Global beverage giant Coca-Cola system in India has decided to shut its manufacturing plants in India due to the COVID-19 outbreak. "At this moment, the health, safety and well-being of our employees is of paramount importance to us. Therefore, in compliance with the Government directive, we at the Coca-Cola system in India have temporarily suspended production at our manufacturing facilities."
However, the company said in a statement that as a responsible Total Beverage Company, "we understand our responsibility to provide the essential beverages to our consumers in these trying times. To cater to this urgent demand, we’re operating our manufacturing facilities in very small number complying to the local Government’s regulations and safety of all our employees."
The company said it has adopted a purpose-driven approach to ensure complete safety and well-being of its people, products and assets.
"Our entire system remains in touch with the local authorities and the central government to provide whatever humble support we can to address this challenge," the company said in a statement.