Sustainable Agriculture

Coca-Cola and Partners Receive P3 Impact Award for Project Nurture

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NEW YORK -- Government, business and nonprofit leaders gathered this week at the Concordia Summit to champion partnerships for social impact. At the conclusion of the two-day summit, The Coca-Cola Company, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TechoServe received the third-annual P3 Impact Award for theirs: Project Nurture. Project Nurture launched in response to mango farmers with optimum growing conditions in East Africa facing production barriers

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Seven Steps to Supplier Verification

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We are working toward engaging suppliers of all our key ingredients through our Supplier Engagement Program. It provides a framework consisting of seven stages of improvement toward reaching compliance with our Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles (SAGPs). Suppliers are given information and guidance about assessments, audits, measurement of progress, and validation of performance so that they can qualify for sustainability certification. We

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Coca-Cola and Fruit: A Winning Combination in Sustainable Sourcing

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In thinking about Coca-Cola products, it is doubtful that consumers first think of juice. But, maybe they should. The Coca-Cola Company markets many juice products through popular brands like Minute Maid®, Odwalla®, and Simply Juice Drinks®, as well as many localized favorites. As Coca-Cola aims to grow its global juice business significantly by 2020, sustainably sourcing fruit for its juice products becomes increasingly important. “In developed

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More Than 95 Percent of Coca-Cola’s Globally Sourced Coffee and Tea Meets Company-Approved Sustainable Sourcing Standards

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In 2013, The Coca-Cola Company set a goal to sustainably source 100 percent of its priority ingredients by 2020. More than 95 percent of two globally sourced Coca-Cola priority ingredients—coffee and tea—now meet one of the Company’s required sustainable sourcing standards, with the majority adhering to the Company’s Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles (SAGP). What does this mean? It means Coca-Cola is purchasing the majority of its globally

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Sustainable Agriculture Partnerships

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Achieving our 2020 goal to sustainably source key agricultural ingredients based on our SAGP globally requires market transformation—and is only possible if we work with  partners to bring about this wider change. This is why we take an active role in industry collaborations. First and foremost, we partner with our bottling partners and suppliers to actively stay on our continual improvement path. Our industry and nonprofit partnerships play

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Our Progress

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Goal:  By 2020, sustainably source our key agricultural ingredients. Progress:  On track. More than 95 percent of Coca-Cola’s coffee and tea and an estimated 54 percent of our lemon supply meets Company approved sustainable sourcing guidelines. Coca-Cola is contracted to purchase over 1 million tons of more sustainably sourced sugar in 2016.  In 2013, The Coca-Cola Company set a goal to more sustainably source 100 percent

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Coca-Cola to Source Over 1 Million Tons of More Sustainable Sugar in 2016

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Through global sourcing efforts, in collaboration with bottling partners, Coca-Cola is contracted to source over 1 million tons of more sustainable sugar in 2016. This achievement will position The Coca-Cola Company at an estimated 15-20 percent toward the Company’s goal to sustainably source 100 percent of its sugar by 2020. Coca-Cola anticipates doubling the amount of sugar it sustainably sources over the next year. “Meaningful progress is important

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Farmer Frog: Community-Supported Agriculture Project Brings Life’s Lessons Outdoors

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Zsofia Pasztor has vision. The type of vision that allows her to see three quarters of an acre of tangled blackberry bushes transformed into a community garden. Pasztor is founder and executive director of Farmer Frog, a Puget Sound-area nonprofit dedicated to teaching urban agriculture and sustainable farming in Washington schools. It all started six years ago at Olivia Park Elementary School in Everett, Wash., about 30 miles north of Seattle. The

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How PureCircle is Investing in Growing Stevia – and Farmer Incomes – Sustainably

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I’ve just arrived at Silvio Pettirosi Airport in the capital city of Asunción, in Paraguay. Mariano Demaria, who leads PureCircle Paraguay, is here to greet me. Together we will make the long journey to the stevia fields in Rio Verde, in the Northern region of the country. It’s only about 100 miles from Asunción, but it can take us over four hours – first by car before the roads get too rough and then we must switch to an ATV to navigate the distinctly,

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Oxfam Report Shines Light on Agricultural Supply Chains

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Now more than ever, consumer expectations are high for brands. A consumer’s love for a brand is tied directly—and increasingly—to their respect for the values and actions of the company. Oxfam’s recent release of its 2016 Behind the Brands scorecard and report, Journey to Sustainable Food: A three-year update on the Behind the Brands campaign, is an important reminder of this consumer reality, our progress and the road ahead. The campaign focuses

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