Are Coca‑Cola beverages sold in schools?
Yes, some of our products are sold in primary and secondary schools in accordance with our Global School Beverage Policy.
Our Global School Beverage Policy establishes principles to guide our practices across the more than 200 countries where our products are consumed. They apply to all beverages directly distributed by our local bottling partners to primary and secondary schools that bear trademarks owned and/or licensed by The Coca‑Cola Company. As a global enterprise that operates as a local business, we abide by all local regulations and industry voluntary commitments related to the sale of beverages in schools.
When we offer our beverages for sale in primary schools, we will allow the sale of only:
- Water (still/sparkling, plain/flavored).
- 100% fruit/vegetable juices and smoothies.
- Dairy (low/no fat, plain/flavored). Local regulations will define “low-fat.” In all cases, fat must be ≤2%.
- Plant-based drinks (low/no fat, plain/flavored).
- Additionally, if requested, we will make our full range of products available in teacher’s lounges or areas for teachers which are restricted from students.
We will not permit branding on vending machines or coolers, except for the selection button.
When we offer our beverages for sale in secondary schools, we will work with school authorities to ensure that a full range of beverages (including water, juices and other beverages in both regular and low-or no- sugar versions) is made available. Where primary and secondary school students share a common area or building, our approach, in dialogue with school authorities, will be commensurate with the majority of the student population.