Read about Coca-Cola and its impact below.
Coca-Cola's total energy usage in 2019 was 11,758 million megajoules (3,266,388 million kWh)
Fossil fuels are recognized as one the primary source for energy derivation4. In 2019, around 158,839 TWh of energy was consumed worldwide, of which 53,620 TWh (33.76%) of the power was derived from oil, followed by coal 43,849 TWh (27.61%) and gas 39,292 TWh (24.74%)4.This makes fossil fuels to account for approximately 84% of the world’s total power usage4.
Sprite's supplier is responsible for the deforestation of 3,000 ha of native forest in Argentina
Forest covers the world's 4.2 billion ha of land, but this is vanishing at a disturbing rate1. Argentina has a total forest area of 26,518,400 ha, i.e., 0.63% of world forest area1. Argentina has lost 4,050,00 hectares of forest from 2002 to 20192. The loss is of almost 7.0% total tree cover2. In the same time frame, there was a decrease in 91% of the total area of primary forest2.
Coca-Cola’s sparkling water Topo Chico found with the highest concentration of PFAS in the industry
Poly-and perfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS are the chemicals used in food packaging and firefighting foams1. PFAS don’t completely break down and are also referred to as forever chemicals9. They accumulate and remain persistent in the human body as well as the environment1. The potential health effects caused by PFAS include liver lesions, kidney degeneration, hormone disruption, immunosuppression, among others2.
Coca-Cola’s ‘Meetha Sona Unnati’ helped Indian farmers increase their sugarcane yield by 25%
According to the Indian Agriculture And Allied Industries Industry report, nearly 58% of the Indian population earn their livelihood through the agriculture6. In 2018-19, India was the largest producer of sugar in the world5. However, sugarcane farming in the country is highly water dependent7. With limited irrigation facilities, the crop yield is often affected by the tropical country's erratic weather, which increases the financial strain on the farmers with already low-income7.
The Coca-Cola foundation helped replenish 12.85 million m3 of water in Danube Basin
Wetlands are important biologically diverse ecosystems that improve the water quality, reduce coastal storm damage, provide habitat to wildlife, and help biodiversity thrive1. Wetlands include lakes, peat bogs, marshes, and rivers2. Since 1900, the world has lost almost 64% of its wetlands2.