Coca-Cola to Invest EUR 20 Million in Bulgaria Up to the Beginning of 2019

The company is thankful to its partners for the job well done during the year.

At a special Christmas event Coca-Cola Bulgaria thanked its partners in the country, with whom they jointly implemented their projects for a better and sustainable future by investing in local communities, youth development and environmental protection. The Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova, the Ambassador of Greece H. E. Grigorios Vasilokonstandakis, and Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Sofia H.E. Martina Strong attended the event. The Invest Bulgaria Agency, the Ministry of Education,  the Environment and Water Parliamentary Committee and the Minister of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU sent congratulatory letters on the occaision. The company was awarded with the Honorary Golden Sign of the Confederation of employers and industrialists in Bulgaria for making an impactful contribution to Bulgaria’s economic, social and educational development, as well as with the honorary plaque of the Bulgarian Red Cross for partnership in the field of donation and volunteering.

“The biggest contribution to society can only happen when the business, the public sector, the non-governmental organizations and the media unite their efforts to make a quality change in the Bulgarian society,” said Svetoslav Atanasov, Executive Director of Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria. He also announced that the company will invest 6 million euro in the next months which by the beginning of 2019  will grow to 20 million.  During the years in which the company operates in the country investments in the Bulgarian economy exceeded over 550 million. It is exactly because of the joint efforts with its partners that Coca-Cola carried out a number of projects in favor of the society where over 700 000 leva are invested annually.

In Bulgaria Coca-Cola develops its social activities in three main areas: youth development, environment and support for local communities. Among the biggest initiatives of Coca-Cola are the environmental campaign “My Green City”, which marks its 10th anniversary in 2017. It includes a number of non-governmental organizations and partners to promote environmental care. As part of the 10th “My Green City” edition, Coca-Cola employees in Bulgaria managed to plant, clean and nurture a number of highlands, forests and parks in Sofia and the country, and during the past three events 5250 trees were planted and adopted, for which Coca-Cola takes special care as part of the campaign.

For the full press-release in Bulgaria click HERE.