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Having partnered on freshwater conservation for several years, we have built a library of documents that may be helpful as others explore and embrace cross-sector partnership to help solve global water challenges. The following resources provide information on the work we have achieved together and additional materials relevant to partnership and freshwater conservation.
Learn more about our progress in 2015 in freshwater conservation, measurably improving environmental performance across Coca-Cola’s supply chain, integrating the value of nature into decision-making processes, and convening influential partners to solve global environmental challenges.
Looking back over 2014, The Coca-Cola Company and WWF global partnership team achieved great progress in helping address natural resource challenges that impact fresh water. Some partnership wins were big, some were little, but all important in their own way. Here’s a snapshot of what we consider major wins in our seventh year of partnership.
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Launched July 9, 2014 to commemorate the anniversary of the partnership renewal through 2020, the 2013 Annual Review features progress across freshwater conservation, environmental performance, valuing nature, and the convening of partners. This was the first year the report was offered via interactive format.View Basic PDF View Interactive PDF
The 2012 Annual Review represents the final year of the 2007-2012 partnership phase, and covers specific 2012 progress, summarized results of multi-year work, and notes on future collaboration. This report also includes a “Partnership at a Glance” infographic to illustrate partnership results by the numbers and a timeline.View PDF
A storytelling approach was initiated and incorporated into the 2011 Annual Review. Personal and detailed stories, including quotes from those positively impacted by the work, highlights progress achieved.View PDF
The 2010 Annual Review reports on confirmed signs of river, habitat and species restoration; improved water efficiency across Coca-Cola’s global bottling operations; and reduced environmental impacts in its supply chain.View PDF
With work underway across work streams and results being realized, the partnership issued the 2009 Annual Review, the partnership’s first pubic report informing of progress.View PDF
Partner web pages, which feature global partnership information.The Coca-Cola Company World Wildlife Fund
Our videos feature WWF and Coca-Cola leadership as well as experts from across industries speaking about the potential of partnerships.Renewing Our Partnership The Power of Partnerships
These factsheets provide overviews of our partnership goals and recent conservation gains.2015 Fact Sheet WWF & Coca-Cola Partnership Brochure
On July 9, 2013, we announced the renewal of our partnership and associated Coca-Cola environmental performance targets. This press release on the partnership renewal and commitments informs of the renewal and outlines the new goalsView Press Release
Partnership leadership worked with Darden School of Business to develop a case study examining whether The Coca-Cola Company and WWF should renew their global partnership. The study will be incorporated into classroom method teaching, focused on understanding real-world business decisions.
Available in Fall 2014
On May 15, 2014, The Coca-Cola Company and WWF hosted the 7th World Water Forum Americas Regional Process event in Washington, D.C. Nearly 150 diverse stakeholders working on water issues convened for panel discussions, conversation and networking opportunities to discuss the future—and how we can ensure water is part it. This paper reports on event discussions, poses key questions to be addressed at the 7th World Water Forum, and offers case studies on relevant work.View White Paper
In coordination with the July 9, 2013 renewal announcement, The Coca-Cola Company Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and WWF-U.S. President and CEO Carter Roberts published this op-ed calling for coordinated action to address global water challenges.View Op-Ed
Reporter Kate Sheppard visits the Mekong Delta for a firsthand look at partnership work underway and to better understand why The Coca-Cola Company considers this an area of importance.View Article
WWF’s report on sustainable finance and how it generates long-term and diversified sources of revenue for conservation around the world.View Report
Learn more about The Coca-Cola Company’s overall water stewardship program, initiatives and progress.View Report
Explore the world’s freshwater wildlife in maps and unique graphs.Link
Read about Coca-Cola’s more than 300 bottling partners responsible for manufacturing and distributing beverages around the world.Link
The Department of Interior’s website shares more information on the Cooperative Action for Conservation in the Big Bend/Rio Bravo Region working plan, supporting our work in the Rio Bravo/Rio Grande.Link
Find out more about the Danube River Basin and how to become actively involved in preserving it.Link
View materials available through the International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network.Link