As part of our overall sustainability efforts, we have had a long-standing commitment to fight HIV/AIDS in the communities where we operate.

In 2008 we launched a Global HIV/AIDS Policy which outlines the Company's principles on confidentiality, non-discrimination, education, testing, treatment and reasonable accommodation. It is guided by international standards including the International Labor Organization's code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS.

The Company recognizes that areas that are being more severely impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic require a different local response than other regions. As a result, our program in Africa combines prevention, awareness and treatment, including free condoms, confidential voluntary counseling, and testing for all of our associates and their families. We make antiretroviral drugs freely available to all employees who need them.

In addition to our Global HIV/AIDS Policy and program we work globally to support the fight against HIV/AIDs. In China we gave out 100,000 sets of playing cards with AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria prevention information. In Haiti more than 50,000 youths will be reached by HIV/AIDS prevention activities and messages through Counterpart International, a local NGO.

Read more about our community HIV/AIDS programs around the world.

Learn more about how The Coca-Cola Company has worked to fight HIV/AIDS in The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation HIV/AIDS Report (PDF).