IGA's Red Oval partner Coca-Cola has released two statements regarding Ukraine, listed below. IGA's Red Oval representatives have asked us to share these statements with the greater IGA family.
The Coca-Cola Company Suspends its Business in Russia
The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is suspending its business in Russia.
Our hearts are with the people who are enduring unconscionable effects from these tragic events in Ukraine.
We will continue to monitor and assess the situation as circumstances evolve.
—Published March 7, 2022
Support For Ukraine
Over the last few days, everybody at Coca-Cola has been following the news from Ukraine with heavy hearts. Our thoughts are with those affected.
Our focus is on our people and supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine and the region. Our actions are coordinated with our bottling partner, Coca-Cola HBC. Together, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our employees and their families. We remain in constant contact and are doing everything we can to support them and our communities.
This week, with Coca-Cola HBC, we have committed to €1 million to support the brave efforts of the Red Cross movement operating in Ukraine. We are also contributing to Red Cross organizations in the neighboring nations of Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland donating beverages and a further €550,000 to support refugees in these countries.
While these are our actions today, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. We thank our colleagues for their compassion and support for each other in this difficult time.
Our overriding hope is for peace in the region.
—Published March 3, 2022