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We repeatedly used 2,563 m3 more water in production than last year

In the production process, we also think about its efficiency from the point of view of the possibilities of water reuse. In production CYCLES, the same water can thus serve several purposes. For example, we can wash our carrier boxes with water that had already been used. In 2021, we reused 9,870 m3 of water in similar ways.

1.69 l of water per litre of produced beverage 
Our water consumption in 2021 will increase compared to 2021 by 8 hundredths of a litre per average litre of produced beverage. In the Prague production plant, it was 1.7 l/l, in Teplice nad Metují 1.66 l/l. The reason for this slight increase is the difficulty of production planning and the short production run in a year strongly influenced by the coronavirus crisis and its effects on fluctuations in production and sales.

Since 2015, we have held European Water Stewardship (EWS) gold certification, which monitors the protection of water resources and is supported by EU policy. In 2020, we seamlessly switched to the new methodology of the AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) standard. It is a tool for evaluating and motivating more efficient management of waste and impact on communities. The given programme not only focuses on the technological and organisational management of drains preventing waste, but also the influence of the company on the surrounding communities, where it supports mutual cooperation. Even within AWS, we received the Gold Standard in 2021, which is awarded to manufacturing plants and companies that meet all the main requirements for 6 assessment areas. 

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In Prague-Kyje, we capture rainwater and return it to the landscape. We thus contribute to the natural cooling of the urban district with significant concrete construction, biodiversity and the effective use of rain to strengthen underground water. In this way, we return 12.5 million litres of water to the soil annually. By returning the water directly to the landscape, we also save on the costs of unnecessary rainwater cleaning. When building a new autonomous warehouse, we preferred to build a dry polder over a traditional honeycomb tank with rainwater draining into the sewer connection. The polder will retain rainwater from 80% of ​​the entire plant area. The system uses a dry polder, which is directed by its controlled outflow with a retention volume of 670 m3 into the wetland itself. At the same time, the working group managed to reduce investment and operating costs for the entire system.

In 2021, we helped the Prague 14 district buy 60 irrigation bags for water, which assist in the 1-2 years of planting trees and shrubs. In the case of trees and shrubs, there was a significant reduction in post-planting shock and the planting took place without any problems. Thanks to the bags, water can be dosed efficiently and, in addition, it protects the planted trees from damage by wild animals.

In 2021, a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation was awarded to the non-profit company Beleco, which in 2022 will continue to work in the area of ​​the wetland to support biodiversity, revitalise parts of the area and build an educational trail. It will be made available to schools and the public in the form of guided tours in 2023.

It is true that circular solutions are more demanding to implement, require innovation or modernisation. However, this is not always the case on the economic level. In the case of the design and creation of a wetland in Prague-Kyje, it was an even more economically advantageous solution, moreover, every piece of nature is truly valued in urban development. We want to inspire other companies with this approach and show that ecological solutions are not always necessarily more expensive.  We are regularly talking about an investment of around 2.5 million Czech crowns, while the savings compared to the traditional solution with a concrete retention tank reaches almost 50%.



In the Broumovsko region, we support the Landscape Adaptation to Climate Change project. The strategy created on the basis of this project will define a long-term approach aimed at improving the basic water regime of the landscape, increased water retention in the area of ​​the river basin, flood protection of the area and increased biodiversity. 


The adaptation project of the Broumovsko region to climate change is one of the key activities that the Broumovsko region Development Agency is a part of. By carefully mapping the landscape and compiling a complex of studies with specific recommendations, we build together a plan of modification proposals that will help retain water in the landscape. The modifications will prevent erosion, topsoil wash-off and increase the ability of the landscape to absorb CO2.

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