Coca Cola Releases CSR Report
Thursday, 24th August 2006 at 1:08 pm
The world’s largest beverage company Coca-Cola has published its Corporate Responsibility Review.
The report outlines the company’s vision and strategy for corporate responsibility and how it is integrated into day-to-day business, with a special emphasis on people and the planet.
The report says leading external standards, notably those of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), guided the development of the report which covers corporate responsibility performance from January 2005 to July 2006.
In addition to providing detail on the company’s initiatives and progress in the area of corporate responsibility, the report provides information on actions being taken by Coca Cola to address concerns and expectations raised by external stakeholders.
– the company’s pledge to support the United Nations Global Compact
– the first Coca-Cola Company Workplace Rights Policy, to be finalised and implemented in 2006
– a partnership with private and public sectors to found the Global Water Challenge to improve water access and sanitation to people in critical need;
– the expansion of Coca-Cola HIV/AIDS workplace and community education programs beyond Africa to countries in Asia and Europe;
The Coca-Cola Company, through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, sees consumers in more than 200 countries purchase its beverages at a rate exceeding 1 billion servings each day.
A PDF version of the CSR Report can be downloaded at www.coca-cola.com