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Global Mutual Respect Policy

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“As we pursue our 2020 Vision, we must work together in harmony. And that begins with treating our fellow associates with dignity and respect.”
- Muhtar Kent, December 10, 2012, Human Rights Day

We are committed to ensuring that all people are treated with dignity and respect.

An essential ingredient in every product and service of The Coca-Cola Company is our commitment to respect human rights and workplace rights.  In our Company and across our system, we are committed to ensuring that all people are treated with dignity and respect.  The foundation of our approach to respecting human rights lies in our Human Rights Statement, Workplace Rights Policy and Supplier Guiding Principles.  Our Global Mutual Respect Policy is incorporated by reference in the Human Rights Statement and Workplace Rights Policy.  Therefore all processes and procedures of the Human Rights Statement and Workplace Rights Policy apply to the Global Mutual Respect Policy.

Our Global Mutual Respect Policy was implemented on Human Rights Day 2012, and corresponding training was launched in 2013.  The Policy and training focuses on how the Company expects employees to treat each other and everyone they interact with in their work on behalf of the Company, specifically related to:

  • Valuing diversity and inclusion;
  • Creating an environment free from discrimination and harassment;
  • Reporting potential discrimination, harassment or any other type of disrespectful or  excessive behavior; and,
  • Ensuring that there is no reprisal or retaliation of any kind as a result of reporting and participation in any investigation.  

At The Coca-Cola Company it is every employee’s responsibility to maintain a work environment that reflects mutual respect and is free from all discrimination and harassment. If any employee believes that someone is violating Company policy or the law, they are asked to report it immediately to their manager, Human Resources, Company legal counsel or EthicsLine.
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