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Action on water

Treating water with the care it deserves

Water is the main ingredient in our products and essential to our manufacturing process. To ensure a sustainable supply of water, we’re working to reduce the amount of water we use in our operations and protect local water sources for future generations.

CCEP depends on a sustainable supply of water. And yet deteriorating water quality in our supply chain and water scarcity, caused by over exploitation, poor water management and the impacts of climate change, have become major issues for our business in Western Europe. To address these challenges and take care of our water resources, we take a value chain approach to water management.

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

Our efforts in the Camargue are paying off. Fish, bird and plant species are flourishing and several billion litres of fresh water have returned to this unique natural heritage site. Projects such as these play a vital role in halting the decline in biodiversity.

Isabelle Autissier 

President WWF – France

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 manufacturing sites 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 47 manufacturing sites 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, we plan to further strengthen our approach to water stewardship by aligning with The Coca-Cola Company’s new 2030 water strategy. The strategy adopts a context based approach to water security, allowing us to focus on local areas which are most at risk from water stress.

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Our progress in 2019

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of manufacturing sites have implemented Source Water Protection Plans (SWPPs)

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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