In 2007 Coca-Cola set an aspirational goal with its bottling partners to replenish the water it uses in its finished beverages by 2020. Today Coca-Cola is on track to meet its 100% replenishment goal as of 2015 — five years ahead of schedule. In addition, Coca-Cola returns the water used to produce beverages back to nature through high-quality treated wastewater. It is also working to upgrade its system-wide facilities to improve water use efficiency— improved approximately 24% from 2004 to 2014—and implementing source water protection plans and vulnerability assessments in all facilities globally.
Based on independent third-party verification, and thanks to many critical partners, the Coca-Cola system is replenishing, or balancing, an estimated 94% of the water used in its finished beverages based on 2014 sales volume. Since 2004, Coca-Cola system has replenished an estimated 153.6 billion litres of water back to communities and nature through 209 diverse, locally focused community water projects in 61 countries, including many projects across Europe.