Coca Cola recognizes that water is fundamental to the communities in which they operate…so water stewardship is a focal point for their water sustainability efforts.
In 2007 Coca Cola announced the intention to replenish 100% of the water they use for their products and become water neutral by 2020. They have achieved this goal 5 yrs early, in so doing have become the first Fortune 500 company to do so. They have accomplished this in two ways..through community water partnership projects (watershed restoration) and waste water treatment.
In their bottling facilities around the world Coke conducts regular source water audits. This helps them to understand the environmental, infrastructural, and quality risks and to reduce those where possible.
Coca Cola uses water in their products but also in their packaging process, and to ensure their physical space is clean and safe. To continue to respect the water they use they continue to invest to use less water…which means new technologies and processes. 2 billion litres of water has been conserved since 2010 and they are on track to meet their 2020 goal.
In Canada Coke has worked in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and other government partners. in developing and protecting the wetlands , wildlife has good habitats, and water quality in the surrounding area is improved.
Congratulations to Coca Cola for their efforts.