Coca-Cola is focused on its goal to be water neutral by 2020. Through innovative community watershed projects, the Company has already replenished more than 60 percent of its total beverage volume in North America. Because of this, Coca-Cola was recognized by the U.S. Water Alliance, receiving the 2015 U.S. Water Prize

The U.S. Water Prize was created by the U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) to elevate organizations with strategies that promote the value of water and the power of innovating and integrating for water sustainability. “These are inspiring organizations,” explained Dick Champion, Chairman of the USWA Board of Directors. “They are at the forefront of improving and protecting the health of U.S. watersheds. Through technology, collaboration, and education these organizations are driving the United States to a more sustainable water future.” Winners were selected representing municipal, non-profit, and business.

Coca-Cola is delivering on its water neutrality goal through a variety of initiatives in North America. “We focus our replenishment efforts at the local level through the support of community water projects.” said, Jon Radtke, Water Sustainability Manager for Coca-Cola North America. “We currently support more than 100 community water projects in North America through a variety of partnerships. These projects help protect and conserve local water resources.”

The Company believes that strong partnerships, innovation, and sharing best practices are the key to advancing water sustainability. Coca-Cola, and other winners from the municipal and non-profit sectors, will be honored in an awards ceremony at National Geographic headquarters in Washington D.C., on April 13, 2015.

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