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UNESDA position on Roadmap on New Circular Economy Action Plan

UNESDA – Soft Drinks Europe is calling for Roadmap on New Circular Economy Action Plan to build on existing EU legislations to accelerate the transition towards a circular model while ensuring legal and regulatory stability UNESDA sent comments on the Roadmap for the new Circular Economy Action Plan. It underlined in particular the need to:

European soft drinks industry welcomes EU Green Deal in working towards a carbon neutral Europe

We welcome the EU Green Deal UNESDA member companies have been driving sustainability throughout their value chain for the past 30 years and we fully support the EU Green Deal and its ambition of making Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.  We agree that achieving a circular economy requires the full mobilisation of

Sustainable and responsible – how we are walking the talk

Europe’s soft drinks industry is embracing sustainability and responsibility, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe’s Nicholas Hodac explains. https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/partner_article/unesda-union-european-soft-drinks-associations/how-soft-drinks-industry-0#.XeZErMDvK9w.twitter  

UNESDA is recruiting a junior profile for its public policy and communication team!

UNESDA is looking for an intern to support its growing public policy and communication activities, with the prospect of a permanent full-time position. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Support the public affairs and communication functions Monitor and report on policies and media coverage, both at EU and national level Support the advocacy activities (briefings, setting up meetings, etc.)

UNESDA appoints Nicholas Hodac as Director General

Brussels, 24 September 2019; UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe has appointed Nicholas Hodac as Director General. He will take up his role on 14th October. Nicholas joins UNESDA having spent the past six years at IBM as EU Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive. He previously held positions as Head of the Brussels EU Affairs Office for

UNESDA co-signs Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration

Brussels, 20 September 2019 Today, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe co-signed the Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration at a launch event held in the presence of Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans and representatives from across the value chain. UNESDA joined other stakeholders in co-signing the Declaration which commits signatories to the Commission objective of having 10 million tons

UNESDA President outlines our 2019-2024 aspirations: sustainability, responsibility, competitiveness

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European soft drinks industry on track to meet commitment to reduce added sugars by 10% by 2020

Brussels, 20 June 2019 UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe has announced that it is on track to meet its voluntary commitment to reduce added sugars by 10% by 2020. A mid-term evaluation – conducted by third party auditors GlobalData – found that the average sugar level in European soft drinks has been reduced by 11.9% from

UNESDA attends ICBA meeting in Lisbon, Portugal

Last week, UNESDA attended the biannual meeting organised by the International Council of Beverages Associations in Lisbon, Portugal. It was the opportunity to exchange with associations coming from all continents on how to contribute positively to policies and make a difference through our actions. Of particular importance, we discussed environmental sustainability: the industry believes zero

UNESDA outlines priorities and aspirations for 2019-2024

Brussels, 2 April 2019 UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe today introduced its Aspirations for 2019-2024, outlining a series of critical priorities and areas that will ensure the soft drinks sector continues to help advance European economies and address societal challenges during the next European Parliament and Commission term. The Aspirations include a number of pledges and