The Coca-Cola Company • Asa Candler formed the Coca-Cola Company in 1882. • The Coca-Cola Company today is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of soft-drink concentrates and syrups. • The company has transformed itself from a single-product firm into a producer and marketer of a beverage portfolio. 11-3
92,400Worldwide employees • 3000+Beverages • 200+Countries where beverages are sold • 123+Years in business • 1.6 billion servings per day
The Coca-Cola Company and its products have been criticized by various sources for various reasons including negative health effects resulting from consumption of its products, exploitative labor practices, high levels of pesticides in its products, building plants in Nazi Germany which employed slave. Labor environmental destruction, monopolistic business practices, hiring paramilitary units to murder trade union leaders, and marketing unhealthy products to children.
Although the company has millions of satisfied customers in foreign lands it sometimes is confronted with violent critics
Healtheffects • Acidityand toothdecay • Highfructosecornsyrup
Environmentalissues • Pesticide use • Water use • Packaging