What began as an aspirational goal nine years ago is now a global industry milestone. From Stockholm, during World Water Week, Coca-Cola announced that it is the first Fortune 500 company to replenish the equivalent amount of water used in its global sales volume and production back to nature and communities.
In 2007, Coca-Cola committed to replenishing every litre of water used in its global sales volume and production by the end of 2020.
Greg Koch has been working with The Coca-Cola Company across environmental, technical and public affairs issues for more than 20 years. To celebrate World Water Week, he discusses how the company has managed to surpass its target of replenishing 100% of the water it uses – 5 years ahead of schedule.
I’m incredibly proud and excited that we’ve reached this fantastic milestone of replenishing 100% of the water we use. We actually reached 115% in 2015,
Leendert den Hollander, Vice President and General Manager at Coca-Cola Enterprises, now Coca-Cola European Partners, discusses the launch of the bottler's 2015 community report, which looks at some of their local initiatives from WWF-UK to ParkLives and Special Olympics.
Whatever the shape and size of a business, we believe there is a responsibility to make sure we work in a way that makes a positive sustainable contribution to both the
Yes. We believe it’s important for us to be active members of our local communities and to make a positive difference where we do business. We have a long history of bringing people together through our support of community projects and charities. Here are some of the projects we’re involved with:
Launched in 2014, ParkLives is delivered in partnership with local authorities and our charity partner StreetGames, and offers a long-term programme
Spring is all about new life – and at WWF we’re really excited to be pushing ahead with our collaborative work with Coca-Cola to bring life back to English chalk streams.
We’ve been working in partnership with Coca-Cola to secure a thriving future for English rivers since 2012 and have achieved some great results. In the middle of last year we embarked upon a new 3 year journey to scale up our water sensitive farming work in East Anglia.
On Saturday 19th March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, 172 countries and territories around the world will switch off their lights for one hour to make a collective statement about protecting our planet, as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) annual Earth Hour celebration.
The idea being that it will put the spotlight on some of the issues our planet faces, and inspire the world to live more sustainably, which is a goal we’re closely aligned with here
At Coca-Cola, we view water security as the most pressing risk climate changes poses for our company. Water is the main ingredient in the majority of our drinks, central to our manufacturing processes and needed to produce the agricultural ingredients on which we rely. Safe, accessible water is also essential to the health of people and communities, critical to ecosystems and indispensable for economic prosperity - all things our business
We all know that business today should be sustainable; it’s just not always clear what that actually means. Does it mean a company should be carbon neutral, look after its workers, manage its environmental impact, act ethically, have a good corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme or all of the above?
I had a chance recently to meet Liz Lowe, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Manager at Coca-Cola Great Britain, who understands
25 Aug 2015
Company and its Bottling Partners Replenished an Estimated 94% of 2014 Sales Volume; Working To Be The First Food and Beverage Company To Replenish All The Water It Uses
STOCKHOLM, August 25, 2015 – The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) today announced they are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of 2015. Based on the Coca-Cola system’s global water
Building on the success of WWF-UK, Coca-Coca Great Britain and Coca-Cola Enterprises’ 2012-14 project, which saw more than 280 million litres of water replenished, the three organisations have agreed to extend their partnership for another three years.
The new partnership aims to provide a thriving future for England’s rivers, by scaling up the impacts of agriculture on water and by promoting sustainable farming to protect England’s unique chalk