Coca‑Cola HBC Polska is involved in actions benefiting the local community in which it is directly present, supporting initiatives of local authorities, non-government organisations and others.
Coca‑Cola HBC Polska initiates programmes aimed to develop the community where it operates, prevent negative social trends and protect the natural environment. We believe that holding a dialogue and building trust of the local community is essential for us to effectively run our business.
Coca‑Cola HBC Polska initiates and supports programmes benefitting the local community. We run such actions in the fields where our company has the most know-how and experience and where it can be most helpful:
Cooperation with NGOs, including partnership with Polish Red Cross and Polish Federation of Food Banks
Employee voluntary programs
Kropla Beskidu Fund
Our involvement in these areas is a result of the company profile and challenges of the modern world. These initiatives fit well into our company’s long-term strategy. We invest in environment protection, contribute to sustainable development of the next generations and take an active part in the life of local communities where we are present.
Cooperation with NGOs
Coca‑Cola HBC Polska supports youth development and puts high emphasis on aid to disabled and special needs children.
We support projects that create development opportunities for children that are disabled, mentally handicapped or suffer from various diseases. This group of initiatives also includes activities for children and youth from the neediest families and regions requiring economic aid. The most important initiatives are:
Supporting the Cracow-based Association for Aid to the Disabled „Bądźcie z nami” (Be With Us) is one of the activities we have been involved in for many years. Our staff help organize events for children and Coca‑Cola HBC Poland contributes by donating its products.
The actions are aimed to improve living conditions of the needy through occasional gifts, but also help in the organisation of integration events and sightseeing tours throughout the year.
As a member of the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (FCSR) we support the Hot-Meal-A-Day programme, which lets nearly 3,000 poor children from 16 schools in north-western Poland have a hot meal every day.
Partnership with Polish Red Cross
Coca‑Cola HBC Polska is a long-term partner of Polish Red Cross (PCK) - widely-known and the oldest humanitarian organization. Coca‑Cola HBC Polska cooperates with PCK, supporting its' initiatives. Click here to learn more.
Cooperation with the Federation of Polish Food Banks (Federacja Polskich Banków Żywności)
Since 2015, Coca‑Cola HBC Polska cooperates with Federation of Polish Food Banks. Our common goal is to minimalise the problem of food waste in Poland. Coca‑Cola HBC Polska provides the Federation with products which short expiration date. Learn more about the organisation HERE.
Youth Empowered is a brand new educational programme aimed for NEETs group (not in employment, education or training), developed by Coca‑Cola HBC Group, to help support young people aged 18-30. This diverse and inclusive programme is designed to empower young people to achieve their career ambitions and live a fuller life. Learn more about our initiative or join it HERE.
Delivered through a combination of online engagement & e-learning and in person sessions, the Youth Empowered programme provides fundamental life and business skills to support young people in their transition from school to meaningful employment, while helping them to building long-lasting professional and peer networks. Through our business network, we leverage our relationships with training providers, community organisations, customers, suppliers and other business partners to create a network of groups and organisations which will mentor, assist and provide opportunities to Youth Empowered participants.
Employee voluntary programs
In 2008 our company created a new programme for supporting employee volunteer initiatives. The initiative “Volunteer on the Coke Side of Life” is meant to engage our employees in using their knowledge, experience and skills to support selected social initiatives. So far hundreds of voluteers helped thousands of people in need.