America’s beverage companies are doing their part when it comes to tackling some of the biggest challenges that affect people across the globe. From public health issues like obesity and diabetes, to recycling and reducing our carbon footprint, we aim to have a positive impact on communities both in the United States and around the world.

Last week, Fortune named both The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo as companies that are taking on some of society’s most pressing challenges in an effort to “Change the World.” It is these companies, along with many others, that realize that even though working on solutions to complex issues is not always easy, it is in the best interest of consumers and ultimately business.

For example, when it comes to conserving water, one of our planet’s most valuable resources, America’s beverage companies have been able to find innovative ways to reduce our water use per-unit by fourteen percent over five years, while at the same time increasing production by nearly 20 percent.

And our member companies realize the importance of working together with the government and others to have a real and lasting impact on some of our world’s most complex issues, such as obesity. That’s why Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper and Pepsi are working to reduce calories and sugar in the American diet along with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as part of our Balance Calories Initiative.

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