One of The Coca-Cola Company's fundamental principles for conducting business around the world is respect for human and labor rights. We treat all our employees in over 200 countries in which we do business with fairness, dignity and respect. We and our bottling partners operate in accordance with local laws and we contribute to the communities we serve.
The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners strengthen communities around the world through direct investment, employment, and support for local organizations and worthy causes. Colombia is no different. The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners have been investing in Colombia for 63 years.
Given the local nature and the purpose of the Coca-Cola business, we believe that calls for boycotts of our products are not the appropriate way to further any cause, as they primarily hurt the local economy, local businesses and local citizens.