What began as an aspirational goal nine years ago is now a global industry milestone. From Stockholm, during World Water Week, Coca-Cola 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 litre of water used in its global sales volume and production by the end of 2020.
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% in 2015,
Did you take part in last month’s Clean Coasts Week? Hopefully you managed to join in the fun, as we kicked off a year of initiatives to encourage the nation to improve the beaches and waters of Ireland’s coasts. See some highlights from the action-packed week in our slideshow below, which includes large-scale beach clean-ups and an open-air cinema screening of Jaws!
Find out 6 easy ways you can help keep Ireland’s coasts clean.
Just because an item’s made from rubbish, it doesn’t mean it needs to look like rubbish. That’s the ethos behind eco artist and designer Sarah Turner’s exquisite work, which includes handmade flowers, vases, lights and other unique sculptures transformed from recycled Coca-Cola bottles and cans – some of which you can make at home!
A design graduate from Nottingham Trent University with her own online shop, Sarah benefits from being one of our 5by20
Get involved with Ireland’s largest initiative to keep our waterways coastlines clean. Join in with one of the fun Coca-Cola Clean Coasts events that are happening near you…
Marram Grass Planting Day
Where: Inchnadoney in Cork, Portmarnock in Dublin, Wexford and Cruit Island
When: Friday 6 May
What: Head down to the beach and have fun planting some coastal flora and fauna, all while you learn how to improve the sand dunes that protect our coasts
Unclean waters and coastlines affect the health and happiness of our wildlife. They also make coastal areas less beautiful for us to enjoy. We can all make some everyday choices that help keep our wonderful coasts clean. Here are 6 easy ways for you to get involved.
1. Take your litter home to recycle
The United Nation estimates that 8 million litter items enter the sea each day, affecting marine life and spoiling the beauty of our coastline. That’s
There are lots of ways that you can get involved with the Coca-Cola Clean Coasts. Join in a one-off clean-up or spread the word about protecting marine wildlife. You can even set up a Clean Coast Group to become a year-round ambassador.
Join in one of the many Clean Coasts Week events
The Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week has loads of practical and enjoyable activities happening all over Ireland and Northern Ireland between 6-15 May.
Have a look at
The Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week is a fun way to celebrate Ireland’s spectacular coasts and kick of a year of Clean Coasts’ initiatives. The week starts on Friday 6 May with lots of impactful and enjoyable ways for you to join in.
What is Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week?
Volunteers across Ireland are coming together to organise and join practical clean-ups to improve the beaches and waters of Ireland’s coasts.
The Clean Coasts Week is just the start
It’s a given that Earth Day brings added attention to sustainability. That’s the goal, after all. But for Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer for The Coca-Cola Company, it demands 365-days-a-year focus.
Perez joined Coca-Cola in 1996 as an associate brand manager and worked in brand management, field operations and integrated marketing before becoming chief marketing officer for Coca-Cola North America in 2010. She
When it comes to Coca-Cola ring pulls, 5by20 artisan Jane Walker literally can’t get enough! As CEO of the Purple Community Fund, a charity which helps some of the poorest communities in the Philippines, which is soon to launch a social enterprise programme for vulnerable groups in the UK, Jane has found a clever use for them in raising money for the cause.
Using her talents as one of several artisans we support through our global 5by20