From providing improved access to clean drinking water and sanitation, to augmenting ground water with rainwater harvesting techniques and solid waste management, Coca-Cola and UN-HABITAT have been collaborating since 2007 to build sustainable communities. Launched by Coca-Cola India, this now-global partnership not only improves access to safe water and sanitation, but also mobilizes stakeholders from government, business and civil society to come together and promote water and well-being.

Of particular note is the award-winning initiative, “Support My School.” In 2011, with other critical partners, Coca-Cola and UN-HABITAT launched the unique campaign to develop healthier, happier and more active schools in rural and semi-urban towns by improving basic amenities and subsequently generating monetary resources to foster learning environments for students in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

The partners, targeting to positively benefit more than 1 million people through multiple programs and initiatives, are working in 12 countries across Asia and Africa: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Bhutan and Southern Sudan.