Keurig Dr Pepper announced today that it has joined the UN-backed Water Resilience Coalition, committing to achieve a net water positive impact, contributing more to water-stressed basin health than it takes, by 2050.
Launched in 2020 as an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, the Water Resilience Coalition (WRC) is an industry-driven, CEO-led coalition. Aimed at preserving the world’s freshwater resources through collective action in water-stressed basins.
Companies that join the WRC pledge to invest in their own operations and work together through collective action to accomplish a series of 2050 commitments, including delivering net positive impact in water-stressed basins, developing and implementing strategies supporting leading impact-based water resilience practices across the global value chain, and raising the ambition of water resilience through public and corporate outreach.
According to Keurig Dr Pepper, the company’s new commitments build on its existing water-related goals, which include replenishing 100% of water used for the company’s beverages in its highest water-risk operating communities by 2030, improving water use efficiency in its operations by 20% by 2025, and supporting regenerative agriculture and conservation on 250,000 acres of land by 2030.
Bob Gamgort, Chairman & CEO of Keurig Dr Pepper, said:
“As a beverage company dependent on water at all levels of our value chain, we have a unique opportunity to develop and support leading solutions to local and global water challenges. We are excited to join the WRC and, through collective action, scale the work we have underway to build healthy communities resilient to climate change.”