Good corporate citizenship is essential to our long-term business success.
Our Supplier Guiding Principles (SGP) communicate our values and expectations of suppliers and emphasize the importance of responsible workplace practices that respect human rights and comply, at a minimum, with applicable environmental and local labor laws and core international conventions. The Supplier Guiding Principles reflect our commitment to respect human rights across our business system and global supply chain.
Since the inception of our SGP program we have collaborated with our bottling and supplier partners to complete nearly 12,000 workplace assessments. Although our values have stayed the same we have continually evolved our program to drive continuous improvement. In 2012 we rolled out program updates in light of years of experience, industry trends and expert guidance on business and human rights. These updates continued to build our system's awareness of human rights and our capacity through assessing management systems and other Good Practices that support a positive and inclusive workplace.
The Supplier Guiding Principles are a part of all agreements between The Coca-Cola Company and its direct and authorized suppliers. We expect our suppliers to develop and implement appropriate internal business processes to ensure compliance with the Supplier Guiding Principles. The Company routinely utilizes independent third parties to assess suppliers' compliance with the SGP; the assessments include confidential interviews with employees and on-site contract workers. If a supplier fails to uphold any aspect of the SGP requirements, the supplier is expected to implement corrective actions. The Company reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier that cannot demonstrate that they are upholding the SGP requirements.
Supplier Guiding Principles
Florida Citrus Industry Resource Guide
Hours of Work Guidance
We have found that expanded guidance on specific topics is helpful
to support our supplier partners uphold the values outlined in the Supplier
Guiding Principles. The document below provides additional guidance on
challenging issues which, to date, include Land Rights, HIV/AIDs and Pregnancy
Testing and Migrant Worker Recruitment and Employment practices.
The intent is to provide background information on the issue and what are the
expectations to comply with SGP.
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