Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan donated its products to medical institutions and food banks to support local communities amid COVID-19 pandemic.
As many as 8,000 cases of drinks were offered to 50 medical institutions (in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hyogo Prefectures) and 12 food banks (in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Osaka Prefectures) from Dec 7th through 25th.
In 2020, our lives drastically changed as a result of behavioral transformations to have less contact with people and prevent COVID-19 infections, including temporary closures of schools, promotion of teleworking, and cancellation of various events. In April when the infections started to pose serious impact, we examined how we could help local communities through our core business, and since then we have been offering our products free of charge to doctors’ associations and food banks in each district and area.
As the infections remained expanding in December, we decided another plan to further donate our products to medical professionals, who have been dedicatedly working hard on the prevention of infections, and children and their families, who spend more time at home under "new lifestyles".
Since we made the donation during the Christmas season in December, we visited the sites by Christmas trucks with lights and Santa Claus design on them. On December 21, our Executive Officer, Costin Mandrea, visited Japanese Red Cross Musashino Hospital (Tokyo) to personally deliver Coca-Cola products.
Visit to Japanese Red Cross Musashino Hospital on December 21
Visit to Saitama Prefecture Saiseikai Kurihashi Hospital,
Social Welfare Organization Saiseikai Imperial Gift Foundation
|Period||December 7 - 25, 2020|
|Donated to||50 medical institutions (in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hyogo Prefectures) and 12 food banks (in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Osaka Prefectures)|
|Donated items||Coca-Cola products, including Coca-Cola, Ayataka, Georgia, I LOHAS Tennensui (5,800 cases to medial institutions and 2,200 cases to food banks)|
Under the corporate philosophy, "Paint it RED! Let's Repaint our Future", we will continue to strive for our mission to "deliver happy moments to everyone while creating value" by working with various partners to address community challenges.