The Coca-Cola Company announced on 16 March 2009 that it has committed US$ 30 million over the next six years to provide access to safe drinking water to communities throughout Africa through its Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN). Implemented by The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, RAIN will provide at least 2 million Africans with clean water and sanitation by 2015.
[...] The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation currently has water projects in 19 African countries – Angola, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Cote d’ Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia – reaching over 300,000 people.
These water projects are all implemented in partnership with local communities in each country. They also contribute to The Coca-Cola Company’s [...] goal of returning to communities and to nature an amount of water equivalent to what [it uses] in all of [its] beverages and their production. The Company’s strategy for achieving that goal has three components:
Reduce – Improving water efficiency by 20 percent by 2012, compared to a baseline year 2004.
Recycle – Returning all water the Company uses for manufacturing processes to the environment at a level that supports aquatic life and agriculture by the end of 2010.
Replenish – Expanding the Company’s support of healthy watersheds and sustainable community water programs to balance the water used in its finished beverages.
Source: Coca-Cola, 16 Mar 2009