by Marion Nestle
Sep 22 2015
Coca-Cola’s transparency initiative
Sugars item #2 for this week (about half of the sugars in US diets come from sugar-sweetened beverages)
As promised in his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in August, Muhtar Kent, the CEO of Coca-Cola, is making its funding transparent. He said he “directed Sandy Douglas, president of Coca-Cola North America, to”
Publish on our website a list of our efforts to reduce calories and market responsibly, along with a list of health and well-being partnerships and research activities we have funded in the past five years, which we will continue to update every six months.
True to his word, here is Coca-Cola’s commitment to transparency:
- The company’s transparency website
- A list of the organizations it funds
- A list of the scientific experts and researchers it funds (but some declined to be listed)
- Answers to frequently asked questions
This makes interesting reading, to say the least. Enjoy!