This ‘Golden Triangle’ philosophy is paralleled in the 17th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), which calls for the revitalisation of global partnerships for the achievement of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Coca-Cola System has always had a powerful ability to rally stakeholders together behind common goals for our future; The Coca-Cola Company in the global arena, and Equatorial Coca-Cola in each of our 13 countries. As a result, we recognise the importance of doing more than just putting forward our money or our capabilities for the implementation of sustainability projects. It is imperative that we also use our brand and our voice to bring together stronger alliances that can achieve much more than any of us could do alone.https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300
In January 2018, the Coca-Cola Company announced a bold, ambitious goal: to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one we sell by 2030.
To help improve recycling rates, Coca-Cola will apply its global marketing muscle to help educate the public on what, how and where to recycle. The company will also team up with local communities, NGOs, industry peers and consumers to help make recycling easier and more accessible for everyone by improving local recycling systems and driving policy change that supports a truly circular economy.
In 2009, The Coca-Cola Africa launched the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), with a US $30 million budget and a goal to provide at least 2 million people across Africa with safe water by 2015. The initiative was a huge success, and having fulfilled their targets early, the Coca-Cola Foundation pledged to redouble their efforts and aim to reach a total of six million people before 2020.
Health is a key concern for everyone, but in many of our countries lack of access to lifesaving treatments make this concern more acute. The Coca-Cola system has consistently worked to address this need and it will continue to be a focus area for Equatorial Coca-Cola going on into the future.
Women and the youth across Africa have critical roles to play in our economies and communities. However, they face a number of barriers to empowering themselves economically. This affects not only them, but it also means that Africa cannot access the dormant workforce that it needs to build a better future. We seek to breakdown these barriers and help them achieve their potential.