The Coca-Cola System is committed to creating and supporting sustainable practices for our business and the communities where we live and operate.
Our beverages are produced in nearly 900 plants in more than 200 countries, and we have deep roots in communities around the world. We are intensely committed to the economic success and continued growth of these communities. And contribute to it through our day-to-day work, by providing jobs in our own operations as well as jobs in businesses we touch along the way.
The Coca-Cola business is essentially a local one. We employ local people, pay taxes to governments, pay suppliers for goods, services and capital equipment, and support community investment programs.
Coca-Cola Business System
While many view our Company as simply «Coca-Cola» our organization is a unique and complex system that operates through multiple local channels.
Thus, The Coca-Cola Company creates and markets brands and trademarks all around the world. Founded in 1886, The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s leading manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. Today, the company produces syrups and supplies them to licensed bottling plants around the world. These syrups are used to produce over 3500 products worldwide. The Company develops and implements marketing strategies. The Coca-Cola Company corporate headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. More information on The Coca-Cola Company is available at www.сoca-сolacompany.com
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company AG (also reffered to as “Coca-Cola HBC”) is the second largest Coca-Cola bottler and the biggest in Europe. It produces and distributes beverages of The Coca-Cola Company.
Coca-Cola HBC has more than 36,000 employees. With annual sales of 2 billion unit cases, the Company serves approximately 589 million comsumers. Coca-Cola HBC operates in 28 countries: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.
More information on Coca-Cola HBC is available at www.coca-colahellenic.com
The Coca-Cola System In Ukraine
The Coca-Cola System in Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as ‘Coca-Cola in Ukraine’) includes LLC «Coca-Cola Ukraine Limited»; FE «Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Limited», and LLC «Kvass Beverages». LLC «Coca-Cola Ukraine Limited» is a representative offi ce of The Coca-Cola Com- pany, and «Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Limited» is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bot- tling Company AG.
LLC «Coca-Cola Ukraine Limited», FE «Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Limited» and LLC «Kvass Beverages» are separate legal entities from legal and management perspectives.
Coca-Cola in Ukraine was one of the fi rst international companies to start operating in Ukraine. It has been investing in the country’s economy since 1992.
For today Coca-Cola System investments in the country’s economy amount to US$ 280 million and EUR 117 million.
The Company opened its fi rst bottling plant in Ukraine in the city of Lviv in 1994. In 1998, Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine began production near the town of Brovary in the Kyiv region. The facility was newly built and operating at full capacity.
In 2008 The Coca-Cola Company aquired the «Yarylo» trade mark – for the traditional Slavic beverage – kvass – which was produced at the Zaporizhia Non-Alcohol Beverages Plant. In the six years since that time the enterprise has been transformed into a modern facility that relies on state-of-the-art technology and was re-named «Kvass Beverages, LLC». Almost all equipment was replaced or modernised to meet Coca-Cola’s highest standards while maintaining the traditional beverage and its taste.
Coca-Cola Strategic Framework
The world is changing all around us. To continue to thrive as a business over the next ten years and beyond, we must look ahead, understand the trends and forces that will shape our business in the future and move swiftly to prepare for what’s to come. Play to Win strategic framework is the basis for our business. The framework incorporates our values and strategic pillars. Our strategy enables our people to perform as one team and achieve sustainable growth together with The Coca-Cola Company.
Connecting With Our Stakeholders
Understanding the needs and interests of stakeholders – including our partners, customers, suppliers and community members – guides our prioritisation and helps us develop sustainable business strategies to create value.
Connecting with our internal and external stakeholders is necessary to identify and appropriately manage economic, social and environmental issues that may affect our ability to create value over time.
Appendix 2 contains the information about how we engage with our stakeholders.