london musings

noctu organic meet coca-cola at their london hq.

coca-cola noctu

Sustainability and Coca-Cola. Not words you would necessarily put together. But behind the scenes, in a modest tone, Coca-Cola are doing great things, from enabling the economic empowerment of 5 million women, 5 by 20,  an ongoing campaign to support women throughout their global value chain. To reaching their 20/20 target of 100% water replenishment goal. Since 2004, Coca-Cola has replenished an estimated 153.6 billion litre's of water back to communities and nature through 209 community water projects in 61 countries and these are just to name a few of the ambitious targets they have set themselves.

We know all this because Coca-Cola, (unknowingly at the time) helped us establish noctu. Many years ago when noctu was an aspiration and scribbles in a notebook. We entered a Coca-Cola competition with UK's 'Company' magazine and holy moly, we WON! A £5000 bursary was awarded to us to help kickstart our "dream business". 

Which it did. It helped us to find our first manufacturer, get our first samples made up and start the exciting process of production. noctu was born and our first sale was made. Hallelujah!

We have come a long way since then and there's no doubt, we still have a long way to go but its with thanks to Coca-Cola who set us on our destined journey and have helped us to realise our ambitions. It was so great to meet the gals at the amazing HQ on Wimpole Street and to finally share our story with them after all these years. And to learn about the inspiring sustainability commitments they are working on to really make a difference.

Milly Greenslade