12 Apr '11, 9am

Corporate social responsibility #CSR isn't just about the environment–that “S” is easily overlooked, but critical.

Corporate social responsibility #CSR isn't just about the environment–that “S” is easily overlooked, but critical.

Dozens of interviews over several weeks churned out some statistics that on one hand are impressive–but on the other show that much work needs to be done. The Coca-Cola/SABMiller value chain is work over US$100 million between the two countries, with 8000 jobs created as a result. The affects on employment magnify when considering that the products are sold in tens of thousands of retail outlets in both countries, most of which are run by women. While Coca-Cola and SABMiller appeared to have paid their fair share of taxes in Zambia and El Salvador, the over value chain could have had a larger impact on both countries. Coca-Cola and SABMiller’s local companies in both countries, however, often bought supplies from outside these countries’ borders because they were not available locally.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/coca-cola-sabmiller-m...

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