US ambassador visits Coca-Cola plant in Biyagama

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Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Limited (CCBSL) last week welcomed Patricia A. Butenis, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, on her visit to the Coca-Cola plant in Biyagama. Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. Country Manager Saumindra Bhattacharya said, “Coca-Cola is delighted to host Ambassador Butenis and to share the initiatives by Coca-Cola towards the environment and sustainability. As a leading player of the beverage industry,

which has strong forward and backward linkages, we are playing a role in catalysing economic growth and development in the country.

“We feel privileged to be able to offer great tasting, high quality beverages to our consumers every day and we were delighted with the ambassador’s interest in product quality and technology.”

During the visit to the bottling plant, the ambassador was briefed on the green initiatives that have been initiated by Coca-Cola.  The company has focused on providing water efficiency and reducing carbon emissions within its operations. Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka’s initiatives towards climate protection, water recycling, sustainable packaging and efficiency in energy usage were brought to the notice of the ambassador.

The ambassador also took a tour of the bottling plant including the waste water treatment plant and the water purification plant. The US ambassador spent some time reviewing the ‘green’ standards at the plant that have been implemented by the company. The ambassador also interacted with the staff at the plant and encouraged them to continuously strive for excellence in their areas of work.