The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world's most-valuable brand, the Company markets four of the world's top five soft drink brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite and a wide range of other beverages, including diet and light soft drinks, water, juices and juice drinks, tea, coffee and sports drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate exceeding 1.5 billion servings each day.
Coca-Cola in India is the country’s leading beverage Company with an unmatched portfolio of beverages. The Company manufactures and markets leading beverage brands like Coca-Cola, Thums Up, Fanta, Fanta Apple, Limca, Sprite, Maaza, Minute Maid, Kinley and Georgia range of tea and coffee.
One of the early investors in India, the Coca-Cola system provides direct and indirect employment to more than 1, 50,000 people. The Company has more than 1 million retailers and our business has a multiplier effect on employment and earning opportunities. Coca-Cola in India is the largest domestic buyer of sugar and one of the top buyers of mango pulp. The Company’s business also positively impacts industries like Glass, Plastics, Resin Manufacturers, Sugar, Automobiles, White Goods Manufacturers, Banking etc.
The Coca-Cola Company has always placed high value on good citizenship. At the heart of business is a mission statement called the Coca-Cola Promise - “The Coca-Cola Company exists to benefit and refresh everyone that it touches.” This basic proposition entails that the Company’s business should refresh the markets, protect, preserve and enhance the environment and strengthen the community. Coca-Cola India provides extensive support for community programs across the country, with a focus on education, health and water conservation. The Company has commissioned 400 rain water harvesting structures in the country. The Company has also undertaken the rejuvenation and reconstruction of several traditional water bodies including check dams. The Company plans to be a ‘net zero’ user with respect to groundwater by 2009. Coca-Cola in India has also launched projects to provide access to clean drinking water to local communities. In Chennai the Company has a partnership with Rotary International and aims to provide clean drinking water in schools, thereby touching the lives of more than 30,000 children. The Company is committed to work with communities across India in its effort to contribute to mutual growth and development.