Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) : Commemorating World Environment Day, The Coca-Cola Company refreshes its commitment to the planet and announces its ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across its entire value chain by 2050. Currently, 44% of energy being used in manufacturing is from renewable and green/clean fuels, leading to a reduction of 170K Metric Ton of Carbon Dioxide emissions.
The Coca-Cola Company is leading the industry with a bold, ambitious goal of creating a World Without Waste. It intends to create a circular economy for plastic by connecting all participants in the plastic recycling value chain through their strategic framework, with an ambition is to collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one they sell by 2030. In India, the total quantity of post-consumer packaging recovered in 2020 was 62,825 Metric Tons. 36% of bottles and cans we refilled or helped recover, equivalent to what we introduced into the marketplace in India.
To reduce our carbon footprint, our bottling partners are consistently evaluating new and innovative ways of how they can improve business resilience by managing short- and long-term risks and impacts of a changing climate. E.g., Upgrading their fleet of delivery vehicles and transitioning them in a phased manner to operate on alternative energy sources such as CNG and Electric using e-vehicles which are becoming a part of India’s electric vehicle revolution, and pursuing carbon neutrality through installation of solar projects.
All of Coca-Cola’s product packaging is 100% recyclable and this is a step towards building citizenship movements, awareness and encouraging consumers to recycle and reuse.
Rajesh Ayapilla, Director, Sustainability & CSR, India and Southwest Asia, said, “Our environmental, social and governance priorities continue to be embedded in our business and the way we operate. Adopting newer technologies and optimizing processes enable us to evaluate and make changes across our operations, manufacturing systems and value chain. We’re focused on areas where we can have a measurable, positive impact on the communities we serve. It is extremely crucial for organizations and individuals to collaborate, invest and act towards building a better-shared future.” We are extensively working along with our partners on a futuristic approach to build and scale-up circularity not only for plastics, but waste and water as well.