Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent Visits Tokyo to Review Company Progress in Recovery Support Activities
TOKYO, March 30, 2012 --
"I am gratified to see the progress we have made with delivering on the promise of our
The energy saving measures are the latest in the Company's "Live Positively" commitment to fostering sustainable communities and will include:
The Company will inspire Japanese consumers on the importance of conserving resources through support of the Global Earth Hour Initiative on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The Company and its 12
Coca-Colabottling partners will turn off outdoor advertisements at over 30 locations across the country. The Company will also encourage the 11 million Coca-ColaPark members to participate in Earth Hour 2012, tomorrow from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. All 23,000 Coca-ColaJapan system employees will also be asked to renew their vigilance for conserving our limited resources together with their family and friends.
Coca-ColaJapan will close its offices the week of August 13-17 for Energy Saving Week.
Even after this summer, the
Coca-Colasystem in Japan will include considerations of the unstable power situation into its operations. Coca‑Cola Japan is voluntarily developing nationwide energy-saving measures in response to the power supply situations in each region, such as shutting off vending machines on a rotating basis.
- Over the past decade the Coca‑Cola system in Japan has worked with vending machine manufacturers in Japan and invested heavily to ensure that our vending machines are the most modern and energy efficient in the country. As part of these initiatives, all new vending machines installed from 2012 onwards will be equipped with LED lighting as a standard feature. Coca‑Cola is committed to long term energy saving solutions in Japan and is currently working with a vending machine manufacturer in Japan on innovations that would significantly reduce the peak hour energy usage of this equipment. Prototype machines will be tested in the market this summer.
The Fund will also contribute 1.5 billion yen to the rebuilding of public elementary and junior high schools by providing assistance for costs relating to the installation of solar power generation systems equipped with disaster-relief functions. Subsidies will be provided to a total of 50 schools in three stages between Sept. 1, 2011 and March 31, 2014.
During his visit, Mr. Kent also met with 20 students from Shoei Junior High School in Shinchi Cho, Fukushima which is one of the schools that will receive the solar power generation systems supported by The
The Fund is also partnering with Project TOMODACHI, a public-private partnership that supports Japan's recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, and invests in the next generation of Japanese and Americans in ways that strengthen cultural and economic ties, and deepen the friendship between the United States and Japan over the long term.
The TOMODACHI Summer 2012
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