Aug 10, 2023

Vevey/Istanbul, August 08, 2023 – The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that Coca-Cola Içecek (CCI) has obtained the global EQUAL-SALARY certification covering its 10,000 employees in Azerbaijan, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The international EQUAL-SALARY certification is a symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay and equal opportunities, combining a statistical analysis of all the salaries and an on-site audit entrusted to PwC. With our certification, CCI proves that it applies equal pay and equal opportunities for women and men globally.

The global EQUAL-SALARY certification is valid for 3 years, during which, the company undergoes two monitoring audits. After 3 years, the organization needs to renew the certification process with a new salary analysis and a full on-site audit.

« Coca-Cola Içecek is the first bottling company to be globally EQUAL-SALARY certified. Having set sustainability as a priority, CCI has decided to invest in its diverse workforce and it’s the right thing to do. EQUAL-SALARY certification is a solid foundation for building a sustainable future in its broadest sense », commented Noémie Storbeck, co-CEO of the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation.

« At Coca-Cola Içecek, we hold sustainability at the core of everything we do. Among our sustainability commitments, improving diversity and inclusion standards, as well as human rights practices in our ecosystem, holds significant importance. Therefore, it is my honor and joy to receive the EQUAL-SALARY Certification on behalf of all CCI employees as a testament to our commitments. With this achievement, CCI is one step closer to realizing its vision of becoming the best FMCG company with its One Team approach. I am extremely proud that this certificate marks CCI as the first bottling company to be EQUAL-SALARY certified in the Coke System, the first globally certified company operating with a multinational Turkey HQ, and the first company certified in Uzbekistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan », added Burak Başarır, CEO of Coca-Cola Içecek.

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