The Coca-Cola Company says it has met its goal to replenish the water it uses globally five years ahead of target.
The equivalent amount of water is being sent back to nature and communities, says the Fortune 500 company – the first to make a public claim to the effect.
Some 248 community projects in 71 countries have helped the drinks company and its bottling partners crack its achievement, it says. This has meant providing safe water access, protecting watersheds and focusing on water for productive use, while some projects also cover sanitation, education, biodiversity, water quality and climate change adaptation.
Water efficiency has also been improved by 2.5 per cent from 2014 to 2015 – a cumulative 27 per cent boost since 2004, it says.