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.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.