Wearing a soccer jersey of his favorite team, Mehmet, 14, flashes a bright smile as he talks about his life and daily routine.
“This is how you bend the branches and pick the hazelnuts, one by one,” he says, stretching to grab one of the lower branches of the tree.
He is one of thousands of children who help harvest hazelnuts in Turkey, where three-quarters of the world’s hazelnuts are grown. They work with their families, moving from crop
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) presented The Coca-Cola Company with its Ally for Equality Award at the 2016 HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner.
The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of allies who dedicate time, energy, spirit and commitment to better the lives of LGBT people. HRC is the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States.
Brent Wilton, director of
Goal: By 2015, achieve and maintain, going forward, at least a 98 percent compliance level for Company-owned and Company-managed facilities upholding the principles set in our Human Rights Policy.
Progress: Achieved. As of December 31, 2015, 98 percent of our Company-owned facilities had achieved compliance with our Human Rights Policy.
In 2015, we investigated 300 human
We depend on a reliable supply of agricultural ingredients, and by accelerating our investment in sustainable agriculture, we are working to support farmers and their families along with our company and shareowners. As a large commercial buyer of sugar and with Brazil as one of our top three sugar sourcing countries, we have an especially important role in supporting such positive change.
Central to this change is first a clear understanding of our
Coca-Cola has received the 2015 Bonsucro Sustainability Award for Buyers Supporting Transformational Change, which recognizes the Coca-Cola system's efforts ito support critical and progressive advancements in the sugarcane sector.
“Bonsucro is the global sugarcane platform focused on sustainability and continuous improvement of its members. As a global purchaser of cane sugar, Coca-Cola has embraced its obligation to sustainably source this
In 2013, we began a journey to better understand the key human rights risks for Coca-Cola’s extensive agricultural supply chain, and we knew we would learn a lot. We also knew that it would require significant collaboration with our suppliers, bottlers and key stakeholders to carefully examine these risks and to better prevent potential future violations.
Our third-party country sugar studies on child labor, forced labor and land rights have served
Respect for human and workplace rights guides The Coca-Cola Company’s interactions with bottling partners, suppliers, customers, consumers, employees and communities.
As director of global workplace rights, Brent Wilton is responsible for ensuring the global Coca-Cola system abides the company's Human Rights Policy, and that the Coca-Cola supply chain complies with the company's Supplier Guiding Principles. To commemorate Human Rights Day
The 4th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights took place in Geneva Nov. 16-18. Over 2,000 people from around the world joined the biggest ever multi-stakeholder meeting on this theme, an impressive 22% of these from the business community.
Business was not only in attendance, but also highly engaged in a variety of panels, as well as organising multiple side events. Compared to previous years’ forums business engagement has seen a step change.
Brent Wilton has visited
more than 100 countries, and he’s seen countless examples of human rights
His job, as Coca-Cola’s new
director of global workplace rights, is to ensure the company and its vast
system always abides by its Human Rights Policy and Supplier Guiding Principles.
It’s not just the right thing to do; it’s essential to protect the business and
“Anything we do can be exposed
to the public,” said
We have seen great change in the
three years since The Coca-Cola Company reentered Myanmar after more than 60
years. We inaugurated our first bottling
plant, completed renovations at another plant and began selling locally
produced Coca-Cola. Myanmar also
continues to transition at a fast rate and, in November 2015, the people of Myanmar
will go to the polls for what is considered the first open general election in