The results for this year’s Sustainability Report are in, as
Documenting both its achievements and areas in need of improvement, the Sustainability Report tracks the business’ progress toward its 2020 goals. With around 1.9 billion products sold in 200 countries every single day, sustainability improvements in the
Thus far, there have been some notable successes.
In terms of encouraging sustainable lifestyles, Coke has introduced no- or low-calorie beverage options in 193 of its 200 markets, and spent $23 million to promote physical activity in 125 countries.
Areas of Improvement
On the other hand, the Sustainability Report outlined areas where
Coca-Cola is realistic about the shortcoming, however, and is working on improving regulatory restrictions around the use of recycled material in packaging, and finding a lower-cost recycled plastic.
While the report documents the company’s progress to today, it also outlines the future direction of Coke.
The company’s 2020 goals around aim for 100 percent of its water to be replenished at its original source.
In packaging, Coke aims to recover 75 percent of cans and bottles, while using its proprietary PlantBottle packaging for all products.
Carbon emission reduction is also part of the company’s plan, with Coke planning to reduce the carbon footprint of producing a drink by 25 percent in just five years.