2017 performance highlights
During 2017 we made notable gains in improving water efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and managing waste materials as well as taking new steps to promote responsible drinking and agreeing strategic partnerships with development organisations.
We have decreased greenhouse gas emissions in our direct operations by 5.6%.
We have improved our water efficiency by 3.3%% compared with 2016 and by 40% compared with our baseline.
We replenished 24% of total water used in final product in water-stressed areas through reforestation, desilting of dams, water storage and safe water and sanitation projects.
We reached 397,843 people this year with responsible drinking messages through our training programmes such as DRINKiQ and increasing underage education initiatives by 10%.
We have empowered 300,000 women to date through our Plan W programme, and reached more than 1.7 million people.
We provided access to safe water and sanitation to an additional 173,044 people through our Water of Life programme this year, which has helped more than 10 million people in 21 countries since 2006.
“We have a responsibility to create shared value, for our communities, our people and our shareholders, and I am immensely proud of our work in this area. Our ambitious water stewardship strategy, our progress in local sourcing in Africa and our partnerships with NGOs, governments and other stakeholders enables our business to grow. As we now move forward to our 2020 goals, with a focus on our long-term impact, we will build on these successes to achieve even more.”Ivan Menezes
We now look ahead to our 2020 targets, which draw on our achievements to date and our ambitions for the future. These are aligned with the emerging UN Global Goals and, working with others, the shared value we create can contribute to ending extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.
Read our Annual Report and Sustainability and Responsibility Performance Addendum for more information on our performance in 2017.