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Profile of registrant

The Coca-Cola Company

Identification number in the register: 00475641564-03
Registration date: 23/04/09 11:03:37

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/04/14 11:37:46
The date of the last annual update was 16/04/14 11:37:46

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The Coca-Cola Company
Acronym: Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO)
Legal status: Company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Muhtar Kent
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Nikolaus Tacke
Position: Public Affairs & Government Relations Director, Europe

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Coca-Cola Plaza 
Atlanta GA 30313
Telephone number: (+1) 4046762121
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Representation in Belgium:
Coca-Cola Services S.A.
Chaussée de Mons 1424
1070 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-559-2077 (Public Affairs Dpt)

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 17 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at, follow us on Twitter at, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at or find us on LinkedIn at
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2.6
Complementary information: Coca-Cola Europe employs 10 people from Public Affairs, Legal, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs or technical functions that are currently engaged in activities related to the EU institutions. 1 person has a relevant, average time investment of ca 80%, the other 9 of ca. 20% each. The relevant work of these 10 people (1*80% + 9*20%) is equivalent to 2.6 persons full-time.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Nikolaus TACKE 01/03/14 27/02/15
Sofia Chrysopoulou 20/09/14 18/09/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

EU public policies and legislation in the fields of interest listed below

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport
  • Youth


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The following list comprises only those organizations that focus on EU policies and European institutions and are relevant for this register:

I. Associations, thinks tanks, platforms
AEF - Advertising Education Forum
AIJN - European Fruit Juice Association
AIM - European Brands Association
AmCham EU - American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
BCCB - British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
BIER - Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable
Bonsucro - Better Sugarcane Initiative
CIUS - Committee of Industrial Users of Sugar
CSR Europe - The European business network for CSR
EFBW - European Federation of Bottled Water
EFFA - European Flavour & Fragrance Association
EFLA - European Food Law Association
EU Platform for Action on Physical Activity, Diet and Health (through UNESDA)
EU Pledge
European Bioplastics
European Food & Drink Council
EUROPEN - European Organization for Packaging and the Environment
EUTECA - European Technical Caramel Association
EWP - European Water Partnership
FoodDrinkEurope (former CIAA)
Friends of Europe
ISA - International Sweeteners Association
PET user alliance
RefNat - Regfrigerants, Naturally!
SAI - Sustainable Agriculture Initiative
Sustainability Consortium
TPN - Transatlantic Policy Network
UNESDA - Union of European Beverages Associations
WFA - World Federation of Advertisers

II. Consultancies
Interel European Affairs (since 11/2013)
EU Issue Tracker / Shungham Information
Fleishman Hillard SA (until 10/2013)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 800000  € - 900000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The budget indicated above includes personnel costs (c. EUR 240,000) and consultancy fees (c. EUR 475,000). Membership fees paid to the organizations listed above are not included.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.