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Refrigerants, Naturally!
Description/achievement of initiative

Refrigerants, Naturally! is an initiative of international companies taking action against global warming and ozone layer depletion. We replace harmful greenhouse gases in our point-of-sales cooling and freezing units with climate-friendly natural refrigerants. Our goal is to make them the preferred cooling technology – in a safe, reliable and cost effective manner.

Implementation methodologies

Refrigerants, Naturally! supports a regulatory and political framework that encourages investment in climate-friendly technologies. All our members are working on different technological options and are at different stages of market implementation. Nevertheless, we share a commitment to eliminate fluorinated gases, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), hydrochlorofluorcarbons (HCFC) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), in our point-of-sale cooling appliances. We are convinced that alternative technologies on the market are safe, efficient and reliable, whilst offering environmental benefits.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Our members pursure this strategy, and are reducing their impact on climate change by:- replacing synthetic with natural refrigerants- using HFC-free insulation material-reducing the energy consumption of new refrigeration equipment.Based on first-hand experience Refrigerants, Naturally! promotes best-practices in climate-friendly technologies among other companies. We encourage them to join our initiative and offer our expertise for handling the change.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Non-profit NGO, goverened by the members companies. Supperted by UNEP and Greenpeace.


Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Red Bull, SABMiller, Unilever
Progress reports
Goal 12
Goal 13
Goal 17
no purchasing of new F-gas equipment
phase out the use of F-gas equipment
In-kind contribution

Basic information
Time-frame: 2004 - ongoing
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Red Bull, SABMiller, Unilever
Contact information
Julia Both, Network Manager, info@refrigerantsnaturally.org
United Nations