• Coca-Cola

    • Coca-Cola

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      Coca-Cola® is one of the most valued and best-known brands in the world, and in 2013 was nominated as South Africa’s favourite brand in the Sunday Times Top Brand Awards.

      Coca-Cola’s history began in 1886 when the curiosity of an Atlanta pharmacist, Dr. John S. Pemberton, led him to create a distinctive tasting soft drink that could be sold at soda fountains. He created a flavoured syrup, took it to his neighborhood pharmacy, where it was mixed with carbonated water and deemed "excellent" by those who sampled it. Dr. Pemberton’s partner and bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, is credited with naming the beverage "Coca-Cola" as well as designing the trademarked, distinct script, still used today.

      Coca-Cola touches the lives of millions of people each and every day. From special occasions to exceptional moments in everyday life — whether it is a childhood memory, a reminder of family gatherings, or a recollection of good times with friends, Coca-Cola is a symbol of friendship, refreshment and happiness.

      Through the years, jingles and slogans have set the pace for Coca-Cola advertising. In 2009, the "open happiness" campaign was unveiled globally. The central message of "open happiness" is an invitation to people around the world to pause, refresh with a Coca-Cola, and continue to enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures. The "open happiness" message continues to be seen in stores, on billboards, in TV spots and printed advertising along with digital and music components across the world, as a reminder to everyone to open happiness while enjoying an ice-cold Coca-Cola.

      In South Africa, Coca-Cola has aligned itself with many platforms that promote active healthy living such as Copa Coca-Cola, a national football tournament for U15 players as well as Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week, which are rugby and cricket platforms for U18’s respectively.

      Experts have long believed in the connection between happiness and wellness, and Coca-Cola is proud to have played a part in happy occasions around the globe. In Atlanta, check out the Happiness Factory Theater at the World of Coca-Cola and see the magic that goes into every bottle of Coca-Cola. Interested in learning even more about Coca-Cola history? Go to www.coca-colacompany.com and check out the History section.

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      Ingredients: Carbonated water, sugar, caramel, phosphoric acid, flavouring and caffeine

  • Product Quality

    • We measure key product and package quality attributes by focusing on ingredients and materials, and regulating manufacturing, bottling and distribution, of TheCoca-Cola Company products to ensure those products meet Company requirements and consumer expectations in the marketplace.

      As TheCoca-Cola Company expands our beverage portfolio and supplier base to meet the increasing demands of growing and developing markets around the world, customer and consumer expectations and regulatory scrutiny continue to rise. The global nature of our business requires that The Coca-Cola System has the highest standards and processes to ensure consistent quality—from our concentrate production to our bottling and product delivery.

      To ensure such consistency and reliability, The Coca-Cola System is governed by The Coca-Cola Operating Requirements (KORE) , a new management system which replaced The Coca-Cola Management System (TCCMS) in January 2010. KORE enables The Coca-Cola System to address the changing business landscape while supporting our Company's strategic growth plans by creating an integrated quality management programme which holds all of our operations, system wide, to the same standards for production and distribution of our beverages.

      KORE guarantees the highest standards in product safety and quality, occupational safety and health and environmental standards across the whole of The Coca-Cola System by outlining clear requirements for the policies, specifications and programmes that guide our operations. With endorsement from leadership throughout The Coca-Cola System, KORE integrates business and quality objectives and aligns them with consistent metrics to monitor performance; integrates preventive action as a management tool with more rigorous demands when introducing new products and services; incorporates Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) into our system standards; manages risk in our Company and bottling operations and across our supply chain; and defines problem-solving methods and tools to drive consistent quality with improvements.

      To stay current with new regulations, industry best practices and marketplace conditions, we consistently reassess the relevance of our requirements and guidelines not only in manufacturing, but throughout the entire supply chain.


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