May 8, 2013 – The Coca-Cola
Company today announces four global business commitments to further contribute
to healthier, happier, and more active communities. These commitments, which apply to the more
than 200 countries where we do business, are to:
low- or no- calorie beverage options in every market;
transparent nutrition information, featuring calories on the front of all of
get people moving by supporting physical activity programs in every country
where we do business;
responsibly, including no advertising to children under 12 anywhere in the
“Obesity is today’s most
challenging health issue, affecting nearly every family and community across
the globe. It is a global societal problem
which will take all of us working together and doing our part,” said Muhtar
Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. “We are committed to being part of the
solution, working closely with partners from business, government and civil
society. Today’s announcement is another
step forward on our journey, as we take action with scale and reach across
every country and continent where we operate.”
Muhtar Kent will make the global
announcement today in commemoration of the 127th anniversary of Coca-Cola.
He will be joined by Georgia Governor
Nathan Deal and City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to kick off a series of programs
designed to help get Georgians moving. Today’s
announcement in Georgia builds on recent partnerships the Company has
undertaken in Chicago, London, San Antonio and other cities.
Already, The Coca-Cola Company
has taken a number of important steps, including product and packaging
innovations including smaller portion sizes with our expansion of mini-cans in
the United States, Australia, Canada, Korea and Thailand. The Coca-Cola system currently supports hundreds
of active, healthy living programs in more than 115 countries reaching millions
of people, and is putting calories on the front of nearly all our beverages
worldwide. And, we will continue to do even more.
Company also has committed to publicly and actively measure the scale and reach
of its efforts on www.comingtogether.com. The
digital platform provides further details about the Company’s global
commitments and invites people to learn more about what the Company is doing,
track its progress, post feedback and exchange ideas on how we can collectively promote choice, energy balance and movement.
Presently, The Coca-Cola Company sells non-alcoholic beverages in nearly every beverage category
– from sparkling beverages to water, enhanced and flavored water beverages,
tea, coffee, juice and juice drinks, sports beverages and energy drinks. The broad portfolio includes nearly 800 low-
and no-calorie beverages, representing 25 percent of the global portfolio. It will continue innovating portion-controlled
packages and new, natural zero-calorie sweeteners like stevia, because the
Company believes choice comes in many tastes, shapes and sizes.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com.
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