Coca-Cola re-affirms commitment to the well-being of Nigerians
The Coca-Cola Company Nigeria has said that it is committed to the well-being of Nigerians in communities it operates.
Speaking at the end of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) Conference 2015 held in Owerri, Imo State, the Community Affairs Manager for the Coca-Cola Company, Mr. Emeka Mba, said that the commitment to promote wellbeing includes: “offering a variety of no and low calories beverage products to our consumers in Nigeria, including water, sparkling soft drinks and juices.
“Provide clear nutritional information, showing the calories in our packages to enable consumers make sensible and appropriate choices at the point of purchase.”
Mba noted that Coca-Cola sponsored NIFST Owerri 2015 because the company is committed to promoting dialogue with key stakeholders to achieve shared understanding and balanced communication on health issues.
He added that Coca-Cola currently supports 280 physical activity/nutritional education programs in 115 countries, which includes the Annual Scientific Conferences by NIFST, Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Yaba, Lagos and Annual Health Symposium by the University Of Ibadan Association Of Nutrition Students Society.
“We communicate and merchandise our products in a responsible way, without directing our communication to kids under 12 years. This is so because we recognize that children do not have the capacity to make informed choices about what they consume,” he added.