About the Report:

Our 2011 Sustainability Report is based on the GRI 3.1 framework and uses the GRI Food Processing Sector Supplement with its G3.1 Guidelines Mapping Document. It covers the period of 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2011.

To ensure that our readers get a true picture of our extensive e orts in the area of sustainability, it is necessary for us to focus on the quality of our reporting as we gradually increase GRI coverage over time. This year therefore, we have chosen to follow the GRI framework with no specific declaration of an application level. We also include towards the end a tabular summary of the GRI indicators covered throughout the report. Going forward we intend to publish our sustainability report every year using the GRI framework.

In India, the Coca-Cola System1 comprises of a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company namely Coca-Cola India Private Limited (“CCIPL”) which manufactures and sells concentrate, beverage bases and powdered beverage mixes; a Company-owned bottling entity, namely, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited (“HCCBPL”); and thirteen authorized bottling partners of The Coca-Cola Company (collectively referred to as “Coca-Cola India”).

Given the structure of our Coca-Cola System we have widened the boundary of our report to include Coca-Cola India Pvt. Ltd, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Ltd. (Company-owned Bottling Operations) and for indicators where we have reasonable in uence and impact, the authorized bottling partners or Franchisee Bottling Operations. We also include the operations of the Coca-Cola India Foundation (“Foundation”) which is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.

The Coca-Cola Company has developed a global sustainability framework called ‘Me We World’ that identies its economic, social and environmental impacts worldwide. The framework helps set the context and scope of this report in terms of materiality of issues and prioritization of topics with a view of the diverse set of stakeholders for whom this report is being published. You will nd included within the contents of this report, a description of the ‘Me We World’ framework, and a mapping of reporting topics to the structure of the framework.

In India the nancial year starts on 1st April and ends on 31st March. In parts of this report where we may provide nancial data, the data has not been adjusted with the reporting period that is based on the calendar year. We believe that keeping this practice consistent from year to year will ensure that reasonable account of our annual performance in the area of sustainability will be available in our reports.

For more information on this report, please contact Neelima Khetan, GM, Public Affairs and Communications at: nkhetan@coca-cola.com 

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