In 2011, CI began working with The Coca-Cola Company to provide strategic advice on sustainable agriculture, freshwater impacts and the company’s corporate sustainability efforts more broadly.
As one component of this broader engagement, CI is working with The Coca-Cola Company to develop a set of sustainable agriculture guiding principles, which set expectations for agricultural ingredient suppliers and at the farm level to address sustainability challenges specific to agriculture.
CI has also been working with Coca-Cola Brazil to help the company build its strategy for water resources protection in Brazil. As a first step, CI conducted a diagnostic review of water resources in Brazilian biomes in order to analyze the main impacts to water resources in each biome, looking at factors such as availability, demand, biodiversity, impact factors, water use in agriculture and sanitation in order to identify projects that will contribute to water protection, conservation, and help provide access to clean water and sanitation for communities.
Peter Seligmann, CI's Chairman and CEO, is a member of The Coca-Cola Company’s International Public Policy Advisory Board, an advisory board that provides strategic guidance to the company on environmental issues, among others.
The Coca-Cola Company is a member of CI's Business & Sustainability Council, a community of companies committed to leveraging their business experience and resources to to protect nature for the benefit of humanity.
For more information on The Coca-Cola Company, please visit www.thecoca-colacompany.com.