Leading the Way to Sustainability and Stewardship
Coca-Cola is the primary supplier of non-alcoholic beverages in Red Robin’s more than 540 locations in North America. We are proud of the progress that Coca-Cola continues to make in creating sustainable communities.
Coca-Cola met its goal of returning 100% of the water it uses in its beverages to communities and nature in 2015. The company has supported the replenishment of hundreds of watersheds and clean water access projects in thousands of communities globally. We have reduced our water usage systemwide by 16% since 2010, and our water efficiency has improved for 16 consecutive years.
Packaging & Recovery
Coca-Cola is leading the industry with a bold, ambitious world without waste goal: to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one we sell by 2030. We are investing in our planet and our packaging innovation to help make the world’s packaging problem a thing of the past. As a result of investments in packaging, 99% of Coca-Cola's U.S. packaging is fully recyclable. We continue to work with partners, governments, local communities – and even our competitors – to promote recycling infrastructure, education, participation and industry engagement.
Coca-Cola has reduced its U.S. carbon footprint by 14% since 2010 and improved energy efficiency of its cooling equipment by 60% since 2000. We are working with our system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the entire value chain of our products by making comprehensive reductions across our manufacturing processes, packaging formats, delivery fleet, refrigeration equipment and ingredient sourcing — all with the global goal to reduce the carbon footprint of "the drink in your hand” by 25 percent by 2020 against a 2010 baseline. By the end of 2018, we achieved a 21% reduction globally.
With the goal of reducing the farm-level environmental impacts of ingredients in its beverages, Coca-Cola has a goal to sustainably source our priority agricultural ingredients. Their approach is founded on principles that protect the environment, uphold workplace rights and help build more sustainable communities and supply chains. They have helped restore water to depleted rivers in the U.S. through investments in farming irrigation upgrades, and helped farmers adopt sustainable agriculture practices.
Goodbye Linear, Hello Circular
Unlike a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose), a circular economy extracts the maximum value from materials and products while in use, then recovers and regenerates them.