More than 700,000 associates create the
Each associate brings his or her unique talents and ideas to work every day to help the
Encouraging Open Communication:
To encourage a work environment of open communication and to effectively solicit and leverage innovative ideas, we engage in frequent dialogue with our associates around the world. Such dialogue provides us with valuable information, increases awareness, promotes business strategies, shares successes and opportunities, and solicits employee opinions. For example, global associates and bottling partners have contributed ideas to major initiatives, such as our 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games activation. And, employee input was a key ingredient to our Company's Mission, Vision & Values. Another example of our regular dialogue with our associates is our global Employee Insights Survey. In 2010, the results of our global Employee Insights Survey showed improvement across almost all survey categories, including an 84% associate engagement score -- a 2 point increase over 2008.
Rewarding and Developing Employees:
Our compensation and benefits packages are among the best in the world, benchmarked against other global, high-performing employers. We also offer a variety of developmental opportunities for our associates, including