Coca‑Cola HBC is an active member of the community in each of the 28 countries in which it operates.
As an active community member we are highly engaged in the lives and livelihoods of our local communities.
Improving quality of life and investing in local communities is at the heart of our company’s social responsibility. Our core business activities help us create new and exciting jobs for a local workforce, pay taxes that support local economies and support local community projects that address environmental and social issues. We partner with stakeholders and local communities to address issues and support their sustainable development.
Our community investment programmes focus on water stewardship and environmental initiatives, community wellbeing and youth development.
As part of our water stewardship strategy we partner with governmental and non-governmental organisations to support sustainable water resource management and sustainable practices of water users.
We've been supporting and taking part in several water stewardship initiatives, including Every Drop Matters project aimed at preserving the Aghstev River watershed and ASPIRED initiative in Hayanist community.
Unemployment among young people remains a significant challenge in many of Coca‑Cola HBC's markets. In Armenia, we offer internships. Currently we are developing educational programmes to empower underprivileged young people by providing skills training and access to funding.
Our Corporate Volunteer programme
When you want to change the world for the better, start with yourself. We give our people the opportunity to help those who need it the most, encouraging them to invest their time in the things that inspire a better future.
We have an agreement with Orran, an NGO, that creates opportunities for our enthusiastic employees to volunteer to support the children in Orran's centres with afterschool programmes. Our employees are also involved in the cultural and extracurricular activities of the charity.
We’ve partnered with Yerevan Street Workout for its "Be active, be healthy" programme and Repat Armenia for the Coca‑Cola Yerevan Half Marathon. For several years, we've organised Coca‑Cola Cup football tournaments for local schools, working with the Armenian Football Federation.