Therese is responsible for driving the corporate sustainability agenda in Europe for Coca-Cola. As such she works together with Coca-Cola bottling partners to ensure that her organization meets the sustainability commitments set by The Coca-Cola Company. Her organization has many global commitments in place, like World Without Waste or the women empowerment goal called 5by20. Next to realizing these global commitments for the European markets, the focus is in Western-Europe is on a joint sustainability plan with the bottler called This is Forward.
Therese studied business administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). She has experience in both the public and the private sector, having previously worked at Heineken, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Pfizer and the Dutch Ministry of Health. After 6 years in the public sector she joined Coca-Cola. There she started as Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Director in the Netherlands. Since the end of last year she is responsible to lead Sustainability in Europe for Coca-Cola.
About The Coca-Cola Company:
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. In addition to the company’s Coca-Cola brands, our portfolio includes some of the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as AdeS plant-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Costa coffee, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, innocent smoothies and juices, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater and ZICO coconut water. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We’re also working to reduce our environmental impact by replenishing water and promoting recycling. With our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.
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