A coalition of businesses and non profit organizations led by Coca-Cola has pledged to deliver up to 2,000 off-grid water purification systems to rural communities in 20 countries by late 2015. The company says it is intensely involved in water stewardship across our system and in hundreds of communities throughout the world. It is working to use water more efficiently, treating and recycling wastewater. It aims to replenish all the water it uses in its finished beverages by 2020.
The strategy aims to deliver an estimated 500 million liters of safe drinking water to these locations and to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for up to 5 million women in the process.
What we’re doing
5 by 20 is The Coca-Cola Company’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020.
Women From All Walks of Life, at Every Point in Our Value Chain Women around the world are already pillars of our business system. We are building on that foundation by implementing programs to help women entrepreneurs throughout the Coca-Cola value chain – from fruit farmers to artisans. View the Coca-Cola Value Chain
What Empowerment Looks Like
Through 5 by 20, we address the most common barriers women face when trying to succeed in the marketplace. This initiative offers women access to business skills training courses financial services and connections with peers or mentors – along with the confidence the comes with building a successful business.