International: Coke achieves water replenishment goal

The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) have announced they are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of 2015. Based on the company’s global water replenishment projects to date, the system is balancing the equivalent of an estimated 94 percent of the water used in its finished beverages based on 2014 sales volume. Since 2004, the company revealed that it has replenished an estimated 153.6 billion litres of water back to communities and nature through 209 community water projects in 61 countries. It has achieved this mainly through replenishment projects, increasing water use efficiency in its plants, and returning water to watersheds and municipalities through wastewater treatment. The company revealed that its combined efforts has put it on track to be the first global food and beverage company to replenish all the water it uses back to communities and nature.