The beverage industry is committed to protecting our planet and our nation’s precious natural resources in myriad ways, including through partnering with others. The Coca-Cola Company fostered a partnership in 2013 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation with a mission to revitalize our national forests, grasslands and watersheds across the country. They renewed that partnership last year for 10 more years. 

Since the partnership formed, nearly 900 acres of watersheds have been restored and more than 634 million gallons of water in national forests and grasslands have been replenished. 

“Water stewardship has long been a business imperative at The Coca-Cola Company,” said Jennifer Mann, president, North America Operating Unit for The Coca-Cola Company. “This renewed partnership will place a greater priority on benefiting historically underserved communities. It also continues to help us make progress toward our goal to return a cumulative 2 trillion liters of water to nature and communities globally between 2021-2030.” 

Together, The Coca-Cola Company and The Coca-Cola Foundation have donated more than $2.6 million to these projects.  

“Support from The Coca-Cola Company has allowed us to achieve so much on the ground success already, with this renewed commitment we look forward to accomplishing more,” said Marcus Selig, chief conservation officer for the National Forest Foundation. 

Our everyday actions shape the future of our environment and the planet we call home. By developing innovative and meaningful partnerships, we can help create a cleaner and more sustainable future for all. More on this partnership can be found here