The reporting of sustainability strategies and programs at The Coca-Cola Company continues to be a work in progress. While we discuss various initiatives, as well as progress from year to year, we recognize the need to report quantifiable metrics and targets, in particular as they relate to our environmental, social and economic impact. Using external standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), helps us ask questions within our organization that are important to improve our performance.

We continue to better understand areas in which we collect and analyze data well and areas in which we continue to be challenged, and we have made significant progress in our sustainability reporting since we started such reporting in 2001. The Performance Highlights section of our 2010/2011 Sustainability Report provides a summary of various performance metrics.  

We strive to be transparent in our reporting and our policies. In addition to our Sustainability Report,  we invite you to review the external frameworks that reaffirm our sustainability commitments and the policies we have in place to address issues that are important to our Company and our stakeholders.