Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines was established by The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc. in November 1986, to strongly demonstrate the long-term commitment of Coca-Cola to corporate citizenship in the Philippines.
People from all walks of life, working together to build a better Philippines for this generation and generations to come.
To be a catalyst for sustainable development and well-being in Filipino communities
Our work is anchored on 3 guideposts to keep us relevant to the company, to the world, and to the country:
- The Coca-Cola Company’s global sustainability priorities on Water, Well-Being, and a World Without Waste
- The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health & Well-Being, (4) Quality Education, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life on Land
- The pressing needs of Filipino communities in alignment with company’s sustainability priorities and the UN SDGs
The Coca-Cola Company’s goal, by 2020, is to safely return to nature and to communities an amount of water equal to what is used in its finished beverages and their production. The Filipino word “agos” (flow) best illustrates the Foundation’s contribution to achieving that goal.
The Agos Program supports critical watersheds, provides water-poor communities with improved access to water for household or agricultural use, installs potable water systems in public schools, and educates the youth and communities on the importance of conserving our water resources. Through these initiatives, we aim to sustain the flow of water for life for Filipinos today and for generations to come.
The program has provided water access to 210 communities and schools nationwide.
Program partners include Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation (AIDFI), Earthday Network Philippines, Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), Habitat for Humanity, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines).
ZERO WASTE COMMUNITIES
The program supports The Coca-Cola Company’s vision of a “World Without Waste”, a healthy, debris-free environment and oceans, with a goal of collecting and recycling the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally by 2030.
The program aims to build zero waste communities by helping people understand and practice proper solid waste management, and make recycling more accessible by collaborating with NGOs, communities and LGUs to help develop more effective recycling systems that meet each community’s unique needs.
The Foundation is currently working with partners in 18 communities in the provinces of Bataan, Cavite, Albay, Marinduque, Negros Occidental and Sarangani, and in the cities of Manila and Davao.
Program partners include Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), Caritas Manila, Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation (AIDFI), PeacePond, and Sarangani Province Empowerment & Community Transformation Forum (SPECTRUM).
LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE
The program provides disadvantaged children with access to complete basic education through the construction of schoolhouses in public schools located in remote, underserved areas and rebuilding schools destroyed by calamities. The program’s current focus is infrastructure and equipment support to public senior high schools, particularly for the TVL track. The Foundation has built 129 schools since the program was launched in 1997.
Project partners are the Department of Education, Philippine Business for Social Progress, and AGAPP Foundation.
Through the nationwide network Coca-Cola bottling plants and distribution centers, employee volunteers, and NGO partners such as the Philippine Red Cross and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the Foundation provides safe drinking water communities hit by calamities.