At Equatorial Coca-Cola, health and safety have always been strategic priorities of the business. For this reason, since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, we have implemented and updated, when needed, protocols to minimize potential exposure and boost hygiene in all of our premises and distribution channels; whilst guaranteeing the continuity of our operations and service to our customers and consumers.
Through our Human Resources and our Quality, Operational Safety and Health (QOSH)
departments we sought to develop new ways of working and created bespoke solutions for each country and job position.
In order to manage and report efficiently, we established a Crisis Cabinet that was replicated at Group and Business Unit levels. These groups were tasked with monitoring the evolution of the pandemic, taking all the necessary actions to keep our people and their families safe from the virus, and ensuring business continuity given the measures and restrictions implemented in the countries where we operate.
Thanks to all these efforts, this year, we were awarded the Communitas Award in the category of leadership in community service and corporate responsibility, and also recognized by the Stevie Award as bronze winners in the category of most exemplary employer for our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.