The Coca‑Cola Company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference. We build loved brands that bring joy to our consumers’ lives with beverage choices for all occasions, tastes and lifestyles.
The Coca‑Cola system has been making drinks that create joy and pleasure for billions of people around the world for more than 137 years. With over 700,000 employees globally, 200 brands and a presence in almost every country, we are building our future on drinks that people love drinking – with a strong focus on operating sustainably, and a long tradition of giving back to the communities we are a part of.
For more than 100 years, Europe has played its part in driving forward the global business. Coca‑Cola was first bottled in Europe in 1919. Today, we are deeply rooted in Europe and the communities in which we operate.
Together with our bottling partners we operate 88 bottling plants across Europe, employing more than 50,000 people. Europe is also home to Coca‑Cola's second largest innovation laboratory in the world, helping to produce 1,600 different drinks for more than 2 billion customers around the world.
As we deliver and grow loved brands in Europe, we are transforming our business to meet the needs of people and our planet, seeking to create a positive impact in the communities we serve.