The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. The Coca-Cola Company committed to the principles of the UN Global Compact in March 2006. Below is an index of our reporting against the UN Global Compact principles within the content of this 2011/2012 Sustainability Report.
In 2012, as UNGC LEAD members, The Coca-Cola Company played an active role in the UN-Business Partnerships Task Force and was also active in the UNGC Local Networks in Colombia and the United States.
Principle 1: Support and respect protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
Principle 2: Make sure business is not complicit in human rights abuses
Principle 3: Uphold freedom of association and right to collective bargaining
Principle 4: Support elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor
Principle 5: Support effective abolition of child labor
Principle 6: Eliminate discrimination in employment and occupation
Principle 7: Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Principle 10: Work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery
Coca-Cola plays an active role in a number of Global Compact Local Networks around the world by serving on Steering Committees, conducting business community outreach and supporting Network events. In May 2011, we participated in the UN Global Compact's 9 th Annual Local Networks Forum in Denmark, giving us an opportunity to share experiences with Coca-Cola colleagues who are championing sustainability at the local level.