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The Coca-Cola Company

39 /100

Ranking Breakdown:

#1 overall out of 10

Electioneering

19 /48

Lobbying

9 /28

Charity

8 /8

Science

3 /16
Methodology

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CEO: James Quincey 

Annual Revenue: $33.01 billion 

Top Subsidiaries: Sprite, Honest Tea, Minute-Maid, Powerade, and 396 others.  

Countries they operate in: 200+ countries and territories

Industry Type: Food & Beverage

Private or Public: Public

Corporation Size: 80,300 employees

 

Board Information 

Notable members include: Marc Bolland, who served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC, a leading supermarket chain in the United Kingdom; Helene D. Gayle, who served as Program Director in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was the Director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention; Alexis M. Herman, who served as U.S. Secretary of Labor; and Maria Elena Lagomasino, who was the former Managing Director of The Chase Manhattan Bank, and is also a Director of The Walt Disney Company. 

How to Improve

Coca-Cola scored better than any other corporation in the Index. It had the highest score in lobbying expenditures and charitable giving. However, the corporation failed to report its political and lobbying activities in the 200 other countries and territories it does business in (beyond the United States). While Coca-Cola has also vowed to “do better” as regards scientific research, one concrete step would be to disclose scientific funding and academic partnerships. 

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