The former Coca-Cola executives who co-founded Philadelphia-based regional bottler Liberty Coca-Cola in Juniata – Paul Mulligan and Fran McGorry – did so with a purpose, writes Shivani Vora for Barron’s.
“We are more than a beverage company – we are a purpose-led organization with a commitment to make a difference in the communities we live and work in by leading with the sustainability space,” said Mulligan, CEO.
Liberty Coca-Cola, which is not owned or managed by the Coca-Cola Company, is responsible for distributing its beverages to restaurants, grocery stores, large institutions and other retailers. who then sell the products to consumers.
Sustainability has been a top priority for Liberty Coca-Cola.
Once completed, it will independently generate electricity, heat, and cooling to power all the production in the building.
“We do it because we believe in a circular economy and bettering the environment,” Mulligan said.
Past sustainability efforts include distributing bottles made with 100% recycled material, investing in new technology, and introducing lower-emission delivery trucks.
Learn more about how Liberty Coca-Cola is staying true to its mission of sustainability in Barron’s.
Liberty Coca-Cola has added sustainability to its packaging.