Coca-Cola is known for its efforts to bring people together. Regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation, inclusivity has been at the heart of The
Today, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the company is raising a rainbow flag at its Atlanta headquarters to demonstrate its global support for LGBTQI employees and communities everywhere. The day aims to raise awareness of LGBTQI rights globally.
Coca-Cola is proud of its history of supporting and including the LGBTQI community in the workplace, in its advertising and in communities throughout the world. From supporting LGBTQI pride parades to running rainbow-colored billboards,
Recent examples include:
- 2004: The company created an employee LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Ally) Business Resource Group to foster a culture of equality and inclusiveness.
- 2011: The company began offering transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage in the U.S.
Coca-Colabegan assisting with the costs of taxes imposed on eligible U.S. employees whose same-sex spouse or partner was enrolled in health benefits and who lived in states that did not recognize same-sex marriage.
- 2017: The company implemented a paid parental leave policy which extends to same sex couples in the U.S.
- 2017: The company added gender identification and expression protection language to its Global Human Rights Policy
Coca-Cola has taken a proactive and vocal role in the community, too. For example,
The stories below are just two examples of how the company celebrates the LGBTQI community and empowers employees to bring their whole – and true – selves to work.