Bucharest, July 12, 2019: Coca‑Cola HBC, the leader of the beverages industry in Romania, is “the most desired employer in the FMCG industry”, for the fifth consecutive year, and one of the most appreciated employers from Romania, according to Most Desired Employers Ranking, published by Catalyst Solutions.

I would like to thank all the people who work at Coca‑Cola HBC Romania. They are the ones who made this recognition possible and have been doing a great job at building our company’s reputation. We are honored that our company remains on the top of people’s preferences when it comes to choosing a job. We appreciate the confirmations received from the audience on our efforts, as well as all forms of evaluation from them, which help us become better and to change in line with what people in our organization need. For us, people who are satisfied with their job and are passionate about what they do represent the key to our success. Because, at the end of the day, what we want is to succeed in creating a workplace in which people can learn, can grow and can take advantage of the challenges and opportunities for their careers. Mihaela Ioniță, Country HR Manager, Coca‑Cola HBC Romania.

Within Coca‑Cola HBC Romania, we provide a series of benefits and programs to our teams, aiming to ensure both their personal and professional development, by addressing the abilities necessary to build a career as per their expectations. According to the company data, more than 95% of the
Coca‑Cola HBC Romania’s employees who were part of talent development programs were promoted within no more than 12 months after completing the program.

According to the latest Sustainability Report of Coca‑Cola HBC Romania, for the period
2016-2017, the company paid its employees in Romania, in 2017, total benefits of more than €1.58 million.

Coca‑Cola HBC Romania is an employer that respects all its employees’ rights and maintains an open, inclusive, fair, safe and positive workplace. In 2018, Coca‑Cola HBC Romania signed the Diversity Charter, together with other organizations and companies in Romania. One of the main commitments made by the Coca‑Cola HBC Group refers to having a total gender balance by 2025, with 50% of all management positions held by women in all 28 countries where the
Coca‑Cola HBC Group is present.

The Most Desired Employers Ranking is published annually by Catalyst Solutions and it takes under consideration a series of features that the candidates are looking for in a company, such as wage packages, the company’s reputation, opportunities for development within the organization or job security.

About CocaCola HBC Romania

CocaCola HBC is one of the largest bottling companies of The Coca‑Cola Company, with sales of more than 2 billion units. The company is active on an extended geographical area, with operations in 28 countries, serving a population of around 590 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a wide range of soft drinks such as carbonated drinks, sodas, water, energy drinks, tea and coffee. Coca‑Cola HBC promotes a sustainable development, generating value for its business and for the communities where it is present. The company delivers soft drinks that respond to the diverse needs of consumers, while encouraging an open work environment and having a responsible activity in order to protect the environment, contributing to the socio-economic development of local communities. According to the “Socio-Economic Impact of Coca‑Cola System in Romania” study, based on the financial data from 2015, the presence of this system on the local market generates an added value of EUR 448 million, the equivalent of 0.3% of GDP.

In Romania, Coca‑Cola HBC was declared the most responsible company on the local market in 2016, 2017 and 2018, according to Romania CSR Index, a study conducted by the independent consulting agency The Azores. On the local market, Coca‑Cola HBC Romania is the leader of the beverages industry, being the largest exporter on this segment, with a weight of approximately 30% in the total beverages exports. For more information on the company, please visit our website at www.coca-colahellenic.ro and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook.