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CCBJI's initiatives to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections

June 01, 2020

Together! for the Future

We wish to express our sympathies for those who have been affected by the novel corona virus (COVID-19). We also appreciate those who have been helping others dealing with these difficulties now.

During this outbreak of COVID-19, the safety and health of our consumers, customers and our employees, especially those on the front-line working daily to produce and supply essential goods and services, is our number one priority. Our Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan mission is to deliver happy, refreshing moments to everyone, even in challenging times, and we have been working with comprehensive business continuity actions in place to ensure safe and secure product supply and promoting the sharing of values which corresponds to societal changes and "life with COVID-19".

We provide products and services that are indispensable to everyday life, and for our business partners, we will provide support plans to overcome these difficulties together.

Support Plans

For business partners

・Super markets, drugstores, and discount stores

1. Case sales

We have prepared a plan to meet the growing demand for case sales. This will also reduce the operation loads for things such as stocking.

2. 350ml 700ml PET

We have a selection of products such as 350ml for individual use and 700ml for households.

3. Other Sales Support

We have posters and various promotions to support sales. Please contact your sales person for details.

・Online stores

Online-exclusive label-less products, "Ayataka", "Sokenbicha", and "Canada Dry The Tansan Strong" are available. The label-less products will remove the trouble of separating the wastes, responding to the increasing demand in home as we shift into the new normal.

・Grocery stores, liquor stores and restaurants/cafes

We have various programs and please contact your sales person for details.

For customers

■Donating products

1. Donating products through medical institutions and food banks

As the spread of Covid-19 infections impacted social changes on a daily basis, we have donated Coca-Cola products to local authorities, local medical associations and food banks.
See here for details.

2. Free provision of beverages to "Designated Medical Institution for Infectious Diseases" and others through Japan Medical Association (Coca-Cola System)

To back up the medical personnel who are engaged in the response to the COVID-19, Coca-Cola System has started the "Refresh Japan" program to donate about 1,300 thousand bottles of beverages to medical institutions, etc. Deliveries from each CCBJI sales center to the designated medical institutions for infectious diseases started from mid-May 2020 through Japan Medical Association.
See here for details. (Japanese)

■Free provision of simple face shield using recycled PET material (Coca-Cola System)

Coca-Cola System has produced approximately 11,000 simple face shields using recycled PET materials and has begun donating them to medical institutions throughout the country through public organizations. The system will also utilize the face shields in daily operations which require human contact in each of the system company.
See here for details. (Japanese)

■Antivirus/antibacterial film to be applied to vending machines

We are continuing to support the vending channel for safe, easy, and convenient access to our products. Our people are on the front lines every day providing this essential service to you as our social mission. As part of this effort, we started applying antivirus/antibacterial treatment to its vending machines with RIKEGUARD® V, an antivirus/antibacterial film developed by RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION from the middle of June in 2020.
See here for the details.

Film-applied selection buttons

Film-applied dispensing slot (flapper)

「SIAA」sticker image

Our Initiatives

■New ways of working to respond to the "new normal" society

We promote work from home, staggered office hours and off-peak commuting, online business meetings, and other measures to prevent the spread of infection, including the use of partitions for social distance.
See here for details.

■Bicycle commuting

We revised company rules to promote bicycle commuting to support employee mental and physical health and to help relieve stress while commuting. Furthermore, this policy lets employees choose bicycle commuting as an alternative to using crowded trains and buses to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection.
See here for details.

■Sawayaka Walk 2020

We Launched "Sawayaka Walk 2020" as a program to enhance the employees' health and promote team-building, using a newly developed original smartphone app.
See here for details.

■Special paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccination

To allow employees who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccination to flexibly schedule appointments while avoiding busy times of the day, we permit vaccinations during work hours, and exempt employees from work during such time. If employees feel unwell on the day of vaccination or in the following days, they are eligible to take special paid leave in principle.
See here for details.

■COVID-19 Contact-Confirming App (COCOA)

We introduced "COVID-19 Contact-Confirming App (COCOA)", the app endorsed by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, for all of its approximately 17,000 employees who use the company smart phones.
See here for the details.

■Message Relay

Using the company intranet and the communication tool "Yammer," we are implementing a "message relay" to connect colleagues working at more than 350 locations in 38 prefectures.
See here for details.

Information from government and local governments

Support Measures for Companies Concerning the Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus Disease

We hope that the spread of the novel coronavirus will begin to recede as soon as possible. We will continue to work together with everyone under the mission we have set forth.

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