Coca-Cola in India is leading the work of upholding the human rights ofpeople across our value chain - from our offices to our factories and all the way to the farms.
OUR HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES APPLY TO
COCA-COLASYSTEM IN INDIA INCLUDING COMPANY OWNED BOTTLING OPERATIONS
- SUPPLIER GUIDING PRINCIPLES (SGP) FRANCHISE BOTTLING PARTNERS ANDDIRECT AND AUTHORISED SUPPLIERS
- SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES (SAGP) PRIORITYAGRICULTURAL INGREDIENT SUPPLIERS
We consider human and workplace rights—as articulated in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Guiding Principles onBusiness and Human Rights —to be inviolable.
HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY
Our Human Rights Policy establishes a foundation for managing our business in accordance with the highest standards. At CocaCola, it is every employee’s responsibility to maintain a work environmentthat reflects respect and is free from all discrimination and harassment. If any employee believes thatsomeone is violating the Human Rights Policy or the law, they are asked to report it immediately totheir manager, Human Resources, Company legal counsel or KO EthicsLine (a global Internet andtelephone information and anonymous reporting service for employees).
SUPPLIER GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our Supplier Guiding Principles (SGP) communicate our values and expectations of suppliers and emphasise the importance of responsible workplace practices that respect human rights and comply, ata minimum, with applicable environmental and local labour laws and core international conventions.
The Supplier Guiding Principles are a part of all contractual agreements with direct and authorisedsuppliers. We expect our suppliers to develop and implement appropriate internal business processes toensure compliance with the SGP and we routinely utilize independent third parties to assess suppliers’ compliance with the SGP through audits. If a supplier fails to uphold any aspect of the SGPrequirements, the supplier is expected to implement corrective actions. We reserve the right to terminatean agreement with any supplier that cannot demonstrate that they are upholding the SGP requirements.
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES
The Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles (SAGP) expands on the SGP and provides targeted guidance to our suppliers of priority agricultural ingredients. We are currently collaborating with oursuppliers on the journey ahead to ensure that all priority agricultural commodities are sourcedsustainably by 2020 in line with the SAGP standards.
We believe that dialogue with a wide-range of stakeholders is critical to respecting human and workplace rights within our system. By combining our experience with the expertise, passion andknowledge of our stakeholders and partners we develop robust approaches to respect human andworkplace rights.