Joe Rozza is the Global Water Resource Sustainability Manager for The Coca-Cola Company and leads the initiative to understand and alleviate water-related risks for the Company and communities around the globe. Rozza comes from an environmental engineering background and has worked “in water” for most of his career. He has nearly 20 years of public- and private-sector water-resource sustainability experience and holds a degree in environmental engineering from the University of Central Florida.
People’s everyday well-being, as well as the Company’s future, are inextricably linked to reliable and clean water, and sustainable ecosystems. The goal of The Coca-Cola Company is to “replenish” more clean water than it consumes locally. “We know our business is only as sustainable as the communities where we operate,” Rozza says. By addressing a community’s quality of life, the Company is promoting healthy and sustainable communities. At the same time, it’s doing what is required to keep Coca-Cola’s products competitive and front-of-mind in the marketplace. Rozza also leads the Water and Development Alliance, Coca-Cola’s global partnership with the United States Agency for International Development.