The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented event that will in some way touch everybody on the planet. Wherever and whenever we can, we are actively supporting those who continue to have their lives changed or impacted by the virus.
As a food and beverage business, we have a recognized and important role to play in this crisis. As you would expect, the safety of our employees, customers, partners, consumers and products remains our highest priority. That’s why - since the start of the outbreak – we have implemented global best practice precautionary and hygiene measures at all our locations, be that even stricter sanitation protocols, social distancing, travel restrictions and remote meetings and working.
With these precautions and all necessary government accreditation and approvals in place, our production continues as normal and those of our sales teams that need to do so remain working alongside our customers to support our local communities. Wherever possible, all other staff are following the guidelines set by governments to work from home. We thank all of our colleagues everywhere for the work they are doing in such demanding circumstances.
Together with The Coca‑Cola Company, we are also increasing significantly the support we give to communities in the form of financial aid to organizations such as the Red Cross and product donation to those medical and hospital professionals on the very front-line. We will continue to increase this support as a mark of our gratitude to healthcare and other professional services that are working tirelessly and around the clock to fight this threat.
We will keep you updated here with any relevant changes or information.