Coca-Cola’s Agricultural Supply Chain Journey
Earlier this year, The Coca-Cola Company released a pair of in-depth studies examining potential human rights impacts throughout its sugar supply chain in Colombia and Guatemala. This intensive, third-party research, which included sugar mill visits and interviews with local government, private sector and civil society organizations in the two countries, found no systemic grievances. Coke will commission additional studies in Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras and other key sugar-producing
Reading the Tea Leaves: Sustainable Agriculture Practices in China Drive Positive Change
Deep within China’s Hunan Province in Changsha, Fan Tianming, plant manager of the Jinjing Tea Company estate, arrives early each day to operate more than 4,600 hectares of sustainable tea gardens. As spring rains begin to accelerate tea leaf growth, Fan prepares for the upcoming spring harvest. These days, Fan's organic tea is in high demand from domestic buyers and Western companies seeking more environmentally-friendly farms. “These gardens are very important to the people of the Hunan Province.
Governments Can Do More to Unlock Innovation, Support Market Growth in Agriculture Sector
Imagine a vibrant market in a village in Sub-Saharan Africa, filled with vendors selling lush tomatoes, hearty ears of corn, ripe mangos, and a myriad of other fruits, vegetables, and grains. Where did all that food come from? Where did the farmers get the financing to buy the seeds and fertilizer they needed? What research institutions developed the seed varieties that thrived in local agro-ecological conditions? How did farmers learn the agriculture techniques to produce high-quality crops? And
Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles
At The Coca-Cola Company, through our Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles, we are asking our suppliers to recognize and safeguard the rights of communities and traditional peoples to maintain access to land and natural resources. We are working to promote respect for Human and Workplace Rights by the farm and the employer of workers at the farm, whether or not the employer is the farm itself.