At The Coca-Cola Company, we continue our journey to become a more helpful and credible partner in the fight against obesity. As part of this journey, today we are sharing another update on our financial support of health and well-being related scientific research and partnerships. We have published these updates to our online, searchable database that shows our support from January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2016.
We will continue to disclose these updates twice a year to ensure that we are sharing the most accurate and current information on our investments in health and well-being related partnerships, research and support for health professionals and scientific experts.
Here is a summary of our disclosure for this six-month reporting period, January 1, 2016-June 30, 2016:
- We invested $1.9 million in health and well-being related partnership and research activities during this disclosure period. This includes:
- $1.7 million in health and well-being related partnership activities.
- $177,894 in health and well-being research activities.
- Our updated total investment in health and well-being related scientific research, partnership and health professional activities is $135.4 million for the reporting period from January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2016.
We’re continuing to have discussions with members of the public health community and we are reviewing their important feedback as we evolve our business. By working together, we believe business, government and civil society can pursue solutions to support stronger, healthier communities. We remain committed to that goal.
President, Coca-Cola North America