“We are committed to integrating sustainability into everything we do,” said Basil Sidky, Indochina General Manager of Coca-Cola Southeast Asia. “It is our way of contributing to a more sustainable community, fostering innovation across our business and creating shared value for everyone we touch. It’s something we’re passionate about and committed to for the long-haul in Vietnam.”
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 15 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit www.thecoca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or visit our blog at www.coca-colablog.com.
About The Coca-Cola Vietnam SystemCoca-Cola is one of the most well-known international brands in Vietnam. The Coca-Cola system in Vietnam employs approximately 2,000 people, of which 99% are local hires, at its three plants in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi. Coca-Cola’s brands in Vietnam include Coca-Cola, Coke Light, Sprite, Fanta, Real Leaf, Minute Maid Nutriboost, Minute Maid Teppy, Schweppes, Samurai and Dasani. The Coca-Cola Vietnam system puts sustainability goals at the heart of its business by providing safe and healthy workplaces for its employees and prioritizes providing employees with opportunities for training and development. Sustainability programs are driven by clear goals of energy saving, water-use efficiency and water replenishment. The system continues to help build sustainable communities wherever it operates. Coca-Cola has invested US$1.5 million since 2010 in a range of community projects in Vietnam, including clean water access projects, support to families in need, and aid in times of natural disaster through Red Cross Vietnam.