and productivity management program, CCBJI revised company rules to promote bicycle commuting to support employee mental and physical health and to help relieve stress while commuting. Furthermore, this policy lets employees choose bicycle commuting as an alternative to using crowded trains and buses to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. CCBJI hopes that this policy will also be an opportunity for employees to better understand the environmental load of different commuting alternatives and make more informed and sustainable choices in their daily lives.

 

CCBJI promotes flexible ways of working in line with this new era of the coronavirus, such as providing digital tools to encourage remote working, avoiding commuting during rush hours, and providing childcare support for working parents whose children are studying online due to COVID-19 restrictions. CCBJI makes every effort to protect the well-being of our employees, while continuing to supply safe and secure products and fulfil our mission to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value.

 

【Outline of Bicycle Commuting Policy】

■ Eligibility

All employees (excluding temporary staff) of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

■ Commuting route and distance

The distance traveled by bicycle shall be more than 1.5km

※ Between “home and workplace”, “home and nearest station”, and “nearest station and workplace”.

■ Utilization of different means of transportation depending on the day

Employees can use different means of commuting depending on the weather, traffic, and other conditions

■ Allowance

Permanent, rehired, senior and partner employees: Monthly payment

Part-time employees: Daily allowance provided based on travel distance for all working days

■ Bicycle parking expense

To cover bicycle parking expense, a monthly fee will be paid to those who work at offices where there are no parking spaces on the premises

■ Helmet requirement

A helmet must be worn when riding a road bike, etc. at high speed or over a long distance.

Employees are encouraged to wear a helmet when riding over a short distance at low speed.

■ Bicycle insurance (personal liability insurance)

Employees who commute by bicycle must have bicycle or other personal liability insurance

 

 

 

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Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0900
“Virtual Plant Tour” now available on Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Website https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=870

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September 1, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

“Virtual Plant Tour” now available on Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Website

~ Useful for students’ autumn social studies ~

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. would like to extend its deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by COVID-19. 

We also thank all those who are working tirelessly to prevent the spread of infections and keep us safe.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) opened a new special page for “Virtual Plant Tour” on its official website on September 1.

 

“Virtual Plant Tour” Special Site (https://www.ccbji.co.jp/plant/special/), Guided production line tour video

 

The Virtual Plant Tour takes you to our plant online through a video to learn about our manufacturing lines for PET bottle products, with the assistance of one of our actual onsite plant-tour guides. It also includes original content, including the opportunity to test your “Coca-Cola knowledge” by taking an online quiz and to experience activities in this special online tour that are usually only provided at the plant.  In addition, we are planning a stamp rally activity that offers one stamp per view of the production line video so that you can have fun and learn at the same time.  We will work with all of our plant-tour facilities to provide special novelty goods when you show your collected digital stamps once we resume onsite plant tours after the COVID-19 situation is under control.

 

Our plant tours have been used by students for their summer projects and autumn filed trips every year.  We hope this virtual tour will also be a useful resource.    

 

We offer plant tours so that you can learn more about Coca-Cola products and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan; however, unfortunately, in-person tours are currently suspended in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections (Note 1). Under such circumstances, we created this special “Virtual Plant Tour” page to share with our customers who have been looking forward to the reopening of our plant tours and for those who may be unable to visit in person.

We will continue to pay utmost attention to the risk of infections, while living up to our mission to deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value—even in unprecedented times like these as we live with societal changes introduced by the novel coronavirus.

Note 1: We will inform you via the official company website when the decision is made to resume our plant tours.

 

【Outline of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan “Virtual Plant Tour” 】

Special page to be available on: September 1, 2020

https://www.ccbji.co.jp/plant/special/

Browsing devices: PC (Google Chrome recommended), tablet, smartphone (Google Chrome, Safari recommended  *Latest version)

Contents: PET bottle products production video, Coca-Cola exam, stamp rally, etc.

(English version of the Virtual Plant Tour available soon)

 

 

【For reference】

●Together! CCBJI

Under the slogan, "Together! CCBJI -There are people waiting for us, every day”, we provide products and services that are essential to daily lives, and we make efforts to overcome these difficult times together with our customers and consumers.  To this end, we have set up special content in our official website to offer support plans for COVID-19 infection prevention and to assist customers and consumers in the community. https://www.ccbji.co.jp/business/together/

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/business/together/

 

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Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Asahi City, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=868

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August 18, 2020

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Signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Asahi City, Chiba Prefecture

Collaboration across various areas including fostering Olympic momentum and improving public service

 

On Tuesday, August 18, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Asahi City, Chiba Prefecture (Mayor: Tadanao Akechi).


In anticipation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Asahi City has been making efforts to foster momentum for the Olympics and to generate a legacy for the next generation. With the signing of this agreement, CCBJI and Asahi City will work closely through dialog, promote improved public services and revitalize communities as part of efforts to foster momentum for the Olympics, and advance initiatives in various areas that improve the lives of the citizens, including crime/disaster prevention, sports & culture, education, etc.

 

Under our corporate philosophy to “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating values”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business for the challenges that regions face and continue to seek collaboration with all our partners.

 

From left: Mayor Tadanao Akechi of Asahi City, Tomohiro Ichikawa, CCBJI Head of Kanto District

 

[Comment from Mayor Akechi of Asahi City]

I am very pleased with the conclusion of this agreement, which makes effective use of both parties’ assets to foster Olympic momentum and revitalize communities. I hope that this agreement leads to collaborative efforts in various fields, so that we may continue to work toward community development in the coming year and thereafter.

 

[Comment from Tomohiro Ichikawa, CCBJI Head of Kanto District Sales, Vending Area Sales, Vending Business]

I am happy to be working with Asahi City as a result of this agreement, as we collaborate on community revitalization and improvement of public services. Through the deployment of Torch Relay Memorial VMs and many events, we will collaborate in various arenas including fostering momentum for the Olympics/Paralympics and in crime/disaster prevention, sports & culture, education, etc., to assist in delivering even more happy moments to the people of Asahi City.

 

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Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2020 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/866.pdf Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Revision of Dividend Forecast https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/865.pdf Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan starts joint project with Far Eastern New Century in Taiwan on commercialization of PET bottles made from recycled PET raw material through chemical recycling https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=860

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July 29, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan starts joint project with Far Eastern New Century in Taiwan on commercialization of PET bottles made from recycled PET raw material through chemical recycling
 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) started a joint project with Far Eastern New Century Corporation (Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Chairman Douglas Tong Hsu; hereafter “FENC”), one of the world's largest manufacturers of PET resin and polyester fibers, based in Taiwan, to commercialize PET bottles using recycled PET raw materials through chemical recycling (Note 1). This project aims to carry out pilot sales of PET-bottled product using recycled PET raw materials in some of our sales areas by the end of the year and expand opportunities to leverage this PET raw material at commercial scale in several years.
 

A part of the raw materials for recycled PET resin used in this project is manufactured using a new approach to chemical recycling, TopGreen® ChemCycle, developed by FENC, a first in the world. TopGreen® ChemCycle chemically converts used PET bottles into one of the main components of PET resin, rPTA (recycled Purified Terephthalic Acid), and using rPTA as a raw material, manufactures ChemCycle resin with the quality equivalent to that of virgin PET resin (new PET resin made from fossil fuels). Also in scope upon full commercialization of the TopGreen® ChemCycle process will be using both used PET bottles and polyester labels, etc as raw materials for the manufacture of rPTA. 



【Manufacturing Process of Recycled PET Products by Chemical Recycling】

In general, chemical recycling processes other than TopGreen® ChemCycle convert used PET bottles back into an intermediate raw material produced during manufacturing of PET resin, and after refining it, repolymerize it into PET. On the other hand, TopGreen® ChemCycle, which was newly-developed by FENC, converts used PET bottles further into PTA, a raw material of PET resin. By converting further into PTA, it has achieved manufacturing of PET resin with the quality closer to that of virgin PET resin. The project will use rPTA manufactured through TopGreen® ChemCycle as part of the raw materials to produce PET resin, and achieves levels of quality and safety equivalent to those of conventional PET bottle raw materials.


For over 30 years, FENC has been addressing PET resin recycling, particularly focusing on chemical recycling. CCBJI’s ambition is to use sustainable PET resin materials in all PET products by 2025, as declared in the Coca-Cola System’s "2030 Packaging Vision", and we have been working on the expansion of bottle-to-bottle recycling and sourcing nonpetroleum-derived raw materials for PET bottles. For this reason, CCBJI supports establishing a scalable chemical-recycling process for PET resin, and we initiated this joint project together with FENC, to pilot the innovative TopGreen® ChemCycle process.



Note 1:  What is chemical recycling?
After collected used PET bottles have been sorted, crushed, and washed to remove foreign materials, they are broken down into a raw material or an intermediate raw material of PET resin by depolymerization, and then the raw material is refined and polymerized into new PET resin. To depolymerize raw materials, ethylene glycol (EG) is added to convert them back to BIS-2-hydroxyethylterephthalate (BHET), the intermediate raw material produced during resin manufacturing. After refining, it is repolymerized into PET. Chemical recycling is characterized by the removal of foreign and heterogeneous materials during depolymerization/repolymerization, enabling regeneration of PET resin with the same high quality as that of virgin resin.

(Source: The Council for PET Bottling Recycling)
 

■What is the "2030 Packaging Vision" (https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/environment/?id=tab3)
 


【About Far Eastern New Century Corporation】

Founded in 1949 with its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, Far Eastern New Century Corporation is one of the leading chemical manufacturers in the world. The company has 247 group companies, nine of which are listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, with 65,500 employees and 24.3 billion dollars in revenue in 2019. The company is ranked 2nd for the recycled resin business globally.  In Japan, the company founded Far Eastern Ishizuka Green PET Corporation (FIGP) in May 2012 jointly with Ishizuka Glass Co., Ltd., a total package manufacturer in Japan. Its headquarters and Tokyo Plant are located in Sakai-cho, Sarushima-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture. FIGP runs a “bottle-to-bottle” mechanical recycling business and produces/sells recycled PET (R-PET) resin for beverage and non-beverage manufacturers. FIGP Tokyo Plant started commercial production in 2014 and became the largest R-PET plant in Japan with annual bale throughput of 50,000 tons and R-PET resin production of 35,000 tons.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
コカ・コーラ ボトラーズジャパングループ FVジャパン 清涼飲料水自動販売機でマスクのテスト販売を開始 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=858

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2020年7月22日

コカ・コーラ ボトラーズジャパン株式会社

 

 

 

コカ・コーラ ボトラーズジャパングループ FVジャパン 清涼飲料水自動販売機でマスクのテスト販売を開始

新型コロナウイルス感染拡大防止に向けて、手軽にマスク購入ができる環境を提供

 

新型コロナウイルスにより、被害を受けられた方々に心よりお見舞い申し上げます。

また、今この瞬間も、感染拡大防止に向けて、必死に取り組まれているみなさまに心より御礼申し上げます。

 

コカ・コーラ ボトラーズジャパン株式会社のグループ会社であるFV ジャパン株式会社(本社:東京都豊島区 代表取締役社長: 佐野 達彦、以下FVジャパン)は、2020年7月22日(水)より、東京都豊島区のサンシャインシティにて、FVジャパンが展開する自動販売機でマスクのテスト販売を開始いたします。

 

テスト販売はサンシャインシティ1F西入口をはじめ施設内に設置された自動販売機5台で実施し、マスクは専用ケースに入れて他の清涼飲料水と同じく冷却した状態にて提供いたします。購入時は冷えた状態でご利用いただけますので、夏場の暑さ対策も兼ねています。販売価格は1枚500円(税込)で、抗菌効果・吸湿速乾・消臭効果・遠赤外線放出・UVカットの機能を備えた接触冷感生地を使用しております。また、洗濯して繰り返し使用することが可能です。

 

 

【自動販売機でのテスト販売を実施した背景】

新型コロナウイルス感染拡大防止策としてマスクの着用が推奨される中、FVジャパンが自社で所有する清涼飲料水の自動販売機を活用し、手軽にマスクを購入できる環境を提供したいと考えたことから、この度、販売することとなりました。今後もお客さまの安全・安心に向けた取り組みを継続してまいります。

なお、販売するマスクはSEKマーク/繊維製品認証を受けたエアロシルバー素材の生地を使用しております。

 

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Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan group company, FV Japan, begins pilot project to sell face masks in beverage vending machines https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=857

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July 22, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan group company, FV Japan, begins pilot project to sell face masks in beverage vending machines

Providing a one-stop platform to make face masks more accessible to consumers

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan would like to extend its deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by COVID-19. The company also thanks all those who are continuing to work tirelessly to prevent the further spread of infection.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan group company, FV Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Toshima-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director& President Tatsuhiko Sano; hereafter “FV Japan”), will launch a pilot project to sell face masks in its vending machines from July 22, 2020.

 

For this project, five vending machines deployed in the market, Sunshine City (Toshima-ku, Tokyo), by FV Japan will be used to sell specially packaged face masks that are chilled just like all other cold drinks to meet the demand of users who want to cool down during the hot summer season. The masks, which will sell for 500 yen (tax included) apiece, are high-quality, washable and reusable models designed to absorb moisture, dry fast, eliminate odors. In addition they will provide a cool touch-and-feel as well as protection from UV exposure.

 

 

【Background behind selling masks in vending machines】

In this “with-COVID” period, wearing a mask is considered one of the most highly-recommended safety practices to prevent the further spread of virus infection. In light of this social demand, FV Japan came up with an idea to use its vending machines as a one-stop platform to make face masks more accessible to consumers, and decided to sell them as a test case in limited areas. This decision aligns perfectly with FV Japan’s continuous approach to contribute to the safety and well-being of customers and consumers through its products and services.

The mask is made of SEK Mark/Textile certified Aero Silver fabric.

 

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Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Donated Part of Proceeds from “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design Sales to Help Chiba Prefecture’s Tourism https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=859

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July 21, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Donated Part of Proceeds from “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design Sales to Help Chiba Prefecture’s Tourism

Made a courtesy visit to Chiba Vice-Governor Takigawa to Present the Donation

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) made a courtesy visit to Chiba Vice-Governor Takigawa on Tuesday, July 21 to present 2,178,150 yen, part of proceeds from the sales of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design, under its agreement on alliance and cooperation in tourism signed with the prefecture.


The donation comes from the sales of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design from April 1, 2019 to the end of March 2020. The product is exclusively sold in the prefecture and its surrounding areas.


At the presentation ceremony, a donation certificate was handed over to Vice-Governor Takigawa from CCBJI Head of Kanto District Sales, Vending Area Sales, Vending Business Tomohiro Ichikawa who said, “We hope that the use of this donation would be of help to further enhance attractiveness of Chiba Prefecture as last year. We wish to contribute to promotion of Chiba Prefecture’s tourism in ways only CCBJI can”, and the Vice-Governor expressed the words of gratitude in return.


CCBJI will continue to contribute to Chiba Prefecture and the promotion of its tourism as a local-oriented company.

 

From the left to right: Tomohiro Ichikawa, CCBJI Head of Kanto District Sales, Vending Area Sales, Vending Business; Mr. Shinsuke Takigawa, Chiba Vice-Governor; and Cheeba-kun, Chiba Prefecture’s official character


[Product Overview]

CCBJI has marketed a total of 33 variations of the Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Regional Design nationwide as special packaging to make travel more enjoyable. Since June 2017, we have designed bottles with symbols and tourist attractions from different regions, and released them in their respective regions only. These designs have enjoyed popularity in all of those regions as a bottle that’s perfect to have with a meal or as a refreshment when traveling. It also makes a great souvenir. “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design is an exclusive bottle only available in this region, designed with stylish illustrations of Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line, surfing, and Inubosaki Lighthouse, which are the regional symbols and iconic tourist attractions. Since its introduction on June 25, 2018, it has been well received by tourists, the people in the prefecture, etc. The product is available at souvenir shops, local product fairs, and vending machines in the area.

 

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Tue, 21 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan establishes “Coca-Cola University Japan (CCUJ)” as a comprehensive program to nurture next-generation leaders https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=855

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July 21, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan establishes “Coca-Cola University Japan (CCUJ)” as a comprehensive program to nurture next-generation leaders

Launched the first set of training courses focused on supporting the growth of promising young employees as globally competent new leaders

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) established “Coca-Cola University Japan (CCUJ)” as a comprehensive program to nurture next-generation leaders, and, on July 21, launched the first set of training courses targeting promising young employees.

 

CCBJI’s objectives to set up CCUJ are two-fold: (1) to nurture next-generation leaders who can drive the transformation and future growth of the Coca-Cola system (※1); and (2) to create new value that can invigorate the beverage market sector. Through collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company, CCUJ will serve as a foundation to organize global leadership training courses and overseas study programs aimed at developing competent and capable employees who will utilize these learnings effectively to not only lead within CCBJI but also to share their enriched knowledge extensively with Coca-Cola bottling partners around the world.

 

On July 21, 2020, a total of 80 young employees selected from various functions within CCBJI and from the Coca-Cola (Japan) Company (CCJC) as the initial group of trainees participated in an online meeting to kick off the first set of courses launched in CCUJ. The full comprehensive curriculum, slated to commence this autumn and run for approximately 10 months, will be composed of digital e-learning courses and face-to-face physical classroom courses. The ultimate format of courses will be determined according to safety guidelines and recommendations that will be put in place in the coming months.

 

CCBJI believes in the importance of continuing its efforts to develop next-generation leaders, especially in these difficult times, and is planning to offer many training courses online to ensure that trainees can learn in a safe environment without worrying about the risk of close contact with others in physical classroom settings.

 

■Kick-off meeting on July 21

The kick-off meeting began with an opening speech from Representative Director & President Calin Dragan and the head of HR function in CCBJI that were both filled with encouraging messages to the trainees. The outline of the training courses was then briefed, followed by an interactive session where the lecturers invited from external sources and all the participating trainees introduced themselves to get to know one another.

 

■Future outlook of CCUJ

Going forward, CCUJ is planning to add more intensive courses that will be excellent opportunities for those already holding managerial positions as well to engage in more focused courses of study, with an aim to develop well-rounded leaders who can galvanize the internal organizations and also contribute to further advancement of the beverage industry as a whole. 

 

Through CCUJ and various other initiatives, CCBJI intends to keep investing in the fostering of highly competent human resources and enhancement of organizational capabilities to ensure that the company will be able to continue fulfilling its core mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”.  

 

※1:Coca-Cola system in Japan consists of the following seven companies:
Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited / Coca-Cola Tokyo Research & Development Center / Hokkaido Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. / Michinoku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. / Hokuriku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. / Okinawa Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. / Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

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Tue, 21 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Joint development with Fukuoka University & Mizuno Launch of support clothing to alleviate physical stress https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=852

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July 20, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Joint development with Fukuoka University & Mizuno

Launch of support clothing to alleviate physical stress

 Original tights and shoes for vending sales staff

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) worked jointly with Fukuoka University (Head office: Fukuoka City, President: Keijiro Saku; hereinafter referred to as "Fukuoka University") and Mizuno Corporation (Headquarters: Suminoe-ku, Osaka, President: Akihito Mizuno; hereinafter referred to as “Mizuno”) to develop and launch CCBJI-original “Assist Tights” for the company’s vending machine sales personnel, with the aim to streamline operations and to alleviate physical stress.


The new Assist Tights are based on analysis conducted by Fukuoka University (Prof. Hiroyuki Nunome, Dept. of Sports Science) and Mizuno of body stress and movement experienced by vending machine sales personnel on their daily routes. Mizuno has developed compression-type high-performance tights, similar to those athletes use to improve competitive performance, which are expected to help reduce the physical stress our vending sales personnel experience on the job.


In addition, the motion analysis showed a work-load reduction benefit from wearing specialty Mizuno shoes, so we have incorporated these shoes into employees’ company uniforms.


Reduced physical stress from the assist tights helps promote what we call “smart management,” to encourage an overall program of work-style reform across the company. This will contribute to the ongoing transformation of our vending business as announced in August 2019 in our five-year Strategic Business Plan, and will support a corporate culture of continuous learning and results-orientation under our new company Mission, Vision and Values.

 

【Scale of Assistance Tool Launch】
・Users: Approximately 4,500 vending sales personnel
・Area: All Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan sales regions
・Quantity distributed per person: 2 tights, 1 pair of shoes

 

<Reference>
[Introducing the developers]

●Prof. Hiroyuki Nunome, Dept. of Sports Science, Fukuoka University

Authority in the field of Biomechanics (feet).
Fellow of International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), Board of ISBS.
Board of Japan Society of Biomechanics.
Former President of the Japanese Society of Science & Football.

 

[Comment from Prof. Nunome]
“Students in the laboratory also participated in the activity surveys and the analysis of body movements for the launch of the Assistance Tool.  We hope that the results of this joint research will reduce the burden on the overall work and contribute to the creation of a comfortable working environment. “

 

●Mizuno Corporation

 

Since its establishment in 1906, it has engaged in manufacturing and sales of sporting goods, etc., with the management philosophy of "contributing to society through the promotion of better sporting goods and sports" . 
The company leverages technology and knowledge cultivated in sports product development and also manufactures work wear.

 

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Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan simultaneously introduces “COVID-19 Contact-Confirming App” for all employees https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=848

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July 13, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan simultaneously introduces “COVID-19 Contact-Confirming App” for all employees

For creating safe and secure environments

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) will introduce “COVID-19 Contact-Confirming App (COCOA)” ※, the app endorsed by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, on 7th July simultaneously for all of its approximately 17,000 employees who use the company smart phones.

 

With an aim to prevent further spreading of the infections, the COVID-19 Contact-Confirming App notifies the users when they have come in contact with someone PCR-tested positive so that they can swiftly seek support from public health agencies for medical diagnosis, etc. A wider usage of the app is expected to suppress the growing infections. We decided to implement this initiative to create safe and secure environments for all of our employees and stakeholders.

 

The company-wide simultaneous introduction of the app became possible because we have provided all of the employees of our group with smart phones as part of our measures for digitalization and introduction of IT we have been promoting since 2019. We actively work on digitalization and introduction of IT in order to generate opportunities for the employees to exert their capabilities to the fullest and to improve business efficiency.

 

We will further strive to put comprehensive initiatives in place to prevent the spreading of infections and protect the well-being of all, while continuing the business to supply safe and secure products.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Website (Japanese)
 

 

【For reference】

●Together! CCBJI

Under the slogan, "Together! CCBJI -There are people waiting for us, every day”, we provide products and services that are essential to daily lives, and we make efforts to overcome these difficult times together with our customers and consumers.  To this end, we have set up special content in our official website to offer support plans for COVID-19 infection prevention and assist customers and consumers in the community.  https://en.ccbji.co.jp/

 

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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan concludes “Collaboration agreement for the nurturing of water resources” with Yamanashi Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=843

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July 9, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan concludes “Collaboration agreement for the nurturing of water resources” with Yamanashi Prefecture

Enhanced cooperation in water preservation in Yamanashi

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) concluded on July 9 a “collaboration agreement for the nurturing of water resources” (hereafter “Agreement”) with Yamanashi Prefecture (Governor Kotaro Nagasaki) for the purpose to preserve and effectively use water and forests in the prefecture. 



Under the Agreement, CCBJI and Yamanashi Prefecture will jointly work on various programs to protect and effectively utilize water and forests in the prefecture, mainly by promoting the prefecture’s initiative, “nurturing of water resources (conservation of environmentally sound water cycle)” and offering information. As part of the Agreement, the two parties additionally concluded an “agreement for the protecting of forests for the nurturing of water”, under which CCBJI designates a special activity area, “Hakushu - Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Water Source Forest” (282 hectares), in the prefectural forest along the watersheds of Nagare River and Kakubosawa River originated in Mt. Amagoi, the water source of CCBJI’s Hakushu Plant. This is to work on supporting forest management (tree thinning, vermin control; and strip road development in forests), in order to improve the designated area and Yamanashi Prefecture’s forest.



One of the water sources of our natural mineral water “I LOHAS Tennensui” is in Hakushu-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, and our Hakushu Plant produces these products.  In connection with this, CCBJI and Yamanashi have been working together through Coca-Cola system’s “ILOHAS Forest Preservation” project(Note 1)to support the development and improvement of the forests.  Through the Agreement, we will further deepen the mutual cooperation and work on the “nurturing of water resources” and offering of information, thereby contributing to the conservation of water and forests in the prefecture.



CCBJI defines a set of non-financial goals to address ESG and the Creation of Shared Value (CSV) and takes tangible actions towards this end.  As a company who uses irreplaceable "water" for its business operations, CCBJI also lays out goals to “reduce water usage by 30% by 2030” and “sustain 200% water source replenishment until 2025” in efforts to promote water resources preservation. We will continuously build long-term relationships with local governments, forestry cooperatives, and people in the community and rollout programs to carefully use valuable “water” and return it to the nature by replenishing its sources with abundant groundwater.



■ About “collaboration agreement for the nurturing of water resources”
Period:5 years
Key collaboration
(1) Nurturing of water recourses and offering of information
(2) Preservation of forests
(3) Promotion of environmental education
(4) Other activities related to environmental conservation and community vitalization



■ About “agreement for the protecting of forests for the nurturing of water”
Period:5 years
Key activities (details of management and information to be provided):
(1) Forest management (tree thinning, vermin control; and strip road development in forests) implemented by Yamanashi Prefecture
(2) Information provision and educational programs regarding the nurturing of water resources carried out by Yamanashi Prefecture and CCBJI

 

Raymond Shelton, Executive Officer, Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Officer, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (left) and Mr. Kazunori Wakabayashi, Deputy Governor, Yamanashi Prefecture (right)


■ “Hakushu - Water Source Forest” (the water source of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Hakushu Plant)
Area: Forests owned by Yamanashi Prefecture in the eastern part of Mt. Amagoi in Hakushu-cho, Hokuto City 
Land size: 282 hectares


■ About Hakushu Plant
Location: 300-1 Shimokyouraishi, Hakushu-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Operation started in:  October 1997
Total site area: 32,954㎡(9,986 tsubos)
Production items: “I LOHAS Tennensui”, etc.

(Note 1) “I LOHAS Forest Preservation” Project
Part of sales proceeds from "I LOHAS" is donated through the Coca-Cola Educational and Environmental Foundation to local governments and nonprofit organizations (NPOs) who work on the preservation of water resources across Japan.
https://www.cocacola.co.jp/press-center/news-20190527-11
 

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Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
The agreement was concluded with Noda City in Chiba Prefecture and Noda Police Department; Setting up security cameras, leveraging a part of proceeds from vending machines https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=850

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July 7, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

~Promotion of safe and secure city creation~

Setting up security cameras, leveraging a part of proceeds from vending machines

The agreement was concluded with Noda City in Chiba Prefecture and Noda Police Department

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Tuesday, July 7 concluded an “agreement on promotion to create safe and secure city in the city of Noda” with Noda City, Chiba Prefecture and Noda Police Department.

 

By working together with Noda City and Noda Police Department through this agreement, we aim to further strengthen the promotion to create safe and secure city of Noda, as it allows us to post documents on vending machines to prevent crimes and enhance the awareness, share information on security, and use video of security cameras.

 

From the left: Tsuneaki Isono, Chief of Noda Police Station, Yu Suzuki, Mayor of Noda City and Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of CCBJI Chiba/Saitama District Sales Division, Kanto Area Sales

 

Continuing to uphold “community-based” as the corporate philosophy, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

■Outline of the agreement

1.Background

When the city of Noda was considering to install and increase security cameras in order to prevent crime and create a safe and secure city, we proposed this initiative under the "community-based” corporate philosophy to support the creation of a community in which citizens can live safely with peace of mind.

2.Roles of the 3 parties

-Noda City: Act as a security camera manager and select locations to install security cameras.

-Noda Police Station: Video of security cameras can be provided from Noda City Hall which acts as a security camera manager.

-Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.: Donate security cameras. Install vending machines, replenish products, manage sales proceeds, maintain and repair the vending machines.

3.Installation locations (plan)

-Vending machines (5 units in total): Noda City Hall, Health Center, “Cyuo no Mori” Central Forest next to Noda Police Station, Noda City Sports Park

-Security cameras (3 units in total): School zones etc. in consideration of safety and security of children

 

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Tue, 07 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Seven new production lines in 2019 & 2020 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=839

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July 6, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

New Hiroshima Plant Line 2 starts operation on July 3

Introducing latest manufacturing technology across Japan

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter "CCBJI") started operation of a second production line at its brand-new Hiroshima Plant on July 3, leveraging world-leading manufacturing and automation technology. The Hiroshima Plant will cover the manufacturing capacity of the former Hongo Plant before the flooding disaster in 2018 as well as growing consumer demand, and will allow for stable product supply to the Chugoku and Shikoku regions of Japan. The new production Line 2 increases overall production capacity and allows for the production of innovative new products.  In addition, through innovation in plant automation and the introduction of the latest IoT technology, it will play a leading role in transforming production process management and work-style reform. 

 

CCBJI announced investments in seven new production lines in 2019 and 2020 as part of its strategic business plan. Now that all seven new lines are up and running, CCBJI is well-positioned with a solid and renewed foundation for growth to respond to the changing market environment and diverse needs of customers and consumers. 

 

The following are the seven new lines that have been newly constructed since 2019.

 

※Kumamoto, Hakushu, and Hongo are also operating warehouses that have introduced state-of-the-art technologies as part of recent investments in high-efficiency and stable product supply.

 

  

▲Exterior appearance of New Hiroshima Plant          ▲President Calin Dragan pushing the start button on Line 2

 

■ Comments from Bruce Herbert, Executive Officer, Head of SCM, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

I am grateful that seven new lines have been completed as planned to ensure stronger manufacturing capacity. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation once again to all those involved in the construction of the new lines. As all of our new lines are designed to make full use of the latest technologies, I believe that they will not only enable us to continue to provide safe, reliable and delicious Coca-Cola products, but also these investments represent a commitment toward our future together with the communities in which we operate across Japan.

 

[Reference: Overview of New Hiroshima Plant Line 2]

■Name: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. New Hiroshima Plant Line 2

■Location: Soujou, Numatanishi-cho, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

■Manufacturing line: Aseptic line

■Operation start: July 2020

■Manufacturing capacity: 900 bottles a minute (Small PET)

■Manufacturing items: Sparkling, sports, juice beverages etc.

 

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Realizing CSV (Creating Shared Value) “CSV Report 2020” now available - Detailing actions to realize our CSV goals - https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=832

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June 25, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

Realizing CSV (Creating Shared Value) “CSV Report 2020” now available

- Detailing actions to realize our CSV goals - 

 

Our sincerest sympathies go out to those who have suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We would also like to express our deepest appreciation to all those who continue to work to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) strives to be a company that is trusted and acknowledged by all its stakeholders by addressing social issues and creating a better future through its business. On Thursday, June 25, our “CSV Report 2020” was released on the company website, highlighting our efforts to create shared value.

 

CSV (Creating Shared Value) is the foundation of our business, and we promote  E (Environment), S (Social), and G (Governance) related initiatives to create shared value. The report is an over-arching review of our efforts in a condensed volume for better understanding of the Group’s initiatives.

【Key features of CSV Report 2020】

The report is comprised of three sections.

●Section 01 “Value Creation Story
Describes the CSV story of CCBJH Group’s path to creating shared value in society under our corporate vision, direction, and corporate philosophy, “Paint it RED! Let’s Repaint our Future.

 

●Section 02 “Toward Value Creation

Introduces concrete CSV efforts to realize value creation based on three key areas: inclusion, communities, and resources.

 

●Section 03 “Foundation for Value Creation
Introduces initiatives that form the basis of CCBJH Group’s CSV foundation, as well as the management structure which drives the Group.

【Outline of CSV Report 2020】

Date of release: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Format: A4 50 pages (Japanese PDF/English PDF)

URL: Japanese edition https://www.ccbji.co.jp/csv/doc.php

        English edition https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/doc.php

Reviewed period: Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2019

Others: A digest version (booklet) will be published in July 2020 and will be posted on our website.


【Key content of CSV Report 2020】

Corporate Philosophy

“Paint it RED! Let’s Repaint Our Future”

●The CSV story

-Top message
-Materiality defined by the Coca-Cola System in Japan

-CCBJH Group commitments

●The CSV challenge

 

■ CCBJI’s donations of products to “Children’s Cafeterias” and “social welfare facilities” via Food Bank organizations 

Since 2016, CCBJI partner with 22 organizations, including Second Harvest Japan (member of Alliance of Japan Foodbanks), which is Japan’s first Food Bank organization and Food Bank All Japan Association, to donate our beverage products on a regular basis to children’s cafeterias and social welfare facilities, etc. through Food Bank organizations in different regions. Food Banks mean “Banks of food” and are the organizations and activities that distribute food items that are still edible, but have to be disposed of, to the facilities and people who are in need. The Food Loss Reduction Promotion Act was enacted last year, and the activities of Food Banks are drawing even more attention.

 

The number of Children’s Cafeterias is increasing year by year due to the changes in the home environment. The Children’s Cafeterias are playing the role to provide opportunities for the children from different environments to eat together, prevent loneliness, and receive dietary education, and develop the society that respects diversity. CCBJI is participating in these activities in the hope that our donations will help reduce food loss and resolve challenges that local communities face.

 

【For reference】

●Together! CCBJI

Under the slogan, "Together! CCBJI -There are people waiting for us, every day”, we provide products and services that are essential to daily lives, and we make efforts to overcome these difficult times together with our customers and consumers.  To this end, we have set up special content in our official website to offer support plans for COVID-19 infection prevention and assist customers and consumers in the community.  https://en.ccbji.co.jp/

 

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Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Create momentum for Olympic Games and revitalize communities with comprehensive collaboration agreements and JOC Olympic Support Vending Machines https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=825

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June 19, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Create momentum for Olympic Games and revitalize communities with comprehensive collaboration agreements and JOC Olympic Support Vending Machines

43 comprehensive collaboration agreement signed, 3,399 JOC Olympic Support vending machines installed

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has been signing comprehensive collaboration agreements with regions with the aim of fostering momentum for the Olympic Games and promoting the regional revitalization, and installing “JOC Olympic Support vending machines” for supporting training of athletes. 


CCBJI has been promoting “comprehensive collaboration agreements” for creating momentum for the Olympic Games and legacies for the next generation, and signed 43 agreements with cities in 15 prefectures by end of  May 2020. With the signing of this agreement, we work closely together with communities as partners through dialogs. We are engaged in activities to improve the lives of citizens in various fields including education, people development, prevention of crimes and disasters, health and sports. 


We propose solutions that are available through the “comprehensive collaboration agreement” to the local governments that are experiencing challenges because of the ongoing new coronavirus outbreak, and donate our products to healthcare workers. The “comprehensive collaboration agreements” are used for various activities in response to the rapid changes that are taking place in the social conditions. 


Installations of “JOC Olympic Support Vending Machines”, which Coca-Cola System started in 2016, have expanded to 38 prefectures in our business area, and we have installed 3,399 VMs. Part of their revenue is donated to the Japanese Olympic Committee and used by sports associations to train their athletes who are expected to compete in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and to promote Olympic Movement. ※1 As of the end of April 2020 

Under the corporate philosophy of delivering happy moments to everyone while creating value, CCBJI works on the creation of shared value (CSV) through its core business in efforts to tackle communities’ challenges and further partner with various entities.

 

■The purpose of the comprehensive collaboration agreement
With the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 approaching, CCBJI and local communities work closely together as partners to create the momentum for the Olympic Games and legacies for the next generation through the assets that Coca-Cola System has to offer. At the same time, we work together to solve challenges that the local communities experience in various fields including education, people development, prevention of crimes and disasters, health and sports in order to improve the lives of citizens. 

 

■ Examples of support activities through the comprehensive collaboration agreement 


●Coca-Cola products are provided free of charge to Abiko City, Chiba Support for medical/welfare/nursery professionals through comprehensive collaboration agreement 
  https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=791  

 

●Donation of Coca-Cola products through Soka City to the Soka Yashio Fire Department at the frontline of emergency lifesaving  
  https://www.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=794  (Japanese only)

 

●Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to medical institutions in Honjo City through Honjo Kodama Medical  Association
  https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=779

 

 

■JOC Olympic Support Vending Machines Progress of installations 

Sales area

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Grand TTL

East Japan

48

79

137

128

6

398

Kanto

111

203

225

243

68

850

 

Picture (Left); From left: Kanefuji (Hockey player), Plant Manager Masui, Governor Yuzaki, Head of Chugoku Vending Sales Dept. Mouri, Yuda (Hockey player)

Picture (Right); From left: Plant Manager Masui, Governor Yuzaki

 

Courtesy visit to Mayor of Mihara City

Date and Time: Friday, June 12, 2020  16:00

Venue: City Mayor Reception Room, Mihara City Hall (3-5-1 Minatomachi, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture)

 

 

Picture (Left); From left: Yoshikawa (Hockey Club PR), Plant Manager Masui, City Mayor Tenma, Deputy City Mayor Ohnishi, Head of Chugoku Vending Sales Dept. Mouri

Picture (Right); From left: Plant Manager Masui, City Mayor Tenma

 

<Reference>

【Comments by Hiroshima Prefecture Governor Yuzaki】

I assume you have had a hard time to resume your plant in a short period of time.

And I am grateful that you made a management decision to establish a plant in Hiroshima Prefecture to continue your business. 

With the plant tour, etc., I expect that the plant will significantly contribute to the economy of Hiroshima Prefecture.

In the upcoming season, I’ll recommend many people to drink Coca-Cola products produced at Hiroshima Plant also as an anti-heatstroke measure.

 

【Comments by Mihara City Mayor Tenma】

I am grateful that you made a management decision to establish a plant in Mihara City to continue your business.

I have heard that Hiroshima Plant is a cutting-edge plant with many new technologies including high-efficiency facilities and IoT.

With the great plant tour facility, I expect that the new plant will become a symbol for the citizens of Mihara City.

We would like to work together with CCBJI for the development of the local economy. 

 

【Comments by Hiroshima Plant Manager Masui】

When being hit by the disaster, we didn't know what we should start with in order to recover from the situation, however, after only 3 months, we set a target to resume its operation by the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.  

And thanks to the supports from many people, we successfully resumed the operation fast in 1 year and 11 months.

By automating the manufacturing lines and introducing the state-of-the-art IoT technologies at the world's top level plant, we realized efficiency and energy savings.

We will make Hiroshima Plant a symbol of reconstruction, and contribute to the development of local community as a plant which is loved by all. 

Through the brand/products of "Coca-Cola", we will deliver happy moments and values for all.

 

【Overview of Hiroshima Plant】

■Name: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant

■Location: Soujou, Numatanishi-cho, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

■Manufacturing line: 2 aseptic lines*1

■Completed construction in: June 2020

■ Area: 89,420 sq. meters (Approx. 27,050 tsubo)

■Total floor area: 55,330 sq. meters

■Manufacturing capacity: 900 bottles a minute (Small PET)

■Manufacturing items: Tea and coffee, carbonated, sports, and juice drinks

■ Investment amount: Approx. 26 billion yen

*1 Currently, only Line 1 is in operation. Line 2 will be in operation in the third quarter.

 

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Fri, 19 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Supporting healthcare professionals and children Donated Coca-Cola products to healthcare institutions and children's cafeterias in Hachioji City https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=826

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June 15, 2020
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Supporting healthcare professionals and children
Donated Coca-Cola products to healthcare institutions and children's cafeterias in Hachioji City

 

We would like to express our sincere sympathy for those who have suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would also like to thank everyone who is working tirelessly, even at this moment, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is working on various community revitalization initiatives in response to the ever-changing social environment amid the spread of COVID-19, with the top priority on the health of all stakeholders.

Amid such circumstances, CCBJI joined forces with Hachioji City to discuss what we can do for the healthcare professionals and children’s cafeterias, and on Friday, May 13, we donated 1,500 bottles of Coca-Cola products.
These products will be handed over to the healthcare institutions and children’s cafeterias by Hachioji City.

Under our corporate philosophy to “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating values”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business to the challenges that regions are faced with, and continue to seek for collaboration with all our partners.

 

【Coca-Cola products donated through Hachioji City to healthcare institutions and children’s cafeterias in Hachioji City】

Date & time:Wednesday, May 13

Offered to:Healthcare institutions and children’s cafeterias in Hachioji City

Donations:1,500 bottles of “Coca-Cola”

 


(From the left) Kenichi Kubo, Head of Development Planning Division, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., and Takashi Ishimori-sama, Mayor of Hachioji City

 

<Reference>

■Special pages set up on the CCBJI website about COVID-19 preventive measures and supports for our customers and the local communities

https://www.ccbji.co.jp/

 

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Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0900
“Business as usual is not an option” Driving transformation for sustainable growth Annual Review 2019 is now available ~ Comprehensive digest of the company’s key achievements in 2019, business strategies, approaches in ESG, etc. ~ https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=819

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June 15, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.

 

“Business as usual is not an option” Driving transformation for sustainable growth
Annual Review 2019 is now available ~ Comprehensive digest of the company’s key achievements in 2019, business strategies, approaches in ESG, etc. ~

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by COVID-19. Also, we thank all those who are working tirelessly to prevent the spread of infections and ensure the health and safety of our local communities.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) seeks to continue being a company that is trusted and rightly acknowledged by all its stakeholders through appropriate and timely disclosure of information that can help deepen their understanding of the company. The latest disclosure of such information takes the form of an official publication titled “Annual Review 2019” that has been released today (Monday, June 15, 2020) on the company’s website (https://en.ccbj-holdings.com/ir/library/annualreview.php).

 

Through this annual publication, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan intends to portray the full updated picture of its organization by providing a comprehensive rundown of company-related information ranging from the reports on its key achievements in 2019, management strategies and vision, overview of its core businesses, to the highlights of extensive activities, projects, and initiatives strategically planned and executed to ensure its sustainable growth, while contributing proactively to the environment and society and further strengthening its corporate governance by increasing its focus on achieving specific ESG targets.   

 

Positioning 2019 as a turning-point year for recovery from product supply constraints caused by disaster in the previous year and for reconstruction of the company’s platform for future growth, CCBJH and its group companies have made investments aimed at the recovery of the group’s supply network and the progressive expansion of its manufacturing capacity.

 

In 2019, CCBJH group renewed its mission, vision, and values in support of its mid-term strategic plan. By setting its corporate mission to "Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value," the newly defined mission, vision, and values have been unified under the words "Paint it RED! Letʼs repaint our future." This slogan uses RED, the signature color of Coca-Cola and also a color that symbolizes passion, to express the group’s strong will to create sustainable value for the company and its stakeholders.

 

While the entire group faces an uncertain and unprecedented business environment during the novel coronavirus pandemic, its first priority is to protect the safety and health of all its employees, including those working on the front-lines to ensure safe and reliable supply of products and services that are essential to people's daily lives. While putting in place measures to minimize effects of the pandemic on its business, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will forge ahead with important transformational initiatives that will create a platform for medium- to long-term growth.

 

【Outline of Annual Review 2019】

Release date: Monday, June 15, 2020

・Japanese edition: https://www.ccbj-holdings.com/ir/library/annualreview.php

・English edition:  https://en.ccbj-holdings.com/ir/library/annualreview.php

Reviewed period: January – December 2019

 

【Key information covered in Annual Review 2019】

●Top Message

●Feature

Message from the CFO, Toward the expansion of our production capacity Our response to COVID-19, etc.

●Financial and Non-financial Highlights

●Business Overview Beverage BusinessHealthcare & Skincare Business

●CSV Initiatives Toward a World Without Waste, etc.

●Corporate Governance

●Financial Information

●Company Information

 

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Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Journey to a “New Normal” “New ways of working” by Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=813

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June 15, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Journey to a “New Normal”

“New ways of working” by Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

Accepting change with integrity, enriching knowledge through learning, and responding with agility

 

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by COVID-19. Also, we thank all those who continue to work tirelessly to prevent the spread of infections.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) decided to endorse new ways of working to respond to the “new normal” society that has been brought by COVID-19.

 

In 2019, we provided smart phones to all employees to realize “smart management”. This has enabled expense settlement and approval processes to be handled outside the office, which previously required employees coming to the office.  This has also advanced our telework program, which has been promoted since 2018, and facilitated diverse ways of working. These efforts helped us transition to working from home smoothly under the COVID-19 state of emergency. 

 

Even after the state of emergency was lifted on May 25, 2020, we will continue to encourage working from home for those who are able to do so. To further evolve the program, we are introducing “new ways of working” in which the company allows employees to work at the office no more than two days a week, as needed.

 

We will also continue the Super Flextime system with no core time limitations; promote paid leave for childcare; and provide babysitters, to accommodate the life style of every employee. In our journey to a “new normal”, we are making preparations to progressively introduce necessary systems, infrastructure, and processes and change culture and mindsets.

 

Our key initiatives include:

Work from home in principle, and allow office work no more than two days a week, as needed.

Maintain “safety first” as a general principle, and recommend staggered office hours and off-peak commuting

Require employees to wear masks at office, and provide continue provision of masks to frontline staff

Prohibit overseas business trips in general

Ban face-to-face meetings in principle for the time being, and hold on-line meetings when there are 5 or more attendees.

 

 

We will continuously improve the balance between employees’ safety and business continuity, while creating and advancing new ways of working, thereby fulfilling our mission, “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”.

 

【For reference】

●Together! CCBJI

Under the slogan, "Together! CCBJI -There are people waiting for us, every day”, we provide products and services that are essential to daily lives, and we make efforts to overcome these difficult times together with our customers and consumers.  To this end, we have set up special content in our official website to offer support plans for COVID-19 infection prevention and assist customers and consumers in the community.  https://www.ccbji.co.jp

 

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Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. donates part of sales to Kagawa Prefecture based on "Health Promotion Agreement" https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=816

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June 12, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. donates part of sales to Kagawa Prefecture based on "Health Promotion Agreement"

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) donated part of its sales proceeds of the foods for specified health use and foods with functional claims sold in Kagawa, based on its “Health Promotion Agreement” with the prefecture.

 

This initiative is implemented every year based on the "Health Promotion Agreement", which was concluded with Kagawa Prefecture in October 2017, and the donation was made for the third time this year. The donation has been utilized for the prefectural project related to promotion of measures against life-style related diseases, such as "My Challe Kagawa!", a Kagawa health point project to promote health while having fun. The donation for this year was finalized based on the annual sales volume from April 2019 to March 2020, and the payment has been completed on May 20.

 

Previously, we used to visit the Kagawa Prefectural Office to carry out a donation certificate presentation ceremony, however, from the perspective of preventing the spread of COVID-19, we didn't do it this year. 

 

Under our corporate philosophy to “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating values”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business to the challenges that regions are faced with, and continue to seek for collaboration with all our partners.

 

 

●Donation summary

 Donation amount  590,521 JPY

  ・ Period: April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 (1 year)

 

 Target products   6 SKUs  7 packages

  ・ Foods for specified health use:

    Karada Sukoyaka Cha W                   350ml, 1.05L PET bottle

    Coca-Cola Plus                        470ml PET bottle

    Ayataka Tokusencha                     500ml PET bottle

  ・ Foods with functional claims:

    Karada Meguri Cha Advance           410ml PET bottle

    Sokenbicha Kenkosozai No Mugicha        600ml PET bottle

    Aquarius S-Body                      500ml PET bottle

  

 

●Donation certificate

◆Mr. Atsushi Toki, General Manager of Health and Welfare Department, Kagawa Prefecture

 

【Reference】

 About Kagawa health point project, "My Challe Kagawa!"

 "Kagawa health point project" for citizens of Kagawa Prefecture

 Everyday health challenge! My Challe Kagawa! The URL for the special website is as below.

 https://mychalle-kagawa.com/

 

 

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Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Antivirus/antibacterial film to be applied to vending machines https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=809

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June 11, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Antivirus/antibacterial film to be applied to vending machines

as Cola-Cola Bottlers Japan’s initiatives leading to customer safety and peace of mind

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by COVID-19. Also, we thank all those who are working tirelessly to prevent the spread of infections and ensure the health and safety of our local communities.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) will start applying antivirus /antibacterial treatment to its vending machines with RIKEGUARD® V, an antivirus/antibacterial film developed by RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION (Headquarters in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & COO Kazuaki Tokiwa) from the middle of June. We plan to complete the initial rollout of this protective film to cover various consumer touchpoints on approximately 30,000 vending machines during the summer, our peak season.

 

Image: Film-applied selection buttons

 

Image: Film-applied dispensing slot (flapper)

 

RIKEGUARD® V is certified by SIAA for its antivirus /antibacterial properties. The film has high antivirus performance, which reduces the number of particular viruses on the surface of the film by 99.99%. Also, it has a high antibacterial performance that suppresses the growth of bacteria on the film surface to less than 1/100 of conventional products (Note). We decided to use this film because it is uniquely flexible and transparent, and is suitable for sticking on the product selection buttons of a vending machine. We will use RIKEGUARD V for vending machine product selection buttons and dispensing slot covers to make them more virus and bacteria resistant. We plan to complete the introduction of this treatment on approximately 30,000 vending machines located in highly public facilities such as shopping centers, public transportation hubs, hospitals, and welfare institutions.

 

We will continuously work on measures to increase safety and peace-of-mind for our customers and consumers.

 

Note : There are rigorous requirements to be met to acquire SIAA certification for anti-virus and anti-bacterial claims.

 

「SIAA」sticker image

 

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Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0900
New Hiroshima Plant starts operations today https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=806

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June 1, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Recovery from 2018 flooding in Western

Japan New Hiroshima Plant starts operations today

Introducing the latest manufacturing technology

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter "CCBJI") marked the start of operations of its new Hiroshima manufacturing facility today in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture, to replace the flood-damaged Hongo Plant, also located in Mihara City.  The Hongo Plant was shut down after sustaining severe damage due to the heavy rain and flooding in Western Japan in July 2018.

The new Hiroshima Plant is the first new manufacturing facility constructed by CCBJI since the Ebino Plant was completed in 2005 in Ebino City, Miyazaki Prefecture, and will play a key role in product supply in the Chugoku/Shikoku region of Japan. The construction of a completely new plant allows the company to streamline production and process management by automating the manufacturing lines and introducing the latest IoT technologies. Initially two new high-speed aseptic manufacturing lines* producing small and large PET beverages are being introduced. Line 1, which started operations today, has a filling speed of 900 bottles-per-minute, which is about 1.5 times the filling speed of the manufacturing lines at the former Hongo Plant.  * Line No.2 is planning to operations third quarter.

Hiroshima factory tour facilities are under development and scheduled to open this autumn.

After the flooding disaster, we quickly moved to acquire land for a new plant in Mihara City, four kilometers south of the disaster-hit Hongo Plant, and successfully completed the construction of a brand-new plant as planned in less than two years’ time thanks to the effort of all those involved. CCBJI is committed to supporting the recovery and development of the local area community through its investment in the new Hiroshima Plant.  We hope it will be a symbol of recovery not only for our employees, but also the local community, and it will ensure we continue to deliver safe, secure, and much-loved products including Coca-Cola to everyone.    

 

    

▲External appearance of Hiroshima Plant                                                   ▲Manufacturing lines in Hiroshima Plant

 

■ Comments from Bruce Herbert, Executive Officer, Head of Supply Chain Management (SCM), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

We have successfully completed construction of the new Hiroshima Plant, which replaces the flood-damaged Hongo Plant in Mihara City. In building the new Hiroshima Plant, we had the dual missions of recovering from natural disaster and enhancing our manufacturing capacity with industry-leading technology and innovation. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those who participated in the project and brought us to this moment of recovery and renewal. I believe that this plant, together with the Hongo automated warehouse which started operations in April, will enable us to ensure a stable supply of products to the Chugoku/Shikoku area and renew our commitment to developing and growing together in this important region.

 

【Overview of Hiroshima Plant】

■Name: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant

■Location: Soujou, Numatanishi-cho, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

■Manufacturing line: 2 aseptic lines*1

■Completed construction in: June 2020

■Land area: 89,420 sq. meters

■Total floor area: 55,330 sq. meters

■Manufacturing capacity: 900 bottles a minute

■Manufacturing items: Tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, sports drinks, fruit juice drinks, etc.

■Investment amount: approx. 26 billion yen

*1 Only Line No.1 is currently in operation. Line No.2 is planning to operations third quarter.

 

【Reference】

The Hongo Plant was completed in 1973 as the main manufacturing facility of the former Sanyo Coca-Cola Bottling.

 

The Hongo Plant was flooded during the heavy rains that struck the western Japan in July 2018. As the water rose to a height of up to 2.5 meters within the plant, the three manufacturing lines at the Hongo Plant were forced to shut down.

 

 

In October 2019, we acquired an unused factory site from Sharp Corporation which was also located in Mihara City, and started construction of a new plant.

 

 

In April 2020, we resumed operations of the large automated warehouse within the premises of the old Hongo Plant.

 

 

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Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Support for Saitama Prefecture's food pantry activities! Free provision of Coca-Cola products to food drive hosted by Saitama Pref. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=797

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May 21, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Support for Saitama Prefecture's food pantry activities!
Free provision of Coca-Cola products to food drive hosted by Saitama Pref.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is working on various community revitalization initiatives in response to the ever-changing social environment amid the spread of COVID-19, with the top priority on the health of all stakeholders.

Under the influence of the social change associated with the spread of the new coronavirus, such as school closures, self-isolation, and reduced contact with people, the number of children who cannot eat well is increasing, and efforts by local people to distribute food (food pantry) to families in need of food are spreading. Amid such circumstances, CCBJI worked with Saitama Prefecture on community support to consider how we can collaborate on provision of food for the food pantry, and provided today, May 21, about 4,700 bottles of Coca-Cola products for free of charge. The products will be distributed for free to those who are in need of food through the Saitama Food Pantry Network (a network organization run by a food pantry governing body in the prefecture).

In January, 2020, CCBJI concluded the "Collaboration agreement to support places for children including children's cafeteria" with Saitama Prefecture and the Saitama Prefecture Council of Social Welfare. We are glad to have been able to collaborate with the local government through this collaboration agreement.

Under our corporate philosophy to “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating values”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business to the challenges that regions are faced with, and continue to seek for collaboration with all our partners.

 

[Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to Saitama Food Pantry Network through Saitama Prefecture]

・"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Saitama Design              2,100 bottles
・ "Sokenbicha" Healthy Grain Blend 440ml PET bottle 1,200 bottles  
・ "Georgia  Kaoru Café Latte" 370ml bottle-can           720 bottles
・ "Aquarius ORS" 500mlPET bottle                             720 bottles                Total: about 4,700 bottles

 

From left: Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of Chiba/Saitama District Sales Division, Kanto Area Sales, CCBJI; Tatsuya Yamazaki, Welfare Dept. Manager, Saitama Prefecture

 

Staff receiving Coca-Cola products

 

<Reference>

■ On January 20, 2020, CCBJI concludes "Agreement on cooperation to support places for children including children's cafeteria"

https://www.ccbji.co.jp/event/information017/

 

■Special page for COVID-19 measures on CCBJI website

https://www.ccbji.co.jp/business/together/

 

 

 

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Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Support for those who work in the frontline to prevent the spread of COVID-19; Coca-Cola products are provided free of charge to 16 public health centers etc. across Chiba Prefecture through the Prefectural Government https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=795

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May 15, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Support for those who work in the frontline to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Coca-Cola products are provided free of charge to 16 public health centers etc. across Chiba Prefecture through the Prefectural Government

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is working on various community revitalization initiatives in response to the ever-changing social environment amid the spread of COVID-19, with the top priority on the health of all stakeholders.

 

As part of such efforts, CCBJI considered local support to see what we can do for those who work in the frontline to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in collaboration with Chiba Prefecture, and as a result we provided 230 cases of Coca-Cola products free of charge on May 13 (Wednesday). The products will be distributed free of charge to 16 public health centers etc. across Chiba Prefecture through the Prefectural Government.

 

[Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to Chiba Prefectural Government]

・”Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Olympic Design: 70 cases

・”Real Gold Dragon Boost”: 50 cases

・”Sokenbicha”: 50 cases

・"Georgia Kaoru Café Latte": 30 cases

・"Aquarius ORS”: 30 cases

 

Mr. Takahashi, Chiba Prefecture Olympic and Paralympic Games Bureau Chief / Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of CCBJI Chiba/Saitama District Sales Division, Kanto Area Sales

 

Product delivery

 

Under our corporate philosophy to “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating values”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business to the challenges that regions are faced with, and continue to seek for collaboration with all our partners.

 

 

■Special page for COVID-19 infection measures on Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan HP https://en.ccbji.co.jp/business/together/

 

 

 

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Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Support for medical/welfare/nursery professionals through comprehensive collaboration agreement; Coca-Cola products are provided free of charge to Abiko City, Chiba https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=791

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May 15, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Support for medical/welfare/nursery professionals through comprehensive collaboration agreement

Coca-Cola products are provided free of charge to Abiko City, Chiba

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is working on various community revitalization initiatives in response to the ever-changing social environment amid the spread of COVID-19, with the top priority on the health of all stakeholders.

 

As part of such efforts, CCBJI discussed with Abiko City to see what we can do for the professions who work to help the citizens every day, and as a result we provided 3,000 bottles and cans of Coca-Cola products free of charge on May 15 (Friday). The products will be distributed to medical professionals and the workers of welfare and nursery centers in Abiko City through medical institutions.

 

CCBJI signed an Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration for better services for its citizens and community revitalization with Abiko City in October 2019 and we are pleased that we can work together through the agreement.

 

[Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to Abiko City]

Date: May 15 (Friday)

Offered to: Abiko City Hall

Donations: 1,500 bottles of "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Chiba Design

    1,500 cans of "Real Gold Dragon Boost", a total of 3,000

 

 

Under our corporate philosophy to “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating values”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business to the challenges that regions are faced with, and continue to seek for collaboration with all our partners.

 

 

■Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Abiko City (Japanese) https://www.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=649

■Special page for COVID-19 infection measures on Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan HP https://en.ccbji.co.jp/business/together/

 

 

 

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Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Supports medical personnel through a comprehensive collaboration agreement; Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=787

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May 14, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Supports medical personnel through a comprehensive collaboration agreement
Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is working on various community revitalization initiatives in response to the ever-changing social environment amid the spread of COVID-19, with the top priority on the health of all stakeholders.

 

Given this circumstance, CCBJI provided 3,000 bottles and cans of Coca-Cola products free of charge on May 13, after the discussion with Kimitsu City on the support of medical personnel reviewing any possible cooperation. The products will be distributed to medical personnel in Kimitsu City.

 

CCBJI signed an Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration for better services for its citizens and community revitalization with Kimitsu City in January 2020 and we are pleased that we can work together through the agreement.

 

[Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to Kimitsu City]

-1,500 bottles of "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Chiba Design

-1,500 cans of "Real Gold Dragon Boost", a total of 3,000

 

From the left, Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of Chiba/Saitama District Sales, Kanto Area Sales; Kimitsu City Mayor Hiroko Ishii

 

Under our corporate philosophy to “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating values”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business to the challenges that regions are faced with, and continue to seek for collaboration with all our partners.

 

<Reference>

■Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Kimitsu City https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=692

■Special page for COVID-19 infection measures on Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan HP https://en.ccbji.co.jp/business/together/

 

 

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Thu, 14 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2020 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/785.pdf Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Revision of Full-Year 2020 Earnings and Dividend Forecast https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/784.pdf Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Notice on the application to delist CCBJH's common stock for trading on Fukuoka Stock Exchange https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/783.pdf Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Supports medical personnel through a comprehensive collaboration agreement Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to medical institutions in Honjo City through Honjo Kodama Medical Association https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=779

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May 11, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Supports medical personnel through a comprehensive collaboration agreement
Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to medical institutions in Honjo City
through Honjo Kodama Medical Association

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is working on various community revitalization initiatives in response to the ever-changing social environment amid the spread of COVID-19, with the top priority on the health of all stakeholders.

 

Given this circumstance, CCBJI provided 3,000 bottles and cans of Coca-Cola products free of charge on May 11 (Monday), after our sales representative who was consulted by Honjo City on the support of medical personnel reviewing any possible cooperation.

 

The said products will be distributed to medical institutions in Honjo City through Honjo Kodama Medical Association.

 

[Coca-Cola products provided free of charge to medical institutions in Honjo City through Honjo Kodama Medical Association]

Date: May 11 (Mon)

Offered to: Honjo City Hall

Gift: 1,500 bottles of "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Saitama Design

   1,500 cans of "Real Gold Dragon Boost", a total of 3,000

 

 

Under our corporate philosophy to “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating values”, CCBJI will remain committed to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and provide solutions through our business to the challenges that regions are faced with, and continue to seek for collaboration with all our partners.

 

<Reference>

■On signing of Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture  https://www.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=590

■Special page for COVID-19 infection measures on Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan HP  https://www.ccbji.co.jp/

 

 

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Mon, 11 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900
- Together we will overcome - “Together! There are people waiting for us” Delivering happy moments to everyone https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=776

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May 7, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 - Together we will overcome - “Together! There are people waiting for us”
Delivering happy moments to everyone

 

Our deepest sympathies go out to those who have been affected by COVID-19. And it is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank all those working tirelessly to stop the spread of infections even at this very moment.

 

As COVID-19 continues to spread, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is taking comprehensive measures to deliver essential products and services to consumers and customers, with the safety and health of our employees working on the front lines as a top priority.

 

Coca-Cola has been loved by people around the world since it came to life in 1886, and we are pleased to celebrate the 134th birthday of Coca-Cola on May 8, thanks to the continuing love and support for this enduring brand. This is a special day for us, as we reflect on the spirit of our beginnings, and we renew our hopes for an early end to the spread of COVID-19, working as one to overcome these challenging times. Our mission is to deliver happy moments to everyone, while creating value, and we are making every effort to provide a safe and secure supply of beverages as a preferred partner of our customers and in our local communities.

 

*We now have a special page on our website for actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to support customers and communities. https://www.ccbji.co.jp/

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 07 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900
First time in Japan! Vending machines supporting international academic wireless LAN "eduroam" installed in city parks in Kyoto https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=777

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May 1, 2020

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First time in Japan!

Vending machines supporting international academic wireless LAN "eduroam" installed in city parks in Kyoto

Collaboration with Kyoto University and National Institute of Informatics

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”), in the undertaking of installing vending machines with limitless type Wi-Fi which had been entrusted through a public offering made by Kyoto City (City Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa), installed vending machines supporting the international academic wireless LAN roaming infrastructure service  “eduroam”, which is provided by the National Institute of Informatics (located in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Director General Masaru Kitsuregawa), an information system research institution, with technical cooperation from the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University (located in Kyoto City; Director Yasuo Okabe). The vending machines were installed in 10 parks which are under the jurisdiction of Kyoto City Construction Bureau.

 

"eduroam" is an academic Wi-Fi LAN service for education and research used by researchers, students and others who belong to universities, research laboratories, etc. Once users register to the service, free connections will be available. It is currently used in 106 countries and regions around the world. By installing the Japan's first eduroam-supported vending machines in parks in Kyoto City and enhancing eduroam access points, CCBJI will help improve the convenience of students and researchers around the world who visit Japan for academic conferences, study abroad programs, or travels. In addition, the increase in environments with an access to "eduroam" will provide school officials and students who can't go to schools due to the novel coronavirus outbreak a wider choice of network environments to learn in the same way as in schools.

Under its mission of delivering happy moments to everyone and creating value which is upheld as the corporate philosophy, CCBJI will continue to expand installation of its vending machines in a bid to back up initiatives for creating attractive towns.

 

■ Outline of "eduroam"

"eduroam" is an international mechanism to provide network roaming access which realizes mutual use of campus wireless LANs among elementary, secondary, and higher education institutions and research institutions. GÉANT, an education research network operator in Europe, undertakes the development and operation of eduroam, and in Japan, the National Institute of Informatics (NII) runs it under the name of "eduroam JP" for higher education institutions including universities and research institutions. NII engages in the institution enrollment procedure, as well as provides supports to create connection environments (IdP/SP). Currently (as of April 1, 2020), 282 institutions in Japan and 106 countries (regions) worldwide participate in eduroam.

* Local 24 Inc. provides network access as a connection environment (SP) related to this project. (https://www.local24.co.jp)

 

■"eduroam" installation place:

Kodaiji Park, Funaokayama Park, Ponto-cho Park, Maruyama Park, Shinkyogoku Park, Takaragaike Park North Garden, Higashi Shiokoji Park, Nijo Park, Okazaki Park, and Higashiyama Sancho Park

 

▲ Vending machine in Maruyama Park

 

● If you are interested in installing vending machines supporting "eduroam", please contact us from the link below.

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/business/

 

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Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Enjoy easy-to-make “Home Mocktails”and stay happy at home! Introduction of alcohol-free drinks “Mocktails” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=774

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April 30, 2020

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Enjoy easy-to-make “Home Mocktails”and stay happy at home!

Introduction of alcohol-free drinks “Mocktails”

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is taking every possible approach in response to the ever-changing social environment amid the spread of COVID-19, with the top priority on the health of all stakeholders.

Many people are now requested to work from home and have less occasions to enjoy eating and drinking with friends and colleagues, putting a hold on a number of things everyday.  Under such circumstances, virtual homecoming visits during the Golden Week are recommended, and "remote drinking parties" via teleconference systems are becoming a new boom.

To support these activities, we would like to introduce “Home Mocktails” as a new way to enjoy non-alcoholic, festive-looking “Mocktails” that are usually served at bars and restaurants and enjoyed by all, including those who don’t drink alcohol or must drive home.  As mixed drinks with an extra touch, Mocktails can be cooking partners for those who usually eat out but are currently taking on a challenge of making home meals or for those who want to spice up a “remote drinking party”.  Home Mocktails are easy to prepare at home and make everyone happy.  For recipes, please visit our official website.  ※ 1

You don't even have to go out because all the drinks you need to make a glass of Mocktail are available on-line. Take advantage of this opportunity and shop on-line. ※ 2

Under our corporate philosophy of delivering happy moments to everyone while creating value, we will provide services and information that are useful for people through our core business.

 

 

■ Examples of Home Mocktails

 

 

 

 

■ About Mocktail

 

With its fruity flavors and fancy look, Mocktails have been popular in London to enjoy non-alcoholic drinks! There is a rapidly increasing number of restaurants who carry Mocktails as a way to offer special drinks even for non-drinkers and drivers to enjoy.

With its fruity flavors and fancy look, Mocktails have been popular in London to enjoy non-alcoholic drinks! There is a rapidly increasing number of restaurants who carry Mocktails as a way to offer special drinks even for non-drinkers and drivers to enjoy.

 

  

 

 

■※ 1 “ Do you know Mocktails?” Recommended video recipes are available on this site.

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/event/mocktails_movie/

 

■※2 Visit here for the recipes to enjoy more Mocktails and Coca-Cola products.

https://event.rakuten.co.jp/mc/cocacola_gateway/recipe/?l-id=sol_mc_ccjc_gateway_PC_recipe_moctail03_back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 30 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0900
-Creating Shared Value with Communities- Expanding donations to Food Bank organizations to support local communities during COVID-19 impact https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=769

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Apr 30, 2020

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-Creating Shared Value with Communities-

Expanding donations to Food Bank organizations to support local communities during COVID-19 impact

 

Since 2016, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has partnered with Second Harvest Japan (member of Alliance of Japan Food Banks), which is Japan’s first Food Bank organization, and the All-Japan Food Bank Association to donate beverage products to those in need.  In 2019, we delivered approximately 10,000 cases of beverages to various social welfare facilities through 22 Food Bank organizations in cities across Japan.  

 

Due to the spread of COVID-19 infection, schools have closed, events are canceled, and many people are asked to work from home. These changes in our lifestyles in order to reduce contact with people can have a significant effect on children’s lives. In response, CCBJI has taken prompt action to support communities in need during this challenging time by expanding our product donation program. We have agreed to donate 4,153 cases (76,422 individual beverages) to facilities such as children’s cafeterias and children’s centers via 16 Food Bank organizations in 11 prefectures in our sales territory.

 

During this outbreak of COVID-19, the safety and health of our communities, supported by our frontline employees working daily to produce and supply essential goods and services is a priority.  Under our corporate philosophy to “Deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”, CCBJI remains committed to Creating Shared Value (CSV) and providing solutions through our business to the challenges facing our local communities.

 

CCBJI’s product donations to social welfare facilities and children’s cafeterias via Food Banks

Food Banks are organizations where stocks of food, typically basic provisions and non-perishable items, are supplied free of charge to people in need.  The Food Loss Reduction Promotion Act was enacted last year in Japan, and the activities of Food Banks are attracting more attention.

 

The number of children’s cafeterias is increasing due to changes in the home environment. Children’s cafeterias provide opportunities for children from different backgrounds and experiences to eat together, interact with others and receive instruction on proper nutrition.  In addition they contribute to the development of a society that respects diversity.  CCBJI actively supports these programs in the hope that our donations will help reduce food loss and contribute to resolving challenges in local communities. 

 

(Photo: Beverages delivered to Food Bank)

 

 

 

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Thu, 30 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Recovery from heavy rains in Western Japan Hongo Automated Warehouse Resumes Operation https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=767

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Apr 27, 2020

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Recovery from heavy rains in Western Japan Hongo Automated Warehouse Resumes Operation

Working towards stable supply by resuming operation of automated warehouse

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Monday, April 27 resumed operation of its Hongo automated warehouse (located in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture) after repairing major damage from the 2018 heavy rain and flooding in Western Japan and upgrading the facilities with the latest automation technology.   

 

The recovery of this large-scale warehouse facility, the tallest high-rise automated warehouse in Japan, is an important part of our ongoing “Project Shinsei” logistics network optimization efforts, and is key to the company’s product supply in the Chugoku/Shikoku region.  During the restoration, we overcame multiple technical hurdles, and with the cooperation of the Mihara City government, we were able to renew and improve this innovative automated warehouse.

 

Storage capacity of the warehouse is 12,000 pallets, unchanged from before the disaster.

 

▲ External appearance of new warehouse

 

■ Comments from Bruce Herbert, Executive Officer, Head of Supply Chain, CCBJI

We have successfully resumed operations at the Hongo automated warehouse, having overcome serious flooding damage. Together with this important milestone, our full recovery from the natural disasters of 2018 is nearly complete, as we make great progress on the construction of our new Hiroshima Plant to replace the flooded Hongo Plant.

In resuming operations at our Hongo logistics and distribution center, the recovery of the automated warehouse was our biggest challenge, and I would like to thank all those who contributed to the successful completion of this project. This facility will help us to ensure sufficient storage capacity and stable product supply in the important Chugoku/Shikoku region as we plan to start up operations at the new Hiroshima Plant later this year. 

With the new Hiroshima Plant that will be launched in June, we look forward to playing an even stronger role in the recovery and development of the Hiroshima Region. 

 

<Reference>

【Overview of CCBJI Hongo warehouse】

Storage volume of automated warehouse: 12,000 pallets

Floor stack warehouse: 10,000 pallets

 

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Mon, 27 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Ebino Plant Receives“Prime Minister's Award for the 2020 Greening Promotion Movement” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=761

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April 15, 2020

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Top-Ranking in Superior Factory Greening

“Prime Minister's Award for the 2020 Greening Promotion Movement”

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Ebino Plant, Miyazaki Prefecture

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. has been chosen to receive the " Prime Minister's Award for the 2020 Greening Promotion Movement " for its Ebino manufacturing plant in Miyazaki Prefecture. The company, hereafter “CCBJI”, is headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo and is led by Representative Director & President Calin Dragan.

This is the first time that one of our manufacturing plants has won this award.

 

▲Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Ebino Plant (Panoramic view)

 

◆Award Overview

Actively promoting the greening of factories and recognizing factories that have made significant achievements in improving the environment inside and outside of their factories.

 

◆Evaluation Points

The Ebino Plant started operations in October 2005, and established general open areas like a park and facilities to welcome visitors under the concept of “a park that is in harmony with the rich, natural environment and is open to the general public.”

The lawns and trees in the park are maintained in addition to a large flower garden of about 2.6 hectares in the center of the site, which is home to rapeseed flowers in the spring, sunflowers in the summer, and cosmos and seasonal flowers in the fall to attract visitors.

Because the plant uses groundwater from the watershed near ​​the plant, we have implemented an agreement with Ebino City and the local forestry association to implement forest conservation activities as part of Miyazaki Prefecture's “forest creation by companies” system since 2008. Since November 2014, the area covered by this activity has been significantly expanded from 5acres to 502acres, and approximately 100 employees, family members, and local volunteers’ plant, trim, and thin trees and maintain bamboo groves in the area every year.

We actively support the local community, such as allowing free use of open areas as a soccer field for local schools and providing community-event space, as well as organizing the “Sawayaka Summer School”, to enjoy activities surrounded by nature.
 
* An excerpt from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
URL: https://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/j/press/


 
◆Award Ceremony
There will be an announcement made at a later date.
* At the 14th “The Ceremony of award the MIDORI Prize” (hosted by the Cabinet Office), the “Prime Minister's Award for Greening Promotion Movement” was scheduled to be awarded, but was canceled due to the coronavirus situation. A separate award ceremony is being scheduled.


 
◆About the Award System for Excellence in Promoting Greenery at Factories
The award system for promotion of greenery at factories is based on The Plant Location Law, which recognizes factories, organizations and individuals who have made achievements in improving the environment inside and outside the plant by encouraging and promoting plant greening. The awards are given according to the amount of greening activity, and depending on the level of achievement, recipients can receive the “Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Chairman's Award”, “Economy and Industry Bureau Director’s Award”, “Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award” and “Prime Minister’s Award”.


* The organizers of each award are different
* An excerpt from the website of the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center
http://www.jpgreen.or.jp/koujyo/index.html
 
<Ebino Plant Awards>
October 2010
Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Chairman's Award
November 2014
 Recognized by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry for Excellent Green Plants
April 2020
Greening Promotion Movement
 
 
 
◆Comment from Representative Director & President Calin Dragan
We are very pleased to hear that the CCBJI Ebino Plant was selected for the “Prime Minister's Award for the 2020 Greening Promotion Movement”. The Ebino Plant began operations in 2005, and in March of the following year, started offering plant tours and opened the parkland to the general public. Of our 17 manufacturing plants, it is our southernmost plant. It is an important production and logistics base in the southern Kyushu area and is a park-based plant in harmony with the rich, natural environment. As a popular tourist facility in Miyazaki Prefecture, the plant and its park-like grounds attract 150,000 visitors annually, including 70,000 visitors for our plant tour. We will continue to fulfill our social responsibilities as a beverage maker by promoting plant greening and environmental preservation in collaboration with residents and providing safe and secure products and services essential to daily life.
 


◆Reference Data
【Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Ebino Plant Overview】

 

 

 

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Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Hakushu Plant New Line Starts Full Operation! Latest technology introduced to enhance manufacturing capacity https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=759

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April 10, 2020

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Hakushu Plant New Line Starts Full Operation! Latest technology introduced to enhance manufacturing capacity

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) began full-scale operation of a new production line at its Hakushu Plant (Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture).

 

Under a plan to launch seven new beverage filling lines from 2019 to 2020 in order to respond quickly to changes in the market environment and to meet the diverse needs of consumers and customers, CCBJI began operation of a new line at the Hakushu Plant, with the following characteristics:

 

① Adoption of environmentally-friendly EB (Electron Beam) sterilization system
The new line makes use of electron bean sterilization without the use of chemicals, which leads to a reduction in water usage of 400 tons per day compared to the previous system.

 

② CCBJI’s first label-less "I LOHAS natural mineral water” bottle, to simplify package sorting and recycling
For the first time, CCBJI is producing “I LOHAS natural mineral water” without labels※ to simplify sorting and recycling of packaging material after drinking. The package is made of 100% recycled PET material, which contains natural mineral water from Hakushu.

※Stick-on package label is omitted from label-less products subject to filling on and after April 1, upon revision of the ministerial ordinance for “the Act on the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources for labeling of PET Bottles*” announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on February 3, 2020.

 

Manufacturing “I LOHAS Tennensui” brand natural mineral water

 

“I LOHAS Tennensui” Label-less 

 

CCBJI will continue to systematically introduce new production capacity to establish a manufacturing supply system that can respond to changes in consumer preferences, and deliver safe and secure Coca-Cola products to the people in communities we serve.

 

[Comments from Bruce Herbert, Executive Officer, Head of Supply Chain (SCM), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.]

“Hakushu Plant has had the privilege of supplying safe and delicious “I LOHAS” brand products over the years, mainly to customers in the Kanto region, sourcing natural mineral water fostered by the nature of Kai-Komagatake. Furthermore, the Hakushu Plant has been operating while taking good care of nature by purchasing renewable energy and donating part of the sales from I LOHAS to organizations working on environmental conservation.
“By starting this new production line, we will not only offer customers more "I LOHAS" brand products, but also strive to operate in a more sustainable way, while creating shared value for local communities and the environment”.

 

<For reference>

[Overview of new production line at CCBJI Hakushu Plant]

Production capacity : 900BPM (Bottle per minute, the number of bottles manufactured per minute)
                               ※In the case of producing only small products

Production item : “I Lohas natural mineral water” etc.

Investment : Approx. 5.7 billion yen

External appearance of Hakushu Plant

 

New Hakushu line in operation

 

 

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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0900
As Part of Promotion of Diversity Management, Recruitment Process is Going Online This Year https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=758

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April 9, 2020

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As part of promotion of diversity management, recruitment process is going online this year

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is introducing a new approach in recruitment and going online to recruit  new graduates and mid-career talents.


We are switching the first and second in-person interviews to online, and ask candidates to come the office only for the final interviews so that they can see the atmosphere in our company.

 

We are embracing diverse values and ideas based on the CCBJI Group’s new corporate philosophy “Paint it RED!”, and promoting diversity management to develop cultures where every individual can take on new challenges. Taking also into account the following advantages that the online interviews can provide, we are starting online recruitment process to engage more diverse talents.


Recruitment this year will be proceeded following the process below.

 

<Online interview overview>

・ 1st interview: Recorded interview

・ 2nd interview: Online interview (Live)

・ Final interview: Face-to-face interview  ※Depending on the situation of the novel coronavirus infection,interviews may be conducted online.

 

Second interview

 

<Advantages>

・ It reduces burden of traveling on students who live far in Japan.

・ It enables recruiting students in overseas.

・ It reduces the costs of recruitment activities by eliminating traveling costs of personnel in HR.

 

We have always considered it as one of our important corporate management strategies.


We will continue to build and maintain an open and welcoming workplace environment that embraces the diverse individual traits of each and every member of our workforce. We also firmly believe that it is our responsibility to provide opportunities for all to perform the best of their ability, regardless of their gender, age, nationality, physical capacity, sexual orientation or any work-related constraints they may have due to personal reasons.


We intend to live up to the high governance standards expected from the winners of this prestigious award with an aspiration to promote diversity management even further as the driver of transformation, innovation and value creation as well as the enhancer of our competitiveness.

 

 

< Reference material>

 

【Initiatives to promote diversity management】

◆  Establishment of CCBJI group’s new corporate philosophy

CCBJI introduced a new corporate philosophy and related mission, vision and values that reflect input gathered from members of its workforce in employee engagement surveys and town-hall meetings as well as through other internal communication channels.

 

By setting a mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”, laying out a vision to win in the market by becoming the preferred partner of all customers, and defining a set of common values as the principles that guide employees in their everyday actions, CCBJI places great importance on learning, agility, having a results-oriented mindset and integrity.

 

◆  Formulation of an updated people strategy

CCBJI’s people strategy is organized under the key strategic pillars of Optimize, Acquire, Develop, Grow and Retain.  To support this strategy, CCBJI is implementing initiatives to build a diverse and inclusive workplace environment that offers opportunities for all employees to perform to the best of their ability and contribute to creating value. 

 

◆ Accelerated development of talent

The company adopted “Fast Track” approach to build an evaluation system that promotes and rewards employees at their own pace of development rather than a fully seniority-based system. This performance evaluation system serves as an engine to motivate employees to deliver results and make faster progress according to their individual career development plans and lifestyles.

 

◆  Efficiency improvements across functions drives results

CCBJI is accelerating its business transformation by introducing digital tools across the organization, including for customer management and performance tracking.  For example, in order to help drive better marketplace execution, salespeople are equipped with tablet-type salesforce automation tools that allow sharing of real-time account-level data and sales performance with other team members.

 

The ability to manage and share data remotely allows salespeople to go directly to the market and directly back home after work without spending time in office for routine desk work. This efficient work style helps to more evenly balance the workload across teams and allows for more time to respond to pressing business needs.

 

Sales teams have been able to increase the average number of contacts with new and existing customers per day, while reducing total average working hours per day by 13.48%.  This improved efficiency is contributing to Company performance and also allows employees to maintain a healthier work-life balance.

 

◆  Building career opportunities and a working environment for employees with disabilities

CCBJI has created a dedicated team to recruit people with disabilities, which is staffed with coaching experts who can provide guidance to leverage employee’s strengths and encourage them as productive team members.

 

The company is also an active supporter of para-sports, and currently employs four competitive para-athletes.  Management considers appropriate work duties within a flexible schedule that allows sufficient time for physical and mental training for these top-level para-athletes to excel in their respective sports.  The company is committed to providing a career path to these para-athletes even after their sports careers have come to an end.    

 

◆  Promoting an open-minded corporate culture that welcomes different opinions across functions

Various functions across the company have introduced employee-incentive and award programs. For example, we have introduced a program called I-Card that encourages employees to submit ideas, no matter how small, to improve their working environment, reduce costs, improve efficiency, propose direct solutions to current business issues, promote cross-functional collaboration and improve the service quality and productivity of field operations.

 

In 2019, approximately 67,000 I-Cards were submitted by employees across the company, which clearly demonstrates how well this program has become embedded in the workplace and reflects an open-minded culture that welcomes different opinions and ideas regardless of who they come from.

 

 

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Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Hires deaf athlete (deaf track & field, high jump) Kazuhiro Takai (from Track & Field Club of Nippon Sport Science University) as athlete employee https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=743

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April 1, 2020

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Hires deaf athlete (deaf track & field, high jump) Kazuhiro Takai (from Track & Field Club of Nippon Sport Science University) as athlete employee

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on April 1 hired Kazuhiro Takai, who is active in deaf track and field/high jump, as an athlete employee.

 

Takai is a promising athlete who won the championship in the 15th Japan Deaf Athletics Championships which was held in 2018, and came 9th in the 1st World Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships subsequently held in 2019. He aims to play in the Deaflympics which will be held in Brasilia, Brazil in 2021. We hope our employees are inspired and further solidify a sense of unity by seeing their colleague Takagi doing the very best and taking on a challenge in the championships.

 

This is the first employment based on the "Comprehensive Agreement on Support for the Disabled" concluded in November last year between Nippon Sport Science University and CCBJI. 

 

Positioning promotion of diversity & inclusion an important management strategy, CCBJI will continue to respect diversity of each and every employee to provide opportunities for all to perform the best of their ability, regardless of their gender, age, nationality, physical capacity, sexual orientation or any work-related constraints they may have due to personal reasons. CCBJI will also continue to contribute to further promotion of sports by creating an environment in which athlete employees can be devoted to the games with peace of mind.

 

[Profile of Kazuhiro Takai]

 

■Employed by: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Benefit Inc.

(Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Group)

■Type of sports: Deaf track and field; High Jump (impaired hearing)

■ Hometown: Maibara City, Shiga Prefecture

■ Education: Shiga Rouwa Gakko → Nippon Sports Science University

■ Date of Birth: June 7, 1997 (22 years old)

■ Major achievements:

2015; Winner of the 52nd National Deaf School Athletics Championships (190cm) ※ 3 consecutive titles

2016; 6th place in the 3rd World Deaf Athletics Championships (185cm)

2018; Winner of the 15th Japan Deaf Athletics Championships (180cm)

2019; 9th place in the 1st World Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships (180cm)

 

[Takai's comments]

I have learned many things since I started playing track and field in the first year of high school. Thanks to the daily hard trainings which I endured under the tough environment during my 4 years in the university, my perseverance and communication skill were improved, and the fact that I was able to continue playing field and track earned me confidence and became a major asset for me.

I will not forget the feelings of "appreciation for everything and everyone including those who have supported me," and will work so that I will be able to steadily improve my record in Asian and World Championships, aiming to play in the Deaflympics in 2021.

And as an employee of CCBJI, which I joined, I will act with self-awareness and responsibility, to make efforts to become an athlete who is supported by everyone.

 

Photo: Japan Deaf Athletics Association

 

 

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Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/746.pdf Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Matters Related to Controlling Shareholders etc https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/739.pdf Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration Signed with Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=747

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March 26, 2020
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration Signed with Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture

Collaboration towards better services for citizens and community revitalization

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Thursday, March 26 signed a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture (Mayor: Hiroyasu Akiyama).


As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach, Kashiwa City is promoting efforts on “creating momentum for the Olympics for the citizens and building legacies for the next generation”. With the signing of this agreement, CCBJI and Kashiwa City, as partners, will work closely together through dialog to improve public services and drive the growth and development of the city. Furthermore, we will promote regional revitalization by fostering momentum in Tokyo 2020 and efforts to improve the life of the citizens in a wide range of fields.

 

Continuing to uphold “community-based” as the corporate philosophy, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machines, installed as part of the agreement (Left: Kashiwa Information Center, right: Kashiwa Station-front West Exit W Deck)

 

【Comments by Hiroyasu Akiyama, Mayor of Kashiwa City】

Not only serving as a host town for the British wheelchair tennis team, Kashiwa City was also selected as a city through which the torch relay will pass. And for the creation of momentum for the Olympics & Paralympic Games Tokyo, it has actively implemented citizens' exchange events with the Olympic athletes and the British wheelchair tennis team. Taking the conclusion of agreement with CCBJI as an opportunity, we will deepen mutual collaboration with CCBJI to work on the creation of momentum, community revitalization, and improvement of public service.

 

【Comments by Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of Chiba, Saitama Division, Kanto Area Sales, CCBJI】

I’m delighted that we have signed this agreement with Kashiwa City, our important customer, to collaborate for better public services and community revitalization. Kashiwa City is fostering momentum for the Olympics and creating legacies for the next generation, so we’d like to help the city deliver happy moments to its citizens by working together in various fields, including fostering momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic games by placing Coca-Cola’s torch relay commemorative vending machines in the city and through various events.

 

 

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Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=735

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March 23, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Collaboration towards better services for citizens and community revitalization

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) signed Monday, March 23 a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture (Mayor: Chikara Hariya).


Taking advantage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Koga City has been promoting “creation of momentum for the Olympics for the citizens and building legacies for the next generation”. With the signing of this agreement, CCBJI and the city, as partners, will work closely together through dialog for better public services for citizens and the growth and development of the city. Furthermore, CCBJI will drive forward regional revitalization by fostering momentum for the Olympics, working on efforts to improve the life of citizens in a wide range of fields, including education/people development, crime/disaster prevention, and health/sports.

 

Continuing to uphold “community-based” as the corporate philosophy, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

From the left, CCBJI East Japan Sales Ibaraki SC Manager Akihiro Saito, Koga City Mayor Chikara Hariya

 

【Comment from Chikara Hariya, Koga City Mayor】

Koga City has a part of the course for the torch relay on July 6 for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We would like to ask Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. for strong support to bring success to the torch relay event and build a momentum for the citizens. We hope to continue working together in varieties of areas, including sports events in the city and citizen’s health programs, to further activate the community. 

 

【Comment from Akihiro Saito, CCBJI East Japan Sales Ibaraki SC Manager】

I’m delighted that we have signed this agreement with Koga City, our important customer, to collaborate for better public services and community revitalization. Koga City is fostering momentum for the Olympics and creating legacies for the next generation, so we’d like to help the city deliver happy moments to citizens by working together in various fields, including fostering momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic games, sports, and crime/disaster prevention by placing Coca-Cola’s torch relay commemorative vending machines in the city and through various events.

 

 

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Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Sousa City, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=737

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March 19, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Sousa City, Chiba Prefecture

Collaboration towards better services for citizens and community revitalization

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Thursday, March 19 signed a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Sousa City, Chiba Prefecture (Mayor: Yasunori Ota).


As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach, Sousa-shi is promoting efforts on “creating momentum for the Olympics for the citizens and building legacies for the next generation”. With the signing of this agreement, CCBJI and Sousa City, as partners, will work closely together through dialog to improve public services and drive the growth and development of the city. Furthermore, we will promote regional revitalization by fostering momentum in Tokyo 2020, and promote efforts to improve the life of the citizens in a wide range of fields, including, education and people development, crime prevention and prevention, health and sports.

 

Continuing to uphold “community-based” as the corporate philosophy, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

Vending Machines installed as part of the comprehensive collaboration agreement. Left: JOC Olympic Support VM in Nosaka Office, Right: Coca-Cola Torch Relay Memorial VM in Sousa City Hall

 

【Comment by Yasunori Ota, Mayor of Sousa 】

I would like to express my respect for Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.’s proactive efforts to build momentum for the Olympics and Paralympics and on the related businesses in the time leading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We are also very honored to have signed this agreement to work with CCBJI to build momentum for the games. Our city will host "Tokyo 2020 Olympics Torch Relay" on July 2, and we are currently preparing for it.

By signing a continued and comprehensive partnership agreement, we hope to work together with CCBJI on various fields and businesses and further activate our city and improve our public services.

 

【Comments by Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of Chiba, Saitama Division, Kanto Area Sales, CCBJI】

I’m delighted that we have signed this agreement with Sousa City, our important customer, to collaborate for better public services and community revitalization.

Sousa City is fostering momentum for the Olympics and creating legacies for the next generation, so we’d like to help the city deliver happy moments to its citizens by working together in various fields, including fostering momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic games, sports, and crime/disaster prevention by placing Coca-Cola’s torch relay commemorative vending machines in the city and through various events.

 

 

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Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Selected for inclusion in “New Diversity Management Selection 100” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=727

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March 16, 2020

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CCBJI selected for inclusion in “New Diversity Management Selection 100”!

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo and led by Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has been selected for inclusion in “New Diversity Management Selection 100”, a program sponsored by the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) with an aim to expand the number of enterprises that promote diversity by recognizing examples of outstanding achievements and advanced approaches toward diversity management.

 

CCBJI was established in April 2017 as a result of a series of mergers of multiple regional Coca-Cola bottling companies in Japan. Since its inception, CCBJI has consistently promoted the importance of diversity and inclusion in its workforce by fostering a corporate culture that respects diverse values and ideas, and encourages  employees to create value by taking up new challenges and leveraging their own unique contributions.  

 

Outlined below are CCBJI’s primary diversity management initiatives that led to this award.

 

【Initiatives to promote diversity management】

◆  Establishment of CCBJI group’s new corporate philosophy

CCBJI introduced a new corporate philosophy and related mission, vision and values that reflect input gathered from members of its workforce in employee engagement surveys and town-hall meetings as well as through other internal communication channels.

By setting a mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value”, laying out a vision to win in the market by becoming the preferred partner of all customers, and defining a set of common values as the principles that guide employees in their everyday actions, CCBJI places great importance on learning, agility, having a results-oriented mindset and integrity.

 

◆  Formulation of an updated people strategy

CCBJI’s people strategy is organized under the key strategic pillars of Optimize, Acquire, Develop, Grow and Retain.  To support this strategy, CCBJI is implementing initiatives to build a diverse and inclusive workplace environment that offers opportunities for all employees to perform to the best of their ability and contribute to creating value. 

 

◆ Accelerated development of talent

The company adopted “Fast Track” approach to build an evaluation system that promotes and rewards employees at their own pace of development rather than a fully seniority-based system. This performance evaluation system serves as an engine to motivate employees to deliver results and make faster progress according to their individual career development plans and lifestyles.

 

◆  Efficiency improvements across functions drives results

CCBJI is accelerating its business transformation by introducing digital tools across the organization, including for customer management and performance tracking.  For example, in order to help drive better marketplace execution, salespeople are equipped with tablet-type salesforce automation tools that allow sharing of real-time account-level data and sales performance with other team members.

The ability to manage and share data remotely allows salespeople to go directly to the market and directly back home after work without spending time in office for routine desk work. This efficient work style helps to more evenly balance the workload across teams and allows for more time to respond to pressing business needs.

Sales teams have been able to increase the average number of contacts with new and existing customers per day, while reducing total average working hours per day by 13.48%.  This improved efficiency is contributing to Company performance and also allows employees to maintain a healthier work-life balance.

 

◆  Building career opportunities and a working environment for employees with disabilities

CCBJI has created a dedicated team to recruit people with disabilities, which is staffed with coaching experts who can provide guidance to leverage employee’s strengths and encourage them as productive team members.

The company is also an active supporter of para-sports, and currently employs four competitive para-athletes.  Management considers appropriate work duties within a flexible schedule that allows sufficient time for physical and mental training for these top-level para-athletes to excel in their respective sports.  The company is committed to providing a career path to these para-athletes even after their sports careers have come to an end.    

 

◆  Promoting an open-minded corporate culture that welcomes different opinions across functions

Various functions across the company have introduced employee-incentive and award programs. For example, we have introduced a program called I-Card that encourages employees to submit ideas, no matter how small, to improve their working environment, reduce costs, improve efficiency, propose direct solutions to current business issues, promote cross-functional collaboration and improve the service quality and productivity of field operations.

In 2019, approximately 67,000 I-Cards were submitted by employees across the company, which clearly demonstrates how well this program has become embedded in the workplace and reflects an open-minded culture that welcomes different opinions and ideas regardless of who they come from.

 

【Comment from Representative Director & President Calin Dragan】

I am very pleased that CCBJI has been selected as part of the “New Diversity Management Selection 100” program.  To me, promoting diversity and inclusion should not be considered a special achievement. Rather, it is a requirement for any enterprise to achieve sustainable growth.  As such, we have always considered it as one of our most important priorities.

We will continue to foster an open and welcoming workplace environment that embraces the diverse individual traits of each and every member of our workforce.  We firmly believe it is our responsibility to provide opportunities for all to perform to the best of their abilities, regardless of gender, age, nationality, physical capacity, sexual orientation or any work-related constraints they may have due to personal reasons.

We intend to live up to the high standards expected from recipients of this award, and we will continue to promote diversity management as a driver of transformation, innovation and value creation that enhances our competitiveness in the marketplace and as an employer of choice.

 

 

From the left, Calin Dragan, Representative Director and President;Maki Kado, Executive Officer, Head of Business Transformation

 

 

【What is New Diversity Management Selection 100?】

 

In 2012, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) introduced a program named &ldq Mon, 16 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Initiatives to promote diversity & inclusion to provide equal opportunities for LGBT workers Announcement of Revisions to Internal policies (Employment Regulations, etc.) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=722

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March 5, 2020

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Initiatives to promote diversity & inclusion to provide equal opportunities for LGBT workers

Announcement of Revisions to Internal policies (Employment Regulations, etc.)

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has introduced revised internal guidelines (employment regulations, etc.) in order to provide a more inclusive working environment and equal opportunities across our diverse workforce.

 

Revisions include an amendment to the definition of spouse to include same-sex partners of employees, and cover a wide range of policies such as special paid leave, family support, procedures for leaves of absence, etc. We have introduced new company-wide e-learning content to all employees (17,562 people) and manager training (1,263 people) to raise awareness of these policy updates and to promote a more inclusive working environment for all employees. These revisions were effective as of January 1, 2020.

 

In October 2019, our LGBT-related initiatives received a “Gold” ranking in our first application to be recognized in the “PRIDE INDEX 2019” program, which is an assessment by the “work with Pride” organization.

 

We regard the promotion of diversity and inclusion as an important business challenge and we respect the diversity of our workforce in order to provide a working environment that allows all employees to leverage their full potential, regardless of gender, age, disability, nationality or sexual orientation. We believe this is an important element of our ongoing business transformation to create shared value and raise our overall competitiveness.

 

 

 

 

[Reference documents]

 

■What is work with Pride?

A voluntary organization that supports the promotion of diversity management for LGBT employees in companies and other organizations. wwP was launched in 2012 when IBM Japan and International NGO Human Rights Watch organized joint seminars to support LGBT employees. Later, a certified NPO organization “good aging yells” and a certified NPO organization “Nijiiro Diversity” joined them.  Every year wwP organizes an Executive Committee composed of different companies, with good aging yells serving as secretariat. This year marks their 3rd year of operations.

 

●Official site: https://workwithpride.jp

●Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/workwithprideinjapan

 

■What is PRIDE INDEX?

“PRIDE INDEX” is the first index in Japan to assess companies’ LGBT-related initiatives.  wwP named it “PRIDE INDEX “ to recognize workplaces where LGBT people can work with pride.  Companies are selected and assessed based on the following 5 indices, and rated “Gold”, “Silver” and “Bronze”.

① Policy: Action Declaration

② Representation: LGBT network

③ inspiration: Raising Awareness

④ Development: Human Resources Management Policy and Programs

⑤ Engagement/Empowerment: Social Responsibility and External Activities

●"PRIDE INDEX" website: https://workwithpride.jp/pride-i/

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Selected as “2020 Semi-Nadeshiko” brand as a listed company advancing the empowerment of women https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=724

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March 3, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

 

In recognition of our efforts for Diversity,

CCBJH selected as “2020 Semi-Nadeshiko” brand as a listed company advancing the empowerment of women

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) has been selected as a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” company for the second consecutive year under the “Nadeshiko Brand” program implemented jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Tokyo Stock Exchange to recognize companies that are making outstanding efforts in the promotion of active participation by women.

 

Our group actively employs women workers; provides flexible working arrangements such as telework; offers career support and training for women; and holds round-table talks and other mentoring opportunities with women directors and other management to change the employees’ behavior and mindset.  In addition, our active communication of these initiatives via website, CSV Report, and Recruitment Information Site were well-received.

 

Our group regards the promotion of diversity and inclusion as an important business challenge and respects the diversity of each employee so that we can provide opportunities for all employees to leverage their full potential, regardless of gender, age, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, thereby creating changes and innovations that lead to value creation and enhancing our competitiveness. 

 

【Target percentage of women employees at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings】

 

【What is Nadeshiko Brand?】

 

 

The “Nadeshiko Brand” program has been implemented since 2012 jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Tokyo Stock Exchange to select and announce such listed companies that are excellent in promoting active participation by women.

The "Nadeshiko Brand" introduces listed companies, who “promote the active participation by women”, to investors who value “mid/long-term corporate value improvement” as attractive companies to invest in, while accelerating such efforts among the companies.  

Semi-Nadeshiko Brands are selected as successful companies just below the Nadeshiko Brand selection criteria. To be qualified for “Semi Nadeshiko”, a company is required to have at least one female director, corporate auditor, or executive officer.

※ Data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

 

 

 

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Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Efforts for employees’ health management were recognized CCBJI recognized as 2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (White 500)! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=728

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March 2, 2020

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Efforts for employees’ health management were recognized
CCBJI recognized as 2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization
Recognition Program (White 500)!

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has been recognized in the Large Enterprise Category of the “2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (White 500)”.

 

Health & Productivity Management is a concept that recognizes employees’ health management as a strategic investment for the business instead of a cost. CCBJI has put in place initiatives for health management, including exercise programs and smoking prohibitions during business hours in what we call the “Sawayaka Challenge” in an attempt to maintain and improve employee health, and encourage all our employees to always put their health first as they perform business activities.

 

CCBJI will continue to adhere to our “Health Declaration”, and encourage work-style reform by creating workplaces that promote positive energy and good health.

 

[Certification key points and our past initiatives】

◆ Management philosophy, policies, organizational structure

In order to foster a corporate culture of "Health First", we have issued a Health Declaration both inside and outside the company. In addition, the President has been appointed “Chief of Health & Productivity Management”, and the Head of Human Resources to be “Health & Productivity Management Promotion Officer”.

We consider employees’ health management as an important responsibility of the company, and by working with the Health Insurance Association and our management team, we are trying to raise awareness of Health & Productivity Management across our business.

 

◆ Execution and promotion of systems and initiatives

In order to implement Health & Productivity Management company-wide and drive special initiatives, we have launched a program called “Sawayaka Challenge”.

 

<Example>

We have launched a CCBJI employee walking challenge using our “Coke ON” smartphone app * with a goal of walking 300,000 steps in a month. Incentives are offered based on the number of steps walked to encourage participation. 

An original video series made by athletes of the Coca-Cola Red Sparks Rugby Club, “Sawayaka Stretch”, is shared on internal social media to encourage employees to stretch and prevent work-related accidents.

 

 

 

We offer a smoking-cessation program for employees to consult a doctor remotely, and a total ban on smoking during working hours was introduced in January this year. We met various other requirements in addition to the above in order to be certified.

 

* Coke ON

"Coke ON" is an official Coca-Cola smartphone app which allows users to collect digital “stamps” to redeem for free drinks from Coca-Cola vending machines.  As of February, 2020, the number of consumer downloads of the app exceeded 17 million, and the app can be used in 330,000 compatible Coca-Cola vending machines across the country. Stamps can be obtained by purchasing beverages from a Coke ON enabled vending machine, participating in exclusive campaigns for Coke ON registered users, and using “Coke ON Walk”, which is a step-counting feature of the app that allows shoppers and consumers to collect stamps as they walk.

Coke ON app official website https://c.cocacola.co.jp/app/

Coke ON is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Health Declaration

 

 

【Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (White 500)】

“The Certified Health & Productivity Outstanding Entities Recogni Mon, 02 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kumamoto Plant’s New Warehouse Now in Operation https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=716

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February 28, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kumamoto Plant’s New Warehouse Now in Operation

Introducing the latest technology to enhance product storage

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Calin Dragan) completed the construction of a new warehouse equipped with the latest technology at the Kumamoto Plant (Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture) in February. Full-scale operation started on the 28th (Friday).

In order to quickly respond to a rapidly changing market environment and diversifying customer needs, we have been promoting the “Shinsei Project” since May 2016 with the aim of logistics optimization.

The new warehouse at the Kumamoto Plant is a large-scale logistics warehouse that serves as the base for product storage and supply in the Kyushu area as part of the Shinsei Project’s focus on strategic logistics reforms. This warehouse features innovative technology for storing products in about half the space of a conventional automated warehouse.

 

▲Exterior of new warehouse

 

■Message from Bruce Herbert, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Executive Officer and Head of SCM

We have finished building a state-of-the-art automated warehouse at the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Kumamoto Plant.  It is the 2nd logistics warehouse for our ongoing Shinsei Project, which promotes the strategic transformation of our logistics network. In March 2019, Kumamoto Plant began production of I LOHAS, mainly for consumers in the Kyushu area, using water sourced from the rich nature of Aso. Through this Kumamoto Plant and warehouse, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. is more committed than ever to contributing to the further recovery and development of Kumamoto.

 

<Reference materials>

【Overview of the new warehouse at the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kumamoto Plant】

Site area: 13824.123㎡ 

Building floor area: 5561.203㎡

Storage quantity: 12,500 pallets

Amount invested: About 2.3 billion yen

Completed: January 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/712.pdf Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and Takamatsu City hold signing ceremony for Comprehensive Agreement on Collaboration and Cooperation to revitalize the community, improve public services, and foster momentum for the Olympics/Paralympics https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=709

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February 20, 2020

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and Takamatsu City hold signing ceremony for Comprehensive Agreement on Collaboration and Cooperation to revitalize the community, improve public services, and foster momentum for the Olympics/Paralympics

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) and Takamatsu City (Mayor: Hideto Onishi) held a signing ceremony on Monday, February 17 for a Comprehensive Agreement on Collaboration and Cooperation at the 4th floor of Takamatsu City Hall. 

This agreement was signed for the city and CCBJI to respond quickly and precisely to various regional challenges, revitalize the community, improve public services, and foster momentum for the Olympics and Paralympics. In particular, the city and CCBJI will cooperate in six areas, namely: Sports and Culture Promotion, Environmental Conservation, Industrial Promotion, Tourism Promotion, Safe and Secure Community Development, and Other Efforts to Revitalize the Community and Improve Public Services. Through these efforts, CCBJI will be working on activities for the people and city of Takamatsu to make them even more energized.

Continuing to uphold “community-based” as the corporate philosophy, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

【Commemorative photo shooting】

 

 

From the left: Mr. Kazuya Sasaki, Director-General of the Citizen Policy Bureau; Mr. Hideto Onishi, Mayor of Takamatsu; Kazutaka Ikeda, Head of Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales; Toshishige Uno, Head of Shikoku District Division; Narutomo Ishimaru, Head of Shikoku District Sales; Satoru Ishida, Manager of Kagawa Sales Center

 

【Comment by Mr. Hideto Onishi, Mayor of Takamatsu】

I’m very pleased that we signed the Comprehensive Agreement on Collaboration and Cooperation with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan. I believe, in providing public services, it’s very important to collaborate and cooperate with businesses as they are engaged in various activities. Therefore, it’s really meaningful to sign this agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, and we’re delighted about it. We’d appreciate your cooperation in operating cultural and sports projects, and also in other various fields such as environmental measures, industrial and tourism promotion.

 

【Comment by Kazutaka Ikeda, Head of Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales, CCBJI】

We’re always working on how to contribute to the people in the region as one of our tasks. Therefore, we’re deeply grateful we signed the Comprehensive Agreement on Collaboration and Cooperation with Takamatsu City. As Mayor Onishi said, torchbearers will be running through the city of Takamatsu on April 19, and all sorts of preparations are already underway. So, please feel free to talk to us and make suggestions as we hopefully contribute to the health and well-being of the people of Takamatsu, even just a little. We’ll think and work together with you and appreciate your continued support.

 

 

 

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Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Futtsu City, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=706

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February 17, 2020
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Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Futtsu City, Chiba Prefecture

Collaboration towards better services for citizens and community revitalization

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Monday, February 17 concluded “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” with Futtsu City, Chiba Prefecture (City Mayor: Kyoichi Takahashi).


Futtsu City has been promoting actions for “creating momentum for the Olympics and building legacy to the next generation for the people of Futtsu City”. Through the signing of this agreement, Futtsu City and CCBJI will work closely together and communicate face to face with each other as partners to improve services for residents and drive growth and development of the city. Furthermore, we will promote regional revitalization by fostering momentum in Tokyo 2020, and promote efforts to improve the life of the citizens in a wide range of fields, including education, talent development, health and sports promotion, crime and disaster prevention.


Continuing to uphold “community-based” as the corporate philosophy, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

From the left; Mr. Yasushi Takahashi, Mayor of Futtsu City, and Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of Chiba/Saitama Division, Kanto Area Sales

 

【Comments by Mr. Yasushi Takahashi, Mayor of Futtsu City】
The route of the Torch Relay of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has been decided, and the it will go through the city of Futtsu. We are hoping to give runners a welcome that reminds them of Futtsu City and offer the route that they will not forget. By signing this agreement, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. and we work together to help runners and citizens spend a wonderful time that will forever remain in their hearts. In addition to our efforts on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, we will also continue to devise measures to bring happiness to our citizens. We are very excited to work with CCBJI for better public services in Futtsu City.

 

【Comments by Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of Chiba/Saitama Division, Kanto Area Sales, CCBJI】
I am glad that we made this agreement with Futtsu City, our important customer, to collaborate on community revitalization and improvement of public services.
Futtsu City is promoting actions for “creating momentum for the Olympics and building legacy to the next generation for the people of the city” as we host the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. We will install Coca-Cola Torch Relay Memorial VMs across Futtsu City and surrounding areas, and help create momentum for the Olympics and Paralympics. We hope that we can help Futtsu City deliver more happy moments to everyone in the city by working together in various fields, including sports promotion and crime and disaster prevention.

 

 

 

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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Introduction of New Stock-Based Compensation System https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/701.pdf Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2019 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/700.pdf Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0900 “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” concluded with Kazo City for improvement of public services and vitalization of communities https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=789

News Release

 

 

February  12, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

“Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” concluded with Kazo City
for improvement of public services and vitalization of communities

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Wednesday, February 12 concluded “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” with Kazo City, Saitama Prefecture (City Mayor: Ryoichi Ohashi).


Kazo City has been selected to be the Host Town of Republic of Colombia, and is working on “creating momentum for the Olympics for the citizens and building legacies for the next generation” as we host the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Through the signing of this agreement, Kazo City and CCBJI will work closely together and communicate face to face with each other as partners to improve services for residents and drive growth and development of the city. Furthermore, we will promote regional revitalization by fostering momentum in Tokyo 2020, and promote efforts to improve the life of the citizens in a wide range of fields, including childcare support, crime and disaster prevention, health, sports and social welfare.

Continuing to uphold “community-based” and “customer-centric” as the management principles, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

From left; CCBJI Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Inoue, Mayor of Kazo City Ryoichi Ohashi

 

【Comments by Ryoichi Ohashi, Mayor of Kazo City】 

As the Host Town of the Republic of Colombia, Kazo City has been involved in various projects including hosting pre-competition training camps of weight lifting and wresting teams and events for schools and local people to interact with Colombian athletes.

We are going to host a pre-competition training camp of Columbian teams in July, and the torch relay will go through the city of Kazo on July 8. Kazo City will take it as a great opportunity to create a city full of energy using the power of sports with everyone in the city. We are grateful to have concluded a comprehensive agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. as this will provide us great support to “create a city where young people gather together” through sports.

 

【Comments from CCBJI Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Inoue】

I am glad that we made this agreement with Kazo City, our important customer, to collaborate on community revitalization and improvement of public services.

Kazo City, which is a Host Town of Colombia, is working to further improve public services for citizens, and building momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and creating legacies of the era.
We will install JOC Olympic Support VMs and Torch Relay Memorial VMs in Kazo City, and help them revitalize the communities by providing support in various events that Kazo City hosts in order to create momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic games.
 

 

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Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0900
~"Smart management" enabled through IT adoption in driving operational efficiency~ Distribution of smartphones to all employees Thorough attendance & time management to promote work style reform https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=697

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February 10, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

~"Smart management" enabled through IT adoption in driving operational efficiency~
Distribution of smartphones to all employees
Thorough attendance & time management to promote work style reform~

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Calin Dragan; hereinafter “CCBJI”) is actively enabling digitization and implementing IT technology in a bid to create opportunities for employees to demonstrate their maximum capacity and to streamline operations. As part of this effort, CCBJI distributed smartphones to approximately 17,000 people of all employees in the company and the group in all business areas by the end of 2019, and started the operation in 2020.

Streamlining tasks with smartphone is one of the projects for creating a workplace that is easy to work in conjunction with human resources initiatives such as ensuring attendance and time management. Strengthening the foundation through IT has led to the realization of "smart management," which also leads to the promotion of work style reform. Based on the mid-term plan up to 2024 announced in August 2019 and the new corporate philosophy of Mission, Vision and Values, CCBJI aims to create a new corporate culture of continuous learning and to return to a growth path through this initiative.

 

[Things to be achieved through distribution of smartphone]

1. Complete day-to-day operations on a dedicated app, without starting up a PC.

           E.g.) Work attendance management

Manage attendance and apply for overtime in the app. Use of “Clock-in” app for arrival at/leaving from work and “Overtime” app for the application allows completion of work attendance entry without having to start up a PC even when directly going to/returning from the field. * The apps of “Clock-in” for work attendance management and “Overtime” for the application were developed by the employees in Business Systems of CCBJI. 

2. Simplify information gathering and enable interactive communications across the company.

    E.g.) Browsing of intra sites/internal SNS and entry of comments on smartphone

・Creation of an app of "WE NET" in-house communication tool which contains notices on operations and basic internal information enabled quick gathering of internal information even away from office and reduced the number of emails distributed throughout the company.

・Two-way communication across organizations is enabled by the use of internal SNS “Yammer” which allows for sending messages regardless of positions or locations.※2
 

3. Operate and develop apps to improve operational efficiency.

 CCBJI has implemented a system that allows completion of applications for reimbursement of expenses and approval for requests within one app. Reimbursement of expenses incurred on business trips etc. can be completed using the app on the spot. CCBJI is also collecting matters that might improve efficiency in various departments, including sales, plants and logistics, and moving forward in developing new apps. 

※ 1 Lent as a company mobile phone only, and private use is prohibited.

※ 2 Yammer is an app provided by Microsoft.

[Reference 1]

[Reference2]

 CCBJI received Award of Excellence in “2019 (37th) IT Awards” for its outstanding efforts and achievement in “business management innovation using IT” from Japan Institute of Information Technology.

A scene from the award ceremony on February 6, 2020 (in Tokyo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Total banning of smoking during business hours - Aiming to further improve the health of our employees - https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=689

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Jan. 27, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

- Aiming to further improve the health of our employees -

Total banning of smoking during business hours

Towards a company and society without passive smoking

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) started total banning of smoking during business hours in January 2020 with the aim to improve the health of its employees. Under the Health Declaration, we have introduced various programs to create an open workplace, such as "Sawayaka Style" to allow employees to dress casually; a work-out program "Sawayaka Challenge"; and "Quit Smoking Support Program" using ICT.* 
* ICT is an acronym for Information and Communication Technology. This technology enables telemedicine using tablets, etc.

 

With revisions to the Act on the Promotion of Health related to Passive Smoking on April 1, 2020, and the promotion of a "Tobacco-free Olympics” by the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo Olympic Games will reportedly ban smoking at all Olympic venues and premises during the Games, including heat-not-burn cigarettes. CCBJI strives to improve the health of our employees and create an even more comfortable work environment by implementing the "total ban on smoking during working hours” starting January 1, 2020 and encourages people to quit smoking. We will also continue to actively make work-style reforms to realize a workplace that allows each of our employees to develop their talent and work energetically in good health.

 

Total ban on smoking - Overview

1. No smoking during business hours (excluding lunch break)

・Heat-not-burn and e-cigarettes are also prohibited during business hours.

2. No smoking indoors

・The indoor smoking areas are moved outdoors

3. No smoking in company vehicles, regardless of business hours or breaks (some exceptions)

 

 

[Reference documents]

Other initiatives related to work-style reforms

■ Let’s try teleworking one straight week!

From November 2019 to January 2020, we set up a “Telework Week” each month to give employees a chance to work from home or satellite offices for one straight week. We strive to improve and firmly establish the already implemented telework system to realize comfortable commuting methods in preparation for transportation problems during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, as well as to ensure that business operations continue during emergencies. We also encourage the employees to make use of the flex time system during the period.

 

■ Volunteer leave

On January 1, 2020, we launched a volunteer leave system to support our employees to join social contribution activities for the reconstruction of disaster-stricken areas, social welfare programs, etc. Up to 5 working days per year can be used as special paid leave.

● Eligible activities

The following activities that take place in Japan

- Social welfare activities (charity, education, etc.)

- Disaster-stricken area reconstruction support activities (incl. disaster prevention activities)

- Cleaning/environmental conservation activities

- Sports events (company sponsored competitions only, such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, etc.)

 

 

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Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=692

News Release

 

January 23, 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration signed with Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture

Collaboration towards better services for citizens and community revitalization

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Thursday, January 23 signed an Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration with Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture (City Mayor: Hiroko Ishii).


Taking the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as an opportunity, the city is working on “fostering the Olympic momentum for its citizens and creating a legacy for the next generation.” By signing this agreement, Kimitsu City and CCBJI as partners will closely collaborate through discussions on better services for the citizens and community growth/development. Furthermore, the city and CCBJI will facilitate community revitalization by, for example, fostering the Olympic momentum and make efforts leading to a better life of the citizens in a wide range of fields, including education/people development, crime/disaster prevention, and health/sports.

 

Continuing to uphold “community-based” and “customer-centric” as the management principles, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

From the left, Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of Saitama/Chiba District Sales, Kanto Area Sales; Kimitsu City Mayor Hiroko Ishii

 

【Comment by Mayor Hiroko Ishii】

Kimitsu City has been getting ready for the torch relay of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 since its route was decided last year to pass through the city.  In addition, boccia player Hirose, who lives in the city, has been informally selected to represent Japan in the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, and we’d like to support him with the entire city. Within this context, we signed this collaboration agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. in an attempt to foster momentum towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and revitalize the community, as the company is working on events and campaigns in cooperation with local governments. I’m pleased to work with them to foster momentum towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 through this agreement.

 

【Comment by Tomohiro Ichikawa, Head of Saitama/Chiba District Sales, Kanto Area Sales】

I’m pleased that we signed this agreement with Kimitsu City we’re always working with and that we will be able to work together for better services for its citizens and community revitalization. The city, taking the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as an opportunity, is working on “fostering the Olympic momentum for its citizens and creating a legacy for the next generation”, and we’d like to help the city so that we can deliver happy, refreshing moments even more to the people of Kimitsu by fostering the Olympic and Paralympic momentum through our torch relay commemorative vending machines and various events and by collaborating with the city in a wide range of fields, including sports and crime/disaster prevention.

 

 

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0900
Notice on the renewal and subsequent abolition of Shareholder Benefit Program https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/683.pdf Mon, 16 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0900 First in Kashihara City! The first model of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine has been installed https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=690

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November 30, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

First in Kashihara City! The first model of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine has been installed

~ For promoting the Olympic spirit and serving as a trigger to motivate ~  more people to participate in sports and international exchanges ~

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo and headed by Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has completed the first installation of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine at Yamato-Yagi Station north square in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture, thanks to this municipality’s deep understanding and full support of this initiative.  

This installation aligns with the program proposed by Coca‑Cola (Japan) Company, Limited, which serves as Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Presenting Partner, to promote the deployment of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machines specifically in the municipalities included in the torch relay route for the purpose of further boosting the regional and nationwide mood in support of the torch relay events.

Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine features an original wrapping that displays the name of the municipality where this machine is installed, along with the date when the torch relay will take place in that part of the municipality. By displaying this set of information, this vending machine is designed to play an active role in notifying and reminding the local citizens when the torch will pass through their communities. 

Kashihara City is aiming to promote the Olympic Movement including the community-oriented activities to encourage its citizens to participate in international exchange, since the city registered as a host town of Kazakhstan and Ukraine. The installation of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine in this city has been realized through the municipality’s full support of the particular purpose this vending machine is expected to fulfill.

 

CCBJI hopes that this installation of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine will lead to further promoting the Olympic spirit and motivating more people to participate in sports and international exchange.

 

 

 

 

 

[Outline of installation]

Date: 11/30/2019 (Sat)

Location: Yamato-Yagi Station north square  (5-1-2, Naizencho, Kashihara City, Nara)

 

 

 

 

 

[Attachment for use as reference]

■Outline of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine

This is a specially designed vending machine featuring an original wrapping that displays the name of the municipality where it is installed, along with the date when the torch relay will pass through that municipality to notify and remind the people in those communities about this memorial event.

 

*Pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual color and design may vary.

 

 

 

 

■ Coca-Cola and Olympic and Paralympic Games

Coca-Cola has the longest continuous history of supporting the Olympic Games dating back to Amsterdam 1928, and will provide refreshments and special memories at Tokyo 2020 as a Worldwide Olympic Partner, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Presenting Partner, and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings earns ★★★★(four stars) in the overall rating https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=693

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November 19, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

 

Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings earns ★★★★(four stars) in the overall rating

Continues promoting people development under its new Mission, Vision and Values

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) is pleased to announce that it has earned a four-star rating in the 2019 overall rating of the Smart Work Management Survey that Nihon Keizai Shimbun has been conducting since 2017.

The survey, in its third year this year, formulates and assesses 19 metrics using questionnaires for businesses and consumers, as well as public data, in three areas - namely People Utilization Capability, Innovation, and Market Development Strengths, plus Business Foundation required for sustainable corporate development as a definition of initiatives to maximize organizational performance through, for example, the work style reform. In the overall assessment, CCBJH was rated “S” in People Utilization Capability, “A++” in Innovation, “S+” in Market Development Strengths, and “S” in Business Foundation; highly recognized in Market Development in particular. In the area of people utilization capability, CCBJH also won this year the Director General of Industrial and Labor Affairs Bureau ’s Award of the Disabled Employment Excellent Company Award hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.  CCBJH continues working on various initiatives.

CCBJH, under its people strategy based on new Mission, Vision and Values announced at the recent Earnings Presentation for the third quarter, is enhancing employees' capabilities and fostering a culture of aspiring, continuous learning with initiatives towards the work style reform.  As a total beverage company that comes close to the people’s lives and daily livings and delivers happy, refreshing moments in every occasion of lives, CCBJH is committed to consistently provide high level added value to consumers, customers, local communities and employees.

 

 

【For reference】

 

■About Nikkei’s Smart Work Management Survey and assessment method

Nihon Keizai Shimbun started in 2017 the Nikkei Smart Work Management survey to recognize companies with ongoing Smart Work initiatives as Japan’s new Excellent Companies. The Smart Work Management refers to business strategies that deliver diverse and flexible ways of working for the optimal use of people, create innovations and a good cycle of continuous development of new markets, and maximize the organizational productivity and performance. The survey consists of three areas of People Utilization Capability, Innovation, and Market Development Strengths, plus Business Foundation required for sustainable corporate development, and formulates and assesses 19 metrics using questionnaires for businesses and consumers, as well as public data.

*Source: The Nihon Keizai Shimbun

 

 

■About Mission, Vision and Values

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan’s new philosophy, “Mission, Vision, and Values”, is a new people strategy clarified in its Values as examples of observable behaviors such as learning, agility, result-orientation, and integrity, as well as Vision that is required to be the preferred partner of customers, with the aim of achieving the Mission to “deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Red Sparks Rugby Team Triumphant return and update by William Tupou, member of the Japan national team for Rugby World Cup 2019 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=671

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Nov. 19, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Red Sparks Rugby Team

Triumphant return and update by William Tupou, member of the Japan national team for Rugby World Cup 2019

 

 

William Tupou, a member of Coca-Cola Red Sparks, the rugby team of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan), visited Fukuoka Prefectural Office and Fukuoka City Hall in Fukuoka Prefecture where the rugby team is located, as well as our headquarters to report on "Rugby World Cup 2019,” which he participated in as a member of the Japan national team.

William played in the starting lineup in the two matches (against Russia and Scotland) of Rugby World Cup 2019, held from Sept. 20 for the first time in Asia, where he showed outstanding performance and contributed significantly to the national team. As a particularly memorable experience, William shed light on the behind-the-scenes details of the fierce battle against Scotland, which was to determine Japan’s advancement to the quarterfinals, in which he suffered a concussion and lost all memory up to the last 10 minutes of the game, but masterfully gave an offload pass while collapsing, which led to a try for the team.

He also expressed words of gratitude for the support of the Coca-Cola family for allowing him to play on the Japan national team and declared his resolve to reaffirm his responsibilities and continue to work hard for Coca-Cola Red Sparks to become “one team”.

Furthermore, Top Challenge League 2019 kicked off on Friday, Nov. 15. We hope you visit the games and support William Tupou and Coca-Cola Red Sparks on site.

 

 

【Photo】Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan HQ (Midtown Tower, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Promoting activities rooted in local communities to create a “World Without Waste” Participation by approximately 750 Employees of Coca-Cola Japan and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Cleanup Activity in 9 locations including Tsurigasaki Beach, Ichinomiya, Chosei-gun, Chiba Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=669

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November 19, 2019

Coca-Cola (Japan)., Co., Ltd.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

Promoting activities rooted in local communities to create a “World Without Waste”

Participation by approximately 750 Employees of Coca-Cola Japan and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan

Cleanup Activity in 9 locations including Tsurigasaki Beach, Ichinomiya, Chosei-gun, Chiba Prefecture

 

Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Jorge Garduño) and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, Inc., (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Calin Dragan) conducted cleanup activities in total of 9 locations across the country, including Tsurigasaki Beach, Ichinomiya, Chosei-gun, Chiba Prefecture, on November 18, 2019 with participation from employee volunteers.

At Tsurigasaki Beach, approximately 250 employees (150 from Coca-Cola Japan; 100 from Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan), including Coca-Cola Japan President Jorge Garduño, and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan president Calin Dragan) collected and sorted the equivalent of one 2 ton truck of garage while cleaning up roughly 1 km of the coast as part of the Coca-Cola system's effort to create a World without Waste.

 

 

 Activity Overview

■ Name: Coastal Cleanup Activity at Tsurigasaki Beach

■ Time & date: November 18, 2019, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

■ Location: Tsurigasaki Beach, Ichinomiya, Chosei-gun, Chiba Prefecture

■ Participants:

Coca-Cola Japan President Jorge Garduño

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan President Calin Dragan

Approx. 250 employees of the Coca-Cola system and affiliated companies.

*Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan conducted clean-up activities in total of 9 locations including Tsurigasaki Beach.

■ Description: Beach cleanup & garbage sorting

 

 

■ Comment from Coca-Cola Japan President Jorge Garduño

“First of all, I would like to express my condolences to the people affected by the typhoon. The Coca-Cola system is working on various activities toward creating a “World Without Waste.” One of the crucial pillars of “World Without Waste” is efforts with partners. I am very excited to participate in this big group of people today to carry out a cleanup activity. I am proud that we have made the biggest number ever in terms of participants for such a great opportunity to contribute to the community that we belong to as one Coca-Cola. I am glad to know that Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan is conducting the same type of clean-up activity in other 8 locations. I am sure that they are also in the same “high spirit” as we are now. As we strive to achieve 2030 goal, action starts with us in every aspect of our value chain. I hope today’s activity would become inspirational and an opportunity for you to sink in the spirit of WWW.”

 

■ Comment from Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan President Calin Dragan

“Let me say we are thinking of everyone who has been impacted by the recent typhoons and our hearts go out to all who have suffered losses. I am honored that we are joined today by Mayor Masaya Mabuchi of Ichinomiya-Cho. Also, thanks to Keisuke Fukuda of NPO greenbird for his participation today and long-term support. During times like these, we can demonstrate our collective power by standing together and reaching out to the communities we serve. I am delighted to take part in today’s coastal clean-up with business partner at Coca-Cola Japan, and our respective company management teams, plus lots of employees from both CCBJI and CCJC. Today we are engaging in clean-up and recovery efforts in seven different locations across Japan, including each of our CCBJI sales regions, and I am told we have approximately 750 employees participating across the country in total of 9 locations. This is a great demonstration of our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live and operate. And it gives me great joy to be able to do this together with all of you today.”

 

 

■ Comments from the participants

“Tsurigasaki Beach was a great location as an area to welcome visitors from all over the world in 2020. In fact, there was less dumped garbage than I imagined, and I could feel that how much people love and care about this place. We are working to create a “World Without Waste” every day, aiming to achieve that none of the bottles will flow into the sea. By participating in the cleanup activity with my co-workers, I realized that each one of us can take part to achieve the feature (a World Without Waste) even sooner with our daily action and better awareness.”

 

 

 

■ Initiatives of the Coca-Cola system in achieving the 2030 Packaging Vision

In January 2018, the Coca-Cola system in Japan announced its 2030 Packaging Vision, in line with the global plan of The Coca-Cola Company of the United States to build a World without Waste. In July 2019, new environmental goals were established to foster recycled use of packaging, with "Design," "Collect," and "Partner" as the three pillars of the drive.

In May 2019, Coca-Cola Japan announced it would be conducting a survey of waste flows from land into rivers jointly with the Nippon Foundation as a way of contributing to the promotion of proper collection and cyclical reuse of plastic resources in Japan.

In June 2019, Coca-Cola Japan announced a revamp of Hajime Ryokucha Ichinichi Ippon, a product jointly developed with Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. The product is sold in 100% recycled PET bottles made from raw materials generated through the recycling of post-consumer PET bottles collected from Seven & i Group stores. This initiative to use recycled PET bottles made 100% from PET bottles collected from stores of a specific retail group for products to be later sold via the same retail group is a world-first initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2019 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/661.pdf Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Notice for New Executive Officers https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/659.pdf Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0900 First in Tenri City, Nara Prefecture! The first model of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine has been installed https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=691

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November 1, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

First in Tenri City, Nara Prefecture! The first model of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine has been installed

~ For promoting the Olympic spirit and serving as a trigger to motivate ~

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo and headed by Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has completed the first installation of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine at CoFuFun in Tenri City, Nara Prefecture, thanks to this municipality’s deep understanding and full support of this initiative.  

This installation aligns with the program proposed by Coca‑Cola (Japan) Company, Limited, which serves as Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Presenting Partner, to promote the deployment of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machines specifically in the municipalities included in the torch relay route for the purpose of further boosting the regional and nationwide mood in support of the torch relay events.

Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine features an original wrapping that displays the name of the municipality where this machine is installed, along with the date when the torch relay will take place in that part of the municipality. By displaying this set of information, this vending machine is designed to play an active role in notifying and reminding the local citizens when the torch will pass through their communities. 

Tenri City is aiming to promote the Olympic Movement including the community-oriented activities to encourage its citizens to participate in international exchange, since the city registered as a host town of France and Egypt. The installation of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine in this city has been realized through the municipality’s full support of the particular purpose this vending machine is expected to fulfill.

 

CCBJI hopes that this installation of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine will lead to further promoting the Olympic spirit and motivating more people to participate in sports and international exchange.

 

 

 

 

 

[Outline of installation]

Date: 11/01/2019 (Fri)

Location:  Tenri City Hall South Square
          605, Kawaharajyo-cho, Tenri City, Nara
        
       CoFuFun, Tenri station square
       803, Kawaharajyo-cho, Tenri City, Nara


       Nishinagara sports park
       595, Nishinagara-cho, Tenri City, Nara

 

 

 

 

 

[Attachment for use as reference]

■Outline of Olympic Torch Relay Memorial vending machine

This is a specially designed vending machine featuring an original wrapping that displays the name of the municipality where it is installed, along with the date when the torch relay will pass through that municipality to notify and remind the people in those communities about this memorial event.

 

*Pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual color and design may vary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan wins the Director General’s Award of the Disabled Employment Excellent Company Award for the first year of Reiwa https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=655

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October 29, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan wins the Director General’s Award of the Disabled Employment Excellent Company Award for the first year of Reiwa

for its unique and remarkable efforts in disabled employment!

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) won the Director General of Industrial and Labor Affairs Bureau ’s Award of the Disabled Employment Excellent Company Award in which Tokyo selects and recognizes companies working on unique and remarkable efforts in disabled employment. 

The Disabled Employment Excellent Company Award is a program that selects and recognizes companies in Tokyo, among those meet the legal rate of disabled employment, that are actively working on skill development and better treatment for the disabled and making unique and remarkable efforts in disabled employment to create an environment in which people with disabilities can work energetically at their workplace.  The program has two awards; the Governor of Tokyo’s Award and the new Director General of Industrial and Labor Affairs Bureau’s Award started this fiscal year.  The selection committee recognized CCBJI’s engagement to become an "excellent company with dignity" as outstanding efforts for this fiscal year.

 

[CCBJI’s three unique and recognized initiatives]

  (1) Set-up of specialized section

 

By setting up a specialized section, dedicated staff provide continuous support from hiring through onboarding to create an environment where the disabled can work energetically.  CCBJI also arranges a workplace suitable for each person where they are actively engaged in a variety of areas, such as administrative work and light work, as part of workforce.
 

 (2) Support for para-athletes

 

Currently four employees of para-athletes are employed (targeting at ten), working on both the sport and work.  They have an opportunity to stay as employees even after they retire from the sports.

 (3) Proactive information dissemination

CCBJI disseminates information on how people with disabilities are active at work using its public relations magazine, in-house intranet, and social media, and provides in-house training to learn basic knowledge and improve understanding to create a culture where people with disabilities work comfortably. It also started initiatives to foster a sense of unity as peers working together, such as same new-hire training for disabled and non-disabled employees.

 

CCBJI Group continues its efforts to become a more competitive “excellent company with dignity”, creating transformation and innovation that lead to value creation by providing opportunities where all employees can fulfill their full potential regardless of their characteristics such as gender, age, disability, nationality, and sexual orientation by respecting the diversity of each and every employee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900
“Stone Monument Wrapped Vending Machine” in Muroto Haiko Aquarium https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=643

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October 16, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

〜Unique design that makes unprecedented history of school!〜

“Stone Monument Wrapped Vending Machine” in Muroto Haiko Aquarium

  Ceremony to unveil VM also hosted by aquarium!

 

 

On Friday, October 11, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) installed a vending machine wrapped in an unprecedented design of stone monument in “Muroto Haiko Aquarium” (Address: 533-2 Muroto Misaki-cho Muroto-shi, Manager; Motoki Wakatsuki). “Muroto Haiko Aquarium” also hosted a ceremony to unveil the vending machine on the same day.

 

 “Muroto Haiko Aquarium” wanted to do something to show that it was built after an elementary school as many visitors often asked, “was this aquarium an elementary school or jr. high school before?”. In order to address it, CCBJI has decided to install a vending machine.

 

The back and sides of “Stone Monument Wrapped Vending Machine” were painted like stone, and the name of “Shiina Elementary School” is placed on the back. The vending machine also carries the history from the opening of school in 1874 to the opening of “Muroto Haiko Aquarium” in 2018 on the left side and the school song on the right side. This is a unique vending machine with an original wrapping that you can’t find anywhere else. We hope that visitors of the aquarium, local people, and elementary school alumni enjoy this wrapped vending machine we installed as a monumental stone.    

 

Continuing to uphold “community-based” and “customer-centric” as the management principles, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

 

 

 

【Muroto Haiko Aquarium Manager Mr. Wakatsuki’s comments】

It was made possible to build an aquarium thanks to Shiina Elementary School that was here and we have fish to exhibit in water tanks thanks to Shiina Oshiki Association. “Muroto Haiko Aquarium” is a unique aquarium. We now even have a Stone Monument Wrapped Vending Machine installed, which answers the questions from visitors.    

 

I am grateful for the support and help of everyone in Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan. People say that this is the most unique stone monument in Japan, and I am very looking forward to our future.

 

【Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, Head of Kochi SC, Takada’s comments】

We are very glad that we could serve the needs of the local people by installing this Stone Monument Wrapped Vending Machine. We hope that “Muroto Haiko Aquarium” continues to be loved by the local people, receives visitors from other cities and countries as well and gets even more attention. That is the future of the aquarium we would like to see. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

【References】

【Information about Muroto Haiko Aquarium】

 “Muroto Haiko Aquarium” was, as its name says (“Haiko” means closing of a school), built by renovating closed Shiina public elementary school in former Muroto-shi in Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto-shi, Kochi Prefecture, and opened in April 2018.

 

This aquarium is operated by with “NPO Sea Turtle Association of Japan” that conducts biological researches of sea turtles by having full-time worker in Muroto-shi since 2003 and in cooperation with Fixed Net Association. “Muroto Haiko Aquarium” was built by using the facilities of “Shiina Elementary School” that has been closed and leveraging the relationships with people in fishery in order to continue researches in Muroto.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Announcement Regarding the Damage from 2019 Typhoon Hagibis https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/639.pdf Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900 ~"Road to 100" Aiming for healthy body even at age 100- Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.'s initiative for health management~ https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=641

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October 9, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

~"Road to 100" Aiming for healthy body even at age 100 ~

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.'s initiative for health management

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) launched "Sawayaka Style Part 2", an initiative for the CCBJI Group health management. 

CCBJI is working on to create a comfortable workplace for the employees, and implemented 3 initiatives in this April as part of "Sawayaka Style". In the "Sawayaka Style Part 2", CCBJI will implement an additional new program called "Sawayaka Challenge!!" This is a program intended for the employees with the aim of promoting each employee's self-sustaining health maintenance and enhancement through the unity of the company and the health insurance association under the concept that the employees themselves must be healthy to provide valuable product services that suit the needs and preferences of a broad range of generations, putting the top priority on health.

First, to promote exercise, we will implement the "Sawayaka Walk 2019" (Walking Event), an event utilizing the official Coca-Cola app "Coke ON" and the "Program to Promote Smoking Cessation".

Though maintenance and enhancement of employees' health with "Sawayaka Challenge!!", CCBJI will continue to come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and consistently provide high quality services and added value as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

 

■ "Sawayaka Challenge!!" "Exercise" Program

     Period: Oct 1 (Tue) to Oct 31 (Thu)

 

●About the exercise promotion program "Sawayaka walk 2019" ~ "Let's keep on walking; Health Walk ~

[Purpose]

・ We adopt "walking" to lightly exercise every day as a trigger to make a habit of exercising.

・ Creating a topic of conversation or fostering teamwork through participation in the event for the same purpose as colleagues.

[Contents]

・ We will hold the "Sawayaka Walk 2019" (Walk Event), which aims to make a habit of "10K steps per day".

・ We will hold an original walk campaign open for CCBJI Group employees only by utilizing the Coca-Cola's formal app, "Coke ON". "Coke ON" stamps will be given depending on the number of steps the employees take during the campaign.

 

 

■ "Sawayaka Challenge!!" Program to Promote Smoking Cessation

 

・ We're now enhancing the existing smoking cessation support program as preparation for adopting a new program using ICT* to enable employees to undergo diagnosis by doctor even if there is no smoking cessation clinic nearby.

※ICT is an acronym for Information and Communication Technology. This technology enables telemedicine using tablet, etc.

・ From January 1, 2020, we'll prohibit smoking in all areas during working hours!

 [Time slots when smoking is allowed]

  ・ Before starting to work, breaks, after finishing work

 

 

[Reference document]

 

● What is Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Health Declaration?

 

 

 

● What is Sawayaka Style?

 

A general term for activities to create environment where employees can work comfortably by welcoming and respecting diverse personalities and the positive way of thinking. Three measures were introduced based on "environmental considerations", "improvement in productivity", "creation of good workplace", and "trends in the world".

 

  ① Sawayaka Dress: New dress code is promoted for the purpose of creation of a comfortable workplace

  ② SAN Campaign: Creating a workplace with easy communication

  ③ Thank You Badge: Creating a workplace of recognition

 

 

About "Coke ON"

 

"Coke ON" is the official Coca-Cola smartphone app which is beneficial and convenient. Users can get a drink ticket worth one bottle of drink when collecting 15 stamps. The drink ticket can be exchanged with one bottle of Coca-Cola product, where the customer can choose a product they like.  As of October 1, 2019, the number of downloads recorded over 16 million, and the app can be used in 330,000 compatible vending machines across the country.

Stamps can be obtained by purchasing one product from a "Coke ON" compatible vending machine, and through many other ways including; by achieving pre-set target number of steps for a week, achieving the total target number of steps, or participating in app-limited campaigns.

Since the service was started in April 2016, we have been delivering the pleasure of drinking experience and the fun of "Coke ON" through sampling of products and by adding the "Coke On Walk" function, in which stamps are collected by walking. And, to expand the customers' range of selection in purchasing products, we have introduced the cashless payment functions "Coke ON Pay" and "Coke ON IC" sequentially. In June 2019, the new function "Coke On Camera" was added, allowing us to deliver more enjoyable services and functions.


Formal website of "Coke ON" app is here: https://c.cocacola.co.jp/app/
Coke ON is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Red Sparks, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan women’s hockey team, wins National Sports Festival, representing Hiroshima Prefecture, for seven consecutive years!! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=632

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October 3, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Red Sparks, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan women’s hockey team,

wins the National Sports Festival “Iki-iki Ibaraki Yume Kokutai 2019”,

representing Hiroshima Prefecture, for seven consecutive years!!

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is pleased to announce that its women’s hockey team Coca-Cola Red Sparks competed for Hiroshima Prefecture in the National Sports Festival “Iki-iki Ibaraki Yume Kokutai 2019” held in Ibaraki Prefecture from September, and won for seven consecutive years since 2013.

After winning the quarter-finals on Monday, September 30 and then the semi-finals as expected, Coca-Cola Red Sparks today played the final game, “Hiroshima Prefecture vs. Gifu Prefecture”, and made a great win with 1-0, aggressively attacking the opponent’s goal with its speed and tenaciousness.  Coca-Cola Red Sparks has been representing Hiroshima in women’s hockey in the National Sports Festival since 1996.

CCBJI operates the company sports "Coca-Cola Red Sparks Rugby Club (Men)" and "Coca-Cola Red Sparks Hockey Club (Women)". And the both teams not only deliver excitement to the local people through the games, but also create opportunities for the young people to exercise, improve their technical abilities, and communicate safer instruction methods through the sports clinic, in reference to CCBJI's corporate philosophy of "community-based". The teams actively participate in local events to help the local people to create a bright and vibrant community and a society in which everyone can live actively and healthily.

CCBJI will continue to create an environment to allow Coca-Cola Red Sparks’ members to focus on the sport to be qualified for Japan’s national team in the Tokyo 2020 Games, and work on not only daily business activities but also its sports activities under the corporate philosophy of "community-based".

■Awards ceremony for women’s hockey in the "Iki-iki Ibaraki Yume Kokutai 2019” on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Georgia Emerald Mountain 25th Anniversary x Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary Vending machine type Gundam appears at Fuji Grand Matsuyama https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=628

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October 1, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Emerald Mountain 25th Anniversary x Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary

Vending machine type Gundam appears at Fuji Gran Matsuyama

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) will set up a vending machine with the specs of the mobile suit from "Mobile Suit Gundam" for the period from Tuesday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 15 in Grand Dome on the first floor of Fuji Grand Matsuyama (located at 1-2-1 Miyanishi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime; President and COO: Hiroshi Yamaguchi).

The vending machine with the Gundam specs, which had been designed in the special collaboration of "Georgia Emerald Mountain Blend" celebrating its 25th anniversary since its release and the "Mobile Suit Gundam" celebrating its 40th anniversary since the broadcast of the TV animation started, not only sells the collab design cans of "Emerald Mountain Blend" x "Mobile Suit Gundam", but also sounds original voices created in collaboration with the famous words by the animation characters of Amuro and Char recorded specially for the vending machine when customers buy a product from the machine. The original sound includes "This is great! (the original line: This moves!)" and "Now, show me the performance of what is called the Emerald Mountain beans.(the original line: Now, show me the performance of what is called the mobile suits of the federal troops)".

There are 10 types of original voices in total, composed of five Amuro's and five Char's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Selected as a component of "DJSI Asia Pacific", a leading index for ESG investment, for 2nd consecutive year https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=626

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September 26, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

Selected as a component of "DJSI Asia Pacific", a leading index for ESG investment, for 2nd consecutive year

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) has been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (hereinafter “DJSI”) for the Asia Pacific region for 2nd consecutive year. DJSI is a world-renowned ESG (Environment, Society, and Governance) investment index. This year, the top 148 companies (of which 76 were from Japan) including CCBJH were selected out of approximately 600 major companies in the region.

 

DJSI is a stock index jointly developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices in the U.S., and RobecoSAM in Switzerland. It conducts detailed investigations targeting more than 3,500 major companies around the globe, in the three areas of Economy, Environment, and Society, to select companies that are highly sustainable. It is a global index for ESG investments and serves as the benchmark for selecting key investment targets. The appraisals serve as the standard in selecting key investment destinations as a global index for ESG investment.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. specified "THE ROUTE to Shard Value", CCBJH's initiatives in the areas of "Environment", "Society", and "Governance" and commitments toward Creating Shared Value (CSV) with society in the five-year mid-term plan "THE ROUTE to 2024", which was announced in August. The CCBJH Group will continue to position CSV as one of its most important management issues, further advance CSR in accordance with ISO26000, the international standard for social responsibility, and work to solve social issues through its business activities in line with the 3 pillars of "Health", "Environment", and "Community" to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

 

 

 

【Reference】 DJSI Website

http://www.sustainability-indices.com/

 

 

Reference Overview of "THE ROUTE to Shared Value"

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. on August 7, 2019 announced "THE ROUTE to Shard Value", CCBJH's initiatives in the areas of ESG and commitments toward Creating Shared Value (CSV) with society.

This includes a strong commitment to the new environmental targets "World Without Waste" announced by Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Ltd.  on July 12, 2019, and we aspire to become a model case for plastic resource recycling in the world by deepening collaboration with excellent resource recycling schemes in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0900
First in Nara! The ceremony to unveil the 1st crime and delinquency prevention support vending machine held! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=629

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September 19, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

First in Nara! The ceremony to unveil the 1st crime and delinquency prevention support vending machine held!

Designed by university student crime prevention volunteers.

Part of proceeds to be used for crime prevention!

 

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottler's Japan (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Kalin Dragan) held on September 19th the ceremony to unveil the Nara’s first “crime and delinquency prevention support vending machine” installed in the Higashiikoma campus of Tezukayama University in cooperation with “Applique Squadron! Nara Mamoritai”, a university students’ crime prevention volunteer group, the Community Safety Planning Section of the Nara Prefectural Police, and the Nara Crime Prevention Association.
Installed to raise an awareness of crime prevention in the prefecture, the "crime and delinquency prevention support vending machine" calls people’s attention to scams and ask for cooperation in a casual volunteer activity “watching while doing other things”. This support vending machine is characterized by special wrapping using pink and light blue as base colors designed by the members of “Applique Squadron! Nara Mamoritai”.
  Part of the proceeds from this machine will be donated to the Nara Prefectural Crime Prevention Association and used as a fund for their crime prevention activities. This is the first effort to support crime prevention activities through donation-collecting vending machine in Nara.
  Continuing to uphold “community-based” as the corporate philosophy, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

At the unveiling ceremony

 

 

 

 

【For reference】

“What is “Applique Squadron! Nara Mamoritai”?

 

"Applique Squadron! Nara Mamoritai” is a volunteer group established in 2010, consisting of university and junior college students who live in Nara or attend at schools in Nara.

The name of the organization was decided by founding members in hope that they could repair their hometown just like we sew on an “applique” to a torn dress. They wanted to ensure the town would never be torn again.

(Main activities)

・Hold regular meetings.

・ Participate in public relations/awareness-raising activities and various events organized by police stations.

・ Conduct volunteer activities related to crime prevention, traffic safety, and assistance for crime victims and others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and Marugame City, Kagawa Prefecture hold signing ceremony https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=645

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September 13, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and Marugame City, Kagawa Prefecture hold signing ceremony

for Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement toward fostering momentum for Olympics/Paralympics and revitalizing the community

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) and Marugame City, Kagawa Prefecture (Mayor: Masaharu Kaji) held a signing ceremony on Friday, September 13 for a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement at the Marugame City Hall for their further collaboration to revitalize the community through various events related to Olympic & Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (hereafter “Tokyo 2020”) .

The city is selected to host a pre-Olympic training camp of the Croatia national athletics team, and is working on fostering momentum for Tokyo 2020 through interaction with the country. With this agreement, CCBJI and Marugame City will be closely working and communicating together as partners to revitalize the community, providing beverages to countries and players participating in training camps for example.

Continuing to uphold “community-based” and “customer-centric” as the management principles, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

From the left, Marugame Mayor Kaji, CCBJI Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales Head Ikeda

 

 

From the left, Health and Welfare Manager Miyamoto, Living Environment Manager Koyama, Marugame Mayor Kaji,

Sales Head Ikeda, Division Head Uno, Sales Department Head Ishimaru

 

 

 

[Comment from Marugame Mayor Kaji]

 

We signed the comprehensive agreement today because we share the same desires - the city wants to foster momentum for sports with Tokyo 2020 as an opportunity, while Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan wants to liven up the Olympic momentum.  I hope the citizens of Marugame take this opportunity to familiarize themselves with sports. There will be a variety of events going on, and cooperation from Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan in those events will be greatly appreciated for us. We’d like to keep working together on something that will lead to the development of Marugame City, using your know-how and wisdom.

 

 

[Comment from Kazutaka Ikeda, Head of Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales]

 

With the comprehensive agreement signed today, we, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, will be able to help the city with many different events. I hope this will be a good opportunity to materialize our community-oriented principle and contribute to the city of Marugame. We’d like to promise our contribution and cooperation in various projects, working with Marugame City.  As the city particularly focuses on sports, we’d like to do something to liven up events together and make a contribution to the community, using Coca-Cola and Aquarius.

 

 

【Signing ceremony】

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0900
William Tupou, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan employee and Coca-Cola Red Sparks rugby player selected for Japan National Team to compete in the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=612

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August 29, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

William Tupou, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan employee and Coca-Cola Red Sparks rugby player selected for Japan National Team to compete in the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019!

 

 

William Tupou, a member of the Coca-Cola Red Sparks, the rugby club of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) was selected as a Japan national team player for the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019, which will start on Friday, September 20.

William Tupou played in the starting lineup in all three matches (against Fiji, Tonga, USA) of the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, held from Saturday, July 27 to Saturday, August 10, where he had great results which contributed to the victory of the Japan national team. Tupou was selected as a national team member for the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 based on the results from the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup and others.

CCBJI operates two company sports clubs, Coca-Cola Red Sparks men’s rugby and Coca-Cola Red Sparks women’s field hockey. Both teams not only deliver excitement to local communities by competing in their respective leagues, but also create opportunities for young people to exercise, improve their technical abilities, and learn through sports clinics and other community activities, in line with CCBJI’s community-based corporate philosophy. The teams actively participate in local events to help create a bright and vibrant community and a society in which everyone can live actively and healthily.

CCBJI will continue to create an environment where Tupou is able to concentrate on the games as a national team member for the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 while also managing his daily business activities and contributing to local communities through sports.

 

 

 

 

[Profile of William Tupou]

 

◆William Tupou

Born July 20, 1990

Height 190cm; Weight 102kg

Brisbane State High School (Australia)

Japan national team member; 8 caps (as of Aug 6)

Two years in the Western Force of Super Rugby (SR) from 2012

Came to Japan in 2014 and played for Hino Red Dolphins for 2 years.

Joined Coca Cola Red Sparks in 2016

Also played in Sun Wolves (SR) from 2017

 

 

[Greetings from President of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Calin Dragan]

Thank you for your continued support of the Coca-Cola Red Sparks, the rugby club of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. We are proud of William Tupou’s efforts and we are excited to cheer him on as a member of the Japan national rugby team during the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019.

 

Go Tupou! Go Team Japan!

 

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2019 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/606.pdf Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Loss due to impairment of goodwill and revision of Full-Year 2019 Forecast https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/605.pdf Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0900 “THE ROUTE to Shared Value” Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan announces CSV targets https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/604.pdf Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Certified with “L-boshi (2 stars)” as an excellent company under the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=608

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July 31, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Certified with “L-boshi (2 stars)” as an excellent company under the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation!

 

 

On Monday, July 8, 2019, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) obtained “L-boshi Certification (2 stars)” as an excellent company based on the ”Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace”. 

“L-boshi Certification” is a certification system based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation enacted on April 1, 2016. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare certifies excellent companies capable of promoting women's activities that have formulated and filed necessary action plans. The certification has been receiving much attention from many corporations in recent years.

At CCBJI, we have a policy on diversity based on our corporate philosophy “THE ROUTE”. In addition, we have established the Human Rights & Diversity Promotion Committee to promote diversity activities across the entire company under the title, DEAR. As an initiative to transform employee behavior and awareness, we are making efforts to create an environment that is easy for women to work in and promotes women’s participation, including training to support women's careers, training to support the balance between work and child-rearing, and organizing discussion sessions, etc.

As a result of these efforts, we fulfilled the four criteria of recruitment, continuous employment, working style such as work hours, and various career paths. Accordingly, we were certified with “2 stars,” the second level of “L-boshi” certification.

 

 

Reference

■ What is "L-boshi” certification

A system to certify companies in an excellent state concerning the empowerment of women, fulfilling the designated criteria based on the ”Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace” (hereinafter, “Act on Promotion of Women's Participation”).

Certification is granted based on the 5 criteria of recruitment, continuous employment, working style such as work hours, management ratio, and various career paths.

There are three stages of certification, and the number of items that meet the 5 criteria above determines the level of qualification that can be achieved.

・Meets 5 (all) criteria: Third level, "3 stars"

・Meets 3 to 4 criteria: Second level, "2 stars"

・Meets 1 or 2 criteria: First level, "1 star"

 

■ What is DEAR

The name of the diversity promotion activity in Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Group.

In order to promote diversity based on respect for human rights, we chose the "four-leaf clover” as the motif, representing the "right for people to live happily" and the group’s mission, “happy”.

CCBJI was selected as the 2019 “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” in recognition of our diversity initiatives as a listed company with excellent efforts to promote women's activities.

 

  

Diversity

Engagement

All

Respect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 26, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

“Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” concluded with Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture

Building momentum for Olympics and collaborating in various fields to improve public services

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Wednesday, July 24 concluded “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” with Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture (City Mayor: Shuichi Umeda). 

Kuki City takes advantage of opportunities from Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and is promoting activities to “build momentum towards the Olympics and legacies for the next generation for Kuki City residents”. With the signing of this agreement, CCBJI and Kuki City, as partners, will work closely together through dialog to provide better public services and develop and grow the city. We also promote activities to vitalize the city by building momentum for the Olympics and promoting efforts in various fields including sports, education and childcare support, and crime and disaster prevention for better lives of residents.  

Continuing to uphold “community-based” and “customer-centric” as the management principles, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

From left; CCBJI Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Inoue, Mayor of Kuki City Shuichi Umeda

 

Comments from Mayor of Kuki City Shuichi Umeda

We are very pleased to have signed an agreement on comprehensive collaboration on the day that marks a year to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. is involved in many events to build momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We are hopeful that our collaborations through this agreement will lead to vitalization of our city and various fields including sports, education and childcare support, and crime and disaster prevention.  

 

Comments from CCBJI Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Inoue

I am glad that we made a contract with our regular customer Kuki City to collaborate on community activation and improvement of public service. Kuki City takes advantage of opportunities from the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and is promoting activities to “build momentum towards the Olympics and legacies for the next generation”. CCBJI will deliver happy, refreshing moments to the citizens of Kuki City further by collaborating with Kuki City in various fields including health, sports, childcare, and other public services through launch of JOC Olympic Support Vending Machines and building of momentum towards the Olympic and Paralympic games.

 

【Congratulatory speech by guest: Seven & i Create Link Co., Ltd., Ario Washimiya Manager Takayuki Mori】

Congratulations on the agreement of comprehensive collaboration to Kuki City and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.. We have signed an agreement on comprehensive collaboration with Kuki City in the aim to promote sports and other various fields to improve services to the residents of Kuki City. Ario Washimiya has installed Coca-Cola’s vending machines according to the agreement. We are excited that we can take part in building momentum towards the Olympics through various events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0900
“Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” concluded with Soka City, Saitama Prefecture https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=597

News Release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 24, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

“Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” concluded with Soka City, Saitama Prefecture

Collaboration towards building of a city where residents can have healthy and more productive lives through sports

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on Friday, July 24 concluded “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” with Soka City, Saitama Prefecture (City Mayor: Masashi Asai).

Soka City has been registered as a host town of the Republic of Colombia for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, and is promoting exchanges with the Republic of Colombia to foster momentum for the competition. With the signing of this agreement, CCBJI and Soka City, as partners, will work closely together through dialog to develop a city where residents can live healthy and more productive lives through sports based on the Declaration of City that Promotes Sports and Health promoted by Soka City.

Continuing to uphold “community-based” and “customer-centric” as the management principles, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

From left; CCBJI Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Inoue, Mayor of Soka City Masashi Asai

 

【Comments from Mayor of Soka City Masashi Asai】

Today marks the day just one year before the opening of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Soka City will need to promote fostering of momentum for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 further since it has been decided that Soka City will host the pre-games training camp for the Republic of Colombia’s Paralympic swimming team and the torch relay for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will pass through the Soka City’s famous sightseeing spot “Soka Matsubara”.

 

In such circumstance, I feel that collaboration with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. will be variable for the city since it will allow us to carry out initiatives for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 that cannot be done by the city alone.

 

 

【Comments from CCBJI Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Inoue】

I am glad that we made a contract with our regular customer Soka City to collaborate on community activation and improvement of public service.

Soka City has been working on fostering of momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as the host town for the Republic of Colombia. And we would like to deliver happy, refreshing moments to the citizens of Soka City further by working together to build a city where residents can live healthy and more productive lives through sports based on the Soka City's Declaration of City that Promotes Sports and Health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Ecola Museum, a plant tour facility at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kyoto Plant, opens a new section! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=592

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July 22, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

A new section to provide visual experience of production process is completed!

Ecola Museum, a plant tour facility at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kyoto Plant, opens a new section!

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) in July 2019 built a new plant tour section at Ecola Museum, a plant tour facility in CCBJI Kyoto Plant (Kumiyama-cho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto), which provides visual experience of the production process.

Ecola Museum started providing a plant tour program in January 2005 so that visitors can enjoy learning about Kyoto Plant, which delivers safe and secure products to all customers. Since then, about 550,000 customers※ visited the facility. ※As of end of 2018

This time, for the purpose of making the plant tour even more enjoyable, CCBJI built a new section called “plant ball section” in the “Challenge zone”, where visitors can enjoy hands-on experience. It is composed of simplified graphics of the PET bottle production process and system devices made of parts such as gear wheels and belts. When you put a ball, it travels through various system devices, allowing you to visually experience the process of producing PET bottle products in an enjoyable manner. It is available to all those who visit the place to participate in the plant tour.

CCBJI values plant tour as an important place to have direct communications with all stakeholders including customers and local residents, and will continue to provide extensive plant tour programs.

Plant ball section  

Provides an enjoyable way for visitors to visually experience of the process of producing PET bottle products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/586.pdf Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0900 One year since the damage from heavy rain and flooding in Western Japan Construction work started on two production lines at new Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=583

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July 2, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

All,

 

 

One year since the damage from heavy rain and flooding in Western Japan

Construction work started on two production lines at new Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato Ward, Tokyo; Representative Director and President Calin Dragan, hereinafter “CCBJI”) held a ceremony to pray for the safety of the planned new Hiroshima Plant  (Nutanishichosojo, Mihara-City, Hiroshima Prefecture) on June 21 and started full scale construction at the site of the new plant.

It has been one year since heavy rains and flooding in Western Japan caused severe damage and shut down operations of three production lines and an adjacent automatic warehouse at our Hongo Plant (Mihara-City, Hiroshima).  Since then, distribution capability has been recovered, and we are making steady progress toward the recovery of manufacturing capacity by Spring of 2020, with the decision to relocate the damaged facilities in the same city.

Two aseptic production lines are being installed in the new Hiroshima Plant to meet recently growing consumer demand, with a plan to supply products mainly in western Japan centered around the Chugoku and Shikoku regions.

CCBJI will continue to progressively introduce new production capacity to ensure a manufacturing supply structure capable of meeting changing consumer tastes, and deliver high-quality Coca-Cola products to people in the communities we serve.

 

【Hiroshima Plant Safety Ceremony】

Date:June 21, 2019 (Fri) 

Place:Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant (Mihara-City, Hiroshima)

 

Hiroshima Plant completion image

 

【Overview of Hiroshima Plant】

■Name:Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant

■Location:Nutanishichosojo, Mihara-City, Hiroshima Prefecture

■Manufacturing line: 2 aseptic lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Issuing new “CSV Report 2019”! For the achievement of CSV (Creating Shared Value) ~Initiatives on ESG (environment, society, governance) that align with SDGs~ https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=584

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June 28, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

 

Issuing new “CSV Report 2019”!

For the achievement of CSV (Creating Shared Value)

~Initiatives on ESG (environment, society, governance) that align with SDGs

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; headed by Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJH”) has announced that it has complied its initiatives that align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a document issued as the new CSV Report 2019 and disclosed it in its official website (https://www.ccbji.co.jp/csv/doc.php) on Friday, June 28.  

CCBJH believes that the company is responsible of addressing the social issues as its business grows larger in scale. The United Nations positions corporate organizations (i.e. companies) as one of the key entities that should take actions towards resolving the social issues to achieve the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” established in 2015. CCBJH Group perceives “CSV (Creating Shared Value)” as a key driver of its business management and is promoting group-wide actions to contribute to the realization of sustainable future.

The report focuses on 3 priorities; “Health”, “Environment”, “Community” that are particularly relevant to CCBJH’s business activities, as well as on 5 other important aspects: “Customer Satisfaction”, “Quality assurance”, “Ethics & Compliance”, “Risk Management”, and “Respect of Human Rights and Job Satisfaction”.

 

CVS Report 2019 features

  1. In order to help a wider range of stakeholders to gain a full understanding of the initiatives set forth by the CCBJH Group, the report has been formatted to cover all the initiatives with consideration to keep the description of each initiative concise with minimum required information.
  2. While reflecting CCBJH Group’s determination to incorporate into its corporate management the concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV) that the group has developed in accordance with the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” defined in the United Nations, CVS Report 2019 places special emphasis on introducing the initiatives mainly focused on “Health”, “Environment”, and “Community” that CCBJH Group is promoting as high-priority areas.   

 

CSV Report 2019 Overview

Date of public disclosure

Friday, June 28, 2019

URL

Japanese version:  

https://www.ccbji.co.jp/csv/doc.php

English version:  

https://en.ccbji.co.jp/csv/doc.php

Effective period

January 2018 to December 2018

Others

The digest version is scheduled to be issued on Friday, July 31, 2019, both in printed form (booklet) and in digital form posted on CCBJH’s official website

CSV Report 2019 key contents

 ●Corporate philosophy ”THE ROUTE”

 ●Message from top management

 ●CCBJH Group’s CSV (Creating Shared Value)

 ●CSV action reports

・CSV priority issue “Health”

・CSV priority issue “Environment” 

First in Kansai! More convenience for international visitors!

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Installed a Vending Machine Accepting ALIPAY and WeChat Pay!!

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) installed a vending machine that accepts QR code smartphone payment using ALIPAY and WeChat Pay in EDION’s Namba main store (in Chuo-ku, Osaka) newly opened on June 7, 2019 to enhance the convenience of Chinese and other international visitors to Japan.  ALIPAY and WeChat Pay have the largest shares in China’s mobile payment market.     

 

The vending machine has a special built-in terminal and, in addition to ALIPAY and WeChat Pay, also accepts LINE Pay that has more than 30 million registered users in Japan.   Customers can use their electric money by scanning a QR code shown on the terminal using their smartphones. The machine is compatible with the "Coke ON" smartphone app, which exceeded 14 million downloads *, to provide domestic customers with "Buy", "Drink", and "Enjoy" experiences as before.  *As of April 2019

 

CCBJI aims to enhance the convenience for ever increasing international visitors to Japan by installing the machine in EDION’s Namba main store, a new landmark in the Osaka/Namba area where is particularly popular with international visitors in Kansai.  In addition, CCBJI strives to further increase the value of its vending machines, expanding services for customers in Japan by adding new cashless payment options. 

 

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【Reference】

【ALIPAY】

ALIPAY is one of the world’s largest mobile and online payment platforms, provided by Ant Financial Services Group, an Alibaba Group’s affiliate. It offers payment services for Chinese over 50 countries and regions in the world, with over one billion active users including global partners. ALIPAY supports safe and easy shopping experience by providing optimal information for tourists visiting Japan and applying favorable exchange rates.  In early 2019, the number of participating stores in Japan exceeded 300,000. 

 

【WeChat Pay】

WeChat Pay is a mobile payment service in WeChat, the most popular communication app in China provided by Tencent, a Chinese IT company.  One million stores in China and 7,000 businesses in Japan participate in the service, with more than 800 million active users a month.

 

【LINE Pay】

LINE Pay is a mobile remittance/payment service that allows users easily to transfer money each other and make payments at participating services and stores through the LINE communication app used by more than 80 million people in Japan. Aiming for a new payment infrastructure in the mobile era, the company launched the service for users all over the world on December 16, 2014. It has more than 32 million registered users in Japan.

 

【Coke ON】

Coke ON is a new digital marketing service using Bluetooth compatible vending machines "Smartphone Vending Machines" TM and a dedicated smartphone app "Coke ON".  Customers earn a stamp every time they buy a drink on a "Smartphone Vending Machine" TM with "Coke ON" connection.  It delivers a royalty program to award them with a product when 15 stamps are earned, product sampling, and contents using celebrities.  It provides a new service to customers in their "Buy", "Drink", and "Enjoy" occasions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0900
CCBJI hired Haruki Masanari who is an athlete in track & field and javelin as an athlete-employee through “Asunavi”, the JOC’s top athlete employment support/navigation program https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=568

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June 3, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

CCBJI hired Haruki Masanari

who is an athlete in track & field and javelin as an athlete-employee through “Asunavi”, the JOC’s top athlete employment support/navigation program

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) has taken advantage of “Asunavi”, which is an employment support program for top athletes offered by Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), and hired Haruki Masanari who is a para-athlete of track & field and javelin as of June 1st. He is the 4th athlete we have hired through “Asunavi” after Katsuji Takashima (June, 2017), Mina Chinju (October, 2018), and Maki Tsujimura (March, 2019).     

In the 23rd Kanto Track&Field ParaAthletics Championship in 2018, Masanari made a new record of that time in Japan. He also became an athlete ranked 5th in the world ranking of International Paralympic Committee in the same year and has a bright future.  

We are looking forward to seeing him fully devote himself to the championships as one of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan associates, which will inspire us and heighten our sense of unity even more.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will continue to contribute to promoting sports by providing an environment that enables athletes to focus on their sports activities. 

 

【Profile of Haruki Masanari】

 

■ Discipline:Para track & field, javelin (visual impairment)

■ Place of birth:Sasayama-shi, Hyogo Prefecture

■ Organization:Osaka Para Athletics

■ Age:21 (born in 1997)

■ Track record:1st place in Japan Para Track & Field Championships in 2017 (48m72cm)

                       1st place in 23rd Kanto Track&Field ParaAthletics Championship in 2018 (52m14cm)

 

 

【Masanari’s comment】

I have joined Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. through JOC’s “Asunavi”. Since I started playing my sports, I’ve been feeling how important it is to appreciate everything around me, and I’m feeling this more strongly than ever. 

I will thrive to achieve greater records in championships in Japan and overseas with an aim to compete in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic. I will also be mindful of my responsibility and make sure that I don’t tarnish the name of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan as its employee. I will be making every effort to be an athlete who will be supported by all of you.

 

【What is “Asunavi”?】

JOC launched “Asunavi” in 2010 to promote mutual understanding between companies and athletes, and make employment matches that are beneficial for both parties (supporting top athletes and their employment). Asunavi aims to build win-win relationships for both employers and athletes, and provide a stable life to top athletes in which they can continue to play their sports. Since an agreement with Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC) was signed with Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC) in August 2014, Asunavi also provides employment support for the top athletes who aim to competing in Paralympic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Collaboration with Misato City, Saitama Prefecture in activation of community and initiatives in wide-ranging areas https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=566

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May 31, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Collaboration with Misato City, Saitama Prefecture in activation of community and initiatives in wide-ranging areas

Concludes “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” towards fostering of momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic and improvement of public service

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) on  May 31 (Mon) concluded the “Agreement on Comprehensive Collaboration” with Misato City in Saitama Prefecture (City Mayor: Masaaki Kizu).

Misato City, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic, has been registered as the host town for Hellenic Republic and proceeding with fostering momentum for the games by promoting exchange with the country. By concluding this agreement, CCBJI and Misato City, as partners, will collaborate closely with each other through dialogue to improve the public service and address growth and development of the city area. Furthermore, the parties will promote community activation including fostering of momentum for the Olympic, and work on the initiatives that will lead to improvement of civil life in wide-ranging areas including health, sports, childcare, crime prevention, and disaster prevention.

Continuing to uphold “community-based” and “customer-centric” as the management principles, CCBJI will come close to the people’s lives and daily livings, and contribute to local communities as a total beverage company that delivers happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion of their lives.

 

 

From left, CCBJI Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Inoue, Misato City Mayor Masaaki Kizu, Kai-chan & Tsubu-chan

 

【Comments from Misato City Mayor Masaaki Kizu】

Misato City has been actively implementing initiatives for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic by carrying out various exchange businesses with Hellenic Republic, for which we serve as the host town, as well as trying to attract pre-games training camps utilizing the Misato City athletic stadium. And now, with only one year and two months remaining till the games, we are hoping for further enhancement of the businesses.

This agreement will contribute to the fostering of momentum and regional development, and thus we are pleased to have concluded it to today.

Going forward, through collaboration with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., we will create momentum with the citizens’ unified effort, as well as strive to activate the community further.   

 

 

【Comments from CCBJI Executive Manager & Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Inoue】

I am glad that we made a contract with our regular customer Misato City to collaborate on community activation and improvement of public service.

Misato City has been working on fostering of momentum for Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as the host town for Hellenic Republic. And we will help them further in the initiatives that will make the citizens of Misato City smile by cooperating with them in promoting to foster momentum for the Olympic and Paralympic through rollout of JOC Olympic fund-raising vending machines, as well as cooperating in the wide-ranging areas related to public service such as health, sports, and childcare, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/563.pdf Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Donated Part of Proceeds from “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design Sales to Help Chiba Prefecture’s Tourism Visited Chiba Vice-Governor Takigawa to Present the Donation https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=565

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May 29, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Donated Part of Proceeds from “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design Sales to Help Chiba Prefecture’s Tourism

Visited Chiba Vice-Governor Takigawa to Present the Donation

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) made a courtesy visit to Chiba Vice-Governor Takigawa on Wednesday, May 29 to present 2,796,150 yen, part of proceeds from the sales of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design, under its agreement on alliance and cooperation in tourism signed with the prefecture. 

The donation comes from the sales of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design from June 25, 2018 to the end of March 2019.  The product is exclusively sold in the prefecture and its surrounding areas.

At the presentation ceremony, a donation certificate was handed over to Vice-Governor Takigawa from CCBJI Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Ito who said, “We hope this helps the promotion of Chiba Prefecture’s tourism.  We want to contribute as much as we can to advertising the attractiveness of Chiba Prefecture”, and the Vice-Governor expressed the words of gratitude in return. 

CCBJI will continue to contribute to Chiba Prefecture and the promotion of its tourism as a local-oriented company.  

 

 Data/time:Wednesday, May 29, 2019  11:10-

 Venue: Vice-Governor’s reception room #2 on 6th floor, Chiba Prefectural Office Building

 Amount donated: 2,796,150 yen (Sales period: June 25, 2018 – March 31, 2019)

 

 

From the left to right: Yutaka Inoue, Head of Kanto Area Sales, CCBJI;
Mr. Shinsuke Takigawa, Chiba Vice-Governor; and Cheeba-kun, Chiba Prefecture’s official character

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officers https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/557.pdf Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Revision of Full-Year 2019 Forecast https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/555.pdf Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2019 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/553.pdf Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Courtesy visit to Governor Kabashima of Kumamoto Prefecture Reported the completion of Kumamoto Plant new line construction and the launch of “I LOHAS Tennensui” that uses the natural water from Aso! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=559

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May 10, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Courtesy visit to Governor Kabashima of Kumamoto Prefecture

Reported the completion of Kumamoto Plant new line construction and the launch of “I LOHAS Tennensui” that uses the natural water from Aso!

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (hereafter “CCBJI”; headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and headed by Representative Director & President Calin Dragan) installed a new aseptic production line for manufacturing PET bottle products in Kumamoto Plant (Minami Takae, Minami-ku, Kumamoto), which began operating to manufacture “I LOHAS Tennensui” that uses the natural water from Aso. This new line is a part of the production capacity expansion initiative designed to meet the rapidly increasing market demand for PET bottle products driven by the shift of consumers’ preference from canned to PET bottled soft drinks. Through this initiative, CCBJI is planning to set up a total of seven new lines in its production plants in a phased manner by 2020.

On May 9th, 2019 (Thurs), CCBJI hosted a completion ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new line construction in Kumamoto Plant. After the ceremony, Yoichi Nishiguchi (Executive Officer & Head of Manufacturing Division), Shiinchi Shibuya (Kumamoto Plant Manager), and Keishi Fujitaka (Head of Kumamoto / Oita Branch) moved to Kumamoto Prefectural Office to pay a courtesy visit to Kumamoto Prefectural Governor Ikuo Kabashima to report the completion of Kumamoto Plant new line construction and the launch of “I LOHAS Tennensui”.

After taking a sip of “I LOHAS Tennensui” freshly bottled in the new line that just began operating in Kumamoto Plant, Governor Kabashima shared the following comment with the visiting members of CCBJI. “This new product will definitely contribute to the further widening of the recognition of Kumamoto Prefecture’s tasty underground water, as well as to the enhancement of the image of Kumamoto as a locality blessed with rich nature.”

Up till now, “I LOHAS” has been using the natural water obtained from six carefully selected water sources located in various parts of Japan. Only the water products that pass the rigorous quality inspection and control process are delivered to the market under this brand name. On May 27th (Mon) , a new product that features the natural water flowing under the Aso region of Kumamoto Prefecture will be officially added to the lineup and become available to the consumers in Kumamoto,  northern Kyushu and Chugoku.  

 

 

“Courtesy Visit to Kumamoto Prefectural Governor”

Date         : May 9th, 2019 (Thurs)
Location     : Governor’s Reception Room, Main Building 5F,
Kumamoto Prefectural Office (6-18-1, Suizenji, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto)

 

From left to right: Shiinchi Shibuya (Kumamoto Plant Manager), Keishi Fujitaka (Head of Kumamoto / Oita Branch),
 Yoichi Nishiguchi (Executive Officer & Head of Manufacturing Division), Kumamoto Prefectural Governor Ikuo Kabashima, KUMAMON

 

 

“Kumamoto Plant new production line completion ceremony”
Date         : May 9th, 2019 (Thurs)
Venue      : Kumamoto Plant (Minami Takae, Minami-ku, Kumamoto), CCBJI

 

Operation commencement ceremony: Tape cut

 

 

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<For reference>

【Overview of Kumamoto Plant new line】

Name                        : Aseptic PET bottle production line (No.1 Line)
Location                    : Kumamoto Plant (Minami Takae, Minami-ku, Kumamoto)
Total floor space      : 3,146㎡
Production capacity: Small-sized PET: 900 bpm* / large-sized PET: 300 bpm* (*bpm = bottles per minute)
Production items     : Natural mineral water / flavored water
Construction period: September 2018 - March 2019

 

 

 

【Product overview】

Product name          : I LOHAS Tennensui
Item name                : Natural mineral water
Raw material name: Water (mineral water)
Nutrition facts (per 100ml):

     

Package                    : 555ml PET bottle
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (excluding consumption tax): 120 yen
Launch date             : May 27th, 2019 (Mon)
Available area          : Kyushu / Chugoku
URL          : https://www.i-lohas.jp/
Twitter     : https://twitter.com/ILOHAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Courtesy visit to Mr. Hamada, the Governor of Kagawa Prefecture, under “Health Promotion Agreement” Donation ceremony was held https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=550

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April 24, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Courtesy visit to Mr. Hamada, the Governor of Kagawa Prefecture, under “Health Promotion Agreement”

Donation ceremony was held

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) held a ceremony to present a donation to Kagawa Prefecture based on its “Health Promotion Agreement” with the prefecture.  

The donation was collected from the sales proceeds between April 2018 and March 2019.  The visit to Governor Hamada was to report the collected donation and hold a ceremony to present it.  During the ceremony, Kazutaka Ikeda, the Head of Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales, CCBJI, handed a list of donations to the governor, saying, “we hope this helps the promotion of health of the people in Kagawa Prefecture”, and Mr. Hamada expressed his gratitude in response.     

 

CCBJI concluded the “Health Promotion Agreement” with Kagawa Prefecture in October 2017 for the purpose of leveraging its core business to resolve social problems under the philosophy of “Creating Shared Value: CSV”.  Pursuant to this Agreement, CCBJI provides Kagawa Prefecture with donations from part of the sales proceeds of the foods for specified health use, foods with functional claims, and products with rare sugar that are sold in Kagawa, in support of the prefectural initiatives against life-style related diseases.

As a community-based company, CCBJI will continue to support Kagawa’s health promotional activities.  

 

Date     : April 26, 2019 (Fri), 14:00 to 14:30

Place    :Secretaries Section Reception Room 3, Kagawa Prefectural Office F11

Donation  : 684,958 JPY (For the period between April 2018 and March 2019)

 

 

From left: Kazutaka Ikeda, the Head of Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales, governor, Mr. Hamada.

 

 

From left: Mr. Ando, Mr. Hamada, Mr. Ikeda, Mr. Uno, Mr. Hashimoto, and Mr. Ishida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/545.pdf Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900 For the First Time after the Foundation of CCBJI, Aseptic Production Line Completed at Kyoto Plant! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=558

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April 25, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

For the First Time after the Foundation of CCBJI, Aseptic Production Line Completed at Kyoto Plant!

Responding to increasing demand for PET bottle drinks along with changing consumer preferences

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) held on Thursday, May 25 the ceremony to commemorate the completion of an aseptic (aseptic filling) line for PET bottle products, for the first time after the establishment of CCBJI in 2017, at Kyoto Plant (Kumiyamacho, Kuse County, Kyoto).

 

This new aseptic production line features high-speed production, capable of processing 900 bottles per minute. This was adopted to respond to increasing demand in western Japan region, mainly for supply to Keihanshin area. With the new line, the first after the inception of CCBJI, now completed in Kyoto, CCBJI will start its new product supply framework, to distribute high-value added products, such as Georgia Japan Craftsman with growing demand.

 

As market conditions have changed bewilderingly, consumer preference for package has also been rapidly shifting from can to PET bottle. To meet such market need, CCBJI has planned and executed the installation of aseptic (aseptic filling) lines for PET bottle drinks, mainly coffee and tea. However, its Hongo plant located in the western Japan (Mihara City, Hiroshima) that had three production lines was hit and damaged by the extraordinary rains in July last year. In addition, earlier end of the rainy season than the average year, combined with record-setting high temperatures, negatively affected its product supply capacity. Now CCBJI is working to stabilize its production and supply by installing additional seven aseptic lines by the spring of 2020, in a phased but steady manner. 

 

CCBJI will continue to deliver safe and reliable Coca-Cola products to the people in the communities, by installing new lines as planned toward enhancing its production and supply capabilities to meet ever-changing consumer needs.

 

 

“Ceremony for the completion of new production line in Kyoto plant”

Date :Thursday, April 25, 2019 
Venue:CCBJI Kyoto plant(128 Shinarami, Tai, Kumiyamacho, Kuse County, Kyoto)

 

Ceremony for the completion of new production line in Kyoto plant
CCBJI Representative Director & President Calin Dragan in the center

 

 

 

【Outline of new production line】

Name            :Aseptic filling line for PET bottle drinks (Line No. 3)
Address         :Kyoto plant (128 Shinarami, Tai, Kumiyamacho, Kuse County, Kyoto)
Completion    :February 2019
Construction duration     :Started in February 2018 and ended in December 2018
Total floor area              :5,000㎡
Production capacity        :900 bottles per minute
Products manufactured   :Ayataka, Sokenbicha, Georgia Japan Craftsman, etc.

Ayataka, Sokenbicha, and Georgia Japan Craftsman are trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company.

 

 

Production facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900
First in Oita! Saiki-city Council of Social Welfare Fundraising Vending Machines Installed Unveiling ceremony held for the first machine on April 23 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=547

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April 24, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

First in Oita!  Saiki-city Council of Social Welfare Fundraising Vending Machines Installed Unveiling ceremony held for the first machine on April 23

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) started on Tuesday, April 23 the installation of Oita’s first fundraising vending machines with understanding and cooperation of the Saiki-city Social Welfare Council (SSWC), a social welfare service corporation.  On the same day, an unveiling ceremony for the first machine was held at SSWC with the people involved.  The machines are designed with SSWC’s official character "Hitoshizuku-chan" and have been installed in the headquarters and related facilities of SSWC in Saiki-shi, Oita, and companies who worked with us.  

Part of the proceeds from purchases of soft drinks at those vending machines will be used, under the "community development supported by everyone", to help make Saiki a city of welfare where people can live with a sense of security.  CCBJI will advertise the activity to let more people know about it by rolling out the fundraising machines across the prefecture.

■Tuesday, April 23, 2019  Unveiling ceremony of the first Saiki-city Social Welfare Council Fundraising Machine

 

【Photo】SSWC headquarters (7255-13 Saiki-shi, Oita)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Saitama Mega DC groundbreaking ceremony https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=548

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April 19, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Largest pallet storage and shipping capacities across Coca-Cola system in Japan

Saitama Mega DC groundbreaking ceremony

Construction to be completed in spring of 2021 as a core base to cover the entire Tokyo and Saitama area

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 19 (Friday) for the construction of the largest automatic distribution center across the Coca-Cola system in Japan, in the premises of Saitama Plant in Yoshimi-cho, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture (hereafter “Saitama Mega DC”).

Since May 2016, we have been working on large-scale projects in an effort to optimize our logistics system so that we can quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions and diversifying needs of consumers and customers. As one of such projects, we plan to compete the construction of Saitama Mega DC in February 2021 and use it as a core facility that covers the entire Tokyo and Saitama areas with the largest storage capacity across Coca-Cola system in Japan and shipping capacity of 81 million cases per year. 

At the press conference after the ceremony, President Calin Dragan explained the purposes, followed by SCM Head and Executive Officer Bruce Herbert who presented the outlines of logistics center projects and Saitama Mega DC.

We will continue to provide high-quality services and added value as a company who has been making steps with the community under the mission of “delivering happy, refreshing moments every day, and in every occasion to enrich the lives of everyone in the community".

 

Groundbreaking ceremony

 

 

From left to right, Representative Director &  President Calin Dragan; Yoshimicho Mayor Yoshio Miyazaki; SCM Head & Executive Officer Bruce Herbert; Regional Supply Chain Head Yasushi Moriya

 

 

■Comment by Representative Director and President Calin Dragan

We hereby announce the construction of Saitama Mega DC, a large-scale distribution center that employs the most advanced technology, in the premises of our Saitama Plant. 

As one of the strategies to build a firm foundation that supports our sustainable growth, we aim to optimize our logistics network and have launched a project called Shinsei, a name we chose to express our intention to drastically transform our logistics system.  

As part of such project, we will construct this Saitama Mega DC in an important marketplace of Saitama as a critical facility to optimize our logistics system. We plan to invest more than 14 billion yen, which is the largest capital expenditure among all we have announced for Shinsei Project. 

 

■Comments by SCM Head and Executive Officer Bruce Herbert

I am happy to announce that the groundbreaking ceremony has successfully finished and that we will begin the construction work in May in the premises of Saitama Plant to build Saitama Mega DC that is equipped with the most advanced technology and serves as an important facility to lead the logistics transformation for the Kanto area.

The main objectives of Shinsei Project are to plan, promote and implement initiatives to achieve “a large-scale transformation of the supply chain network”; recruit talents from both internal and external sources who are capable of leading these transformation initiatives; and build a supply chain system that ensures “well-balanced, continuous kaizen” and “high-quality, low-cost, and stable supplies of products”.  

Saitama Mega DC is designed to function as a flagship distribution center for the logistics network covering all of Tokyo and Saitama with an inventory storage space and shipping capacity that would both be the largest in Japan and top-ranking in the global Coca-Cola system. We will also consolidate the sorting/picking operations and inventory/storage spaces of multiple sales centers and hub locations into Saitama Mega DC for better efficiency. 

 

【Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Saitama Mega DC Outline】

<Planned completion chart>

 

Address: 943-1 Shimohosoya, Yoshimi-cho, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture 
     The premises of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Saitama Plant

Building area:     14,747㎡
Total floor area of the building:    23,548 ㎡ (3 stories)
Storage volume:    60,000 pallets
Shipping capacity:   81 million cases
Investment:      Over 14 billion yen
Completion:      February 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Ceremony to Commemorate Placement of 1st “Eki-kita Community Development Meeting Support Vending Machine” is Held on Thursday, April 18 at Futabanosato Park #3 in Hiroshima City. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=546

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April 19, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

~Promoting the Development of Hiroshima Station North Exit Area as Safe and Sound Community~

Ceremony to Commemorate Placement of 1st “Eki-kita Community Development Meeting Support Vending Machine”
is Held on Thursday, April 18 at Futabanosato Park #3 in Hiroshima City.

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (“CCBJI”), headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo and headed by Representative Director & President Calin Dragan, on Thursday, April 18 placed the 1st “Eki-kita (Station’s north) Community Development Meeting support vending machine” at the Futabanosato Park #3 in Higashi-ku, Hiroshima City. This became possible thanks to understanding and cooperation from the Eki-kita Community Development Meeting, which promotes the development of Hiroshima Station’s North Exit area. CCBJI on the same day held the ceremony to commemorate the placement with attendance of the people involved.    
The Eki-kita Community Development Meeting aims to create a vibrant community in Hiroshima Station’s North Exit area, the gateway to Hiroshima, leveraging attractive resources that have been cultivated by the histories, cultural and community exchanges, and active traffic of people over a long period of time. In light of the corporate philosophy, “community-based”, CCBJI has decided to support the Meeting in developing the area as a clean, safe and sound community, which attracts many visitors and residents. If you purchase a drink through this support vending machine, part of sales goes to Eki-kita Community Development Meeting and used for its activity. Going forward, CCBJI will publicize Eki-kita Community Development Meeting further, by deploying more of the support vending machines mainly in Higashi-ku, Hiroshima City.

 

■Ceremony to commemorate the placement of the 1st “Eki-kita Community Development Meeting support vending machine” held on Thursday, April 18, 2019

 

【Photo】Futabanosato Park #3 in Hiroshima City (3-2 Futabanosato, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima City)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Result of solicitation of voluntary retirees https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/535.pdf Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Managers present “papa apron” to male employees to encourage PAPA TIME! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=536

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April 8, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

Managers present “papa apron” to male employees to encourage PAPA TIME*!

- Encouraging male employees to take paternity leave & be involved in childrearing -

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director & President: Calin Dragan, hereinafter referred to as CCBJI) is advancing efforts to nurture a climate that encourages male employees to be involved in childrearing and to take paternity leave, and as of January this year, we began the initiative of presenting “papa aprons” to male employees who recently became a father.

At CCBJI, we had been promoting work-life-balance to realize a workplace in which our employees are able to work energetically and in good health by creating a flexible scheme to allow diverse ways of working, including the deployment of flex time and telework, etc. Accordingly, we began the “papa apron” initiative aimed at nurturing a climate which allows ease of involvement in childrearing by male employees and taking paternity leave in order to encourage support of men’s life events essential for promoting the empowerment of women, as well as to respond to voices of employees seeking to value both work and life at home!

The “papa apron” is offered in person from the manager to the male employee who recently became a father, along with a message in support of childrearing. The purpose is not only to increase the awareness of the concerned employee to participate in childrearing but to have the entire workplace become more considerate of, to feel empathy with, and to deepen the understanding about taking part in childrearing and taking paternity leave.

The number of days of paternity leave taken by CCBJI male employees (as of April 8, 2019) has already exceeded that of 2018, and we believe that our actions to create a climate for promotion of work-life-balance including the “papa apron” is beginning to show results.

Together with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. which has been selected as the “2019 Semi-Nadeshiko Brand,” CCBJI will continue to promote diversity by creating and enriching various programs for female empowerment and diverse ways of working.

 

*PAPA TIME is the time a male employee spends supporting his family or spends his time as a father, with the purpose of raising awareness about making quality time at home.

 

 

“Papa apron” deployed as a tool for transforming employees’ mindset and the corporate climate

 

 

 

 

【Comment from male employee using the papa apron】

When my manager presented the apron with an encouraging message to take care of my newborn, I was motivated more than ever to be involved in the housework and in childrearing. My ”PAPA TIME” is mainly my son’s dinner time. Ever since he started eating baby food, I try as much as possible on holidays and on weekdays after work to help him with his meal.

My son smiles when I wear the “papa apron” because he seems to understand that it is time to eat. And when my family smiles because of that, there is nothing that brings me more happiness. I hope that one day when he is all grown up, that he remembers this time.

 

Shoma Moriyama, HR Division

 

 

 

【Comment from the manager】

 Ever since presenting the apron to Moriyama-san, I often hear conversations among our associates such as, “Are you wearing the apron and making PAPA TIME?”

I sense better communication in the team as the people around him become more understanding.A stable family is what leads to good work!

I hope you use the “papa apron” to spend quality time with your family.

 

Shuji Makiyama, HR Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900
“Fukuoka Children’s Hospital Fundraising Vending Machine” Placed in the West Sq. of Fukuoka City Hall Main Bldg. on Apr. 8 (Mon) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=530

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April 8, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

~For assistance to the children persevering with medical treatment and their families which support them~

“Fukuoka Children’s Hospital Fundraising Vending Machine” Placed in the West Sq. of Fukuoka City Hall Main Bldg. on Apr. 8 (Mon)

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President Calin Dragan) on April 8 (Mon) placed the “Fukuoka Children’s Hospital Fundraising Vending Machine” in the West Square of the Fukuoka City Hall Main Building located in Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, with understanding and cooperation of Fukuoka Children’s Hospital.

Amid the advance in the aging population and low birthrate, there is an increasing need to assist children who devote themselves to medical treatment and their families for the purpose of nurturing a healthy next generation. This effort is to respond to the social challenge like this in accordance with our corporate philosophy of “community-based.” When a customer purchases a soft drink on the vending machine, part of the proceeds will be used to assist the children who are persevering with medical treatment and their families which support them. Going forward, by expanding this fundraising vending machine to all over Fukuoka City wishing for a bright future of all the children and their families, we will publicize our assistance activities for the Children’s Hospital.

■Placement date: April 8 (Mon), 2019

 

【Photograph】 West Square, Fukuoka City Hall Main Building(1-8-1 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group Holds FY2019 Initiation Ceremony. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=528

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April 1, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group Holds FY2019 Initiation Ceremony.

~ 366 New Employees Come on Board as the First Group of Employees after the Foundation of CCBJI Group.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.(“CCBJI”), headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo and headed by Representative Director & President Calin Dragan, held Group’s  initiation ceremony at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo on Monday, April 1, 2019. This year, 366 new graduates (up by 106 from previous year) joined CCBJI Group as the result of first employment activity after the establishment of the Group.
At the ceremony, directors, executive officers and senior employees welcomed new employees, under the concept of “Welcome to Coca-Cola Family”, in an upbeat atmosphere with music just like Coca-Cola playing in the background. New employees seemed to feel proud and happy, but a little apprehensive at the same time, while listening to President delivering his message and watching a video illustrating Group’s business. After new employee representative made a pledge upon joining CCBJI Group, the commemorative photographs were taken. With the end of the ceremony, they finally made the first step as working adults.
CCBJI Group will provide training to new employees over next one month, to raise their awareness as working adults and develop their skills so that they will become next generation leaders.

 

<CCBJI Group New Employees>

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group       Total 366

    Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.                           223

    Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Vending Inc.           120

    FV Japan Inc.                                                  23

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group initiation ceremony held at Imperial Hotel Tokyo

 

 

 

President’s message  Calin Dragan, Representative Director & President

Congratulations upon joining CCBJI. You are the first employees we have hired after I was appointed as President last week. We are destined to set out on a journey in CCBJI together.

Your life as working adult has just begun today. The business world is totally different from your school days and far tougher. Going forward, you may face a lot of difficulties when working on your assignment. I hope that you take on challenges without being afraid of making mistakes and breathe fresh life into the company.

Let’s add a new page to the history of CCBJI Group and give rise to a new culture together.

I am looking forward to seeing you reach your fullest potential in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration of resolve by new employee representative

Today, we are sincerely honored to make a new step as working adult, as members of CCBJI Group. We feel apprehensive but determined to live up to the expectations placed on us.

We, all new employees, will never forget how we feel on this memorable day which marks the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. We will persevere in our efforts so that we will be entrusted with responsible duties as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Matters Related to Controlling Shareholders, etc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/524.pdf Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/522.pdf Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Gion Weeping Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony Held at Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel Using Donation from Proceeds of Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Kyoto Design! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=527

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March 27, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Gion Weeping Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony Held at Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel

Using Donation from Proceeds of Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Kyoto Design!

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Calin Dragan, hereinafter referred to as the "Company") donated to the city of Kyoto part of proceeds from sale of the Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Kyoto design the Company has been selling in the city and its surrounding area since July 2017.  The city used part of the donation to plant a Gion weeping cherry tree (presented by Chairman Toemon Sano, Ueto Zoen Co., Ltd.) in Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel, and held a planting ceremony at which Kazutaka Ikeda, Head of Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales attended on behalf of the Company.

 

Designed with illustrations of Maiko, Mount Daimonji, and Togetu-kyo Bridge, the Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Kyoto design enjoys popularity among Japanese and foreign tourists.  In March last year the Company donated to the city part of proceeds until the end of December 2017 from July 2017 when it went on sale (1,779,800 yen)to help promote the city’s tourism.

The Company will operate its business as a company going hand in hand with local communities, and deepen interactions with people there.

 

 

 

Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel – Gion Weeping Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony

 ■ Date           :Thursday, March 21, 2019 (holiday) 10:30-11:00AM
 ■ Venue   :Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel (29 Uzumasa Nakayama-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi)

 

 

 

 

 

【Product overview】

 ■ Product name: "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Kyoto Design

 ■ Product type name: Carbonated soft drink

 ■ Ingredients: Sugars (high-fructose corn syrup, sugar)/carbonated water, caramel coloring, acid regulator, flavorings, caffeine

 ■ Package: 250ml Slim Bottle

 ■ Manufacturer's suggested retail price (excl. consumption tax): 125 yen

 ■ Sales area: Kyoto Pref. and its surrounding area

 ■ Sales channels: Souvenir shops, local products shops, supermarkets, kiosks, vending machines, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900
~Support victims of disasters through vending machines~ Agreement on the operation of Red Cross donation vending machines at Mitsui’s Repark was signed https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=520

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March 26, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

~Support victims of disasters through vending machines~

Agreement on the operation of Red Cros donation vending machines at Mitsui’s Repark was signed

 

 

 

On March 26 (Tuesday), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (hereafter “CCBJI”, based in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and headed by Representative Director & President, Calin Dragan) signed an agreement on the operation of CCBJI’s vending machines installed at Mitsui’s Repark as Red Cross donation vending machines (hereafter “the agreement”) with Mitsui Fudosan Realty Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Mitsui Fudosan Realty”, based in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, and headed by President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yasuhiko Yamashiro) and the Japanese Red Cross Society (hereafter “Japanese Red Cross”, based in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and headed by President of the Society, Mr. Tadateru Konoe).

 

CCBJI signed the agreement as it endorses Mitsui Fudosan Realty’s passion for supporting the Japanese Red Cross that has been carrying out relief activities to protect the lives and health of victims at the time of occurrence of natural disasters such as earthquake or typhoon for approximately past 130 years and has been engaging in the prevention of disasters, disaster risk reduction and reconstruction efforts in recent years.

 

Based on the agreement, approximately 1,800 vending machines of Coca-Cola bottler companies*1 installed at “Mitsui’s Repark” parking lots nationwide will start operating as Red Cross donation vending machines (hereafter “donation vending machines”) on April 1 (Monday). CCBJI will donate the part of proceeds gained by Mitsui Fudosan Realty*2 from the donation vending machines operated by Coca-Cola bottler companies*1 to the Japanese Red Cross on behalf of Mitsui Fudosan Realty. The number of donation vending machines to be operated based on the agreement is larger than any other collaboration efforts promoted between the Japanese Red Cross and specific corporations/organizations involving donation vending machines in the past. In time of peace, donations collected will be used to provide the medical team of the Japanese Red Cross with training and hold disaster-prevention seminars for the purpose of enhancing “self-help” and “mutual help” in the local communities. In case of occurrence of large-scale disasters, the Japanese Red Cross will distribute the entire sum to people in disaster-stricken areas through Distribution Committee.

 

CCBJI will strive to create shared values while continuing to carry out its business activities based on its policies “community-based” and “customer-centric”.

From the left: Vice President of the Japanese Red Cross Society, Mr. Yoshiharu Otsuka/Executive Managing Officer and Head of Sharing Business Department of Mitsui Fudosan Realty Co., Ltd., Mr. Jun-ichi Kataoka/Executive Officer and Head of Vending Business Department of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Yoshiki Fujiwara

 

 

 

*1 Includes Hokkaido Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., Michinoku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., Hokuriku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., and Okinawa Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.

*2 Includes Mitsui Fudosan Realty Sapporo Co., Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Realty Tohoku Co., Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Realty Co., Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Realty Chugoku Co., Ltd. and Mitsui Fudosan Realty Kyushu Co., Ltd.

 

 

 

 

【Agreement signed by three companies】

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Selected as 2019 “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” as an excellent listed enterprise striving to empower women in the workplace https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=516

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March 22, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Selected as 2019 “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand”

as an excellent listed enterprise striving to empower women in the workplace in response to CCBJH Group’s diversity initiatives

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (head office in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu; hereinafter referred to as CCBJH) has been selected for the first time as a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand,” which are semi-successful brands just below the “Nadeshiko Brand”. Nadeshiko Brands are enterprises selected and publicized jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange for outstanding efforts to encourage the empowerment of women in the workplace.  

CCBJH Group has defined a policy on diversity in accordance with the corporate philosophy, “THE ROUTE”. Furthermore, the Human Rights & Diversity Promotion Committee has been formed to execute an initiative termed DEAR for the promotion of diversity across the organization. We believe that our efforts to transform the behaviors and awareness of our employees, including assisting the career design of all age groups through career support training for women, training to support the balancing of work and child-rearing, and round-table discussions, etc. as well as our proactive actions to communicate such efforts to the public through our website, CSV reports and recruiting sites, etc. contributed to this result.

CCBJH Group will continue to promote the empowerment of women and to focus on diversity, as we aim to become a company capable of maximizing the capabilities of our employees.

 

【Target proportion of female employees in Coca-Cola Japan Holdings Group】

 

 

【The Nadeshiko Brand】

Since its inauguration in FY2012, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have been jointly conducting the Nadeshiko Brand Initiative for the purpose of selecting and publicizing enterprises that encourage women’s success in the workplace.

The aim of the Nadeshiko Brand is to introduce certain TSE-listed enterprises that are outstanding in terms of encouraging the empowerment of women in the workplace as attractive stocks to investors who put emphasis on improving corporate value in the mid- and long-term, thereby promoting investment in such enterprises and accelerating efforts encouraging women’s success in the workplace.

Under the Semi-Nadeshiko Brands, METI and the TSE select semi-successful enterprises just below the Nadeshiko Brands. To be selected as a Semi-Nadeshiko Brand, enterprises are required to have at least one female board member, executive officer or director.

*From METI website

 

 

 

【Title for diversity promotion efforts in Coca-Cola Japan Holdings Group and the mid to long-term vision】

1. Title: DEAR

Diversity
Engagement
All
Respect

 

2. Mid to long-term vision:

Respect the diversity of each employee and offer opportunities for all employees to exert their capabilities to the fullest, irrespective of attributes including gender, age, disabilities, nationality, etc. to create transformation and innovation that lead to value creation, increase competitive advantage and promote actions to become an “excellent company with dignity”.

 

3. Key examples of our efforts:

①Transforming awareness, nurturing the proper climate
・Promotion of diversity across the organization by the team for the empowerment of women
・National diversity training for Heads[TAB(亜1]  of Depts. and above
・Communication using company media on the introduction of role models, etc.
・Training by tier (Dept. Head and above, supervisors, newly-appointed supervisors, etc.)
・Training accessible from remote areas (diversity awareness activities using video) 
・Intranet communication on the human rights logo, etc.
・Activities to raise awareness of human rights (actions to eradicate harassment, etc.)

②Hiring, talent development
・Active hiring of women and assignment to site operations
・Program for developing candidates for management or leader positions
・Development by encouraging participation in external training programs

③Retention
・Building a company scheme to realize diverse ways of working (telework, paid leave by the hour, etc.)
・Gift to congratulate newborn given to female employees on maternity leave
・Efforts to support the balancing of work and child-rearing (e.g. A papa apron with “PAPA TIME” indicated in Coke red is presented (in person) from the manager to a male employee whose wife has just given birth, to celebrate the birth of the baby and to promote the use of child care leave.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Chiba Prefecture’s first JOC Olympic support vending machines were installed at AEON MALL Makuhari New City https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=533

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March 21, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Chiba Prefecture’s first JOC Olympic support vending machines which represent four competitions to be held in Chiba Prefecture, fencing, tae kwon do, wrestling and surfing, were installed at AEON MALL Makuhari New City

 

 

On March 21 (Thursday), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (hereafter “CCBJI”), based in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and headed by Representative Director & President Tamio Yoshimatsu, installed Chiba Prefecture’s first JOC Olympic support vending machine units designed for each of four types of competitions to be held in Chiba Prefecture, fencing, tae kwon do, wrestling and surfing, at AEON MALL Makuhari New City with the understanding and cooperation of AEON MALL Co., Ltd.

 

In the first part of the ceremony, a ribbon-cutting event was held to celebrate the installation of Chiba Prefecture’s first JOC Olympic support vending machines which represent four types of competitions to be held in Chiba Prefecture, and a presentation on the support program was given. In the second part of the ceremony, a talk show was held with Mr. Ryo Miyake, who is a fencer and is originally from Chiba Prefecture, invited as a guest speaker to talk about his own experience of the Olympics and fencing in order to drive further momentum for the Olympic Games among people in Chiba Prefecture. The ceremony marked the start of the installation of more JOC Olympic support vending machines at AEON MALL nationwide.

 

In partnership with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Coca-Cola System has been running “JOC Olympic Athletes High Performance Support Program with Coca-Cola” organized by the committee. The objectives of this program are to support athletes aiming for the Olympics and also to promote the Olympic movement. Through this program, CCBJI has been installing JOC Olympic support vending machines since January 2016.

 

 

From the left:Mr. Tatsuya Suzuki (Deputy mayor, Chiba City), Mr. Shisuke Takigawa (Deputy governor, Chiba Prefecture),
Mr. Eisuke Hiraoka (Vice-president; managing director, Japanese Olympic Committee), Yoshiki Fujiwara (Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Executive Officer, Head of Vending Business Unit, Commercial),
Mr. Akio Mishima (Aeon Mall Executive Director chief sales officer), Mr. Ryo Miyake (Silver Medalist, Fure Group, Men's Fencing, London Olympic Games)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900
First time in Kurume City! ”JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines” are placed https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=514

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March 19, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

~Offering assistance for strengthening of athletes who aim for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and promoting the Olympic movement~

First time in Kurume City! ”JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines” are placed

On Tuesday, March 19 in three places in Kurume City’s Higashi-machi, Ryogae-cho, and Chuo Parks

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.(Head Office: Minato Ward, Tokyo, Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu)on Tuesday, March 19 placed the Kurume City’s first ”JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines” in three places in the city; Higashi-machi, Ryogae-cho, and Chuo Parks, supported by understanding and cooperation of city’s park management center.

Kurume City tries to interact with the citizens and aims to promote the Olympic movement which includes continuous human resource development and cultural exchanges, and accordingly it has agreed to the program, and the placement of the vending machines has been realized. Each of the vending machines placed this time has a design of Olympic sports in front. Part of the sales proceeds from the vending machines will be used as a donation to offer assistance for strengthening athletes who aim for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Coca-Cola System jointly implements “JOC Olympic Athletes Strengthening Support Program with Coca-Cola” hosted by Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC). This program is intended to strengthen athletes who aim for the Olympics and promote the Olympic movement. And as a part its activities, it has been rolling out the “JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines” since Jan. 2016. CCBJI will make efforts to place and spread the JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines, and appeal assistance for strengthening athletes who aim for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to the vending machine customers to further arouse the mood of hosting the Olympics.

 

 

■ Placement date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

 

【Photo】Higashi-machi Park(26, Higashimachi, Kurume City)

 

 

 

 

【Reference】

Overview of “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” Sponsored by Japanese Olympic Committee

 

“JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” is a collaborative effort between the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and its worldwide Olympic partner Coca-Cola that donates several yen for every soft drink purchased from a vending machine with JOC’s message poster or an original design wrapping with the Olympics athletic events.

Donations are donated to JOC through the various bottling companies and are used to aid in strengthening athletes of highly-anticipated associations for the 2020 Olympics as well as in promoting the Olympic movement.

Total amount of donations and their use (Olympic sports associations granted the donations) are updated on JOC’s homepage.

(Support Programs page on JOC official website: https://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes_02/   )

 

*The illustration may not be an accurate reflection of the actual color or design

 

 

 

Support Programs page on JOC official website  https://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes_02/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900
“National Rugby Team Support Vending Machine” was placed in Higashiosaka City, Osaka, for the first time in western Japan. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=517

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March 22, 2019

Coca-Cola (Japan), Co., Ltd.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

Let’s support the national rugby team!

“National Rugby Team Support Vending Machine” was placed in Higashiosaka City, Osaka, for the first time in western Japan.

 

 

 

As an official sponsor of Japan’s national rugby team, Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd. (headquarters in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Representative Director and President Jorge Garduno) has been providing support for both men and women national fifteens and sevens rugby teams since 2016 to enhance and further develop Japan’s rugby.  As part of this effort, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquarter in Minato Ward, Tokyo, Representative Director and President Tamio Yoshimatsu) placed a “National Rugby Team Support Vending Machine” in Higashiosaka City, Osaka for the first time in the western Japan.  Coca-Cola (Japan) supports “Coca-Cola Red Sparks” (Top Challenge League), a rugby team that is owned by a member of the Coca-Cola System, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., and has national team players.  2019 is an important year in which Japan’s national rugby team challenges the world, and Coca-Cola (Japan) promotes the placement of the National Rugby Team Support Vending Machines in support of the national team to further strengthen the momentum.  This is the first placement of this vending machine by Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. in the western Japan (Osaka). 
Please look forward to our future supportive activities for the national rugby team.

 

■Placement date and location of ”National Rugby Team Support Vending Machine”

・Date:  March 14, 2019(Thu)

・Location: 1-3-7-101 Aramotokita, Higashiosaka City, Osaka

 

 

 

 

 

For reference

 

【Coca-Cola Red Sparks Overview】

As a rugby club of Nichibei Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. (currently Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.), Coca-Cola Red Sparks started its activity in 1966 in the Fukuoka Company Rugby League B.  In 1970, the team was promoted to the League A and started to play as the company’s official rugby team.  After a turning point in 1994 when it underwent more focused training as a company sport, the team won the second place in the West Japan Company League B in the 3rd year and the first place in the 5th year, which helped the team to advance to the League A.  In 2000, the team won the 3rd place in the said league and further advanced to its long-desired national championship.  After enhancement programs for further success, the team advanced to the Top League in 2005 and grew to play in Japan’s national championship.  Many national players are playing or have played for the team.   

For more details, visit Coca-Cola Red Sparks Official Website https://club.ccbji.co.jp/ja/rugby/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/511.pdf Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900 First time in Fujieda City! ”JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines” are placed at the south entrance of Fujieda Station https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=507

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March 4, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

First time in Fujieda City! ”JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines” are placed at the south entrance of Fujieda Station

~Offering assistance for strengthening of athletes who aim for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and promoting the Olympic movement~

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.(Head Office: Minato Ward, Tokyo, Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu)on February 25 (Mon), placed the Fujieda City’s first ”JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines” at the south entrance of Fujieda Station.

Fujieda City in Shizuoka Prefecture has been appointed as the prior residential training site for the Italian judo team and rifle team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and the camp training is being implemented there. Through the camp training, Fujieda City not only strengthens support for the said teams, but also tries to interact with the citizens and aims to promote the Olympic movement which includes continuous human resource development and cultural exchanges, and accordingly it has agreed to the program, and the placement of the vending machines has been realized. The vending machines placed this time were composed of the one with a judo-inspired design and the one with a rifle-inspired design respectively on front of the machines. Part of the sales proceeds from the vending machines will be used as a donation to offer assistance for strengthening athletes who aim for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Coca-Cola System jointly implements “JOC Olympic Athletes Strengthening Support Program with Coca-Cola” hosted by Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC). This program is intended to strengthen athletes who aim for the Olympics and promote the Olympic movement. And as a part its activities, it has been rolling out the “JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines” since Jan. 2016. CCBJI will make efforts to place and spread the JOC Olympic fundraising vending machines, and appeal assistance for strengthening athletes who aim for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to the vending machine customers to further arouse the mood of hosting the Olympics.

 

■ Placement date: Feb. 25 (Mon), 2019

■ Placement place: South entrance of Fujieda Station(Fujieda City, Shizuoka Prefecture)

 

(Left)Rifle design       (Right)Judo design

 

 

 

 

【Reference】

Overview of “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with

Coca-Cola” Sponsored by Japanese Olympic Committee

 

“JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” is a collaborative effort between the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and its worldwide Olympic partner Coca-Cola that donates several yen for every soft drink purchased from a vending machine with JOC’s message poster or an original design wrapping with the Olympics athletic events.

Donations are donated to JOC through the various bottling companies and are used to aid in strengthening athletes of highly-anticipated associations for the 2020 Olympics as well as in promoting the Olympic movement.

Total amount of donations and their use (Olympic sports associations granted the donations) are updated on JOC’s homepage.

(Support Programs page on JOC official website: https://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes_02/

*The illustration may not be an accurate reflection of the actual color or design

 

 

Support Programs page on JOC official website    https://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes_02/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Part of sales proceeds from child-rearing support vending machines was donated to Hidaka City https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=509

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March 1, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

~A bottle of your drink will support the raising of children~

Part of sales proceeds from child-rearing support vending machines was donated to Hidaka City  

To enhance child support facilities

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, Inc. (Headquarters located in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President Tamio Yoshimatsu, hereafter “our company”) donated 422,763 yen to Hidaka City from part of the sales proceeds that were earned between March and December 2018 from the child-rearing support vending machines, pursuant to the agreement with Hidaka City(Mayer:Teruo Yagasaki)

The “Agreement for Child-rearing Support Vending Machines” was concluded to install vending machines and run a program in cooperation between our company and Hidaka City to facilitate the participation of the citizens and corporations in child rearing, thereby nurturing a culture to support child rearing across the city and publicize the city’s supportive programs.  At present※, 17 vending machines have been placed in public and private facilities in Hidaka City.  The donation this time will be used to purchase playground equipment for a children support center “Nuku Nuku”, Korai Nursery Center, and the kids’ space inside Hidaka City Hall. 

We will continue our support for the child rearing of Hidaka City.

※ As of March 1, 2019

 

■Flow of child-rearing support by Hidaka City

 

 

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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Utilizing “Athnavi”, the JOC’s top athlete job search support navigation system, CCBJI hires Maki Tsujimura, a goalball player, as an employee https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=506

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March 1, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Utilizing “Athnavi”, the JOC’s top athlete job search support navigation system,

CCBJI hires Maki Tsujimura, a goalball player, as an employee

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head Office: Minato Ward, Tokyo, Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu, CCBJI hereinafter) on March 1, 2019 hired Maki Tsujimura, a goalball player, by utilizing “Athnavi”, a job search support program for top athletes run by Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC hereinafter).
Tsujimura became the third person to be hired by CCBJI utilizing “Athnavi” after Katsuji Takashima, (Jun. 2017), and Nana Chinju (Oct. 2018), both of whom are a para-equestrian.

Tsujimura won a gold medal in IBSA World Youth Tournament held in 2013, and a bronze medal in 2017 Trakai International Goalball Tournament. And also in domestic competitions, she won the first prize and was awarded as the player-of-the-tournament in the 2017 Japan Goalball Tournament, earning the reputation as a promising athlete both at home and abroad.

We expect that Tsujimura, taking on competitions with utmost efforts as a member of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., will further strengthen employees’ sense of oneness and inspire us.

CCBJI will continue to contribute to promotion of sports by creating environment where athletes can devote themselves to the games with a peace of mind.

 

 

 

【Profile of Maki Tsujimura】

■Type of sport          Goalball

■Hometown              Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.

■Age                        24 years old (Born in Dec. 1994)

■Major achievements
    2013 IBSA World Youth Tournament Gold medal
    2013 APC Asia Youth Para Championship Malaysia 2013 Bronze medal
    2013 Goalball Asia Pacific Championship Bronze medal
    2017 Trakai International Goalball Tournament Bronze medal 
    2017 Japan Goalball Championship 1st place, player-of-the-tournament  

 

【Comments from Tsujimura】

I am joining Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. through JOC’s ”Athnavi”. I appreciate that I will be able to work in a company which is popular among many people and continue to play goalball.

After joining the company, I will make efforts to make goalball known to many people, have self-awareness as a member of the society, and ensure to balance games and work to grow to be able to give back to the company with the best results.

 

【What is goalball】

It is a sport designed specifically for athletes with disabilities as a rehabilitation program for disabled veterans who had suffered a visual impairment in the second world war. Athletes wear a goggle called eye shade, which does not penetrate light, regardless of the degree of eyesight. Each team has 3 members. Athletes play in a court in a size of a volleyball court, and a goalpost similar to the one for soccer stands on both sides of the court. Players roll a rubber ball in a size of a basketball with bells embedded in it to compete each other by scoring. The game consists of 12-minute halves, and in case that the game results in a tie, 2 three-minute overtime periods are played. If the game is still not settled, extra throws are taken till it is settled.

 

【What is ”Athnavi”】

“Athnavi” has been conducted by JOC since 2010. It tries to promote mutual understanding of companies and athletes to realize matching (support and employment of top athletes) of the parties which is beneficial to both of them. By stabilizing living environment of top athletes who aim to become a world-class player, it creates environment where the athletes can continue to play sports with a peace of mind, and aims to build a win-win relationship between the both parties. In Aug. 2017, it concluded an agreement with Japan Paralympic Committee (JPC), and has been supporting employment of top athletes who aim for the Paralympics since then.

 

【What is IBSA】

International Blind Sports Federation is an international organization which supervises sports for people with a visual impairment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/502.pdf Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding Status and Completion of Share Repurchase https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/496.pdf Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Kyoto Plant Renovation of Ecola Museum, a plant tour facility https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=499

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February 18, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors can enjoy learning the history of Coca-Cola from its birth till now and the manufacturing process of soft drinks

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Kyoto Plant Renovation of Ecola Museum, a plant tour facility

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.(HO: Minato Ward, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu, “CCBJI” hereinafter) in January 2019, renovated Ecola Museum, a plant tour facility, which is in CCBJI Kyoto Plant (Kumiyamacho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto) .

 

Ecola Museum had started its plant tours in January 2005 to encourage visitors to enjoy learning about Kyoto Plant, which had been delivering safe and secure products to the customers. Since then, it has had approximately 550,000 visitors.  ※as of end of 2018

In this renovation, the “Pop Culture Photo Corner”, inspired by an American diner, was newly created in the hands-on section called “Challenge Zone” in Ecola Museum. About 50 items including retro signboards and posters and vending machines of Coca-Cola are on display, and visitors can take photos that look good on Instagram filled with the world view of “Coca-Cola” in the space which drew inspiration from a restaurant in 1980’s.

 

Positioning plant tours as a direct means of communication with all stakeholders including  customers and members of the communities, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. will continue to provide extensive plant tour programs.

 

 

◆Pop Culture Photo Corner

 

 

【Facility information】

Facility name:Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Kyoto Plant Ecola Museum

Address      :128 Tai Shinarami Kumiyamacho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto

Tour time    :①10:00- ②12:30- ③14:30- Ticket for one-time only

※On Saturdays and Sundays and national holidays from Mar. to Sept. and in the spring/summer holiday periods, there is ④16:30-.

Maximum number of tour participants:2 to 50 people ※Tours for a group of more than 51 people are available upon request.

Time required:About 90 minutes (with guidance provided by a tour guide)

Closing days:Mondays (excluding 1st Monday of each month, national holidays, and substitute holidays), and temporary closing days

Admission fee: Free (Goods, prikura photo stickers, bottle VMs are not free.)

Application  :Telephone reservation required

Car park     :Dedicated car park for 19 cars, 2 buses

Access        :Trains) Approx. 15 to 20 minutes from Kintetsu Ohkubo St.; Approx. 15 minutes from Keihan Chushojima St. Get off at “Shin Tamaki” bus stop, from which it is very close
                     Vehicles) Approx. 10 minutes from Keiji By-pass Kumiyama Interchange

※For the details, please access the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. web site https://www.ccbji.co.jp/plant/kyoto.php.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/494.pdf Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement for Representative Directors Change https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/492.pdf Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding Change of Representative Directors and Board Structure https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/490.pdf Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2018 (IFRS) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/488.pdf Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Implementation of Voluntary Retirement Program (Solicitation of Voluntary Retirees) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/486.pdf Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Saitama Design helps local tourism development with part of its proceeds https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=505

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February 12, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Saitama Design helps local tourism development with part of its proceeds

Courtesy visit to Saitama Governor Kiyoshi Ueda to present support money certificate

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Tamio Yoshimatsu, hereinafter referred to as the "Company") held a ceremony to present a support money certificate as the company donates part of proceeds from sale of the Cola-Cola Slim Bottle Saitama design under its agreement on alignment/cooperation in tourism with Saitama Prefecture (Governor: Kiyoshi Ueda).
In the ceremony, Yutaka Inoue, Head of Kanto Area Sales of the Company, presented the certificate to Governor Kiyoshi Ueda, saying "We hope this helps your measures to further promote tourism, as there will be the Rugby World Cup this year and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year.  We want to contribute to Saitama’s tourism development with our unique initiative."  Saitama Governor Kiyoshi Ueda said, "Saitama has lots of visitors.  We'll make use of the support money for tourism in the prefecture", expressing his expectation and impression of the Saitama design and commenting on future outlook.  The money will be used to support tourism in Saitama Prefecture.
We, as a company going hand in hand with local communities, will keep this initiative ongoing in collaboration with Saitama Prefecture.

 

From the left to right: Head of Kanto Area Sales Yutaka Inoue, Saitama Governor Kiyoshi Ueda

 

 

 

【Product Overview】

The company has marketed a total of 26 variations of the Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Regional Design nationwide as special packaging to make travel more enjoyable.  Since June 2017, the company has designed bottles with symbols and tourist spots of each region, and released in respective regions only.  Those designs have enjoyed popularity among lots of people in all of those regions, as a bottle perfect for a drink with meal or for refreshment during travel, as well as for a souvenir.

The Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Saitama design has Kawagoe’s Bell Tower and Nagatoro river cruising, which are regional symbols and iconic sightseeing spots, illustrated in stylish looks.  Since the design went on sale on November 20, 2017, it has enjoyed popularity among tourists and locals.  The product is available at souvenir stores, local products shops, supermarkets, and vending machines in the area.

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Ebina Plant Recognized as Workplace Promoting Women’s Active Participation for 2018 by Ebina City https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=482

News Release

 

 

 

 

February 4, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Ebina Plant

Recognized as Workplace Promoting Women’s Active Participation for 2018 by Ebina City

- Facilitation of work arrangements/environment where each and every employee can flourish and feel rewarding -

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Toshio Yoshimatsu; the "Company") was honored on Saturday, February 2, by the city of Ebina as a workplace promoting women's active participation for 2018. 

This aims for the city to recognize a workplace actively creating a work environment where women can flourish with motivation and to advertise its initiatives.

The selection is made on three criteria: (1) Active utilization of women, appointment to managerial positions; (2) Support for balancing work and family life; and (3) Pleasant work environment in place for men/women.  An award recipient is chosen through selection by the Council for Gender Equality that is composed of academic experts, persons recommended by various organizations and citizens.

In the selection process, the Ebina plant was recognized for its three features: (1) Having a system to provide employees with work arrangements suitable for their circumstances, (2) Having a voluntary team led by women, and (3) Having a mechanism to improve its work environment, where the plant manager promptly takes up team’s improvement suggestions and gives the inputs to the management. 

The company will continue to enhance its internal system and create a rewarding work environment so that each and every one of its employees can thrive and shine.

 

From the left to right; Management Manager Takashi Karube, Mayu Kawashima,
Ebina City Mayor Masaru Uchino , Ebina Plant Manager Yoshihiro Shimotsu, Yurie Kashiwagi

 

 

 

<Reference>

【Name and mid-long term vision of Diversity Promotion Team of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Group】

Name:DEAR

  Diversity

  Engagement

  All

  Respect

 

Mid-long Term Vision:

Promote activities to become an “excellent company with dignity”, creating transformation/innovation that lead to value creation and enhance competitiveness, by providing opportunities where all employees can fulfill their full potential regardless of their characteristics such as gender, age, disability, and nationality by respecting the diversity of each and every employee.

 

 

【Diversity Initiatives of Awarded Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Ebina Plant】

(1) Active utilization of women, promotion to managerial positions

 Facilitation for women’s active participation

 We provide training courses for active utilization of women, and carry out active job assignment for expanding women's hiring rate.

 

 Launch of diversity promotion team DEAR

 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Group launched a diversity promotion team "DEAR" in 2018.  The team is working to help create a workplace where all employees are equally given opportunities and awarded/promoted based on their performance.  The Ebina plant has its own initiative called "BiNa-GOLD" to work on reforms on more familiar topics, and they have a mechanism where the plant manager promptly takes up opinions from team members at a series of regular meetings, obtains management approval as necessary, and improves the work environment. 

 

 

(2) Support of work and family life balance

 Active use of Welcome-Back Plan

 Support for employees who resigned for childbirth/child-rearing to come back to their previous jobs after a few years.   

 

 Distribution of “Maternity/Child-Rearing Leave Guidebook”

 We distribute a list of plans available for child rearing with detailed information such as schedule from pregnancy notification to return to work, application documents, review of work after the return, consideration of overtime, and teleworking and flextime arrangements available for some jobs.  The booklet also describes leave for gradual entry and child care, as well as use of arrangements to suit the growth of children.

 

 Awareness activities of diversity promotion

 The plant manager explains the importance of diversity promotion at plenary meetings to enhance understanding of employees.

 

 

(3) Pleasant work environment for both men and women

 Shorter work arrangement after maternity/child-rearing leave

 Shorter working hour arrangement available until the child completes the third grade

 Power harassment prevention training

 E-learning to fully communicate to all employees (once a year)

 

 Awareness of work style improvement

 The plant manager and Ebina plant 's diversity promotion team "BiNa- GOLD" have monthly meetings to improve their work environment.

 <Example of activities of "BiNa-GOLD": Renovated employee break room>

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900
~Support childcare with vending machines! ~  Test marketing of EPARK’s “children’s coupons” which offer a good meal deal in shopping mall https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=477

News Release

 

 

 

February 4, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

~Support childcare with vending machines! ~

Test marketing of EPARK’s “children’s coupons” which offer a good meal deal in shopping mall

 

 

 

Today February 4 (Mon), collaborating with EPARK (HO: Toyoshima Ward, Tokyo,  and Representative Director & President: Takeshi Tamamura), a provider of booking service system, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HO: Minato Ward, Tokyo and Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu, hereinafter CCBJI) started a test marketing of EPARK’s “children’s coupons” which give discounts to children’s menu for primary school children or younger in shopping malls, utilizing its vending machines.

EPARK’s “children’s coupons” used to be only available online, and therefore, there were voices such as “the sections to drawing in customers are limited”, “want to purchase by cash.” In order to respond to such voices as well as to offer the customers our vending machine service as something familiar to them by giving a new added value, CCBJI has come to test-market this service.

EPARK’s “children’s coupons”, available on the vending machines, are good-value coupons which allow users to purchase children’s meal menu for 250 yen a meal, and come in 2 types; a book of 2 coupons (500 yen) and a book of 4 coupons (1,000 yen).
EPARK’s “children’s coupons” are sold on 6 CCBJI vending machines (※1) placed in Mitsui Shopping Park Lalaport Fujimi (1-1313 Yamamura, Fujimi City, Saitama Pref., hereinafter Lalaport Fujimi) from January 25 (Fri), 2019 to March 21 (Thu), 2019, and can only be used in the participating outlets in Lalaport Fujimi. As CCBJI’s original project, free coupons for set drink are also included.
After the test marketing in Lalaport Fujimi, we will consider expanding the rollout area sequentially.

Through the sales of EPARK’s “children’s coupons” on our vending machines, CCBJI supports the initiative which is friendly to families with small children.

 

 

 

 

【 Overview 】
Service  :  Sales of EPARK’s “children’s coupons” on vending machines

Sales period: February 4 (Mon), 2019 to March 21 (Thu), 2019 

Usage period: February 4 (Mon), 2019 to March 25 (Mon), 2019

Target vending machines: Mitsui Shopping Park Lalaport Fujimi (1-1313 Yamamura, Fujimi City, Saitama Pref.)

Places where 6 CCBJI vending machines (※1) are placed
              ・1F Elevator hall and near restroom
              ・2F Near restroom
              ・3F Near restroom    ※As of January 25

Prices  :  2 coupons・・・ 500 yen (children’s menu coupon x 2)
                     4 coupons・・・1,000 yen (children’s menu coupon x 4)  

【 Usage method 】
Purchase the children’s coupons on one of the 6 CCBJI vending machines placed in Mitsui Shopping Park Lalaport Fujimi. Scan the QR code on the coupon purchased and obtain a ticket on your smartphone. Show the smartphone screen to a shop clerk at the participating outlet when you place an order. (After you present the screen, the shop clerk will operate your smartphone screen.) On using the coupon, you will need to place an order for the preset “adult fee”. You don’t need to pay for the children’s menu when you pay the bill.

 

<Children’s coupons can be used in:>
● 3 Little Eggs
● Yoshokuya Sandaime Taimeiken
● RRainbow
● Toridonya Hakatahanamidori
● Teppanyatai
● Studio Café Zoo Adventure
● Fruit Bar AOKI
● 31 Ice Cream

 

【Details in children’s coupons in Lalaport Fujimi】 https://ticket.sc.epark.jp/kids_coupon/lalaport_fujimi/

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding Status of Share Repurchase https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/474.pdf Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/472.pdf Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0900 No smoking support program begins at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=478

News Release

 

 

 

January 29, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

“For a company and a world with no passive smoking”

No smoking support program begins at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

-Preventing lifestyle diseases and severe illnesses; supporting employees who want to regain their health-

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu, hereinafter referred to as ‘CCBJH’) has drafted and implemented a non-smoking support program in collaboration with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Health Insurance Association (hereinafter, Health Insurance Association), to create a company and a world with no passive smoking.

”Health Japan 21 (second term),” the basic policy for promotion of national health by The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, raises absolute prevention of lifestyle diseases and severe illnesses as one of the main pillars of the basic policy. In order to reduce the health hazards of smoking (a serious risk factor for lifestyle diseases) in the short and the mid to long-term, the Ministry has set a target for adult smoking at 12%, quantifying the number of people who will quit smoking (who want to do so), and are taking actions toward this goal.

At CCBJI, we found through a survey that nearly 46% of our employees are smokers, and with this program, we aim to prevent lifestyle diseases and serious illnesses and to support employees who wish to reconstruct their cigarette-damaged bodies back to a healthy one.

 

 

 

・Period: Jan. 15 (Tue) – Mar. 31 (Sun), 2019
・Target employees: CCBJI Health Insurance Association members
・Details of support: Either 1 or 2
    1.Support for smoking cessation outpatient treatment costs
    2.Support for purchase of smoking cessation aids
    3.Free distribution of no smoking datebook (for all participants)
・How to apply: Step01: Apply in advance to the Health Insurance Association and declare your intention to quit smoking in order to receive support.
                                      *The no smoking declaration will be posted on the company intranet so that the employee receives support from colleagues during the process.

                        Step02: Those requesting for smoking cessation treatment will begin treatment.
                                     Those who wish to purchase smoking cessation aids must do during Feb. 1 – Mar. 31 (a dedicated site will be released for external purchase).

・Upon successful conversion to a non-smoker: the amount equivalent to the smoking cessation aids and the amount paid by the employee at medical institutions will be reimbursed by the company.

 

 

 

Reference

 Company intranet

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Organizational Reform, Change in Operational Structure and Assignment for Executives https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/470.pdf Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0900 “Agreement on the installation of JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine” was signed with Niiza City https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=480

News Release

 

 

 

 

 

January 25, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

“Agreement on the installation of JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine” was signed with Niiza City

CCBJI promotes the Olympic movement through the installation of “JOC Olympic support vending machine with a rifle shooting design”

 

 

 

On January 25 (Friday), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (hereafter “CCBJI”), based in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and headed by Representative Director & President Tamio Yoshimatsu, signed the “Agreement on the installation of JOC Olympic support vending machine” with Niiza City (Mayor: Masaru Namiki), Saitama Prefecture. Based on this agreement, “JOC Olympic support vending machine with a rifle shooting design” will be installed in 2 locations in Niiza City.

As shooting sports events of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are scheduled to be held at Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Asaka Training Field located in Niiza City, Saitama Prefecture, the city endorsed the objective of CCBJI’s JOC Olympic support vending machine activity and signed the agreement. Based on this agreement, JOC Olympic support vending machines decorated with a rifle shooting design will be installed throughout the city. The part of proceeds from these vending machines will be utilized as a contribution to support athletes aiming for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

In partnership with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Coca-Cola System has been running “JOC Olympic Athletes High Performance Support Program with Coca-Cola” organized by the committee. The objectives of this program is to support athletes aiming for the Olympic Games and also to promote the Olympic movement, and as the part of the program, CCBJI has been installing “JOC Olympic support vending machine” since January 2016. It is our intention to continue to install and spread JOC Olympic support vending machines, raise the awareness toward the support for athletes aiming for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 among the users of vending machines and also drive further momentum for the Olympic Games.

 

From the left: Mr. Ikuo Nagao (Executive Director of General Policy Department, Niiza City), Mr. Masaru Namiki (Mayor of Niiza)
Toshiyuki Ninomiya (Head of CCBJI’s Saitama Branch 2), Atsushi Ohno (Head of CCBJI’s Vending Tokorozawa Branch)

 

 

【Locations where JOC Olympic support vending machines will be installed in Niiza City】

・Niiza City Children’s Center  1 unit
・Underground bicycle parking area by the south exit of Niiza Station  1 unit

 

 

 

【Reference】

Overview of “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola”
Sponsored by Japanese Olympic Committee

 

 

“JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” is a collaborative effort between the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and its worldwide Olympic partner Coca-Cola that donates several yen for every soft drink purchased from a vending machine with JOC’s message poster or an original design wrapping with the Olympics athletic events.

 

Donations are donated to JOC through the various bottling companies and are used to aid in strengthening athletes of highly-anticipated associations for the 2020 Olympics as well as in promoting the Olympic movement.

 

Total amount of donations and their use (Olympic sports associations granted the donations) are updated on JOC’s homepage.

 

(Support Programs page on JOC official website: https://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes_02/

*The illustration may not be an accurate reflection of the actual color or design

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0900
Decided to revise prices of large PET bottle products, etc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/468.pdf Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding Status of Share Repurchase https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/466.pdf Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding Status of Share Repurchase https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/462.pdf Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/456.pdf Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. wins “Jisa Biz (Staggered Commuting Biz) Promotion Award (Promotion Category)” and “Reiji Matsumoto Special Award” for its “Coke ON TM” application-based measures! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=463

News Release

 

 

 

Nov. 28, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. wins “Jisa Biz (Staggered Commuting Biz) Promotion Award (Promotion Category)” and “Reiji Matsumoto Special Award” for its “Coke ON TM” application-based measures!

-Contribution to improved productivity and work motivation of businesspersons who leave home or office early-

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (“Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan”) (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) implemented measures for tackling the problems of crowded commuter trains through the use of the smartphone application “Coke ON TM” during the periods between 5:00 and 7:59 and between 17:00 and 19:59 from July 1 through September 30, 2018. In the 5th Comfortable Commuting Promotion Conference, held on November 27, 2018, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan won the “Jisa Biz Promotion Award (Promotion Category)” for its contribution to the future spread of and awareness-raising about Jisa Biz and the “Reiji Matsumoto Special Award” for its innovative, talked-about corporate initiatives.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan is sympathetic to Jisa Biz, Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s campaign for reducing congestion during the morning rush hour and accelerating the Workstyle Reforms. To be more precise, in the awarded initiatives, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan doubled the number of stamps (a stamp is normally given for the purchase of a product, but two stamps were given) for the customers who connected their smartphone to Smartphone Machines installed at stations by using the “Coke ON TM” application and bought Coca-Cola products during the periods designated by Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan. This has contributed to improved productivity and work motivation of businesspersons who leave their home or office early.

The initiatives successfully made customers feel “it was worth more than the price” by linking promotional activities for Jisa Biz and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan’s proprietary promotion of the use of Smartphone Machines, which were widely used in the Tokyo metropolitan area. This has helped Jisa Biz to be recognized, established, and adopted. In addition, the promotion conducted in cooperation with railway companies that serve many customers in Tokyo and the surrounding area has maximized the promotional effects.

By undertaking active measures through the use of its machines, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will continue to contribute to the Workstyle Reforms, including increasing the awareness of Jisa Biz, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s priority policies.

 


Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Yuriko Koike, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Executive Officer and Tokyo Area Sales Head Kazuhito Sato, Mr. Reiji Matsumoto (from left)

 

[Awarded initiatives: Coke ON TM application-based Coca-Cola machine special offer]

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan normally gives a stamp for the purchase of a product and a free drink ticket for 15 stamps for the customers who connect their smartphone to Smartphone Machines by using the “Coke ON TM” application and buy any type and size of Coca-Cola product. Customers can exchange the ticket for a free drink, anything they like, sold by a Smartphone Machine. By using this service, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan doubled the number of stamps (a stamp is normally given for the purchase of a product, but two stamps were given) for the customers who bought Coca-Cola products from “Coke ON TM” machines at stations during the periods between 5:00 and 7:59 and between 17:00 and 19:59 (off-peak times of commuting and leaving work on time) from July 1 through September 30, 2018.

 

*“Coke ON TM” and “Smartphone Machine ” are The Coca-Cola Company’s registered trademarks.

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2018 (Japanese Standard) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/453.pdf Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement of the Decision on Matters Related to Share Repurchase https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/451.pdf Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement of new service, “Coke mini”, that offers drinks at small offices https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=448

News Release

 

 

November 6, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Completely cashless QR code payment for easier cash management

Announcement of new service, “Coke mini”, that offers drinks at small offices

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head office in Minato Ward, Tokyo, Representative Director and President Tamio Yoshimatsu, hereafter called “our company”) announced today that it has developed and rolled out a new service, “Coke mini”, to provide small offices with drinks. There are 882,000 offices in Japan with more than 10 employees but less than 30, totaling about 14 million people working at such offices. “Coke mini” is a service intended for these offices.

“Coke mini” has three features. First is that it uses small machines to be placed at a location that is not large enough for vending machines. Second is the machine allows QR code payment via a smartphone app.  User companies can select either “LINE Pay” or “Rakuten Pay (App settlement)”, and consumers use their smartphone to read the QR code on “Coke mini” and pay for the products.  Payments are limited to QR code, which allows a completely cashless system with no need of cash management.  The third point is the accurate management of sales proceeds and inventory by using the payment data, thereby avoiding sold-outs and achieving efficient product deliveries.

On the day of announcement, our VM Strategy Project Manager Kenji Sakai demonstrated the machine at Miraiyu Inc. who actually uses “Coke mini”, and Representative Director Yuya Okada made some comments.
The service will be rolled out only in Tokyo in 2018 and then expanded to other areas in 2019. 
 

 

 

Right :Kenji Sakai, VM Strategy Project Manager, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
Left  :Yuya Okada, Representative Director of Miraiyu Inc.

 

 

 

<For reference>

【Coke mini transaction flow】

 

【How to use Coke mini】

1)Tap “code reader” or “QR reader” on QR payment app on smartphone. 
2)Read the QR code of the product to be purchased from Coke mini.
3)Confirm the amount and execute payment.
4)When the payment is complete, the app shows a completion screen.
5)Take the product out from the cooler.

 

        Coke mini

 

 

【Comment】

■Yuya Okada, Representative Director of Miraiyu Inc.

I saw people going out the office, taking an elevator, and going to a convenience store only to buy drinks, and I was feeling I could make some improvements when Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan offered me “Coke mini”.  I decided to use the machine because Coca-Cola has many lineups of products that are popular at our company, and there is no need of cash management. We were able to save time that would have been spent to go out and purchase drinks, and I think this will improve our productivity in the future.

 


■Kenji Sakai, VM Strategy Project Manager, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

“Coke mini” provides drinks at small offices who don’t have enough space for vending machines.  In addition, the QR code payment system lessens the burden of cash management and offers convenience and efficiency for customers.  Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will continue to provide products and services that meet the lifestyles of our customers.

 

 

 

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Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan announced relocation and reconstruction of its Hongo plant in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture, to resume operations in Spring 2020 at nearby location https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/444.pdf Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/442.pdf Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola “Learn from the Forest” Project held in Tosu, Saga! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=438

News Release

 

 

Oct. 24, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

-Action to succeed our valued water resources to the next generationー

Coca-Cola “Learn from the Forest” Project held in Tosu, Saga!

Forest conservation by the community and employee volunteers in the source water areas of CCBJI Tosu & Kiyama Plants

 

 

At Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu, hereinafter CCBJI), we work to preserve the forests in our plants’ source water areas under the Coca-Cola “Learn from the Forest” Project*, in which we take actions to preserve source water forests across the country for the purpose of succeeding abundant nature and water resources to the next generation. 

 This year in Saga Prefecture, we signed a five-party agreement (“Comprehensive agreement of collaboration and cooperation on forest conservation to connect Saga’s rich nature into the future”) with Saga Prefecture, Tosu City, Kiyama Town, and Saga Eastern Forestry Association, and signed an “Agreement on forest conservation and maintenance“ with Saga Eastern Forestry Association. With the cooperation of the respective parties, we will continue our forest conservation activities in the nearly 433ha of mountain forests along the Chikugo River system’s Homan River basin, which is the source water area for our Tosu Plant and Kiyama Plant.

 

 

 

*【Coca-Cola “Learn from the Forest” Project】

A nationwide environment protection & education program implemented by the Coca-Cola system in 2006. The purpose is to have people experience different activities such as planting trees in the forest or in source water areas and nature programs, etc., to understand the importance of nature and water, the relationship between people and nature, and the significance of protecting the environment by getting in touch with the forest and living things. This project is also positioned as one of Coca-Cola’s global source water protection activities. 13 Coca-Cola “Learn from the Forest” projects are currently ongoing at CCBJI.

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0900
The company signed a five-party agreement on forest conservation with Saga Prefecture, Tosu City, Kiyama Town, and Saga Eastern Forestry Association https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=433

News Release

 

 

 

October 16, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan to give as much water as it uses for production back to nature at its Kiyama and Tosu plants!

The company signed a five-party agreement on forest conservation with Saga Prefecture, Tosu City, Kiyama Town, and Saga Eastern Forestry Association

 

 

 

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.  (Headoffice: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) held ceremonies to sign a “Comprehensive Agreement for Collaboration and Cooperation on Forest Conservation Concerning Abundant Nature of Saga for Future" with Saga Prefecture, Tosu City, Kiyama Town, and Saga Eastern Forestry Association, and an “Agreement on Forest Conservation/Maintenance" with Saga Eastern Forestry Association. 

The agreement with Saga, Tosu, Kiyama, and the forestry association aims to make the community prosperous with a blessing of water by preserving/revitalizing forests that generate abundant water in water sources of our plants, based on Saga’s New Vision of Forest Creation through activities through close cooperation and collaboration in Tosu and Kiyama, where water sources of our Tosu and Kiyama plants in Saga are located.  The agreement also pursues activities to preserve the abundant nature of Saga for the future, expanding an idea of “Forests, rivers, and oceans are all connected.”  At the same time, by signing the forest conservation/maintenance agreement with the forestry association, we will protect the natural environment of the forests under a conservation program in Saga for a long time, and secure the replenishing ability of water sources.   

Through these agreements, we’ll give as much water as we use at Tosu and Kiyama plants back to nature. 

 

【at Governor’s press conference room, 4F, annex of Saga prefecture’s government office】

 

 

 

<Reference>

* Water Neutrality – an initiative to give as much water as we use at plants back to nature

 

●Five initiatives to realize water neutrality

・Protection of water resources

We identify the water source areas of our plants, and conduct a scientific research on the quantity and quality of water at Coca-Cola system's plants nationwide.  We also work with communities and experts to protect water resources so that water sources are able to keep the ability to generate and store water.

 

・Water intake

At our plants, we strictly control the amount of water used in production in order to save water, a blessing of nature.  Every year, we constantly review manufacturing processes and equipment for improvement so that we can reduce water we use, even a little amount of it.

 

・Initiative in water quality control

Is there anything wrong with the water we pumped up?  Water quality is carefully checked at our plants every day.  In this way, we carefully monitor the "health" of water, which is the basis of making safe products consumers can take with no worries.  We also constantly watch for any changes in the environment around our plants as part of our initiative to maintain the water quality to satisfy the standards of the Coca-Cola system.

 

・Initiative for efficient water use

Water for washing, water for heating.  Water is used in various processes besides the content of products. We make efforts to efficiently use water, changing the water used for washing into freshwater again with a special machine to reuse it for cleaning at plants. 

 

・Initiative in wastewater management

Water we used at plants is returned to nature after properly processed. The Coca-Cola system manages wastewater by its own standards, as well as those of national and local governments. Wastewater goes through many different processes and is strictly monitored so that it never flows out unprocessed. 

 

●Community Water Partnership (CW)

 

We identify the areas of water sources of our plants, and enter into partnerships with local communities to promote water resource conservation programs tailored to the characteristics of local areas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Revision of Full-Year 2018 Forecast, Including Announcement of Extraordinary Loss due to Heavy Rain and Flooding in July 2018 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/431.pdf Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. informed Tochigi Governor Fukuda of the launch of the Tokugawa design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=454

News Release

 

 

October 2, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. informed Tochigi Governor Fukuda of the launch of the Tokugawa design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle

 

 

On October 1 (Monday), 2018, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (hereafter “CCBJI”), based in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and headed by Representative Director & President Tamio Yoshimatsu, launched the Tokugawa design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle decorated with an iconic design of the wild ginger trefoil coat of arms of the Tokugawa clan.

Upon the launch, on October 2 (Tuesday), Yasuhiro Shiba, CCBJI Executive Officer and Head of East Japan Area Sales, visited Mr. Tomikazu Fukuda, Governor of Tochigi Prefecture, and informed him of the launch of the Tokugawa design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle.

During the visit, Shiba said in his greeting speech, “Main office of CCBJI’s East Japan Area Sales is located in Tochigi Prefecture. We sincerely appreciate the continuous support we receive from people in the prefecture. We hope that the Tokugawa design-version bottle will contribute to the enhancement of the appeal of sightseeing spots in Tochigi Prefecture including Nikko and also further development of the prefecture.”

Tokugawa design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle are available mainly in the eastern Japan area including sightseeing spots in Tochigi Prefecture such as Nikko noted in connection with Tokugawa.

 

 


(From the left) Mr. Yoshio Kotake (Deputy Head of Department of Policy, Planning and Municipal Coordination and Head of Policy, Planning and Municipal Coordination Division, Tochigi Prefectural Government), Takanori Kamada (Head of Gunma/Tochigi Branch, CCBJI), Mr. Tomikazu Fukuda (Governor of Tochigi Prefecture), Yasuhiro Shiba (Executive Officer and Head of East Japan Area Sales, CCBJI), Masaaki Onuki (Manager of Retail Food/CS Utsunomiya Sales Center, CCBJI)

 

 

 

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Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Employment of Para-equestrian, Mina Chinju Via JOC career-matching system for top athletes, “Asunabi” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=435

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October 1, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Employment of Para-equestrian, Mina Chinju

Via JOC career-matching system for top athletes, “Asunabi”
 

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head Office in Minato Ward, Tokyo and representative director and president Tamio Yoshimatsu) employed a para-equestrian, Mina Chinju, as of October 1, through “Asunabi”, a system provided by the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) to support the employment of top athletes. 

Following Katsuji Takashima, this is the second person for our company to hire a para-equestrian through Asunabi. 

Ms. Chinju has played in competitions not only in Japan but also across the world, including 2004 Athens Paralympics and other international competitions, and won the championship (2nd place overall) in the 1st Japan Para-equestrian Championship Grade 1 of the 25th Japan Equestrian Games for People with Disabilities in 2017.

We hope that she does her best in competitions as one of our employees in the future and that her challenging spirit inspires our company’s employees to further work together as one team.  

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will develop an environment that helps athletes to focus on their events with a sense of security and continue to contribute to the promotion of sports.

 

 

【Profile of Mina Chinju】

■Event: Para-equitation
■Hometown: Daito City, Osaka
■Affiliation: Akashi Horseback Riding Association (in Hyogo)
■Age  : 43  years old(Born in 1975 )
■Major competitions
 2004  Athens Paralympics
 2007  World Equestrian Games(Hartpury, England)
 2010  World Equestrian Games(Kentucky, USA)
 2014  World Equestrian Games(Normandie, France)
 2017  The 1st Japan Para-equestrian Championship Grade 1 of the 25th Japan Equestrian Games for People with Disabilities 1st place(2nd place overall)

 

 

【Comment from Ms Chinju】
I will join Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. through JOC’s Asunabi.  I am thankful for many people who have supported me to make this happen.  

I will always be grateful that I can make a step forward into a challenging journey and work towards 2020 in a new environment.  Also, as an employee of the company, I will, with my partner horse, make efforts so that I can bring good news for the company.

 

 

【What is “Asunabu”?】
Asunabi is a career matching system introduced in 2010 by the JOC to link athletes with businesses. It aims to build a win-win relationship between top athletes wishing to prepare for career transitions and companies willing to give boost to work by tapping into athletes’ talent pool.  Furthermore, JOC concluded an agreement with the Japan Paralympic Committee (JPC) in August 2014 to offer support for top athletes, who aim for Paralympics, to find employment.

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officers https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/427.pdf Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan selected for ESG index “DJSI Asia Pacific” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=423

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September 25, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan selected for ESG index “DJSI Asia Pacific”

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) has been selected for inclusion in “DJSI Asia Pacific,” the Asia Pacific version of “Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (hereinafter, DJSI),” the representative index for global ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) investments.

This year, the top 150 corporations (of which 75 are Japanese) including CCBJH were selected from approximately 600 key players in the region.

 

DJSI are stock market indices created jointly by the U.S. S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, Switzerland’s investment specialist. It conducts a meticulous study of over 3,400 major corporations around the globe in terms of economic, environmental and societal criteria to select the most sustainable companies. It is a global index for ESG investments and serves as the benchmark for selecting key investment targets.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. continues to position CSV※ as one of the most important business imperatives and is committed to realizing a sustainable society through further evolution of CSR in line with the international standard for social responsibility, ISO26000, and through resolution of social challenges as we conduct our business based on the 3 pillars of health, environment and community.

※CSV: Creating Shared Value

 

 

【Reference】DJSI website
http://www.sustainability-indices.com/

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0900
CCBJI made a courtesy visit to the Osaka Prefectural Government to mark the introduction of the Osaka design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=425

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September 20,2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

CCBJI made a courtesy visit to the Osaka Prefectural Government to mark the introduction of the Osaka design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle

Partial Proceeds will be donated to “Osaka Art and Culture Festival”

 

 

 

On October 1 (Monday), 2018, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (hereafter “CCBJI”), based in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and headed by Representative Director and President Tamio Yoshimatsu, will introduce the Osaka design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle which comes in a stylish, special package designed with illustrations of local sightseeing spots.

 

Ahead of its introduction, on September 20 (Wednesday), the Osaka design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle was presented to Governor of Osaka Ichiro Matsui.

 

In his greeting speech, CCBJI Senior Executive Officer Yoshiki Fujiwara said, “We have been introducing design bottles in each region for the purpose of regional development. We would like to have partial proceeds from the sales of “Osaka version” utilized for Osaka Art and Culture Festival, which started in 2017, to create the appeal of Osaka as a city.

 

From right:Mozu-yan (Deputy Governor of Osaka in charge of PR ), Yoshiki Fujiwara (CCBJI: Senior Executive Officer, Regional Sales ), Ichiro Matsui (Governor of Osaka), Akihiko Takao (CCBJI: Head of Hanshin Retail Sales Department, Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales)

 

“Osaka design” that will be introduced this time is a special design with iconic illustrations of Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building and takoyaki (ball-shaped pancake containing pieces of octopus) and is available only in and around Osaka.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Niigata, Shonan, Hida-Takayama, Osaka, and Hakata versions of the Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Regional Design to be released on Monday, October 1 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=434

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September 12, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

More design variations to the popular area-exclusive bottles! 

Niigata, Shonan, Hida-Takayama, Osaka, and Hakata versions of the Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Regional Design to be released on Monday, October 1

Tokugawa design with the “triple hollyhock” crest also to be released on the same day.

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) will on Monday, October 1, 2018 release Niigata, Shonan, Hida-Takayama, Osaka, and Hakata versions of the "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design, which features stylish packaging specially designed with illustrations of regional tourist spots.  The company will also release a Tokugawa design as this year marks the 150 years since the Fall of Edo.

 

A total of 21 variations of the "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design have been so far marketed as special packaging to make travel more enjoyable.  Since June 2017, the company has designed bottles with symbols and tourist spots of each region, and released in respective regions only.  Because those designs enjoyed popularity among lots of people in all of those regions, as a bottle perfect for a drink with meal or for refreshment during travel, as well as for a souvenir, the company has decided to roll out additional five regional bottles following the previous designs released in August this year. 

 

Each bottle is iconically designed with illustrations of region's symbols and signature tourist spots - the Bandai bridge, Niigata Geisha, and willow for Niigata design; the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Enoshima Island, and a yacht for Shonan design; a house with steep rafter roof for Hida-Takayama design; Osaka Castle, the Umeda Sky Building, and Takoyaki balls for Osaka design; Canal City Hakata and food stalls for Hataka design.  The Tokugawa design has the “triple hollyhock” crest in gold.

 

The "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design comes in the stylish shape of "slim bottle" and the 250ml drink-up size, so when you drink it with meals during travel or when you want to take a rest and refresh yourself, it will boost your travelling mood further. It is perfect as a commemorative item for the trip, as a souvenir for family and friends, or for foreign visitors to enjoy the Japanese taste. It is also recommended to people who love their local areas, or to enjoy the feeling of hometown at a homecoming visit in summer. The Regional Design will be available mainly at souvenir stores, local products shops, supermarkets, and vending machines in each region.

 

 

 

The "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle is a premium package made with aluminum material, further advancing our traditional and signature “contour bottle”, by which you can tell it is a "Coca-Cola" if you feel it even in the dark.  The ice-cold feeling enhances the good and refreshing taste of "Coca-Cola", and delivers a superior drinking experience.  Since first launched in Japan in July 2015, the sophistically designed bottles have featured famous sightseeing spots and symbols throughout Japan, as well as seasonal designs including cherry blossoms, fireworks, and autumn leaves, Olympic Year designs (Rio and Tokyo), FIFA World Cup commemorative design, and Meiji Era design commemorating the 150th anniversary of the era.  Those designs have been enjoyed by many people - from "Coca-Cola" fans to those who are not so much of soda drinkers.

 

The "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design is now available in more areas with “Coca-Cola’s” good taste and packages featuring regional sightseeing spots.  This product will remind local people of the charms of their regions, and deliver to visitors a "special moment" out of ordinary travels.

 

 

<Product overview>

■Product name: "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design
                           "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Tokugawa Design
■Product type name:Carbonated soft drink
■Ingredients:Sugars (high-fructose corn syrup, sugar)/ carbonated water, caramel coloring, acid regulator, flavorings, caffeine
■Nutrition labeling (per 100ml):

■Package/Manufacturer's suggested retail price (excl. consumption tax): 250ml Slim Bottle/125 yen
■Sales areas: Niigata and neighboring area <Niigata Design>
        Shonan and neighboring area <Shonan Design>
        Hida-Takayama and neighboring area <Hida-Takayama Design>
        Osaka and neighboring area <Osaka Design>
        Hakata and neighboring area <Hakata Design>
        East Japan and neighboring area <Tokugawa Design>
■Release date: Monday, October 1, 2018 
■Sales channels: Souvenir shops, local products shops, supermarkets, vending machines, etc.

 

For the latest information on "Coca-Cola", check out our accounts below!
Official website : cocacola.jp
Twitter    : https://twitter.com/CocaColaJapan
Facebook            : https://www.facebook.com/cocacolapark
LINE      : https://page.line.me/cocacolajapan
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cocacola_japan/

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officers and Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/412.pdf Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900 “Saitama Prefecture’s First Unit of JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine, Judo Design Version” was installed https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=420

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August 30, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

Your product purchase will support athletes.

“Saitama Prefecture’s First Unit of JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine, Judo Design Version” was installed

Ceremony was held to celebrate the installation of the first unit at Fujizuka Daiichi Park,Miyoshi Town, on August 30 (Thu.)

 

 

On August 30 (Thursday), Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) installed “Saitama Prefecture’s first unit of JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine, Judo Design Version” in Fujizuka Daiichi Park and held an installation ceremony with guests including Mr. Isao Hayashi, the mayor of Miyoshi Town, invited.

Miyoshi Town, Saitama Prefecture, is registered as the host town for the Netherlands for Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. As the town is promoting the arrangement of training camps and cultural exchange through judo, it endorsed the spirit of our activity, which led to the installation of “JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine”. The vending machine installed this time sports a design associated with judo on the front, and the part of proceeds from this vending machine will be utilized as a contribution to support athletes aiming for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

In partnership with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Coca-Cola System has been running “JOC Olympic Athletes High Performance Support Program with Coca-Cola” organized by the committee. The objectives of this program is to support athletes aiming for the Olympics and also to promote the Olympic movement, and as the part of the program, we have been deploying “JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine” since January 2016. It is our intention to continue to install and spread JOC Olympic Support Vending Machines, promote the support for athletes aiming for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to the users of vending machines and also drive further momentum for the Olympic Games.

 

With “JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine, Judo Design Version” that sports a Judo design on the front

From left: Mr. Yasuhiro Kondo (Director of Miyoshi Town Urban Planning Division), Mrs. Yumika Momotomi (Director of Miyoshi Town Policy Promotion Office), Mr. Isao Hayashi (Mayor of Miyoshi), Toshiyuki Ninomiya (Head of CCBJI’s Saitama Branch 2), Atsushi Ohno (Head of CCBJI’s Vending Tokorozawa Branch)

 

 

 

【Reference】

 

Overview of “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola”

Sponsored by Japanese Olympic Committee

“JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” is a collaborative effort between the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and its worldwide Olympic partner Coca-Cola that donates several yen for every soft drink purchased from a vending machine with JOC’s message poster or an original design wrapping with the Olympics athletic events.

Donations are donated to JOC through the various bottling companies and are used to aid in strengthening athletes of highly-anticipated associations for the 2020 Olympics as well as in promoting the Olympic movement.

Total amount of donations and their use (Olympic sports associations granted the donations) are updated on JOC’s homepage.

(Support Programs page on JOC official website: http://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes02/)

 

*The illustration may not be an accurate reflection of the actual color or design.

 

 

 

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Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Ceremony to commemorate the signing of the “Treaty on Alliance and Cooperation in the Area of Tourism” held in Chiba Prefectural Office https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=415

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August 27, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

Part of the earnings from “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design Version to be donated to Chiba Prefecture for use as a fund to promote local tourism

Ceremony to commemorate the signing of the “Treaty on Alliance and Cooperation in the Area of Tourism” held in Chiba Prefectural Office

 

 

 

On August 27 (Monday), a ceremony to commemorate the signing of “Treaty on Alliance and Cooperation in the Area of Tourism” between Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (hereafter “CCBJI”), based in Minato-ku, Tokyo and headed by Representative Director & President Tamio Yoshimatsu, and Chiba Prefecture was held in the main building of Chiba Prefectural Office.

 

CCBJI announced that, through the signing of this treaty, a part of the earnings gained from the sales of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design version launched this June will be donated to Chiba Prefecture for use as a fund to support the events and activities hosted by the prefecture to promote its local tourism.  

 

From CCBJI, Yutaka Inoue, Head of Kanto Area Sales, attended the ceremony. In his speech, Inoue emphasized the company’s intention to contribute to Chiba “by making “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle Chiba Design version a product enjoyed by more and more people with hope of seeing the donated portion of the earnings utilized effectively in activities to promote the local tourism industry and enhance the image of Chiba as an even more attractive tourist destination”. In response to this speech, Shinsuke Takigawa, the deputy governor of Chiba, expressed his gratitude, on behalf of the people of Chiba, for CCBJI’s active involvement in this partnership program. 

 

The Chiba Design version of “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottle features the illustration of Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, surfing, and Inubouzaki Lighthouse as the symbolic local landmark, popular sport and representative sightseeing spot in Chiba respectively. This is an area-specific Coke variant basically available only in and around the prefecture.

 

CCBJI intends to continue its engagement in supporting a wide range of local initiatives in all the regions it serves as a community-based company.

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900
“Sign Language Performance Koshien support VM” was installed. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=418

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August 21, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

To drive interactions through sign language & performances, and to help invigorate local community,

“Sign Language Performance Koshien support VM” was installed.

The unveiling ceremony took place on August 20 (Mon) at Yonago Convention Center.

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HO in Minatoku, Tokyo. President and Representative Director: Tamio Yoshimatsu. Hereinafter referred to as our company) and Sign Language Performance Koshien Execution Committee (Chairman:Shinji Hirai) placed a ” Sign Language Performance Koshien support VM” at Yonago Convention Center (Tottori Prefecture) on August 20 (Mon).

 

After enacting ”A sign language promotion ordinance” in October 2013 to build a society where the deaf and the non-deaf people can mutually understand and coexist in harmony, Tottori Prefecture has been a host of ” National High School Student Sign Language Performance Koshien” championship each year to embody the philosophy with high school students throughout the country demonstrating various performances using sign language.

 

As we move forward placing the vending machine in the Prefecture with an objective to support and promote ”National High School Student Sign Language Performance Koshien Competition”, this is the fourth of such installation initiative. A portion of the sales will be donated to the Organizing Committee for their activities.

 

We, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, will continue to support grass roots activities as a company making a journey alongside local communities.

 

 

●Placement date: August 20, 2018 (Mon) 16:20-16:40
●Placement location: Yonago Convention Center 1F entrance lobby (address: 294 Suehiro-cho, Yonago-shi)
●Attendees: ・Shinji Hirai (Governor of Tottori Prefecture), Chair of Sign Language Performance Koshien Organizing Committee  

        ・Takao Ishimura, Director of Tottori Convention Bureau Foundation
        ・Shigeru Hayashibara, Assistant Section Manager, VM Sanin SC, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
        ・Akinori Shimogaki, Director of the Tottori association of organizations for deaf-mutes
        ・Illustrator Clara
        ・Hayate Tachibanaki, Yonago Kita High School, the 5th National High School Student Sign Language Performance Koshien championship supporter

 

 

Reference

■VM placed
 Universal (welfare) type vending machine (designed by illustrator Clara)

 

■Summary of the 5th National High School Student Sign Language Performance Koshien

(1) Date & time:  October 7, 2018 (Sun) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule)
(2) Venue: Yonago Convention Center multi-purpose hall
(3) Performances: Songs, dances, drama, skits etc. using sign language
(4) Participants: 20 teams (22 schools) selected from a preliminary round (4 teams participated from Tottori Prefecture)

 

[Teams participated (listed in the order of performance)]

1 Kotonoura Prefectural Special Needs High School (Tottori)※
2 Tottori Johoku High School (Tottori)
3 The Senior High School Affiliated with Japan Women's University (Kanagawa)※
4 Sakaiminato General Technical High School (Tottori)
5 Notre Dame SEISHIN High School・Hiroshima South Special Needs School ( School for the Deaf )※(Hiroshima)
6 Saibi High School (Ehime)※
7 Tachikawa School for the Deaf・Fujimori High School※(Tokyo)
8 Seishin Gakuen Secondary School (Nara)
9 Naruo Senior High School (Hyogo)(oath-taker)※
10 Kuroishibaru Special needs school (Kumamoto)※
11 Tokyo Metropolitan Chuo School for The Deaf (Tokyo)
12 Mawashi High School (Okinawa)
13 Kumamoto Deaf School (Kumamoto)
14 Okazaki Higashi High School (Aichi)
15 Yonago Higashi High School (Tottori)※
16 Mii High School (Fukuoka)
17 Yokohama Nanryo High School (Kanagawa)
18 Kyowa High School (Aichi)
19 Tatsuruhama High School (Ishikawa)
20 Nara prefectural school for the deaf (Nara)

※first entry team

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900
A wrapping VM unveiling ceremony in collaboration with the anime “Yuki Yuna is a Hero-Washio Sumi Chapter-” was held at Marine Dome in Seto Ohashi Commemorative Park https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=414

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August 20, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

A wrapping VM unveiling ceremony in collaboration with the anime “Yuki Yuna is a Hero-Washio Sumi Chapter-” was held at Marine Dome in Seto Ohashi Commemorative Park

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HO in Minatoku, Tokyo. President and Representative Director: Tamio Yoshimatsu. Hereinafter referred to as our company)held a ceremony to unveil a wrapping VM developed in collaboration with the anime “Yuki Yuna is a Hero-Washio Sumi Chapter-” at Marine Dome in Seto Ohashi Commemorative Park, Sakaide-city as part of events hosted by Kagawa Prefecture to celebrate 30th anniversary of Seto Ohashi Bridge, inviting approximately 400 people from the Prefecture and other parts of Japan. 

During the unveiling ceremony, our Head of Shikoku District Sales Division Toshishige Uno expressed appreciation to all the fans called “Hero Club” who periodically clean the wrapping VM placed in March, and described the community-based initiative as a way to play a role in increasing nonresident population by enabling the wrapping VM to serve as one of the new sacred places for those who visit Seto Ohashi Commemorative Park, while making the audience excited with a talk incorporating a trivia associated with a link of birthdays of the protagonist of this story and Coca-Cola.

Subsequently, the VM was unveiled by distinguished guests and commemorative photo were taken at the end of the ceremony together with the wrapping VM and Seto Ohashi Bridge in the back.  

After the ceremony, many awaited fans flocked to the wrapping VM relocated from the venue and enjoyed photo shooting, standing in a line to purchase Coca-Cola products, apparently having fun in their pilgrimage to a new sacred place already.

We, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, will continue to deepen interactions with people in local communities leveraging various contents.                                                     

 

■A comment from Toshishige Uno, Head of Shikoku District Sales Division, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

I appreciate the occasion to be able to take part in the major event commemorating the milestone of 30th anniversary of Seto Ohashi. We held the event as we aspire to liven up the commemorative event as much as possible, and to play a role in igniting the local community as Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan that upholds ”Community-based” and “Customer-centric” as its management principles. I hope the wrapping VM we are showcasing will enable Kagawa Prefecture and Sakaide-city to be a new sacred place, serving as one of the reasons to visit Seto Ohashi Commemorative Park.

 

【About the unveiling ceremony】

■ Date & time: August 18, 2018 (Sat) 13:30-14:10
■ Place: Marine Dome in Seto Ohashi Commemorative Park (address: 6-6 Bannosu Midoricho, Sakaide, Kagawa)
■ Host: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
■ MC: Udon singer Nao Ishii
■ Attendees: Shinji Shinike, Kagawa Prefecture Exchange Promotion Department manager
                 Tomohiro Miyamoto, Construction and Economic Affairs Department, City of Sakaide
                     Hideaki Inoue, Kanonji-shi Economic Department business and industry sightseeing section manager
             Masatoshi Kojima, Seto Ohashi Commemorative Hall Director
               Toshishige Uno, Head of Shikoku District Sales Division, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

■The unveiling ceremony and commemorative photo-taking

 (from Left, Masatoshi Kojima, Seto Ohashi Commemorative Hall Director,
Shinji Shinike,Kagawa Prefecture Exchange Promotion Department manager,
Toshishige Uno, Head of Shikoku District Sales Division, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.,
Tomohiro Miyamoto, Construction and Economic Affairs Department, City of Sakaide,
Hideaki Inoue, Kanonji-shi Economic Department business and industry sightseeing section manager)

 

 

■Photo shooting of the wrapping VM, those who joined (Hero Club) to purchase Coca-Cola products

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Consolidated Financial Summary for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2018 (Japanese Standard) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/407.pdf Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Ceremony to present “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottles of Nara design https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=409

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August 7, 2018
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Ceremony to present “Coca-Cola” Slim Bottles of Nara design

Delivered to Arai, Governor of Nara, as a celebration of its launch since August 6!

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HO in Minatoku, Tokyo. President and Representative Director: Tamio Yoshimatsu. Hereinafter referred to as our company)launched Coca-Cola Slim Bottle of Nara with special package stylishly designed with illustrations of local tourist attractions on Mon. Aug 6, 2018.

Our company held a ceremony to present Coca-Cola Slim Bottle of Nara design to Shogo Arai, Governor of Nara prefecture, on Mon. Aug 6 as a celebration of its launch. The mascot of Nara prefecture Sento-kun also attended the ceremony.

The “Nara design” bottle launched this time is limitedly sold mainly in Nara area, and iconic illustrations of five-storied pagoda of Kohfukuji and deer are on it. Our company will donate part of its sales for further development of tourism in Nara prefecture.

 

Details

Date: Mon. August 6, 2018   11:40 to 12:00(Reception starts from 11:10)

Venue: Press interview room in Nara prefectural office (Address:30-5, Noboriojicho, Nara city)

Attendee:Mr. Shogo Arai, Governor of Nara Prefecture

             Teruyuki Suzuki, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Executive Officer, Head of Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales

     Ichiro Kawato, Head of Hannawa Branch, Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900
6 new designs added to the popular area-exclusive bottles! "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=400

News Release

 

 

 

August 1, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

6 new designs added to the popular area-exclusive bottles!

"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design

Nara Design to be released on Aug 6 (Mon)

Aizu, Shibuya, Tokyo Omotenashi, Mt. Fuji (Yamanashi), Mt. Fuji (Shizuoka) designs to be released on Aug 13 (Mon)

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) will release Nara Design of "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design on August 6 (Mon), 2018, and Aizu, Shibuya, Tokyo Omotenashi, Mt. Fuji (Yamanashi), and Mt. Fuji (Shizuoka) Designs on August 13 (Mon), 2018.  "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design is special products with package featuring tourist spots of the region in stylish illustration.

"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design has been released in a total of 15 types of packages that make travels more enjoyable.  From June to July 2017, Tokyo, Kyoto, Setouchi, and Kumamoto Designs were released respectively in limited areas, followed by Ueno, Saitama, Nagoya Designs in November same year, and Sendai, Chiba, Nagoya (golden dolphine), Koshien, and Hiroshima in June 2018.  All of the designs are hugely popular.

Due to the popularity in all the regions as a bottle which is just appropriate with meals and refreshment during travel or as a souvenir, and the increasing number of customers, we have decided to additionally release 6 regional bottles; Five-Storied Pagoda in Kohfukuji and Deer<Nara Design>, Tsurugajo Castle and Akabeko (red cow), Okiagarikoboshi (tumble doll)<Aizu Design>, Hachiko statue and Shibuya streetscape <Shibuya Design>, A Lady in Kimono and a Colored Carp, <Tokyo Omotenashi Design>, Mt. Fuji and a Lake <Mt. Fuji Design (Yamanashi)>, Mt. Fuji and Miho-no-Matsubara <Mt. Fuji Design (Shizuoka)>. In each design, symbols and sightseeing spots of each region are designed iconically in illustration.

Since "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design comes in the stylish shape unique to "slim bottles" and the 250ml drink-up size, when you drink it with meals during travel or when you want to take a rest and refresh your mind, it will boost your travelling mood further. It is just appropriate as a commemorative item for trip, as a souvenir for family and friends, or for foreign travelers to enjoy the Japanese taste. It is also recommended to people who love their local area, or enjoy the feeling of hometown at a homecoming visit in summer. Each design will be released at places centering on souvenir stores, local products shops, supermarkets, vending machines in each region.

 

"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle is a premium package which succeeded the figure of the signature "contour bottle", which is distinguishable as a "Coca-Cola" bottle by only touching even in a darkness.  The ice-cold feeling enhances good taste and refreshment of "Coca-Cola", and delivers special drinking experience to customers.  It features the high-quality design, and ever since launched in Japan in July 2015, it has been enjoyed by many people, ranging from the "Coca-Cola" fans to those who don't usually drink carbonated soft drinks by releasing the regional designs which feature sightseeing spots and symbols throughout Japan, as well as seasonal designs featuring cherry blossoms, fireworks, and red leaves, etc., the designs commemorating the Olympic and FIFA World Cup in 2016 and 2018, and the Restoration Design commemorating 150th anniversary of Meiji era. 

"Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design is now available in more areas with the good taste unique to "Coca-Cola" and packages featuring regional sightseeing spots.  Through this product, we will encourage local people to rediscover the local attractions and deliver "special moments" different from usual to those travelling.

 

<Product overview>

■Product name: "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle Regional Design
■Product type name: Carbonated soft drink
■Ingredients: Sugars(fluid fructure glucose, sugar)/ carbonated acid, caramel coloring, acid regulator, flavorings, caffeine
■Nutrient component labeling (per 100ml):

■Package/Manufacturer's suggested retail price (excl. consumption tax): 250ml Slim Bottle/125 yen
■Sales areas: Area centering on Shibuya <Shibuya Design>

Area centering on Nara <Nara Design>
Area centering on Aizu <Aizu Design>
Area centering on Tokyo <Tokyo Omotenashi Design>
Area centering on Yamanashi <Mt. Fuji (Yamanashi) Design>
Area centering on Shizuoka <Mt. Fuji (Shizuoka) Design>

■Release day: 
  August 6 (Mon), 2018 Nara Design
  August 13 (Mon), 2018 Designs other than Nara Design

■Sales channels: Souvenir shops, local products shops, supermarkets, vending machines, etc.

 

For the latest information on "Coca-Cola", let's check out in the following accounts!

Official website: cocacola.jp
Twitter    : https://twitter.com/CocaColaJapan
Facebook            : https://www.facebook.com/cocacolapark
LINE      : https://page.line.me/cocacolajapan
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cocacola_japan/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan First time ever in Fukuoka! Fukuoka Children's Hospital Fundraising Vending Machine https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=398

News Release

 

 

August 1, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan First time ever in Fukuoka!

Fukuoka Children's Hospital Fundraising Vending Machine

 

With regard to placement of "Fukuoka Children's Hospital Fundraising Vending Machine" for the first time ever in Fukuoka City, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) is pleased to report that we placed the first machine in Fukuoka Children's Hospital on Wednesday, July 31.

In accordance with our corporate philosophy "community-based", this project is intended to respond to social issues such as increased needs for support for the children who devote themselves to medical treatment and their families who support them, with the aim of developing healthy next generation amid the low birthrate and aging population.  When a customer purchases beverage from the vending machine, part of the proceeds will be utilized for supporting children who are trying hard on medical treatment and their families. Furthermore, we will try to implement public relations activities to support the Children's Hospital by expanding the vending machine to the entire Fukuoka City, wishing for a bright future for all the children and their families.

 

■Placement location of "Fukuoka Children's Hospital Fundraising Vending Machines"(5-1-1 Kashiiteriha, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City)

(Placed in front of reception on 1F of the hospital)

 

 

 

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Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Aug 1 (Wed) is Water Day Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan promotes sustainable water resource protection activities through community-based business activities! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=396

News Release

 

August 1, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

《 Aug 1 (Wed) is Water Day》

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan promotes sustainable water resource protection activities through community-based business activities!

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu, hereinafter CCBJI) values water which is one of the most important raw materials in its business activities, and promotes sustainable water resource protection.

We, as a company which carries out business activities by utilizing irreplaceable "water", promote initiatives to return the same amount of water used for manufacturing of our products to nature. We have been realizing an actual zero water usage since 2016 by rolling out activities centering on reduction of water usage amount in manufacturing processes (Reduce), recycle of water used in manufacturing processes (Recycle), and cultivation of local water sources (Replenish).

In 2017, CCBJI recorded the returning rate of water used for manufacturing our products to nature (replenishment rate*1) 275% in total, achieving our initial goal of 100% or over, and aims to achieve replenishment rate 100% for each plant going forward.
※1 Replenishment rate =Replenishment amount (KL) / production volume(KL)×100


As a specific activity for local water source cultivation (Replenishment), we are proceeding with water recourse protection activities in cooperation with local citizens by concluding agreements with local governments and forestry cooperatives at water source areas for each of our plant.

Centering on forest preservation activities, we work on protection/regeneration of grassland, flooding of paddy fields with a high cultivation capability, as well as hold environmental programs targeting children who will be responsible for the next generation, to deepen their understanding on importance of water resource protection.
※2 Reference: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Group CSV Report 2018

 

【Images of educational program】

 

 

【Reference materials】

 

【Water resource protection activities Action organizations】※3


※3 Organizations which concluded agreement as of Jul 2018

 

 

【Coca-Cola System's version of water circulation】

Water we use can be classified into "water used for manufacturing" and "water which is made into our products". "Water used for manufacturing", after used as cleansing water and cooling water in the manufacturing process, is collected/ treated and recycled as cleansing water/cooling water again. After that, it is returned to nature after being treated appropriately.  Meanwhile, "water which is made into our products" is returned to nature in cooperation with the local citizens by increasing cultivation capability of water sources through forestry protection activities such as planting and thinning, and nurturing abundant underground water.

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Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officer and Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/394.pdf Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Showcasing construction of Hakushu Plant automated warehouse https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=392

News Release

 

 

 

August 1, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

Showcasing construction of Hakushu Plant automated warehouse

to be completed in 2019, implementing latest technologies for enhanced product storage capacity

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) announced to construct a new warehouse equipped with the latest technologies at Hakushu Plant located in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture.

In January this year, Coca-Cola East Japan Co. Ltd. and Coca-Cola West Co. Ltd. were merged, and the new company, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. was born. This will be the first large-size project which has been driven since May 2016, as well as the first major investments after the integration which is slated to start the building construction work from next month.

In this presentation, Bruce Herbert, Senior Executive Officer, Head of SCM reported Hokuto City the background that lead to construction of the new warehouse.

The Hokuto City Mayor Eiko Watanabe also expressed her impressions and comments on water source preservation projects (maintenance of forests and fields, cultivation of water source in the forest etc.) we are moving forward jointly with Hokuto City and Forest Owners’ Association.

As a company making a journey together with communities, we will continue to support various activities.

 


Right:Bruce Herbert, Senior Executive Officer, Head of SCM in Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
Left:Hokuto City Mayor Eiko Watanabe

 

■Comments from Hokuto City Mayor Eiko Watanabe
I would like to express my heartiest congratulations on the occasion of the ground-breaking ceremony today for the construction of a large-size automated warehouse in Hakushu Plant. Hakushu Plant obtains natural water nurtured by the forest with abundant nature, and manufactures natural mineral water products such as "I LOHAS". They not only cooperate each year with ”nurture forests and protect water” environmental preservation project the city is undertaking, they also engage in cultivation of water source by maintaining forests jointly with the City and Forest Owners’ Association by rolling out ”I LOHAS Water Preservation Project” since 2016.

As the construction of a new automated warehouse in Hakushu Plant is cutting-edge to realize streamlining of logistics operation and transportation by implementing latest technologies, our expectations rise that would invigorate regional economies. I would ask your support in our ongoing efforts to develop local industries coordinating with corporations located in the city.

 

■Comments from Bruce Herbert, Senior Executive Officer, Head of SCM in Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
First of all, I would like to express my sympathy and condolences to those who have suffered from the recent heavy rains centered in Western Japan. The first large-size project "Shinsei" began in May 2016, which is aimed at planning and driving a "large-scale supply chain network transformation" with a combination of internal and external resources. It maintains "balanced and continuous improvement" in a newly launched organization to build a supply chain which realizes "high quality, low cost, and stable supply." This is one of the biggest supply chain transformation projects anywhere in the world of Coca-Cola. In order to fortify the storage capacity of the products, which has been an issue for the plant, we will develop a high-density, high-capacity automated facility with the latest technologies jointly with a manufacturer, to realize streamlining of logistics operation and transportation, and expand the production volume of the plant.

 

 

<Reference materials>

 

【The overview of the new warehouse in Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hakushu Plant】

Premise area of about 22,000㎡
Total floor area of about 28,000㎡
Storage Capacity 24,000 pallets
Investment amount approx. 3 billion yen.
Operation Start from Dec 2019 (TBD)

 

<Conceptional drawing>

 

<Features of the new warehouse>

 

 

 

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Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0900
“JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine” with a Rifle Shooting Design 1st unit for Saitama Prefecture installed at Wako City Hall on July 25 (WED.) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=390

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July 26, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

 

 

“JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine” with a Rifle Shooting Design

1st unit for Saitama Prefecture installed at Wako City Hall on July 25 (WED.)

 

 

Coca-Cola system has been deploying “JOC Olympic support vending machines” since January 2016 as part of a joint effort with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) to strengthen athletes working toward the Olympics and to support the Olympic movement in “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola”.

This is to announce the installation of the “first JOC Olympic support vending machine with a rifle shooting design for Saitama Prefecture” at Wako City Hall by Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) on July 25 (Wednesday), 2018, two years before the starting date of the shooting sports events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.

Wako city will host the shooting sports events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It is our intention to continue to install and spread JOC Olympic Support Vending Machines to promote the support of athletes aiming for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to the users and to raise further momentum for the Olympic Games.

 

■ Installation date: July 25 (Wednesday), 2018
■ Location: Wako City Hall (1-5 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama Prefecture)

 

 

 

【Reference】

 

Overview of “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola”

Sponsored by Japanese Olympic Committee

 

“JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” is a collaborative effort between the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and its worldwide Olympic partner Coca-Cola that donates several yen for every soft drink purchased from a vending machine with JOC’s message poster or an original design wrapping with the Olympics athletic events.

Donations are donated to JOC through the various bottling companies and are used to aid in strengthening athletes of highly-anticipated associations for the 2020 Olympics as well as in promoting the Olympic movement.

Total amount of donations and their use (Olympic sports associations granted the donations) are updated on JOC’s homepage.

(Support Programs page on JOC official website: http://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes02/)

 

*The illustration may not be an accurate reflection of the actual color or design.

 

 

 

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Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Announcement on impact of the Heavy Rain in July 2018 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/388.pdf Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Help fire up the festive mood of the 150th anniversary of Meiji Restoration! Buy Coca-Cola products and win local goodies of 4 Saccho-Dohi prefectures! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=386

News Release

 

July 13, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

Help fire up the festive mood of the 150th anniversary of Meiji Restoration!

Buy Coca-Cola products and win local goodies of 4 Saccho-Dohi prefectures!

Collaboration of Marukyu Group and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (Headoffice: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) will start on Friday, July 20, 2018, a "Meiji Restoration 150th Anniversary - Saccho-Dohi Promotion" campaign, tying up with Marukyu Co., Ltd. (Head office: Hofu-shi, Yamaguchi, President: Yasuo tanaka), commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration.

Through this promotion, we’ll publicize the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration to customers visiting Marukyu Group stores, helping fire up the festive mood to boost the community.

During the campaign, 100 people will win Premium Gourmet food iconic to Saccho-Dohi prefectures; Yamaguchi, Kagoshima, Kochi, and Saga, by mailing either a Campaign Postcard or regular postcard with attached receipts of Coca-Cola products worth 350 yen or more (tax included) for purchases at a Marukyu Group store. 

Please take this opportunity to drink Coca-Cola products and enroll in the campaign.

 

【Campaign Summary】

 

Campaign Products: All Coca-Cola products

Enrollment Period: Friday, July 20 – Friday, August 31, 2018  
                             *should be postmarked on/before Aug. 31.   

Prizes/Winners: Total 100 winners - 40 winners for one of the four Premium Gourmet prizes, and 60 winners for Marukyu 1,000 yen gift card     

How to Enroll: Enroll via Campaign Postcard or regular postcard with name, zip-code, address, phone number, male/female, choice of prize, and attached receipts of Coca-Cola products worth 350 yen or more (tax included) for purchases at a Marukyu Group store.

                      * The Campaign Postcard will be available at Marukyu Group stores from Friday, July 20, 2018

 

 

【Yamaguchi Kagoshima, Kochi, and Saga Premium Gourmet】 Each worth 5,000 yen

<Yamaguchi>Choshu “yakitori” chicken set

 

<Kagoshima>Black pork “shabu-shabu” set

 

<Kochi>Straw-grilled bonito set

 

<Saga> Imari Hamburg set

 

 

 

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Announcement Regarding Recent Heavy Rains Centered in Western Japan https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/384.pdf Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement Regarding Recent Heavy Rains Centered in Western Japan https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/382.pdf Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Obituary https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/378.pdf Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0900 “JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine” 1st machine installed in Fujinomiya City, https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=376

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July 4, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

“JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine”  1st machine installed in Fujinomiya City,

 May 31 At: Fujinomiya City public tennis court

 

Coca-Cola system has been deploying “JOC Olympic support vending machines” since January 2016 as part of a joint effort with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) to strengthen athletes working toward the Olympics and to support the Olympic movement in, “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola”.

This is to announce the first installation of “JOC Olympic support vending machine” by Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) in Fujinomiya City at the Fujinomiya City public tennis court. Fujinomiya City will serve as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics pre-training camp site for Spain’s national karate team, and we hope that the vending machine will help to make people more aware of and to raise momentum for the Olympics, while supporting the athletes working toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics through purchases from the machine. 

 

     ■ Location                         :  Fujinomiya City public tennis court; 115 Togami-higashicho, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture
     ■ Location owner              :   NPO Fujinomiya City Sports Association 

 

 

【Reference】

■Overview of “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” Sponsored by Japanese Olympic Committee

“JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” is a collaborative effort between the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and its worldwide Olympic partner Coca-Cola that donates several yen for every soft drink  purchased from a vending machine with JOC’s message poster or an original design wrapping with the Olympics athletic events.

Donations are dnated to JOC through the various bottling companies and are used to aid in strengthening athletes of highly-anticipated associations for the 2020 Olympics as well as in promoting the Olympic movement.

Total amount of donations and their use (Olympic sports associations granted the donations) are updated on JOC’s homepage.

(Support Programs page on JOC official website: https://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes_02/)

 

*The illustration may not be an accurate reflection of the actual color or design.

 

 

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Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/374.pdf Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Canal City Hakata lighting ceremony for the renewed rooftop advertisement for Coca-Cola https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=366

News Release

 

June 4, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

Let’s celebrate the renewal of the advertising sign!

Canal City Hakata lighting ceremony for the renewed rooftop advertisement for Coca-Cola

To be held from 19:00 on Sat. Jun. 9 At Canal City Hakata 8F Parking Area

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) will hold a lighting ceremony for the renewed rooftop advertisement for Coca-Cola upon “Canal City Hakata”, which is one of the tourist destinations and attractive spots in Fukuoka City, on Sat. June 9 as a joint ceremony with Canal City Hakata.

The lighting ceremony will celebrate the renewal of the advertising sign under the slogan of “Let’s celebrate the renewal of the advertising sign!”, and will hold a countdown ceremony for lighting the sign with special effects.

This ceremony is an event where anyone can participate in free of charge.  Please feel free to visit the parking area on 8F of Canal City Hakata at the event schedule time.

 

【Overview of the lighting ceremony for the renewed sign】

Date/time: 19:00 – 19:50, Sat. June 9

Venue: Canal City Hakata 8F parking area (1-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City)

Entrance fee: Free of charge (admission may be restricted depending onto the number of visitors)

Ceremony menu: A video introducing the production of the new sign will be aired, and a “concert of celebration gospel songs” for the lighting of the advertising sign will be held.
 
 

【Image of new advertising sign】 ※Installation to be completed in early June

 

●”CokeON” beverage tickets will be distributed at restaurants in Canal City Hakata which are handling KO products

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. will distribute “Coke ON beverage tickets” to all customers who have ordered KO products at the 36 restaurants in Canal City Hakata which handle KO products in celebration of the renewal of the rooftop advertising sign for Coca-Cola upon Canal City Hakata between Fri. May 18 and Sun. June 17.

Please visit Canal City Hakata upon this occasion and try KO products to obtain a “Coke ON beverage ticket”.

 

●Countdown event with special effects will be held to celebrate the moment of lighting of the advertising sign at the special stage set at the parking area on 8F of Canal City Hakata

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. will hold a countdown event for the renewed advertising sign at the special stage in the parking area on 8F of Canal City Hakata.  A video of special contents will be aired and a concert of celebration gospel songs will be held by FMS Gospel Choir* to increase the excitement of the event and to celebrate the renewal so that this will become a special occasion.

*A club representative of Fukuoka School of Music & Dance

 

●”Canal City Hakata Meal Coupon” will be distributed to increase the excitement of the event

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. will distribute lottery tickets* at Canal City Hakata on the day of the lighting event for the renewed sign where the lottery winners will receive “Canal City Hakata Meal Coupon”.  The lottery results will be announced at the event stage upon the closing of the ceremony.

*Distribution of the lottery ticket will be terminated when the tickets for the predefined number have completed to be distributed.

 

 

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Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officers and Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/364.pdf Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018 (Japanese Standard) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/362.pdf Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Unveiling ceremony for "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle "Ohenro." design and "Machi★Asobi" Wrapping Vending Machine held!! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=360

News Release

May 7,2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

Tie-up event with "Machi★Asobi Vol.20"!

Unveiling ceremony for "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle "Ohenro." design and "Machi★Asobi" Wrapping Vending Machine held!!

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu, hereinafter CCBJI) on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the opening ceremony for "Machi★Asobi Vol.20", hosted by Tokushima Prefecture and NPO "Machi★Asobi", held an unveiling ceremony for the newly released "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle "Ohenro." design and the "Machi★Asobi" wrapping vending machine.

"Machi★Asobi Vol.20" can be said as an activity representing Cool Japan, which Tokushima Prefecture has been working on since 2009, with which CCBJI, hoisting the management principles of "community-based" and "customer-centered", also ties up through "Machi★Asobi", which helps Tokushima to be established as the anime mecca. CCBJI intends to play a role in activating/expanding recognition of Tokushima. Facilitated by the station master of JR Tokushima Station, Mr. Kondo, President of ufotable, Mr. Kamon Iizumi, Governor of Tokushima Prefecture, voice actress LiSA and Eriko Nakamura, and Teruyuki Suzuki, CCBJI Head of Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales declared the opening of "Machi Asobi Vol.20". Then, the ceremony was boosted with the introduction of "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle "Ohenro." design and the unveiling of the wrapping vending machine.

 


From left, Kamon Iizumi, Governor of Tokushima Prefecture, Kondo, President of ufotable, Teruyuki Suzuki, Head of Kinki/Shikoku Area Sales

 


Guests cutting the ribbon

 

 
"Ohenro." design wrapping vending machine

 

 

<Product summary>

The "Ohenro." design bottle is a "Coca-Cola" slim bottle, which features the Onaruto Bridge and "Mao, Chiwa, Megumi", the female characters of the local anime "Ohenro.", which was created in commemoration of 1200-year anniversary of the initial opening of the 88 Temples of Shikoku. The "Ohenro." design slim bottle is in the scheme that a part of its sales will be donated to the anime festival execution committee in Tokushima Prefecture to be used for future events.

The "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle "Ohenro." design is made of aluminum to deliver the icy cold feeling, and it comes in a new "slim bottle" package which allows consumers to enjoy the special unique taste of "Coca-Cola". Since it has the stylish shape unique to "slim bottle", and is in the 250ml one-serving size, consumers can enjoy it with meals at a travelling destination or if they drink it to feel refreshed during breaks, it will help to boost their feelings even more. The "Coca-Cola" Slim Bottle "Ohenro." design is also just nice as a commemoration good for an event or a souvenir for family or friends, as well as for foreign tourists to enjoy Japanese culture. It is available in all channels in Shikoku area, including kiosks in sightseeing spots, souvenir shops, supermarkets, and vending machines.          

 

■Product name: Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Area-dedicated design "Ohenro." Bottle

■Item name:  Carbonated soft drink

■Raw materials: Sugars (HSCS, sugar)/carbonic acid, caramel color, acidity regulator, flavors, caffeine

■Nutrient ingredient indication (per 100ml):

■Package/Manufacturer's suggested retail price (excluding consumption tax): 250ml aluminum bottle/125 yen

■Sales area: Shikoku area

■Release date: May 4 (Fri), 2018

■Sales channel: All channels including supermarkets, vending machines, restaurants, souvenir shops, etc.

 

 

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Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Hydration with products that prevent heat stroke Supporting healthy lifestyle https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=358

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To All,

May 1, 2018

 

Hydration with products that prevent heat stroke

Supporting healthy lifestyle

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HQ: Minato-ku Tokyo-to. Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) is supporting your healthy lifestyle by offering products that suit your hydration needs during summer when the temperature goes up.

According to the report from Fire and Disaster Management Agency, over 50K people were taken to hospital from May to September in 2017 in Japan.

* Source: Emergency transportation to hospital for heat stroke (May to Sep) in 2017

Heat stroke can be prevented by having proper knowledge and taking right actions. Our products help you stay hydrated and take right amounts of sugar and minerals at the same time. Everyone from kids to seniors can find a product they enjoy according to their taste and occasion to stay hydrated.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. is also raising awareness of importance of hydration in various occasions in everyday life and during sports activities to support consumers’ happy moments and active lifestyles.

 

 

 

<Reference>

 

● AQUARIUS

AQUARIUS hydrates throughout the body’s system and supports a proper hydration balance in active bodies. It helps the body to feel light again. It has a clean taste that is easy to drink during sportive activities, and is also low in calorie. It contains minerals that are lost as you sweat, and amino acid and citric acid that are required to keep the body moving. It supports a good hydration balance in every occasion where you need to be active.

*1 Mineral refers to sodium. *2 Amino acid refers to BCAA and arginine

 

【Ingredients】

high-fructose corn syrup, sodium chloride/citric acid, flavoring, citric acid Na, arginine, calcium chloride, magnesium sulfate, calcium lactate, antioxidant (Vitamin C), sweetener (sucralose), isoleucine, valine , leucine

【Nutrition value】 per 100ml

【Package/manufacturer suggested retail price (excl. consumption tax) 】:

 2000mlPET/340JPY , 500ml PET/140 JPY

 

 

● AQUARIUS ZERO

AQUARIUS ZERO that you can gulp on has no calorie and supports a proper hydration balance in active bodies. The body feels light again. It has a right amount of sugar and clean after taste. As it is non-caloric, you can gulp on it without a fear. It also contains minerals that you lose as you sweat, and carnitine that helps burn calories. It supports a good hydration balance in every occasion where you need to be active.

*1 Mineral refers to sodium.

【Ingredients】

fructose, sodium chloride, L- carnitine -tartrate, flavoring, citric acid, citric acid Na, sweetener (acesulfame K, sucralose) , calcium chloride, magnesium sulfate, calcium lactate, antioxidant (Vitamin C)

【Nutrition value】 per 100ml

【Package/manufacturer suggested retail price (excl. consumption tax) 】:

 2000mlPET/340JPY , 500ml PET/140 JPY

 

 

●AQUARIUS Daily requirement of multi vitamin

 A bottle (500ml) contains vitamin C equivalent to 50 lemons (1,000mg) as well as group B vitamins (niacin, biotin※2) of daily requirement, and is a drink that supports your health. It has a fresh and easy-to-drink lemon flavor and also contains citric acid and minerals※3. It hydrates the body’s system and keeps you in good condition mentally and physically throughout a day.    

※2 Biotin is a nutrition that helps maintain healthy skin and membrane

※3 Mineral refers to sodium

 

【Ingredients】

high-fructose corn syrup, sodium chloride, lemon peel essence/V.C, flavoring, citric acid Na, citric acid, marigold coloring, calcium chloride, magnesium sulfate, calcium lactate, niacin, sweetener (sucralose) , biotin

【Nutrition value】 per 100ml

【Package/manufacturer suggested retail price (excl. consumption tax) 】:

 2000mlPET/340JPY , 500ml PET/140 JPY

 

 

●Qoo Aqua Mineral

It contains sea salt from Setouchi and green grape juice, and is perfect for replenishing minerals and water that you lose as you sweat. It is recommended not only as a means of hydration in your everyday life, but also as heat stroke prevention during summer that is about to come. It has no preservative or artificial coloring, and offers a fruity taste for kids to enjoy. You can freeze it in its original package, and take it with you when you go out on a hot day.

【Ingredients】

Sweetener (sugar, fructose) , grape juice, salt/acidulant, flavoring, antioxidant (Vitamin C)

【Nutrition value】 per 100ml

【Package/manufacturer suggested retail price (excl. consumption tax) 】:

 490ml PET/140 JPY

 

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Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 +0900
“JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine” 1st vending machine in Tsuyama City, Okayama installed on April 26 https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=356

News Release

May 1, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

“JOC Olympic Support Vending Machine” 1st vending machine in Tsuyama City, Okayama installed on April 26

 

Coca-Cola is jointly hosting “JOC Olympic Athlete Training Support Program with Coca-Cola” with a public interest incorporated foundation Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) to support training of athletes who are thriving to compete in the Olympic and to encourage Olympic Movement. As part of the program, we started installation of “JOC Olympic Support VM” in January 2016.

Thanks to support and understanding of Globe fitness & studio, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HQ: Minato Ward, Tokyo and Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) was able to install “JOC Olympic Support VM” on the premise of Global fitness & studio as the first “JOC Olympic Support VM” in Tsuyama City, Okayama . It was made possible by Global fitness & studio that resonated with the concepts of the program to support training of athletes who are expected to shine in Tokyo Olympic in 2020.   

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. will continue making efforts to expand JOS Olympic Support VM and promote our activities to users so we can gain support for improving training of potential athletes of Tokyo Olympic 2020 and create a more exciting atmosphere.

 

■Installation date: April 26, 2018

■Installed location: Front entrance of Global fitness & studio (address: Kyomachi 80, Tsuyama City, Okayama )

 

 

 

【Reference document】

“JOC Olympic athlete training support program with Coca-Cola” hosted by public interest incorporated foundation Japanese Olympic Committee

 

“JOC Olympic athlete support program with Coca-Cola” was made possible by support of Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and Coca-Cola that is a worldwide Olympic partner. In this program, a few yen are donated every time a drink is purchased from “JOC Olympic Support VM” that have JOC message posters or designs of Olympic events.

Coca-Cola bottlers will pass the donation to JOC. The donation will be used to support training of potential athletes of Tokyo Olympic in 2020 and to promote Olympic Movement. The total amount of donation and donation recipient teams will be announced on JOC’s official website.

(Support program on JOC official website: http://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes02/

 

* Pictures are illustrative purposes only, and may be different from actual designs.

 

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Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/354.pdf Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 +0900 - Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. 1st year anniversary - Buy Coca-Cola products and apply for the “Support daily living campaign”! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=352

News Release

May 1, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

ー Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. 1st year anniversary -

Buy Coca-Cola products and apply for the “Support daily living campaign”!

1,000 winners will receive luxurious appliances or regional specialty goods!

 

To celebrate the 1st year anniversary of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (HQ in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President Tamio Yoshimatsu; hereinafter CCBJI), we will kick off the “Support daily living campaign” from May 14, 2018 (Mon) exclusive to our sales regions.

By attaching the barcode from any Coca-Cola PET drink (excluding “Georgia” products) on a designated postcard and sending in the postcard during the campaign period, winners will win by draw, popular appliances or supreme gourmet dishes from our sales regions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Coca-Cola products and to apply for the campaign.

 

【Outline】

 ◆Target products: All Coca-Cola PET bottles excluding “Georgia”

 ◆Application period: May 14, 2018 (Mon) – July 8, 2018 (Sun) *As indicated by postmark

 ◆Prizes/Winners: 100 winners for each prize: 10 in total/2 courses; total 1,000 winners
  〈Popular appliance course〉
    (25 barcodes)
     ・Dyson hair dryer
     ・Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner V7
    (10 barcodes)
     ・Aladdin grill & toaster
     ・PRINCESS Table Grill Pure

  〈Supreme gourmet course〉
    (5 barcodes)
     ・Miyagi: Braised shark fin
     ・Tokyo: Beef tsukudani assortment
     ・Kanagawa: Dim Sum meal set
     ・Shizuoka: Special selection of dried fish from Numazu Port
     ・Hyogo: Kobe Beef
     ・Fukuoka: Mizutaki (hot chicken pot)/Motsunabe (hot pot stew) set

 ◆How to apply: Attach the barcode of the purchased product on the designated postcard and write your name, postal code, address, telephone number, age, gender, and preferred course to apply.

                        *Postcards may be obtained in supermarkets, discount stores, drugstores, etc. from May 14, 2018 (Mon) or downloaded from the CCBJI website below.
          https://www.ccbji.co.jp/event/seikatsu_ouen/

 

〔Designated postcard for application〕

 
             <Front>

 

 
                                      <Back>

 

 

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Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Report on the signing ceremony held for the “Boy Scout Support Agreement” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=350

News Release

 

 

Apr. 24, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

Report on the signing ceremony held for the “Boy Scout Support Agreement”

For which a part of the sales revenue will be used for providing support for “the youth who are taking on active roles in the society”

The very first “Boy Scout Support VM” in Tokyo has been installed

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku Tokyo, Representative Director & President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) has installed the very first “Boy Scout Support VM” in Tokyo in accordance with its alignment with Scout Association of Japan (1-34-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo).

To celebrate the installation, a signing ceremony for the “Boy Scout Support Agreement” was held on Mon. Apr. 23.

Boy Scout is one of the highly internationalized groups for the youth that are established across the world, and is the largest group with approx. 40 million members located across 169 countries and regions. It aims to develop people who will take on active roles within the society via its outdoor activities.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. has shown its consent to the activities implemented by Scout Association of Japan whose concept is to “provide education so that the young members can establish his own health, experience the capabilities that can be utilized to make contribution for the society and the techniques that will be useful for his own life, and acknowledge and be able to put into practice the concept of being faithful and courageous, having confidence, and having the mindset of showing love for the internationalized world and of humanitarianism through their active participation in our activities”, which has led onto this signing for the Agreement.

By having concluded the Agreement, a part of the sales revenue obtained via the “Boy Scout support VM” will be provided to the Boy Scout groups implementing activities in each region as financial support, and will also be donated to the Scout Association in each prefecture to be utilized for operating activities for the youth.
 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. will continue to provide various supports in the future, too.

 

【Information regarding the Agreement signed】

■ Date/time of signing: Mon. Apr. 23, 2018

■ Venue of signing: Scout Association of Japan 7F Meeting room

(1-34-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

 

<Reference>

Overview of the Boy Scout support VM

◆ What is Boy Scout?

When we hear the word Boy Scout, many people may be reminded of camping, hiking, and donation campaigns often held upon the street.  Boy Scout activities are held outdoors in groups by placing value onto the proactive mindset of each member to develop independence, cooperativeness, sociality, strength, and leadership.  The programs are wide in their variety, and members of each age group are participating in the corresponding activities.

This organization which started to provide educational activities for the youth starting from 1907 in U.K., has now expanded to one covering 169 countries and regions with approx. 40 million members, whereas in Japan, its activity groups accounts for approx. 2,000 across Japan, with approx. 105,000 members participating in its activities.  As for the details, please contact the Secretariat of Scout Association of Japan.  (https://www.scout.or.jp/

 

◆ The structure of the support

 

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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0900
CCBJI to support “Aichi Free Wi-Fi” program by donating part of sales from Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Nagoya Design https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=348

News Release

 


April 20,2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. to support “Aichi Free Wi-Fi” program by donating part of sales from Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Nagoya Design

~Publicize the facilities where free Wi-Fi LAN service is available through Coca-Cola & Aichi collaboration stickers~

 

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (headquartered in Minato Ward, Tokyo, and headed by Representative Director and President Tamio Yoshimatsu) will donate part of sales from Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Nagoya Design to Aichi Prefecture so that they can utilize it to promote “Aichi Free Wi-Fi” program intended to offer foreign tourists free Wi-Fi LAN service at specified facilities and disseminate information on where they can benefit from this service.

 

Our support includes creating collaboration stickers bearing the symbol mark of the program and recommending our customers to put up the sticker at their outlets and registering with “Aichi Free Wi-Fi” portal site, etc.

 


Mr. Hideaki Ohmura, Governor of Aichi Pref. (Right) and Keisuke Seki, Head of Chubu Area Sales, CCBJI (Left)

 

■Comment of Mr. Hideaki Ohmura, Governor of Aichi Prefecture

In Aichi, we work on various programs by setting 2015 as the “first year of Aichi as tourist destination.” The number of foreign tourists visiting Aichi hit a record high in 2017. Traffic to “Aichi Free Wi-Fi” portal site is growing, but we would like to promote this program further. We anticipate that we can largely expand the use of this free public Wi-Fi LAN service through collaboration with Coca-Cola.

 

■Comment of Keisuke Seki, Head of Chubu Area Sales, CCBJI

Our sales territory has expanded since January this year when we became Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. but as we have always been, we are “community-based” and “customer-oriented” under a region sales system. As Chubu Area Sales, we will continue to support regional programs like this “Aichi Free Wi-Fi” program.

 

■Outline of “Aichi Free Wi-Fi”             

“Aichi Free Wi-Fi” is a program to facilitate the deployment of public wireless LAN that can be accessed by anyone for free of charge at stores, shopping arcades, accommodations, tourist spots, etc. Such locations put up the symbol mark of the program, and information on access points, etc. is also disseminated through “Aichi Free Wi-Fi“ portal site operated by Aichi Prefecture.

The prefecture intends to attract tourists and liven up the area by promoting the deployment of free public Wi-Fi LAN by private-sector facilities and disseminating information on the program.


Collaboration sticker bearing the symbol mark

 

Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Nagoya Design

Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Regional Design is special products with package featuring tourist spots of the region in stylish illustration. Nagoya Design bearing a samurai and Nagoya Castle on the package has been sold since Monday, November 20, 2017 in a limited area.

 

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0900
A first at the Tomei Expressway Service Area "JOC Olympic support vending machine” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=346

News Release

 

April 13, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

A first at the Tomei Expressway Service Area

“JOC Olympic support vending machine”

 

Coca-Cola system has been deploying “JOC Olympic support vending machines” since January 2016 as part of a joint effort with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) to strengthen athletes working toward the Olympics and to support the Olympic movement in, “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola”.

This is to announce the first installation of six “JOC Olympic support vending machines” by Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) at Tomei Expressway Ashigara Service Area. The service area is located on an Expressway which serves as a trunk connecting East and West, and we hope that all those using the vending machines support efforts to strengthen athletes aiming for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and to further raise momentum for the Olympics.

 

■ Location of vending machines: Tomei Expressway Ashigara Service Area, 2 inbound & 4 outbound - total 6 machines

■ Owner of installed locations: Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited

  

 

【Reference】

Overview of “JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” Sponsored by Japanese Olympic Committee

“JOC Olympic athletes high performance support program with Coca-Cola” is a collaborative effort between the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and its worldwide Olympic partner Coca-Cola that donates several yen for every soft drink purchased from a vending machine with JOC’s message poster or an original design wrapping with the Olympics athletic events.
Donations are donated to JOC through the various bottling companies and are used to aid in strengthening athletes of highly-anticipated associations for the 2020 Olympics as well as in promoting the Olympic movement.
Total amount of donations and their use (Olympic sports associations granted the donations) are updated on JOC’s homepage.
(Support Programs page on JOC official website: https://www.joc.or.jp/donation/athletes_02/

 

*The illustration may not be an accurate reflection of the actual color or design.

 

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0900
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. and Japan Tequila Association to jointly develop beverage menus   New proposal for mixed beverages using “The Tansan Strong” to be made from April https://en.ccbji.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=344

News Release

 

April 9, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. and Japan Tequila Association to jointly develop beverage menus

New proposal for mixed beverages using “The Tansan Strong” to be made from April

New initiative for the “Beverage Management”* Program designed for restaurant customers

 

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (“CCBJI”, Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Tamio Yoshimatsu) will jointly develop beverage menus with Japan Tequila Association and start making proposals to restaurant customers in Chubu and Kansai regions as part of promotion of its “Beverage Management”* Program starting from Monday April 9.
The recent environment surrounding management of restaurants in Japan is becoming more and more complex, due to the surge in food material and transportation cost and regarding the issue of ensuring human resources, etc.  Additionally, as the awareness and needs by the consumers regarding eating out continues to change, ensuring differentiation with other restaurants and improving profit ratio are the common issues among many of the restaurant managers.
Due to such background, CCBJI will work upon development and making of proposals for mixed beverage menus using the strong SSD water “The Tanasan Strong”, which has been newly released this spring and is gaining high popularity among the consumers, in order to provide further support for the restaurant customers.
We would appreciate it if media coverage is made regarding this matter.

*A program where CCBJI provides support for its restaurant customers to create profit via making proposals and ensuring of popularity for various different mixed beverages utilizing Coca-Cola’s soft drink products.

 

◆Background for the joint development of beverage menus with Japan Tequila Association

Amount of tequila being used is increasing significantly due to it being viewed as new liquor basis for high-ball menus, and therefore CCBJI has come to pay attention to it.

 

◆Overview of the specific initiative jointly implemented with Japan Tequila Association

Coca-Cola’s new product “The Tansan Strong” has been highly evaluated by President Hayashi of Japan Tequila Association, who evaluated it by saying, “The Tansan Strong further leverages tequila”, and “it further promotes the taste of agave”, which has led onto the joint development of tequila cocktail recipes which use “The Tansan Strong”.  Japan Tequila Association will participate in the joint development of the tequila cocktail recipes while also being responsible for the supervision of such development activities, whereas CCBJI will make proposals to restaurant customers to use such jointly developed recipes, and therefore will work upon making tasty cocktail menus popular among the consumers.

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◆Deployment target: Targeting to deploy the initiative onto 2,500 outlets in Chubu and Kansai region

 

◆Comment by President Hayashi of Japan Tequila Association

“Tequila” is a liquor originally produced in Mexico, and is currently its sales is increasing across the world.
Surprisingly, local people in Mexico prefer to drink tequila by mixing it with various different beverages rather than drinking it straight.  Tequila is made from agave, which has delicate and subtle sweet taste, whereas it will be required that it be mixed with some beverage that can fully leverage this sweet taste.
I was surprised to find out that “The Tansan Strong” which has been proposed by CCBJI has fine bubbles that will maximize the unique sweet taste of tequila’s like no other beverage product.  It enables us to clearly see the merit of using tequila as the base for the beverage menu.

 

◆Comment by Koichi Inoue, Head of Sakaya Central Japan/Kansai Sales Department

This will be our first collaborative initiative with Japan Tequila Association.  Additionally to the merit of the recipe being highly easy to prepare, the menu will enable us to fully enjoy the strong, piercing-like stimulus taste of the bubbles of “The Tansan Strong” which was released on Mar. 26, making it a perfect match between tequila”.  We will first make proposals mainly to our restaurant customers in Chubu and Kansai regions so that the recipes will be included into their regular menu, and then hope to expand our initiative onto a nationwide scale.

 

【Overview of Japan Tequila Association】  http://www.tequila.jp.net/index.html

Established in July 2008.  The Association is holding various events on a monthly basis so that there will be happy encounters and so that socialization can be deepened via tequila, and is also holding tasting seminars at various locations across Japan.   Starting from Jan. 2011, it has been holding “Tequila Sommelier Seminar” for those who wish to learn much more deeply about tequila on a regular basis, and then started holding “Tequila Maestro Seminar” starting from July. 2013, and then also started holding “Grand Maestro de Tequila Seminar” which is held for those who wish to pursue further professional knowledge regarding tequila.  Participants for tequila seminars such as those held at the Embassy of Mexico and FOODEX has exceeded 10,000 people.  In 2011, it has been awarded with T Award by CRT (Consejo Regulador del Tequila A.C. (Tequila Management and Evaluation Committee) for the first time in Japan.

 

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0900
- 2018 CCBJI Group Entrance Ceremony -  260 new members joined the group companies https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/342.pdf Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Japan’s first “Hair Donation Support Vending Machines” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/340.pdf Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0900 A 4-day event organized by and for the youth to think about the future of Tochigi, of oneself, and of work “Mirai×Campus” https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/338.pdf Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officers and Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/336.pdf Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement of Results of Tender Offer for Repurchase of Own Shares and the Completion of the Repurchase by the Company of its Own Shares https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/334.pdf Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0900 To create “safe and secure town” Under agreement with Heguri-cho Town and Seiwa Police Department https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/331.pdf Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Personnel Transfer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/329.pdf Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/328.pdf Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Notice for the “Memorial Ceremony” for Hisashi Kubo https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/327.pdf Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 "Agreement on securing supplies at times of disaster" concluded with Utsunomiya City https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/326.pdf Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Introduction of Performance-Linked Stock-Based Incentive Compensation System https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/318.pdf Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Introduction of Performance-Linked Stock-Based Incentive Compensation System https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/315.pdf Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/312.pdf Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2017 (Japanese Standard) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/308.pdf Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Disclosure of the Consolidated Financial Statements under the International Financial Reporting Standards https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/307.pdf Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement of the Change of Certified Public Accountant, etc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/305.pdf Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Matters Related to Controlling Shareholders etc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/304.pdf Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2017 (Japanese Standard) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/293.pdf Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Disclosure of the Consolidated Financial Statements under the International Financial Reporting Standards https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/292.pdf Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement of the Change of Certified Public Accountant, etc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/290.pdf Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Matters Related to Controlling Shareholders etc. https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/289.pdf Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Obituary https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/283.pdf Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Renewal of the Coca-Cola signboard at the rooftop of Canal City Hakata https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/279.pdf Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of auditors and Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/278.pdf Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding the Assignment of Executive Officers and Function Heads https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/277.pdf Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Notice on the New Corporate Structure for Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/276.pdf Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Fukuoka Umakamon Ambassador paid a courtesy call to Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and delivered “Amaou” which is on full-scale shipment today! https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/942.pdf Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Notice Regarding a Corporate Split-Off (Simplified/Abbreviated Split-Off) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/269.pdf Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Notice for restructuring of CCBJI group and change of the trade names of CCBJI and its subsidiary https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/268.pdf Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2017 (Japanese Standard) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/267.pdf Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Notice for Appointment and Personnel transfer of Executive Officer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/941.pdf Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Notice for Appointment and Personnel transfer of Executive Officer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/940.pdf Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Announcement of change of the largest shareholder among the major shareholders https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/939.pdf Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Q2 2017 Earnings Presentation https://en.ccbj-holdings.com/ir/library/presentation.php Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2017(Japanese Standard) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/937.pdf Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Notice for Appointment of Executive Officer https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/936.pdf Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Consolidated Financial Summary for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2017(Japanese Standard) (formerly Coca-Cola West Company,Limited) https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/934.pdf Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Matters Relating to Share Repurchase Performed in Conjunction with Disposition of Fractional Shares Arising from Exchange of Shares https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/933.pdf Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Finalization of Reduction in the Amount of Capital Reserves that will Increase upon the Share Exchange and Transfer of the Reduced Amount to Other Capital Surplus https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/932.pdf Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0900 Submission of Form 20-F to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission https://en.ccbji.co.jp/pdf/news/931.pdf Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0900