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by Samuel Nabwiiso

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by Samuel Nabwiiso

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According to a press statement, some of the projects which WWF will be implementing include sustainable management of water, energy, and packaging use as well as sustainable sourcing of agricultural ingredients among other environmental projects.

“At Coca-Cola, we are deeply committed to working with partners to address our collective environmental challenges and responsibly manage the planet’s resources,” Muhtar Kent, the Coca-Cola Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said.

He said as the world faces challenges on resource-stress, due to the global demands for food and water, there is need to seek solutions that drive mutual benefit for business, communities and nature. He said working with WWF would continue to challenge their company to advance sustainability programs.
“WWF’s expertise will be instrumental in reaching our environmental performance goals, some of which they help us set,” he said

WWF President Carter Roberts said by working together with Coca Cola will help in solving many environmental challenges which affect both communities and the corporate companies internationally.

“We are witnessing unprecedented demands on natural resources around the world. Continuing with business as usual puts everything at risk, including the viability of business, but some of these challenges can be solved by working together as environmentalist and the corporate world. Coca Cola has proven that the collaboration can amplify and accelerate the impact,” he said. Under the renewed and expanded partnership, Coca-Cola and WWF jointly developed new 2020 environmental sustainability goals for the Coca-Cola system – the company and its nearly 300 bottling partners in more than 200 countries

The intervention of coca cola is seen as big alternative to protect Environment that has been polluted both by Industries and human being as they competes for the natural resources as result this has led to polluting of the environment by the pollutants from the manufacturing plants.

Many industries have been responsible for polluting the environment through poor disposing of their industrial wastes and even during the production process where dangerous gases have been produced and emitted in the atmosphere thus leading to the accumulation of green house gases, which are now responsible for climatic change problem, which the world is experiencing now

As Beverage Company, coca cola want to see that carbon dioxide produced by their plants worldwide reduces by 25% by the year 2020 “Reduce CO2 emissions embedded in ‘the drink in your hand’ by 25%. Coca-Cola will work to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain, making comprehensive carbon footprint reductions across its manufacturing processes, packaging formats, delivery fleet, refrigeration equipment and ingredient sourcing” he assured the Coca Cola chairman in the statement.

Coca-Cola will work to sustainably source its key ingredients, including sugarcane, sugar beet, corn, tea, coffee, palm oil, soy, pulp and paper fibre, and orange.

Coca-Cola has also has established Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles and will work with WWF to implement the guidelines throughout the Coca-Cola system for these commodities.

In addition, Coca-Cola is also working to sustainably source lemons, grapes, apples and mangso.

This article originally appeared on allafrica.com 22/07/2013
Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201307230138.html

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