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Coca-Cola and Corporate Social Responsibility

Review the article, How Coca-Cola Came to Terms with its Own Water Crisis.

After reviewing the article address the following elements:

  • Identify and discuss the CSR issue for Coca Cola.
  • Identify and discuss Coca Cola’s strategies to address the issue.
  • Discuss whether Coca Cola strategies resolved the issue and offer an alternative strategy you believe would help address the CSR issue.

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The corporate social responsibility (CSR) issue for the Coca-Cola Company concerns its water crisis across the world. 

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In Kerala, India, for instance, the local community blamed the company 

for depleting its local supply of water even in locations where it did 

not have operations, even though the company said the facts showed 

otherwise.   


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Kerala became a wake- up call for Coca-Cola to address its corporate 

social responsibility for water (Carmichael & Moriarty, 2018).   


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Coca-Cola's prevalence drives the notion that the company is a large 

consumer of water, even in areas where the company does not use local 

water resources.   

The company uses billions of litres of water every year. This is because

 water is a crucial ingredient in almost all Coca-Cola products and is 

central to its agricultural supply chain (Carmichael & Moriarty, 

2018). Strategies to Address the IssueThe following are the Coca-Cola Company strategies to address the issue in regards to its water stewardship not only in India but elsewhere. One is through the building of water infrastructure such as check dams, rain harvesting structures in communities near the company's plants and also in places where Coca-Cola does not operate through partnerships with NGOs and governments (Carmichael & Moriarty, 2018). In so doing, the company can replenish the water it uses every year in its operations to produce, bottle and sell Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid and hundreds of other beverages. 2The company does not mark the water facilities with the Coca-Cola logo.   4So far, the company has more than 248 community water partnership projects in like 71 countries that focus on safe water access, water for productive use and watershed protection. 

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Coca Cola’s Corporate Social Responsibility
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COCA COLA’S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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Coca Cola’s Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a vital concept in the business world, which forms
an umbrella of philanthropic, economic, ethical and legal obligations. Values of companies depend
on CSR policies and consequent adherence to such policies to enhance sustainability. CSR has
numerous advantages, and its most crucial element is to achieve social welfare by creating an ethical
and moral value system that benefits all stakeholders in a company. In this report, I elucidate CocaCola case in India through a focus on its Corporate Social Responsibility. I will discuss the impact
of its business operations in Kerala, including strategies it implemented to solve the water crisis.
Lastly, I will recommend areas of improvement on the CSR to overcome its sustainability
challenges in India.
Coca-Cola’s CSR Issue
The corporate social responsibility (CSR) issue for the Coca-Cola Company concerns its
water crisis across the world. In Kerala, India, for instance, the local community blamed the
company for depleting its local supply of water even in locations where it did not have operations,
even though the company said the facts showed otherwise. Kerala became a wake- up call for CocaCola to address its corporate social responsibility for water (Carmichael & Moriarty, 2018). CocaCola's prevalence drives the notion that the company is a large consumer of water, even in areas
where the company does not use local water resources. The company uses billions of litres of water
every year. This is because water is a crucial ingredient in almost all Coca-Cola products and is
central to its agricultural supply chain (Carmichael & Moriarty, 2018).
Strategies to Address the Issue
The following are the Coca-Cola Company strategies to address the issue in regards to its
water stewardship not only in India but elsewhere. One is through the building of water
infrastructure such as check dams, rain harvesting structures in communities near the company's

COCA COLA’S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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plants and also in places where Coca-Cola does not operate through partnerships with NGOs and
governments (Carmichael & Moriarty, 2018). In so doing, the company can replenish the water it
uses every year in its operations to produce, bottle and sell Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid
and hundreds of other beverages. The company does not mark the water facilities with the CocaCola logo. So far, the company has more than 248 community water partnership projects in like 71
countries that focus on safe water access, water for productive use and water...


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