Keurig Dr plans to achieve net positive water impact by 2050
March 29 - 2022
Coffee Geography Magazine
Keurig Dr plans to achieve net positive water impact by 2050 and has joined the Water Resilience Coalition (WRC). The WRC is an industry-driven coalition of the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate that aims to elevate global water stress and its connection to climate change to the top of the corporate agenda and preserve the world's freshwater resources through collective action and ambitious, quantifiable commitments.
Keurig Dr Pepper is a leading beverage company in North America, with annual revenue in excess of $12 billion and approximately 27,000 employees. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands is designed to satisfy virtually any consumer need, any time, and includes Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott's®, CORE® and The Original Donut Shop®. Through its powerful sales and distribution network, KDP delivers its portfolio of hot and cold beverages to nearly every point of purchase for consumers. According to the UN Global Compact CEO, Water Mandate, a 56% shortfall in freshwater supply is expected over the next decade, threatening not only ecosystems, but also communities, businesses and the global economy. As a leader in the beverage industry where water is essential to its products and operations, KDP is to join like-minded and action-oriented companies from across the globe to address the world water crisis.
Bob Gamgort, Chairman & CEO of Keurig Dr Pepper
"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," said Bob Gamgort, Chairman & CEO of Keurig Dr Pepper.