In 2016, we investigated 192 human and workplace rights complaints from our employees. In cases where claims are substantiated, we take corrective action.

Workplace Rights Cases Reported by Category    
2016     2015     2014    
Ask a Workplace Rights Question 11 20 37
Child Labor 0 0 1
Discrimination55 55 88 57
Forced Labor 0 3 2
Freedom of Association 4 3 6
Retaliation 37 47 57
Safe and Healthy Workplace 33 55 44
Work Hours and Wages 42 64 72
Workplace Security 10 20 20
Total Cases 192 300 296

Includes reports and allegations raised through The Coca-Cola Company’s Human Rights Policy reporting process.

Audits are an important component of our human rights due-diligence process, which helps to identify, prevent and mitigate human rights risks. Each year, we arrange for more than 2,000 independent third-party audits to be conducted, and we have arranged over 20,000 audits since the program began.

Audits by Region 2016      2015      2014     
Africa 188 120 117
Eurasia 93 116 211
Europe 339 218 376
Latin America 705 563 571
Middles East & North Africa 77 57 43
North America 180 171 295
Pacific 1,207 1,073 1,021
Total 2,789 2,318 2,634