Climate Protection

Collaborating and Moving Forward

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To reduce CO2 emissions of "the drink in your hand" by 25 percent, Coca-Cola is working to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain, making comprehensive carbon footprint reductions across manufacturing processes, packaging formats, delivery fleet, refrigeration equipment and ingredient sourcing. Collaborating to Curb Emissions While Coca-Cola is dedicated to curbing our own emissions, we’re also committed to encouraging

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Cooling Equipment: Pushing Forward with HFC-Free

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Goal: As of 2020*, all new cold-drink equipment will be HFC-free. Progress: Off track. In 2015, we placed approximately 493,902 units of HFC-free equipment (approximately 44 percent of new equipment purchases), bringing our global total to more than 1.8 million units.     Refrigeration is the single biggest estimated source of our system’s carbon emissions footprint, so we are working to improve the environmental performance of

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Emissions in Developed Countries

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Goal: By 2015, reduce emissions from our manufacturing operations in developed countries by 5 percent compared to our 2004 baseline. Progress: Achieved. In 2015, emissions were 14 percent below our 2004 baseline.     Coca-Cola achieved our 5 percent reduction in developed countries goal by 2015, with emissions 14 percent below the 2004 baseline. We are continuing to work with our bottling partners on the “Top 10 Energy Saving

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An Ambitious Goal: Reducing Carbon in Our Value Chain

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Goal: Reduce the carbon footprint of "the drink in your hand” by 25 percent by 2020. Progress: Progress: In 2015, the Coca-Cola system is estimated to have reduced the CO2 embedded in the “drink in your hand” by 13 percent*. Contributing to this 2015 progress was a 2 percent improvement in manufacturing operations’ energy efficiency, the distribution of 8.7 billion PlantBottle™ packages, and the placement of 493,902 units of HFC-free refrigeration

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Manufacturing Emissions

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Goal: Grow our business but not our system-wide carbon emissions from manufacturing operations through 2015 compared with a 2004 baseline. Progress: Off Track.  Total emissions increased 1 percent compared to 2014, and stand 16 percent higher than our 2004 baseline. Our global manufacturing emissions in 2015 were an estimated 5.58 million metric tons, 20 percent lower than the business-as-usual forecast, which refers to what they would have

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Earth Hour 2016: Turn Up Climate Change Awareness and Action by Turning Off the Lights

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This Saturday, March 19, at 8:30 p.m. local time, millions of people around the world will celebrate the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-initiated Earth Hour by turning off their lights for one hour. Participating in Earth Hour is a visible, symbolic action to encourage everyone to make more environmentally responsible choices beyond the event hour and promote climate awareness. For WWF and other participating organizations, it is also an opportunity to

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Coca-Cola Installs 1 Millionth HFC-Free Cooler Globally, Preventing 5.25MM Metrics Tons of CO2

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NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 – The Coca-Cola Company today announced that it has installed its 1 millionth hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooler using natural refrigerant in the marketplace, preventing the emission of 5.25 million metric tons of CO2 over 10 years.  This milestone marks significant progress in the Company’s effort to phase out the use of HFC refrigerant—a well-known contributor to climate change—in Coca-Cola dispensers, vending machines

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Climate Protection Overview

The gradual increase in our atmosphere’s average temperature is causing concern that erratic weather patterns and severe natural disasters will become more frequent around the world. Climate scientists continue to provide evidence that this increase is due to greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. This poses major challenges for the natural environment and for the communities where we operate. It could also affect our business and supply

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Position Statement on Climate Protection

The consensus on climate science is increasingly unequivocal -- global climate change is happening and man-made greenhouse gas emissions are a crucial factor. The implications of climate change for our planet are profound and wide-ranging, with expected impacts on biodiversity, water resources, public health and agriculture. Across the Coca-Cola system, we recognize that climate change may have long-term direct and indirect implications for our

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