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Coca-Cola releases 2016 sustainability report

The report highlights how the company’s efforts to replenish water in local communities positively impact women.

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The Coca-Cola Company today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, which takes a new approach using infographics to highlight the work and continued progress the Coca-Cola system has made toward its 2020 Sustainability Goals.

This year, for the first time, the report also highlights points of intersection among Coca-Cola’s sustainability priorities – for example, how the company’s efforts to replenish water in local communities positively impact women. Other features include a visual progress report on the company’s sustainability priorities and an introductory letter from President and CEO James Quincey.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Water Stewardship – In 2016, with the help of many partners, the company continued to safely return to communities and nature an amount of water equivalent to what is used in finished beverages, amounting to an estimated and approximate 221.7 billion liters per year of water replenished.
  • Giving Back – In 2016, the company’s donations, when combined with The Coca-Cola Foundation’s charitable grants, equaled $106 million, which is equivalent to 1.2 percent of the company’s operating income.
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment – The company’s 5by20 initiative has reached more than 1.7 million women across 64 countries since it launched in 2010.

For those interested in regular updates about the company’s continued progress, subscribe to The Circular, a new sustainability newsletter about Coca-Cola’s impact beyond beverages, at this link. In addition, Coca-Cola Journey is home to updates, news stories, blogs, videos, disclosures and more.

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