Employment: Our People
Keeping our employees healthy and happy is part of Coca‑Cola's ethos
At Coca‑Cola Great Britain, we make it a priority to treat our people well, help them develop and give them a rewarding working life. To us, this means creating an environment where employees can:
- Excel in their performance
- Develop skills for improvement
- Move towards their career goals
By providing training and development programmes, on-the-job learning, coaching and feedback, we make sure that everyone who works with us has the resources they need to learn more and build their careers. And also to have some fun along the way - we want Coca‑Cola to be a great place to work where people are inspired and motivated to be the best they can be.
Did you know? In 2009, Coca‑Cola entered the Great Place To Work Institute UK's rankings for Great Britain for the first time at No. 26
Our success depends on motivated and committed employees. We need them to feel that they play a real part in helping our business meet its goals and have an understanding of what they are. We have several different ways of measuring our employees' level of engagement with the business and satisfaction with their working lives - such as through constructive dialogue with our employee representative groups and employee surveys.
Great place to work
We think it's important for our employees to enjoy their working life and we want to make sure that working for our business in Great Britain is fulfilling, rewarding and fun. Key areas that we focus on as part of the Great Place to Work programme include an on-site company gym, free Coca‑Cola drinks and fruit, GDA information in the staff restaurant, summer hours and flexible working, a learning allowance and a Cycle to Work scheme.
Coca‑Cola's specially appointed Green Team, which encourages employees to live more sustainably, coordinates initiatives including the Thames21 river clean up, water usage in the workplace and personal carbon footprinting. In 2009, we entered the Great Place To Work Institute UK's rankings for Great Britain for the first time at No. 26. We also achieved a ranking of No. 57 in the The Sunday Times Top Green Companies to work for.
Training and development
To attract and retain the best people, we recognise that we need to invest in their development. We take training and development very seriously. We have continuously invested over the years with the aim of strengthening this important area of business performance, placing emphasis on employee development plans, internal talent management, leadership development for managers and employee performance management.
Pay and reward
Offering competitive pay and motivating benefits is crucial to both attracting and retaining the most talented people to drive our business forward. We consider a number of different elements, such as pension, healthcare and additional holiday, which form a total compensation and benefits package for our employees. Our rewards programmes are regularly benchmarked against a select peer group of our major competitors and key players in the local market.
Open and inclusive
We're committed to providing an inclusive working environment in which everyone is treated fairly. We believe that having people from different backgrounds, with different life experiences and talents is a real bonus for our business. That's why respecting and valuing the diversity of our people is central to our vision and values. It's also why our employment policies and practices have been developed to protect against discrimination and ensure equal opportunity and fair treatment for all, regardless of age, sex or ethnic background.