- WWF & Coca-Cola’s Work to Conserve Fresh Water
Together, The Coca-Cola Company and WWF are working to use water more efficiently within the Coca-Cola system and conserve freshwater resources around the world. Because Coca-Cola depends on freshwater supplies, understanding watersheds and how they work is extremely important to its business.
- Working with Coca-Cola to Improve the Sustainability of Agricultural Ingredients
Together, WWF and Coca-Cola have piloted projects on sustainable sugarcane cultivation in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and Honduras, working with sugarcane farmers to align their practices with the Bonsucro Standard.
- Working with Coca-Cola to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Emissions
WWF and The Coca-Cola Company are working together to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions in Coca-Cola's manufacturing operations, including those of over 300 independent bottlers. Together, WWF and Coca-Cola are working to achieve the company’s emissions reduction goals of growing the business, not the carbon, worldwide and reducing emissions five percent in developed countries.
- WWF and The Coca-Cola Company Team Up to Protect Polar Bears
WWF and The Coca-Cola Company are working to protect the Arctic. Building upon Coca-Cola’s support, since 2007, of WWF’s efforts to protect polar bears, together we are working to raise widespread awareness and funds to help protect the polar bear and its habitat.
The Coca-Cola Company
Since 2007, WWF and The Coca-Cola Company have worked together to conserve and protect fresh water around the world as rising populations and climate change put increased pressure on this resource. Together we:
- improved water efficiency and reduced climate emissions within Coca-Cola’s manufacturing operations
- advanced sustainable agriculture in the company’s supply chain
- helped conserve priority river basins around the world
We're proud of these achievements, but there's more work to do.
Because fresh water is fundamental to both WWF and Coca-Cola, we have renewed our partnership through 2020 to go beyond freshwater conservation. Extending our reach and influence, building on our progress, and engaging new allies, we will achieve even greater impact by tackling the natural resource challenges that impact fresh water.
Together, we will more deeply engage the company’s value chain on sustainability initiatives; involve additional partners to achieve greater scale and impact; and spark commitments from businesses, governments and consumers to take action to value, conserve and protect water resources around the world.
By 2020, WWF and Coca-Cola will lead a global movement to conserve the planet’s natural resources, with a focus on fresh water. Through our Water+ commitment, we will:
Where We are Focusing Efforts
- help ensure healthy, resilient river basins in 11 key regions
- measurably improve environmental performance across the company’s value chain
- integrate the value of nature into public and private decision-making processes
- convene influential partners to help solve shared global challenges
To protect the world’s natural resources, we need to take collective action. When it comes to big issues such as safeguarding our global water supply, no individual sector—government, non-governmental organization or business—can make as big a difference alone as we can by working together.
Join with us as we seek to build a more sustainable future for nature, communities and business.
Building on Our Progress
Since our partnership began, we have made significant progress and delivered meaningful results for both nature and people. Learn more about our work together in our annual partnership reports: