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Coca-Cola plans to meet water replenishment target by end of the year

DBR Staff Writer Published 27 August 2015

Global beverage giant Coca-Cola is set to meet its target to replenish 100% of water used for producing its beverages by the end of the year.

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The water replenishment goal was launched by Coca-Cola in 2007 to return the amount of water it uses to the communities and nature by 2020.

The project a part of Coca-Cola's effort to have sufficient water its needs, while assuring its customers concerned over drought, reported Bloomberg.

The company and its bottling partners have returned around 126.7 billion liters of water to the local community in 2014.

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent said: "As a consumer of water, the Coca-Cola system has a special responsibility to protect this shared resource.

"This is why we set an aspirational goal of being water neutral by 2020.

"While we have made significant progress toward making that goal a reality, we are more intent than ever to give back the equivalent of all the water that we use to communities and nature."

Since 2004, the company replenished around 153.6 billion liters of water back to communities and nature through 209 community water projects in 61 countries.


Image: Coca-Cola launched its water replenishment program in 2007. Photo: courtesy of The Coca-Cola company.