Water Stewardship

Record-Breaking Athlete Katie Spotz Visits School in South Africa to Promote Water Access

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Last month, Katie Spotz, a world-record holder for the youngest solo ocean rower, visited Mzomtsha School near East London, South Africa. Mzomtsha School is one of more than 70 schools supported by H2O for Life, an organization that provides a service-learning opportunity for schools, youth groups, and faith-based organizations to raise awareness about the water crisis while taking action to provide funds for water, sanitation and hygiene education

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Watch: Bea Perez Talks Water Replenishment With CNN and CNBC

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Bea Perez, The Coca-Cola Company’s chief sustainability officer, spoke recently with international media about how Coca-Cola achieved its 2020 goal to replenish 100 percent of the water used in its finished beverages five years early—making it the first Fortune 500 Company to hit such an aggressive target. Watch Perez's World Water Week interviews with CNN International and CNBC: Learn more about The Coca-Cola Company's water replenishment

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USDA Forest Service and Coca-Cola Replenish 1 Billion Liters of Water Through Projects in 10 National Forests

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USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Coca-Cola North America President Sandy Douglas today announced that their partnership to restore and protect damaged watersheds on national forests achieved a milestone of 1 billion liters restored, and that the partnership will commit to double that outcome through 2018. The announcement was made during a panel discussion on the value of public-private partnerships to address water challenges held in Washington, D.C. “Our

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Water is Life: A Kenyan’s Story of Hope Unearths the Impact of the Replenish Africa Initiative

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The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) has given safe drinking water to 2.4 million Africans. 23,000 are women in the city of Naivasha, Kenya. 157 of those women were empowered by RAIN to provide water for thousands in their community. One of them came to Atlanta to tell her story. Viginia Gicanga used to call her 10-by-10 foot house in Karagita, Kenya a “self-confused room.” It was her kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, sitting

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Water Stewardship and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure Access to Water and Sanitation for All

In September 2015, the United Nations announced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 goals are comprehensive and state development targets for the world through 2030, seeking to solve significant problems, from poverty and climate change to water and inequalities of many forms. In particular, SDG Goal 6 focuses on water with the overarching goal to “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all” with important targets that go beyond

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For Every Drop of Water We Use at Coca-Cola, We Give One Back

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Greg Koch has been working with The Coca-Cola Company across environmental, technical and public affairs issues for more than 20 years. To celebrate World Water Week, he discusses how the company has managed to surpass its target of replenishing 100% of the water it uses – 5 years ahead of schedule.   I’m incredibly proud and excited that we’ve reached this fantastic milestone of replenishing 100% of the water we use. We actually reached 115%

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Watershed Milestone: Coca-Cola is First Fortune 500 Company to Replenish All Water Used Globally

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STOCKHOLM – What began as an aspirational goal nine years ago is now a global industry milestone. Coca-Cola today announced that it is the first Fortune 500 company to replenish the equivalent amount of water used in its global sales volume and production back to nature and communities. In 2007, Coca-Cola committed to replenishing every liter of water used in its global sales volume and production by the end of 2020. Today’s announcement, made at

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Our Water Wakeup Call… What Will Be Yours?

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Our world has a water problem. It is an issue my company has grappled with for years in many parts of the world. It’s no secret global water supplies are stressed. Some estimates suggest just 15 years from now our world will need 40 percent more fresh water than we can easily access today. And while the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better, I’m concerned by the lack of urgency in business and society as a whole to address it. Meaningful

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Inside the Bottle: Things You Want Us to Answer Around Water

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Last year in this report, we issued the first post in a series focused on transparency.  This year we continue, addressing questions we are most often asked. Public perception often helps form reality, and we care about what you think. Rather than pull the “no comment” card, we’re going to answer critical questions directly. In doing so, we hope you will better understand our positions on various topics and why we do the things we do. Q. How

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How Coca-Cola India Made Water a Top Priority

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Coca-Cola India knew it needed to be more than compliant with government regulations for water stewardship. The company and its bottling partners have helped transform the business into an example for the world to follow. Venkatesh Kini’s devotion to the natural world of India began long before he started working for Coca-Cola. As a young boy growing up on the country’s west coast, he loved to experience wildlife. He remembers parting ways with his

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