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Action on water

Treating water with the care it deserves

Content finalised at beginning of May 2021 related to CCEP’s operations in Western Europe. 

For more information on sustainability related to CCEP’s operations in Australia, Pacific and Indonesia click here

Water is an essential resource – both for our own business and across our value chain. We treat water with the care it deserves, aiming to reduce our water consumption on a  continual basis and protect local water sources for future generations.

Global water crises such as water scarcity are ranked among the highest risks to the economy and society.

CCEP depends on a sustainable and high quality supply of water. Not only is water the main ingredient in many of our products, it’s also essential for our manufacturing processes, and for growing the agricultural ingredients we depend upon.

To address water scarcity challenges and take care of our water resources, we adopt a value chain approach to water management. We’re focused on reducing the water we use in our production facilities, including the safe return to nature of 100% of our wastewater. We’re also working with a number of community based partnerships to replenish 100% of the water we use in areas of water stress.

Our actions on water helps us to support UN Sustainable Development Goal 6.

Our rivers and chalk streams face countless threats. Through its support, CCEP is helping to make a real difference to our unique water habitats, and the wildlife and communities that rely on them.  

Mark Lloyd 

CEO, The Rivers Trust

Our 2025 commitments

  • Water reduction
  • Water protection
  • Water replenishment
Water reduction

We’ll reduce the water we use in manufacturing by 20% - and address water impacts in our supply chain.

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We aim to make our production facilities as water efficient as possible and we measure performance through our water use ratio.

We monitor our company-wide water use, setting annual targets and identifying opportunities to reduce our consumption. 

We’re continuing to invest in water saving systems to make our manufacturing and cleaning processes more water efficient.

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Water protection

We’ll protect the sustainability of the water sources we use for future generations.

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To help protect our water sources, all of our 46 production facilities carry out source water vulnerability assessments (SVAs) every five years.

We ensure that 100% of our wastewater is safely returned to nature. Before water is discharged from any of our manufacturing sites, we apply the highest standards of treatment.

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Water replenishment

We’ll replenish 100% of the water we use in areas of water stress.

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Together with The Coca-Cola Company, we continue to replenish the water we use in areas of water stress in partnership with local NGOs and community groups.

In 2020, together with TCCC, we managed 15 community based water replenishment projects in Western Europe. As a result, we were able to replenish 275% of the water we sourced to make our drinks in areas affected by water stress.

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Our progress in 2020

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of production facilities have implemented water management plans (WMPs)

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reduction in the amount of water used to make one litre of product since 2010

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of the water used in our drinks, where sourced from areas of water stress, was replenished