Minimising our environmental impact across the whole value chain is a core target for us. We’ve been setting annual improvement targets since 2004 and are working towards ambitious 2020 goals.
Water stewardship is a key priority for the Coca‑Cola system. Water is at the heart of our business. We understand its priceless value, respect it as one of the most precious of shared global resources and work vigorously to conserve it through all our operations.
We have developed a water strategy based on three fundamental principles:
- The water we use: protect the water resources supplying our facilities, reduce the amount of water we use to produce our soft drinks and treat waste water to levels that support aquatic life
- Partner with suppliers to minimise our water footprint across the entire value chain
- Invest in community water conservation projects to replenish the water we use through innovative sustainable technologies
Energy and climate change
To address the urgent threat of climate change, we have adopted an aggressive carbon reduction strategy.
We are improving our energy efficiency, switching to cleaner energy sources and developing low-carbon technologies. Through innovation and investment, we aim to turn climate risks into new opportunities for sustainable business development.
We have adopted the international environmental management system standard ISO 14001 in the majority of our plants. These are also audited against The Coca‑Cola Quality System standards on an annual basis.
Packaging and recycling
We aim to minimise the environmental impacts of our packaging at every stage of its lifecycle. We do this by following our 3Rs principle: Reduce, Recovery, Reuse.
We increase our use of recycled or renewable content and implement light-weighting techniques. Collection, recovery and recycling are also key focus areas for reducing our environmental impact.