The Coca-Cola Company

Beverages (Coke, Fanta, Powerade, Dasani, etc.)

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Sustainability Goals

  • Return amount of water used in beverages and in their production to the environment
  • Improve water efficiency in manufacturing 25% by 2020
  • Recycle 75% of cans and bottles sold in markets
  • Reduce overall carbon footprint 25%
  • Sustainably source ingredients used in products

Prior Sustainability Changes

  • Between 2005 and 2014, Coca-Cola balanced 94% of the water used in its products
  • Coca-Cola has improved its water efficiency in manufacturing by 10% since 2010
  • The company has worked with the World Wildlife Fund since 2013 to conserve natural resources

Current Sustainability Efforts

  • Actively helping sugar suppliers comply with sustainability guidelines
  • Beginning to use wind turbines to use a more sustainable source of energy
  • In the process of "lightweighting" packaging (using less materials)

By the Numbers

  • 12.4% of packaging materials currently in global market are made from recycled and reused materials
  • Has placed more than 1,400,000 HFC-free coolers around the world
  • 153.6 billion liters of water replenished to the environment
  • 14 workshops in 8 regions around the world to teach sustainable agriculture methods
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Environmental Concerns

Actively working to reduce its carbon footprint by:
  • Switching to wind energy
  • Reducing amount of materials used in packaging ("lightweighting")
  • Distributing HFC-free vending machines and coolers worldwide
  • Reducing overall emissions from manufacturing
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Cool (Facts,) Dude!

  • Coca-Cola was invited to the United Nations Climate Summit where it agreed to phase out HFC products
  • The company is currently developing a PET bottle that will be recyclable and made completely from plants
  • Famous rapper will.i.am has collaborated with Coca-Cola on Ekocycle (a project aiming to turn recyclable waste into a resource)
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