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Safety & Health

At The Coca-Cola Company, our long-term success depends upon ensuring the safety of our workers, visitors to our operations, and the public.

We are committed to conducting our business in ways that provide all personnel with a safe and healthy work environment. Our Safety Management System Standards and supporting requirements for worker safety and loss prevention are collectively known as "The Coca-Cola Safety Management System" or "TCCSMS." TCCSMS defines our systematic approach to managing occupational safety and health and loss prevention. Our system globally operates under the same standards and requirements.

TCCSMS is aligned with an internationally-recognized safety management system, BSI OSHAS 18001. This safety management system requires a commitment to both public safety and to visitors, but we also recognize the risks and mitigation controls unique to our operations and the franchise system structure we utilize. TCCSMS is part of our integrated management system, The Coca-Cola Quality System which incorporates quality, environment, occupational safety and health, and loss prevention into a single framework.

To guide us in achieving a safe work environment for our associates, TCCSMS defines a rigorous set of operational controls to manage the known aspects and risks of our operations. The controls generally align with top global requirements and consensus standards. Full implementation of these controls will ensure that we are providing, on a global basis, workplaces that meet international standards. Management of change processes are used to ensure that these controls are affected for changes to equipment, structures, process and procedures.

TCCSMS also establishes an internal audit process to help us ensure that we are effectively implementing our operational controls and management routines. We also engage recognized external audit firms to assess the compliance status of our manufacturing operation with applicable laws and regulations and Company occupational safety and health and loss prevention requirements.

We provide substantial training for our associates, using the training requirements defined in TCCSMS as a global baseline. Training covers new hire induction and periodic refresher training for all associates and other workers conducting work on our behalf.