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Coke keeps clean water flowing



The country is surrounded by large bodies of water but the irony is that one in 10 Filipinos still do not have access to water. / Photograph courtesy of Coca-Cola

Access to clean water for handwashing continues to be very important in the campaign against Covid-19. For people in big urban centers, the routine of handwashing comes easy and without much thought as water flows freely on tap. But for some remote communities, people need to take risky and long journeys to collect water for their families. Despite the country being surrounded by large bodies of water, the irony is that one in 10 Filipinos still do not have access to the water resources necessary to sustain simple activities like handwashing, cooking, and cleaning. Coca-Cola Philippines, the country’s leading beverage company, is therefore taking seriously its commitment to make a greater impact on communities with its 2030 water strategy. Water stewardship has long been a business imperative for Coca-Cola, but the company aims to do more to increase water use efficiency in the production of its beverages and to help communities address local water resource challenges such as the availability of clean water.