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.

Protecting the environment with Coca-Cola

Water stewardship

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:

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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.

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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.