NAOU Launches Equity Accountability Councils


The Coca‑Cola Company’s North America Operating Unit (NAOU) today announced the launch of the Equity Accountability Councils (EACs). The EACs are designed to drive improvements to quality of life in under-resourced communities through economic mobility, financial stability, and the well-being of individuals and households.  

Proactively identifying breakthrough initiatives that can be a catalyst for sustainable progress in under-resourced communities in the United States, the EACs will focus on economic equity for Asian Pacific, Black, and Hispanic communities. Using a holistic approach, the councils will identify empowerment initiatives that are inclusive of the diversity within each community – background, age, genders, lifestyles (LGBTQ+), veterans/military, and people with disabilities – which directly links to TCCC’s dimensions of DEI. 

Each EAC includes a cross-section of thought-leaders across nonprofit, industry, and private sectors along with Coca‑Cola and bottling system leaders. Members were carefully selected based on their expertise in their respective fields and ability to push the system towards meaningful impact. Council members will serve 2+ year terms.

By making a difference in our communities, the EACs can drive shared value creation by empowering under-resourced groups and creating stronger connections within the communities we operate.