Coca-Cola tackles water stewardship
Business for Social Responsibility recently released a report detailing the evolution of The Coca-Cola Co.'s water management strategy.
The report, " Drinking It In: The Evolution of a Global Water Stewardship Program at The Coca-Cola Company " follows the company's efforts to achieve "water neutrality" across its worldwide operations while facing challenges from global water quality, availability, and access.
By summarizing the journey of The Coca-Cola Co. over five years, this report aims to demonstrate how companies can be proactively involved in water management along their supply chains and within the walls of their own facilities.
The company created a survey for its plants and bottlers to gather information on efficiency, compliance, watershed, supply reliability, supply economics, and social and competitive contextual information.
The report offers "key takeaways" for companies, such as getting involved in water-related governance and engaging organizations to build internal knowledge and understanding of water issues. The full report includes six sections, including references.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey