The Coca Cola Company

As a company and a worldwide system that includes our bottling partners, Coca-Cola is committed to creating value for the communities we proudly serve and the planet we all share. Sustainability is at the heart of our business. And as a business, we know that sustainability efforts are themselves only sustainable when they help our enterprise grow and prosper. Indeed, we believe this work must be integral to our mission of refreshing the world, inspiring moments of optimism and happiness, creating value and making a difference.

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News & Views
Jan 2017

Due to their functional properties and low cost, plastics have become an integral part of our global economy and have seen their production increase twenty-fold over the past half-century. Despite their indisputable benefits, plastics have significant economic and environmental drawbacks. By 2050, it is estimated there will be more plastic than...

News & Views
Jan 2017

According to a new report released by WRAP, retailers and brands across the UK saved over £100 million by reducing food waste.

Working in partnership with grocery retailers, brands and suppliers as...

News & Views
Jan 2017

While plastic packaging has a reputation for being convenient, it presents a serious problem for the planet — and brands’ bottom lines. One-use plastic packaging currently accounts for over $80 billion in losses annually. But more and more...

News & Views
Dec 2016

Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) announced today that they have sent letters to over 100 publicly held companies – including Adobe, Boeing,...

News & Views
Dec 2016

If ever there was a time for the world’s leading brands to show leadership in sustainability, that time is now.

Globally, the political resolve to combat climate change is being challenged by the arrival of a new US...

Library
Dec 2016

The Natural Capital Coalition is a unique global multi-stakeholder collaboration that brings together leading initiatives and organizations to harmonize approaches to valuing and managing natural capital. The Coalition’s most significant output to date, the Natural Capital Protocol, was launched in July 2016 and is intended as a comprehensive...

Library
Dec 2016

Good management of increasingly scarce water resources is becoming so critical in so many parts of the world that experts are starting to think of water as ‘the next carbon,’ reflecting the systemic importance of avoiding wide-reaching negative consequences. As businesses begin to set water management as a high priority in their sustainability...

News & Views
Nov 2016

In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, the Facebook pages of most people who care about sustainability read like a grief or suicide support group. Amidst the weeping and gnashing of teeth, there is a sense of everyone looking forward to the next election in two or four years.

While I understand the sentiment...

News & Views
Oct 2016

The relationship between brands and people is being transformed before our very eyes; the old-fashioned, binary model of companies selling and people consuming is dead. Traditional, rigid hierarchies of control are being replaced with more fluid and open peer-to-peer networks. We are rapidly adopting the principles of a sharing economy as the...

News & Views
Oct 2016

The host of food and drink company members of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have developed a series of new sustainability commitments. The newly-released “Ambition 2025” document builds on...

Library
Oct 2016

The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) “Ambition 2025: Shaping Sustainable Value Chains” builds on the success of the group’s ‘Five-Fold...

News & Views
Oct 2016

Every day we eat and drink products tainted by forced labor, a new report has found. Agricultural workers in particular, including migrants and women, are some of the poorest paid and most exploited workers in the world. Many work...

News & Views
Oct 2016

As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, 20 leading organizations this week announced the formation of the California Water Action...

Press Piece
Oct 2016

Coca-Cola HBC, ranked global beverage industry sustainability leader by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) announced new sustainability targets last month.

By 2020 the company commits to:

  • Take 40% of the total energy used from renewable and clean energy sources
  • Recover for recycling 40% on average of...
News & Views
Aug 2016

Water is the primary ingredient in Coca-Cola’s and PepsiCo’s beverages, and both companies recognize that increasing stress on supply is a risk to their businesses. This week, both beverage giants announced progress updates for their global stewardship efforts.

This week, The Coca-Cola...

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