Coca-Cola says it and its global bottling partners are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of 2015.
Based on the Coca-Cola system’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, the company says. Since 2004, Coke has replenished an estimated 153.6 billion liters of water back to communities and nature through 209 community water projects in 61 countries.
The system returned about 126.7 billion liters of water used in its manufacturing processes back to communities and nature through treated wastewater in 2014 through replenishment projects, increasing water use efficiency in its plants, and returning water to watersheds and municipalities through wastewater treatment. These combined efforts put Coke on track to be the first global food and beverage company to replenish all the water it uses back to communities and nature, the company says.