What began as an aspirational goal nine years ago is now a global industry milestone. From Stockholm, during World Water Week, The
In 2007, The
According to a global water use assessment validated by LimnoTech and Deloitte, and conducted in association with The Nature Conservancy, The Coca-Cola Company returned an estimated 191.9 billion litres of water to nature and communities in 2015 – the equivalent of 115% of the water used in The
Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, called the achievement a source of pride for the Coca-Cola system and its many partners.
“Now, every time a consumer drinks a Coca-Cola product, they can have confidence that our company and bottling partners are committed to responsible water use today and tomorrow,” Kent said, adding that the company plans to advance its water stewardship programs and performance as its business grows.
“We are keenly aware that our water stewardship work is unfinished and remain focused on exploring next steps to advance our water programs and performance.”
The Coca-Cola Company achieved its water replenishment goal through 248 community water partnership projects launched in collaboration with government, civil society and private sector peers, and focused on safe water access, watershed protection and water for productive use. Some of these projects directly benefit the sources of water from which The
In most cases, these projects also provide access to sanitation and education, improve local livelihoods, help communities in adapting to climate change, enhance water quality and biodiversity, and more.
Four programmes with significant contribution to The
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