Coke Florida is the local Florida bottler with exclusive sales and distribution in 47 counties across the state. It operates manufacturing facilities in Tampa, Orlando, Broward (Hollywood), and Jacksonville. The Broward certification moves the company to having 75% of its manufacturing facilities holding a GreenCircle certification. The Tampa manufacturing facility was the first location certified in 2019 followed by the Orlando manufacturing facility in 2021
Coke Florida has demonstrated its commitment to a sustainable future by reinforcing the efforts to reduce, reuse, recover, and renew by making its packaging more sustainable, working to minimize water use, and reduce its carbon footprint.
“Coke Florida’s commitment to reducing waste is not new,” shared Erin Black, Vice President, Sustainability, Risk Management and Facilities for Coke Florida. “In fact, the large majority of the waste produced at Broward was already being recycled. GreenCircle’s comprehensive evaluation process provides transparency that validates our commitment to a World Without Waste.”
GreenCircle Certified, LLC was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after encountering many unsubstantiated claims in the marketplace. GreenCircle's rigorous evaluation process provides independent verification that claims of sustainable aspects of products and operations are valid.
“We have been certifying Coke Florida since 2019 and we commend their ongoing commitment to transparency and continuous improvement,” stated Michelle Bonanno, Director of Operations at GreenCircle. “Coke Florida’s Broward Manufacturing facility is one of three Coke Florida facilities that have achieved this milestone, in just three years, making them a leader in their industry.”
GreenCircle’s Zero Waste to Landfill certification evaluates all waste leaving the site, which includes packaging and manufacturing waste generated before a product reaches shelves. Coke Florida has also been committed to reducing pre-consumer waste. This waste stream can make a much greater impact, in both volumes and varieties, than most consumers realize.
About Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is a family-owned Coca-Cola bottler. Coke Florida has an exclusive sales and distribution territory that covers over 21 million consumers across 47 Florida counties, and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. Coke Florida markets, sells, manufactures, distributes, and merchandises over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies. The company is the third largest privately held and the sixth largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Coke Florida was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. The company is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified company, the largest Black-owned business in Florida, and one of the largest Black-owned businesses in the United States. In 2022, Coke Florida was named a US Best Managed Company by Deloitte-Private and The Wall Street Journal joining an elite group of private companies holding this designation. To learn more, visit www.cocacolaflorida.com.
About GreenCircle Certified
GreenCircle Certified was established in 2009 after our founders encountered many unsubstantiated claims in the marketplace. GreenCircle is an internationally recognized third-party certification entity whose thorough evaluation process provides independent verification that sustainability claims related to an organization's products and operations are honest, valid, and verified. GreenCircle is ISO 17065 compliant, following industry requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services. GreenCircle is recognized by the U.S. Federal Government as a recommended Ecolabel for all federal purchasing, by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) as a valid third-party certification entity. GreenCircle is also a certified WBENC Woman-Owned business. In today's discerning market, third-party certification is a valuable asset in establishing brand integrity and developing consumer confidence. Learn more at http://www.greencirclecertified.com.