Coca – Cola, the world’s largest beverage company who is the No.1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages through the world’s largest beverage distribution system grew up with the purpose of ‘ Refreshing the World and Making a Difference’. It’s about how they refresh people and communities. It’s about how they make a difference in people’s lives, communities, and our planet. They think expansively how to refresh people in both body and spirit. They’re also clear on their vision which is to CRAFT LOVED BRANDS ACTING SUSTAINABLY for A BETTER SHARED FUTURE.
Almost every beverage category represents what people like to drink, how they drink it. And refreshment of the world in a physical sense and also in spirit. They craft brands that create a more sustainable business and better-shared future that makes a difference in people’s lives, communities, and our planet. Their response to the Covid-19 pandemic reveals how The Coca-Cola company cares about the health of consumers as well as the health of the planet.
Coca-Cola Commits 130 LKR million to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
The Coca-Cola System in Sri Lanka has donated LKR 130 million to support COVID -19 relief efforts in the affected communities. This immediate support is directed towards the supply of COVID-19 testing kits, protective equipment, drinks, and foods to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and to vulnerable communities believing that by working together and being there for each other, they can make a difference. The Coca-Cola Employee Disaster Relief Fund is always active to help people when disasters like Coronavirus strike and unexpected expenses come up. In this way, the Coca- Cola system is finding ways to re-deploy resources to help meet the needs of first responders, healthcare workers, community organizations, and more.
Commenting further on the donation pledge,
In the event of donating the pledge, Sundeep Bajoria, Vice President, South West Asia, and M&A at The Coca-Cola Company said, “The world is facing an unimaginable situation and a time of crisis like the present one, requires each one of us to make a positive contribution. Fighting COVID-19 requires each one of us to come together and shoulder this responsibility. In keeping with Coca-Cola’s global purpose to ‘Refresh the World and Make a Difference’, we stand in solidarity with the Government and the people of Sri Lanka in their hour of need.
“We are proud to commit LKR 130 million to enhance the capacity of the nation’s healthcare systems to combat COVID-19, whilst extending sustenance and empathy to marginalized communities. We hope our contribution empowers frontline health workers as it will equip healthcare facilities with essential medical supplies.”
“We care for the well-being of the nation and are committed to the national cause of defeating this virus. Let me also on behalf of Coca-Cola in Sri Lanka, sincerely thank those who have been working tirelessly to keep all of us safe through the crisis, particularly those on the front lines in the healthcare community.” Further, he completed his statement.
Closely together with AIESEC Sri Lanka.
Coca – Cola, one of the most contributing National Partners of AIESEC Sri Lanka takes steps every time to fight against global challenges we face. It is directed towards achieving a more sustainable future for all. AIESEC Sri Lanka involves Awareness, Understanding, and Action towards the Youth 4 Global Goals. So the contribution of Coca – Cola adds a commendable value to this involvement of AIESEC. Coca-Cola has been doing its part to help prevent the further spread of the virus from the start of the pandemic. They ensure to continue refreshing people and making a difference for the people in our communities and the workplaces, always putting the health, safety, and security of people first.Last modified: May 21, 2020