The Coca-Cola Company and Global Citizen partner to drive action, empowerment, and education
The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with Global Citizen in 2021 to drive sustainable change. In addition to being a Global Partner for Global Goal Live, a campaign to defeat poverty, defend the planet and demand equity, the brand and Global Citizen will partner to highlight progress against key sustainability initiatives such as women’s empowerment, water replenishment, sustainable packaging and climate action.
“The Coca-Cola Company is focused on helping communities address their sustainability challenges, but we can’t do it alone,” said Bea Perez, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships Officer. “Valued partnerships, like this one with Global Citizen, are critical to living our purpose to refresh the world and make a difference.”
The company, which sponsored Global Citizen’s “One World: Together at Home” special in April that raised US$127.9m/£95.9m to equip healthcare workers with vital equipment and enable local charities to provide food, shelter and healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, will leverage Global Citizen’s reach and assets to promote its sustainability programmes.
The Coca-Cola Company’s dedication to its sustainability goals remains stronger than ever. The company seeks to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through water replenishment, recycling investments, sustainable sourcing practices and carbon emissions reductions across its value chain.
Reducing sugar in its drinks to give people options and choices is central to its journey to becoming a total beverage company. Together with its bottling partners, The Coca-Cola system employs more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.
“Global Citizen has always been passionate about educating, empowering and driving action in local communities,” said Hugh Evans, CEO, Global Citizen. “We’re thrilled to be building on our long-standing partnership with Coca-Cola to drive even more action and impact at a time when it’s needed the most.”