Respect for human rights is a fundamental value of The Coca-Cola Company.  For more than 130 years, the Company has built a reputation on trust and respect and we are committed to earning that trust with a set of values that represent the highest standards of integrity and excellence.

We strive to respect and promote human rights in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Our aim is to help increase the enjoyment of human rights within the communities in which we operate. Our Human Rights Policy is a corner stone in these endeavors. 

The latest version of our Human Rights Policy was launched on 11 December 2017. It reflects an in-depth global consultation on the salient human rights risks of the Company, which are the most severe potential impacts associated with our business. Our Human Rights Policy applies to The Coca-Cola Company, the entities that we own, the entities in which we hold a majority interest, and the facilities that we manage. It includes the following twelve components:

  • Respect for Human Rights
  • Community and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
  • Safe and Healthy Workplace
  • Workplace Security
  • Forced Labor and Human Trafficking
  • Child Labor
  • Work Hours, Wages and Benefits
  • Land Rights and Water Resources
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Guidance and Reporting for Employees

At The Coca-Cola Company, it is every employee’s responsibility to maintain a work environment that reflects respect for human rights and is free from all discrimination and harassment, aligned with our Human Rights Policy. (Please view a video message to all Company employees from our CEO, James Quincey.) If any employee believes that someone is violating the Human Rights Policy and/or the law, they are asked to report it immediately to their manager, Human Resources, Company legal counsel or EthicsLine. We also audit against the Human Rights Policy to ensure compliance. Our goal is to reach the target of 98 percent compliance by 2020.

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