CONSERVING OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE
Why invest in water?
Business, ecological and community imperatives drive Coca-Cola's water stewardship program.
Clean, accessible water is essential to the health of our communities, critical to ecosystems and indispensable for economic prosperity.
- Main ingredient in our beverages
- Necessary for growing our agricultural ingredients
- Central to our manufacturing processes
- Essential to communities and the watersheds we share
We set a goal to return the water we use by 2020 We're halfway there, and we're working every day to meet it.
11.6 LITERS per person on Earth.
Balanced 52% through replenishing 81.1 billion liters to communities and nature, and returned approximately 160 billion liters through treated wastewater.
We work toward achieving water balance through diverse, locally-focused community water projects.
$260 million invested in community water projects to date with our partners.
468 community water projects underway or completed.
1.82 million people have benefited from our water access and sanitation projects globally.
90+ projects with UNDP, benefiting almost 900,000 people in Europe and Asia by improved access to safe drinking water or improved water resources.
60 million gallons of water is collected for use each year by 1,000 syrup drums, donated in 2012 for reuse as rain barrels in communities across the U.S.
320,000 people(approx.) in schools and rural communities in China brought clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in partnership with UNDP and the government.
150% of groundwater use returned to communities and nature in India through replenishment projects.
Contributed to sustainable agriculture initiatives in 25 countries.
Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) is one of our biggest programs.
Provided access to safe water for approximately 800,000 people in 33 of Africa's 58 nations to date.
Invested in water and sanitation programs aimed at improving the lives of an estimated 400,000 girls and women across Africa.
Providing safe water access to 2 million Africans by 2015.
Helped replenish more than 1.3 billion liters of water and improve 1,600 communities in Africa.
We're also looking inside our operations to responsibly manage the water we use.
5.9% improvement in water use ratio since 2010.
91% of bottling plants in our system have completed source vulnerability assessments.
well on our way to achieving our go improve water efficiency by 25% by 2020.
Introduced a first-of-its-kind water recovery system to improve water use efficiency by up to 35%.
98% aligned with our wastewater standards.
587 of 863 plants have begun implementation of source water protection plans.
We believe the world contains enough water to meet everyone's needs — but only if everyone works together to better manage resources. We're working with partners worldwide to steward and conserve water resources, including:
US WATER PARTNERSHIP THE GLOBAL COMPACT US AID
As a consumer of water and as a company with a presence that is global and local, we have a responsibility — and unique opportunity — to be a steward of water. Learn more at: www.coca-colacompany.com/water.