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Swire Beverages achieves 2020 goal
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The Lianhu Park wetland project led by Swire Beverages' Zhengzhou plant.

In partnership with the Coca-Cola System, Swire Beverages has met and exceeded its 2020 water replenishment goal in China, five years ahead of target. The Coca-Cola Company's 2020 global conservation goal is to achieve water neutrality by returning to communities and nature an amount of water equivalent to that which its bottlers use in production. In 2015, Coca-Cola China’s bottlers achieved a water-positive balance by returning 19.4 billion litres of clean water back to the environment, equating to 120% of water used in production and in finished beverages. The replenishment target was achieved by supporting a diverse range of sustainable watershed programmes, encompassing source water protection, sustainable agriculture, water and soil erosion control, wetland protection and recovery, and reclaimed water reuse. One of these projects is the Lianhu Park wetland project led by Swire Beverages' Zhengzhou plant, which collaborated with the local municipal government to reuse treated wastewater to sustain the wetland ecosystem. The Zhengzhou bottler was one of the first manufacturers in China to achieve full reuse of treated wastewater, enabling the city to save 200 million litres of fresh water every year.

"Water is the most precious ingredient in our products," says Pat Healy, Swire Beverages' Managing Director. "Although we have met our 2020 goal of replenishing 100% of the water we use, we do not consider our work complete. As our beverage sales volume grows, we intend to grow our replenishment projects to continue to balance the water use of our entire system across China."


Learn more about Coca-Cola’s 100% water replenishment goal.
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