Coca-Cola Aiming to Reduce Energy Consumption by 15% in its 800,000 Vending Machines
Coca-Cola System, consisting of Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. and 12 bottling companies operating all over Japan, announced on May 25, 2012, that it will voluntarily engage in reducing the power consumption of its vending machines this summer season.
Since 1995, the Coca-Cola System has been continuously suspending the cooling operation of its vending machines during peak hours from 1 pm to 4 pm in July to September. This time, it will also divide its vending machines into six groups, and suspend cooling operations in each group on a rotating schedule during peak hours from 9 am to 8 pm on July 2 to September 30.
While continuing to provide beverages, it aims to reduce consumption of electricity during peak hours by 15% by minimizing the impact of temperature change on the beverages. This new policy will affect approximately 800,000 vending machines, excluding those installed in Okinawa prefecture and areas afflicted by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Coca-Cola System has also been proactively installing a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems. As of 2012, vending machines adopting LED lighting have been used for all possible new vending machines to be installed. On the other hand, with regard to switching off the lights of vending machines during night hours, as implemented during the summer of 2011, because there is sufficient electricity supply during night hours and the lights are helpful in crime-prevention, Coca-Cola System will continue to keep the lights on.
Coca-Cola to Actively Introduce Vending Machines with LED Lighting (Related JFS article)
[Newsletter] Coca-Cola Japan Aiming for a Sustainable Society and Business Growth under New Global Corporate Principle: "Live Positively -- Make a Positive Difference in the World"
Posted: 2012/08/06 06:00:15 AM