Stakeholders Renew Commitment to Protect Ocean Health at National Blue Economy Summit


June 15, Accra – Voltic (GH) Limited Managing Director, Flora Jika, has renewed the company’s commitment to a 100% collection rate at a National Blue Economy Summit, held in Accra with the theme “Our Ocean’s Heath, Our Prosperity, Our Planet’s Security”.

The Summit was organised by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advisory Unit of the Office of the President, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ghana, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It aimed to mobilise transformative actions to sustainably manage the ocean towards the achievement of the SDGs.

Speaking at the opening of the summit, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pledged Ghana’s commitment to ensuring sustainable ocean management and called for a renewed commitment from all stakeholders to SDG 14 to protect life below water.

President Akufo-Addo proposed five agenda points for sustainable ocean management, including robust regulations, strategic partnerships, smart investments, research and innovation, and international collaboration.

Participating in a panel discussion at the summit, Jika said: “It is our responsibility to safeguard the ocean and as a business, we have a commitment to collect for recycling 100% of what we sell by 2030.”

As a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), Voltic is a proud industry leader in developing increasingly sustainable ways to manufacture, distribute and sell its products.

Food and beverage packaging is an important part of our modern lives, yet the world has a packaging problem, which Voltic, together with The Coca-Cola Company, has a responsibility to help solve.

The company’s commitment is to invest in its packaging, to help make the world’s packaging problem a thing of the past, working in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company which launched a sustainable packaging initiative called World Without Waste in 2018.

Across the markets where it operates, CCBA has committed to help collect a bottle for everyone it sells by 2030, make all of its packaging 100% recyclable by 2025 and make 25% of its packaging reusable by 2030.

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