6. Replenish 100% of water used . Coca-Cola will return treated water from its manufacturing processes back to the environment at a level that supports aquatic life, and replenish the water used in its finished beverage products through continuing its community water projects with partners in more than 100 countries. To date, Coca-Cola’s replenishment work has balanced an estimated 52 percent of product volume through 468 projects.7. Reach a 75% recovery rate of bottles and cans in developed markets . Coca-Cola will work with the beverage industry and local organizations to establish baseline information and work to increase recovery and recycling in developing markets. The Company will continue to reduce the amount of material and energy used in its packaging as well as continue to use both recycled and renewable content. Since 2007, The Coca-Cola Company and WWF have worked together to conserve and protect freshwater resources around the world while helping to improve the efficiency of Coca-Cola’s global operations. To date, the partnership has led to major conservation gains, including helping to improve the ecological health of seven of the world’s most important freshwater basins across five continents, helping improve the Coca-Cola system’s water efficiency by 20 percent, working to prevent 5 million metric tons of CO 2 emissions across Coca-Cola’s global manufacturing operations, and promoting more sustainable agricultural practices in the Company’s supply chain. Media Conference Call Coca-Cola and WWF will be hosting a conference call for media to learn more about this announcement and ask questions at 1 p.m. ET on July 9, 2013. The conference call will be hosted by Bea Perez, Coca-Cola Chief Sustainability Officer; Jeff Seabright, Coca-Cola Corporate Environmental Officer; and Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund. Media are invited to join the call at 1 p.m. ET. If interested, contact Coca-Cola or WWF media contacts listed below.
Twitter Chat@Coca-ColaCo will be hosting at Twitter Chat with WWF on Wednesday, July 10, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. to discuss this announcement and address public comments and questions. The Twitter Chat will be hosted by Jeff Seabright, Coca-Cola Global Environmental Officer. About The Coca-Cola Company The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or check out our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com. About World Wildlife Fund WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change. Visit www.worldwildlife.org to learn more. NOTE TO EDITORS:Visuals and footage to accompany this release can be viewed at: www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/2020-environmental-goals-press-kit