As a company and also through our brands we support a variety of
different programmes to help people get more active because we want
to make a positive impact on people's health and wellbeing. We want
to help people manage their calorie intake and energy balance by
providing a wide range of products, and by encouraging them to
adopt active lifestyles.
Public Health Responsibility Deal
In March 2011, Coca-Cola Great Britain announced it was becoming
a partner in the Government's Public Health Responsibility Deal.
We've committed to work in partnership with health professionals,
consumer groups and the Government to drive forward collective
pledges that encourage active, healthy lifestyles. Our pledges
Using our local presence to get young people and adults more
Promoting and supporting more active travel amongst our
Increasing physical activity in the workplace
Communicating and promoting the Chief Medical Officer's revised
physical activity guidelines
Helping to tackle the barriers to participation in physical
activity faced by some of the most inactive groups in society
Implementing some basic measures for encouraging healthier
staff food provision
Using only occupational health services which meet the new
occupational health standards
In addition, we also committed to report on levels of sickness
absence rate amongst Coca-Cola Great Britain employees, with a
reported absence rate of just 1% for 2011.
An update on the progress we've made against each of these
pledges in the past year can be found on the Department of Health's
website at: http://responsibilitydeal.dh.gov.uk
as of May 2012.
Physical activity is vital to health and wellbeing. We've supported Special Olympics GB for 34 years and we’re supporting StreetGames, a charity which brings doorstep sport to young people in disadvantaged communities.
You should try to take at least 30 minutes of daily aerobic exercise. If you struggle to find time, try to change your routine to fit it in by getting off the bus a stop early or cycling in to work or school.