more than 125 years, The
As climate change continues to challenge our planet and
threaten the livelihood of existing species, we believe our role in actively
seeking solutions is more important than ever. Our 2020 climate protection goal
aims to improve
By 2020, our goal is to reduce the carbon footprint embedded in the ‘drink in your hand’ by 25%. What does this really mean? It means reducing the carbon emissions (or CO2, also called greenhouse gases) across everything you touch and taste, from the bottle to our beverage ingredients and the parts in-between (we call it our value chain).
Our mission doesn’t stop there. Our reduction goal will help prevent an estimated 20 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere. That’s equivalent to 3.8 million cars off the road a year. Additionally, we will continue to increase our use of PlantBottle™ packaging, a fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made with up to 30% plant-based materials, which will continue to lower our petroleum footprint. In fact, by 2020, we plan to use PlantBottle™ packaging for all of our PET plastic bottles.
The science on climate change is becoming increasingly
settled, and we recognize that humans play a crucial role in addressing
this environmental challenge.
We invite you to learn more about our energy and climate initiatives in our most recent Sustainability Report.
More on Journey
- Sustainable Packaging: It's All About the Bottle (blog 4 of Unbottled series)
At the Root of Every Product: Sustainably Sourcing
Coca-Cola's Key Crops (blog 2 of Unbottled series)
One Big, Thirsty World:
Coca-ColaPartners to Protect & Conserve Water Resources (blog 1 of Unbottled series)
Coca-ColaExpands Partnership with WWF, Announces Ambitious Environmental Goals
- Op-ed by Muhtar Kent and Carter Roberts on the importance of protecting freshwater resources