Coca-Cola supports sustainable development
at MEP Awards 2019
Coca-Cola is pleased to again sponsor the Award for Development at the MEP Awards 2019, organized by Parliament Magazine. The award recognizes the work and achievements of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) across a range of critical areas that support economic and social progress. The shortlist for this year’s award includes Spanish MEP Enrique Guerrero Salom, S&D, French MEP Maurice Ponga, EPP, and Cypriot MEP Eleni Theocharous, ECR.
On collecting last year’s award in 2018, Doru-Claudian Frunzulica, S&D, Romania remarked, "This prize is not just for me but the development committee, its members and staff who are all strongly committed to cutting poverty through development. 2017 was a fruitful year for Parliament in terms of tackling poverty and, together, we have got to promote development and seek solidarity among our nations.”
The Cola-Cola Foundation recently marked reaching more than $1 billion in contributions to support local community initiatives worldwide since its inception in 1984. In total, the Coca-Cola Foundation has donated $41 million to help lift women out of poverty, $335 million to educate more than 10,000 scholars, $408 million to help support local communities and $216 million to protecting the environment which has helped provide more than 32 million people in Africa and around the world with access to clean water and sanitation. Coca-Cola Foundation contributions include support for 150 programs in 48 countries in Africa alone.