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Coca Cola

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  • Fanta
  • Minute Maid
  • Sprite
Score
59%
Fair

Coke leads the way on respecting land rights and in supporting women. It scores higher on policies related to worker’s rights, climate change and water but is left trailing the top companies due to poor performance on support for farmers.

How are the scores formed?

We assessed publicly available information on the policies and commitments of the 'Big 10' food companies towards the sourcing of agricultural commodities from developing countries. The Scorecard looks at seven themes, weighing each theme equally. The index tackles some cutting edge issues that will require rigorous debate and dialogue between companies, civil society and industry experts. Find out more...

What do the scores mean?

  1. 8 - 10Good
  2. 6 - 7Fair
  3. 4 - 5Some progress
  4. 2 - 3Poor
  5. 0 - 1Very poor

Land

Score 8

Coca-Cola leads the way on land rights. After being the first to commit to zero tolerance for land grabbing, it has published new supplier guiding principles on human and workplace rights, which refer to fair compensation and grievance mechanisms where land rights have been violated.

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Women

Score 6

On top when it comes to supporting women, Coke scores well for running high-profile projects with women in rural areas and for officially pledging to support women farmers.

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Farmers

Score 2

Coca-Cola needs to work harder for farmers. It must commit to making its supply chain more accessible to more farmers, and to update its supplier code to improve conditions for farmers.

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Workers

Score 7

It’s not perfect, but Coca-Cola’s policies towards workers are quite strong. It understands the issues and is tackling them – but needs to learn more about its agricultural workers.

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Climate

Score 7

Coca-Cola is neck in neck with Unilever in adopting fairly strong climate change policies. The company has commited to reduce the carbon footprint of the “drink in your hand.” The company is also helping farmers in its supply chain adapt to changing weather patterns.

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Transparency

Score 5

Coca Cola is transparent about its corporate lobby and provides more information than most companies (apart from Unilever) on taxation.

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Water

Score 6

Coca-Cola demonstrates good understanding of the importance of water and of its own impact on supplies, but it needs to disclose more about whether and how it operates in water-stressed regions.

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