In recognition of World Water Day, the
Coca-Cola’s Replenish goal, a first for the beverage-producing private sector, seeks to replenish, or return through water access, productive use and conservation activities, 100 percent of the water
“Pakistan remains one of the most water stressed states globally, which gives us another reason for reinstating our mandate as a responsible corporate citizen; as a Company we are on track to replenish 100% water back into the communities where our business operates. Although scarcity of potable water resources, high rate of unhygienic practices and local governance clauses pose as a strong challenge for us, but over the past decade we have developed a strong network of partners, NGOs and provincial authorities who have been supportive towards our water stewardship practices,” said Rizwan Khan General Manager,
Each of the projects vary in design and scale, but all operate to either provide people with access to sustainable water and sanitation services, provide water for productive use such as irrigation, or protect environments and natural water sources from degradation and depletion.
• Khanpur Dam Project: As the newest project in Pakistan,
• Zindagi project: In partnership with UNDP and Rotary International, this project provides water filtration plants in high risk areas and provide clean drinking water to communities, benefiting over 75,000 people.
• Paani Safe Water Initiative: In partnership with WWF, this project aims provides clean water to over 750,000 people across Pakistan through the use of community outreach and infrastructure building.
• Environmental Conservation and Watershed Management: In partnership with WWF, this project provides safe drinking water to communities in addition to restoring the ecology of Ayubia National Park through watershed management practices and infrastructure building. It resulted in improved water access for 12,235 people.
Replenish is only one element of the Company’s overall water stewardship framework, which also includes Source Water Protection; efforts to reduce water consumption in bottling plants as measured by the Water-Use-Ratio (WUR); and Waste-Water treatment activities, which clean waste water to a standard that can support aquatic life before it leaves a bottling plant. All of these efforts aim to balance
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