our local COMMITMENTS

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As part of Mission 2025, we have committed to reducing water use by 20% vs. the baseline of 2017 and to helping secure water availability for communities in those areas.

To ensure sustainability of water sources and ecosystems, we have a comprehensive water risk assessments and source water protection plans for our Knockmore Hill manufacturing sites.

We have successfully reduced our water usage by 16% (per litre of beverage produced) since 2010, improved water efficiency for the 12th straight year. We also continue to recycle water in our manufacturing processes, whilst returning our clean wastewater to the environment at a level that supports aquatic life via the local water authority.

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We have successfully reduced our water usage by 16% (per litre of beverage produced) since 2010

Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-09-2018: 
Hundreds of Coca-Cola employees take to beaches across Northern Ireland for the annual Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean, encouraging others to follow-suit
Gillian Shields, Community Investment Manager of Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland pictured with and comedian Colin Murphy at the Big Beach Clean in Portavogie, Co. Down. 
Today Coca-Cola undertook its most ambitious volunteering initiative to date, with 400 of its employees across the island of Ireland taking part in the Big Beach Clean. More than 40 Coca-Cola employees participated in Portavogie alone, and additional clean-ups took places in Magilligan Point, Derry/Londonderry and Tyrella, Co. Down. The Big Beach Clean, organised by Keep Northern Ireland BeautifulÕs Clean Coast programme has the backing of the International Ocean Conservancy, making it a part of the worldÕs largest coastal clean-up event. The initiative marks a further milestone for Coca-ColaÕs long-running partnership with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. In June, Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week mobilised a record 3,900 volunteers at over 200 coastal clean-ups across the island of Ireland. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-09-2018: 
Hundreds of Coca-Cola employees take to beaches across Northern Ireland for the annual Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean, encouraging others to follow-suit
Gillian Shields, Community Investment Manager of Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland pictured with and comedian Colin Murphy at the Big Beach Clean in Portavogie, Co. Down. 
Today Coca-Cola undertook its most ambitious volunteering initiative to date, with 400 of its employees across the island of Ireland taking part in the Big Beach Clean. More than 40 Coca-Cola employees participated in Portavogie alone, and additional clean-ups took places in Magilligan Point, Derry/Londonderry and Tyrella, Co. Down. The Big Beach Clean, organised by Keep Northern Ireland BeautifulÕs Clean Coast programme has the backing of the International Ocean Conservancy, making it a part of the worldÕs largest coastal clean-up event. The initiative marks a further milestone for Coca-ColaÕs long-running partnership with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. In June, Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week mobilised a record 3,900 volunteers at over 200 coastal clean-ups across the island of Ireland. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

We also focus on water stewardship programme which positively impacts our marine environment and inland waterways. Partnering with leading environmental NGOs, An Taisce and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful,  to mobilise an all island community volunteer effort to remove litter from beaches, lakes and rivers - a vital tool to spread awareness about marine debris and inspiring public action to protect our ocean and one which we have been involved in for more than 16 years.

Our Action on Water helps to support the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation;

Goal 15: Life on Land;

Goal 14: Life below Water.