COCA-COLA UKRAINE - A BUSINESS SUCCESS STORY
U.S.-Ukraine BusinessCouncil (USUBC),
Wash, D.C., Friday, July 10, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- TheCoca-Cola and its bottling partners were amongst the first internationalcompanies to start operating in Ukraine. In the 23 years since commencingoperations in Ukraine, the Coca-Cola System investments in the country’seconomy amount to US$ 280 million.
The Company opened its firstbottling plant in Ukraine in the city of Lviv in 1994. In 1998, Coca-ColaBeverages Ukraine began production near the town of Brovary in the Kyiv regionwith the inauguration of a world class mega-manufacturing facility that nowsupplies the entire Ukraine market.
Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine is awholly owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic and consists of a team of 1,600talented, hard-working and inspired employees, serving approximately 46,000,000consumers.
Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine producesand distributes a unique portfolio of quality global and regional brands, witha strong local focus on marketplace execution and leadership in corporatesocial responsibility.
Their portfolio of brands include some of the most popular beverage brandsin the world, including Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola light®,Schweppes®, as well as local juice brands Rich® and Dobriy®, BonAqua® water,and others. Our portfolio of beverages offered in Ukraine is continuallychanging to meet the tastes of theirconsumers.
While some of their beverages,such as Coca-Cola®, Fanta® and Sprite®, have universal appeal and arerecognized the world over, others are created to suit the tastes, traditionsand preferences of consumers in the local marketplace.
Coca-Cola continuously review opportunities to expand their productportfolio in order to offer consumers in Ukraine an increasing range ofchoices, whilst every measure is taken to ensure that their products are of thehighest quality.
Food products quality and safety management systems are fully implemented atCoca-Cola Beverages Ukraine. These systems are certified with internationalstandards ISO 9001, PAS 223 and FSSC 22000. They have a rigid selectionand approval system for raw materials, ingredients and packaging suppliers.
Coca-Cola measures productand package quality attributes at the production to ensure their productsmeet Company requirements and consumer expectations. The global nature ofthe business requires that the Coca-Cola system has the highest standardsand processes for ensuring consistent product safety and quality.
CORPORATE SOCIALRESPONSIBILITY (CRS) -----
Coca-Colain Ukraine demonstrates innovation in the production processes and newapproaches to environmental protection. The company is focused on waterstewardship and replenishment, responsible attitude to packaging, rational useof energy and fighting climate change, because the health of the environment inwhich we live and work, depends on the health of our business.
As part of Coca-Cola's continued support of our local communities, Coca-Cola in Ukraine puts a particular emphasis on supporting Ukraine’s environment and sponsoring various sports and educational events.
Since 1996 Coca-Cola in Ukraine has partnered with the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the Klitschko Fund, to inspire and facilitate the active participation of school children in sport and exercise across Ukraine.
Coca-Cola furthers sustain their global commitment towards football, through the sponsorship of Ukraine’s largest grass roots football tournament, The Coca-Cola Cup, which attracts more than 600 000 schoolchildren.
The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) congratulates Coca-Cola on their outstanding record of success in Ukraine," said Morgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer, who serves as President of USUBC. "USUBC is proud Coca-Cola has been a member for almost 20 years."
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