Bucharest, March 27, 2018 - Coca‑Cola HBC Romania signs the Diversity Charter, thus committed to continue promoting and implementing diversity and non-discrimination principles, inclusion and equality of chances inside and outside the company, serving as an example of good practice for other companies or organizations.

Coca‑Cola HBC Romania joins the Diversity Charter with the purpose of showing its adhesion to the European Union common values regarding diversity in all of its forms and encouraging the environment in which it is supported. The adherence at the Diversity Charter strengthens Coca‑Cola HBC Romania's leadership in sustainability, also within the company, by identifying and implementing ethical human resources and diversity management policies.

A world without diversity would be a monotonous one, the variety of ideas leads to innovation that underpins progress and development. Tolerance, another side of diversity, is essential for organizations and open communities that accept and encourage differences. So, for more than 25 years, diversity is an integral part of the history of Coca‑Cola HBC Romania and it is fundamentally essential to our relationship with our team and to our company`s performance. Mihaela Ionita, Human Resources Manager of Coca‑Cola HBC Romania

At Coca‑Cola HBC Romania, inclusion and diversity are building a respectful work environment where people do not discriminate and are not being discriminate in any context, based on the following characteristics: age, gender and sexual orientation, physical disabilities, marital status, race, ethnicity or nationality, religious or political beliefs, position in the company and type of activity.

The Romanian Diversity Charter follows the successful model of other European states and has a set of general principles, assumed voluntarily by the people who sign it with the purpose of promoting diversity, non-discrimination, inclusion and equality of chances at the workplace. Bringing diverse stakeholder groups together, the Charter is a collaborative platform for debate around diversity management. The Charter encourages member countries to implement or extend their commitment to diversity management beyond legal requirements and obligations.

The Romanian Diversity Charter is part of a regional project, coordinated by DOBROVITA Slovenia, with partners from private and public sector from Romania, Slovenia and Croatia, and supported by the European Commission through the DG Justice and Consumers Program. In Romania, the project is implemented by the Forum for International Communications Foundation, the Assistance and Programs for Sustainable Development Association - Agenda 21 and the National Agency of Civil Servants.

Coca‑Cola HBC

Coca‑Cola HBC is a leading bottler of The Coca‑Cola Company with a sales volume of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 595 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola HBC is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting its business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local communities.

Coca‑Cola HBC is ranked beverage industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices, and is also included in the FTSE4Good Index. Coca‑Cola HBC has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCH) and its shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahellenic.com.

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