The Coca-Cola Company
Since 2004, GETF has supported The Coca-Cola Company’s sustainability department through a number of activities including strategic planning, partnership development and program management.
GETF supports The Coca-Cola Company in all aspects of its global water management program and in the development of their overall water resource stewardship strategy. As part of this effort, GETF facilitated the assessment of Coca-Cola’s water-related business issues, developed solutions for improving water management, efficiency and community relations and defined a strategic direction on water sustainability for the Company.
GETF supports a number of Coca-Cola’s signature environmental stewardship initiatives, including:
- In response to the severe water challenges faced by the nearly 300 million Africans living without access to clean water, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation ( TCCAF) introduced the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) in 2009. RAIN recognizes the water projects that The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and its bottling partners already supported on the continent and TCCC’s new water projects in Africa from RAIN investment from 2010 to 2015. RAIN aims to provide 6 million people in Africa with access to safe water by the end of 2020. RAIN is The Coca-Cola Company’s contribution to helping Africa achieve the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals on clean water and sanitation access. TCCAF will leverage this US$65-million investment and aims to attract dollar-for-dollar match funding through 2020. About The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) is an entity funded through Coca-Cola that is concerned with community enhancement projects throughout Africa. TCCAF has committed resources and is collaborating with other organizations to provide communities with improved access to safe drinking water and sanitation through the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN); to contribute to strengthening Africa’s health systems; and to create opportunities for youth empowerment. RAIN is TCCAF’s signature program and serves as Coca-Cola’s response to Africa’s water challenges. In addition to RAIN, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation supports programs in Health Systems Strengthening and Youth Empowerment in Africa. Learn more about RAIN here.
- The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a unique partnership between the Coca-Cola Company and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that addresses community water needs in developing countries around the world. In conjunction with local USAID Missions and Coca-Cola system partners, and with support from GETF, WADA contributes to protecting and improving the sustainability of watersheds, increasing access to water supply and sanitation services for the world’s poor and enhancing productive uses of water. With a combined investment of $39 million since 2005, WADA is having a positive impact on the lives of people and the health of ecosystems in 35 projects in 30 countries worldwide.
- Project Last Mile (PLM) is a public-private partnership that applies Coca-Cola’s supply-chain management and marketing expertise to support African governments in reaching the “last mile” to deliver life-saving medicines and supplies to the hardest-to-reach communities. PLM’s cross-sector partners include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Global Fund, and the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute. To date, Project Last Mile has supported work in eight countries in Africa, with the program goal to improve health systems management and supply chain efficiencies in 10 African countries by 2020. GETF administers Project Last Mile.