The Coca-Cola Company- Carbonated Ethics

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THE COCA-COLA COMPANY- CARBONATED ETHICS History The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company. Along with Coke, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio includes twelve other billion dollar brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, Vitamin Water, and PowerAde. Globally, they are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready to drink teas. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages. The Coca-Cola Company began in 1886 when Atlanta pharmacist, John Pembleton created a caramel liquid formula that he later paired with carbonated water. He began to sell it at a local pharmacy and as they say “the rest is history”. Pemberton died in 1888 and the rights to Coca-Cola were purchased by Atlanta businessman Asa Griggs Chandler for $2,300. Chandler was the company’s first CEO and lead Coca-Cola into the next century primed to conquer the beverage industry. Presently, Coca-Cola continues its hold on the beverage industry and is sold throughout the world. Coca-Cola is committed to local markets, paying attention to what people from different cultures and backgrounds like to drink and where and how they want to drink it. With its bottling partners, the Company reaches out to the local communities it serves, believing that Coca-Cola exists to benefit and refresh everyone it touches. From the early beginning Coca-Cola has grown to the world’s most known brand, with more than 1.6 billion beverage servings sold each day. The Coca-Cola Company has an enduring commitment to social responsibility. It is focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where they operate. Code of Conduct Due to their

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