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Coca-Cola meets company goal to replenish all the water it uses


August 30, 2016
By Ground Water Canada

Stockholm – The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) announced they have met their goal to replenish, or in other words balance, the equivalent amount of water used in their global sales volume back to nature and communities.

Based on this achievement, Coca-Cola is the first Fortune 500 company to publicly claim achieving such an aggressive water replenishment target, the company said in a news release.

The Coca-Cola system also announced progress against its water efficiency goal. The company and its bottling partners improved water use efficiency by 2.5 per cent from 2014 to 2015, adding to a cumulative 27 per cent improvement since 2004.

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Based on a global water use assessment validated by LimnoTech and Deloitte, and conducted in association with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Coca-Cola system returned an estimated 191.9 billion litres of water to nature and communities in 2015 through community water projects, equaling the equivalent of 115 per cent of the water used in Coca-Cola’s beverages last year.

To learn more about Coca-Cola’s water stewardship program, visit the company’s water stewardship report.