EKOCENTER is part of our mission to do business the right way by doing what’s right for people and our planet. We want to help accelerate the social and economic development of underserved communities by giving them a hand up. We created a social business called EKOCOMPANY, Inc. which runs the EKOCENTER business, providing growth opportunities for The Coca-Cola Company and our partners while positively impacting underserved communities.
How does it work?
Launched in 2013 by The Coca-Cola Company, EKOCENTER kiosks are a cross between a community center and a general store. They’re solar powered and designed to meet the basic needs of some of the most remote and distressed parts of the world. EKOCENTER kiosks are primarily run by women from local communities and rely on partnerships to operate sustainability. They sell a wide range of products –everything from Coca-Cola beverages to solar lamps, mosquito repellant, household products and toothpaste.