The total indirect economic impacts of the
Our global business stimulates job creation throughout our value cycle. We contribute to the economic success of each community by employing local people; paying taxes to governments; paying suppliers for goods, services and capital equipment; and supporting community investment programs. Past independent studies on the economic impact of our business in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe have consistently shown that for every job in the
Oxfam America conducted a Poverty Footprint Analysis on the
We have some 20 million customers around the world. These are the retailers, convenience stores, theaters, kiosks and vendors who sell our beverages to our consumers. Small, independent retailers form the backbone of our business. Our system helps these small retailers and vendors build their businesses and become our business partners. Learn more, go there »
We often help small businesses get off the ground with an initial injection of support -- in the form of equipment and training -- and then we work with them as business partners and suppliers. From our pushcart programs in Vietnam, which have helped more than 4,000 retailers establish their businesses to date, to our Manual Distribution Centers in East Africa (see case study), we continuously work to provide local economic opportunity.
Learn about our commitment to the economy in Haiti.
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