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In 2015, we achieved our goal to replenish at least 100 percent of the water we use in our finished beverage sales volume. Based on the Coca-Cola system’s 2015 global water replenishment projects, the system is balancing the equivalent of an estimated 115 percent of the water used in its finished beverages based on 2015 sales volume.
- Download Our 2015/2016 Water Stewardship Update
- Visit our Water Stewardship section on Journey
- Water Replenishment Infographic
In 2015, The Coca-Cola Company achieved a milestone in our effort to help enable the economic empowerment of women around the world: as of the year’s end, our 5by20TM initiative had enabled more than 1.2 million women entrepreneurs across our global value chain. Approximately 372,000 women participated in 5by20 in 2015, increasing the cumulative number of participants by 43 percent over the prior year.
- Download Our 2015/2016 Women's Economic Empowerment Update
- Visit our Women’s Economic Empowerment section on Journey
- The Ripple Effect Infographic
- 5by20 by the Numbers Infographic
In 2013, we committed to invest in physical activity programs around the world, while continuing to invest in scientific research on the role of physical activity in human health. We believed that was the best way for us to help advance the fight against obesity.
Last year, however, we realized we had fallen short. While well-intended, our focus on scientific research and physical activity created confusion that ultimately led to mistrust and legitimate criticism. Though we had already begun a journey to change, we’ve listened carefully and are implementing a number of accelerated actions to address these concerns.
The Coca-Cola Company’s commitment to respect human rights extends to all aspects of our business conduct and relationships in our value chain. To meet that commitment, in 2015 we continued to study supplychain risks related to human and workplace rights, expanded our engagement with our associates and key stakeholders and developed new tools for sharing our policies broadly.
- Download Our 2015/2016 Human and Workplace Rights Update
- Visit our Human and Workplace Rights section on Journey
Packaging is essential to the protection and safety of our products. We are focused on sustainable packaging efforts and evaluating opportunities to reduce our waste and emissions profile, as packaging represents the second largest contributor to the Coca-Cola system’s potential carbon footprint. In 2015, our work on sustainable packaging continued on multiple fronts, including packaging redesign, support for recycling programs and infrastructure, and development of desirable products using recycled materials in creative ways.
- Download Our 2015/2016 Sustainable Packaging Update
- Visit our Sustainable Packaging section on Journey
- Download Our 2015/2016 Sustainable Agriculture Update
- Visit our Sustainable Agriculture section on Journey
- Download Our 2015/2016 Giving Back Update
- Visit our Giving Back section on Journey
- Giving Back Infographic
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- Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent Receives 2017 Water Leader Award
- Global Developers Turn to Social Art to Help Give Communities Access to Safe Water
- A Q&A With Johanna Pramstaller, Special Olympics Global Messenger