Water is one of the key ingredients for many of our products and its availability directly affects not just our business but also the lives of the communities where we operate and inevitably also impacts our consumers. Continuously driven to establish a more water sustainable business, we strive to create maximum impact of our efforts and contribute towards the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as a more water resilient India.

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While our water consumption is a minute part of total water consumed by industries in India, our widespread engagement with rural communities positions us strongly to mobilize resources across the value chain to implement water management solutions.

Driven by this holistic view of the value chain our water strategy is underpinned by two priorities:

(i) Reduce, Reuse and Replenish

(ii) Supporting communities

We aspire to support the global transformation agenda while also contributing to the Government programs such as

‘National Water Mission’ and ‘Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna (PMKSY)’. Our bottling units regularly carry out ‘Source Vulnerability Assessments’ and develop ‘Source Water Protection Plans’ to mitigate any stress on local water use.

Conserving water through efficient operation 

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“Estimated by CSE in 2014, Indian Industrial Freshwater withdrawal is ~ 40 Bn cubic meters, http://www.cseindia.org/dte-supplement/industry20040215/agriculture.htm accessed on June 13, 2018. Coca-Cola Indi’s 2017 total water consumption (ground and surface): 8,981,692 KL.”

SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF

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Established in 2008, Anandana, the Coca-Cola India Foundation, is committed to sustainable development and inclusive growth by focusing on issues relating to water, the environment, healthy living and social advance. Anandana supports sustainable water availability for relatively remote water stressed regions of the country. Through a strong partner network, we work on water replenishment projects with the prime objective of empowering people, especially women, by raising their standards of living.

 

 

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In 2014, The Coca-Cola Foundation, CCIPL and TERI University came together to set up the Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies, an academic department for building knowledge and capacity in water-related issues. The department nurtures a new globally competitive class of young water management professionals.

In October last year, TERI University, with support from CCIPL and USAID, released a report, ‘State of urban water and sanitation in India’. The three year project included engaging with municipal commissioners and mayors of Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Tiruchirappalli, Gangtok, Karnal, and Kurukshetra and with directors of the Swachh Bharat Mission in various states and union territories to document grass-roots issues and solutions for cross learning.

The report, presented to Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Sh. Hardeep S. Puri seeks to strengthen urban water and sanitation programs through community-based solutions, innovation, and local action.

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Through our Support My School (SMS) initiative, we continue to
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instill and reinforce right behavioral characteristics. Launched in 2011 the initiative aims to improve vthe condition of government schools in India while spreading awareness on water and sanitation issues especially for the girl child. Having completed its 7 year journey, the project has created far reaching impact through emphasis on basic amenities such as access to toilets and water, creating sports facilities and playgrounds, environmental upkeep and rainwater harvesting. The project also contributes to 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' by fostering a positive environment for the girl child.