Externally Reporting on Our Integrated Business
Our 2017 Sustainability Report tells only part of our story. Its companion piece is our 2017 Annual Review, which shares more of our growth story, including financial performance. With sustainability integrated into our business, our growth and our environmental and social impact stories are interconnected. Therefore, our Annual Review and Sustainability Report reflect this interconnection – from the cover images to the content inside.
We intentionally shared a more wholistic story of our progress in 2017 against our growth and sustainability goals because they are a part of the same story. Therefore, our reports share the same design and visuals, copywriters and tactical elements, including focus on the passion of our people, whether our Global Innovation Award Winners, or others employees who help to make a meaningful difference wherever they are in the world.
A Regional Look at Sustainability
Sustainability is embedded throughout our business units and regions across the world where programs are carried out locally. For the first time, we share a global sustainability highlights map that includes some efforts of our global system on a local scale in partnership with civil society, governments and business in the communities we call home.
The map is also accompanied by updates from our Operating Group Presidents about the year in sustainability for each of our four operating groups – Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and North America – also for the first time.
Similar to last year’s report, we have continued to present our sustainability progress data in infographic format, including fact sheets that:
- Clearly communicate why our sustainability priorities are important to our business
- Capture our 2017 highlights and progress against our 2020 goals in a way that can be easily shared
- Invite more people into the discussion of the importance of sustainability to the Coca-Cola system
How to Navigate This Report
The goal of our reporting is to communicate the Coca-Cola system’s sustainability priorities, as well as capture our 2017 highlights and progress against our 2020 Goals. Each topic is represented by a one-page infographic which contains the following elements, as displayed in the key below:
- Name of the topic
- Our approach to the topic in one sentence
- Explanation of the importance of the topic to our business
- Links to the full 2017 update on the topic on Journey
- 2017 progress and highlights regarding the topic
Expanding the Breadth of Our Reporting
Just a click beyond the one-page infographics, readers can access sustainability updates and disclosures on Coca-Cola Journey via dynamic, real-time updates, news stories and blogs. We know that a single document does not always meet the needs of all of our stakeholders, and we continue to collaboratively evolve our reporting and disclosures through our ongoing stakeholder engagement processes.
The Sustainability Report is a portal to a larger universe of information. The role of our Sustainability Report and our updated Company Reports page is to provide easier access to all of our disclosures, metrics, programs and progress. We believe this structure will make it easier for our stakeholders to locate the information that matters most to them. We enable our readers to take advantage of the best of both worlds: A quick summary of the year’s highlights or a deeper dive into full updates with additional data points and news stories.
Read more about this 2017 Sustainability Report here.
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