The Coca-Cola Company

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

500,000€ - 599,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.25 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

22

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The Coca-Cola Company   (Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO))

    EU Transparency Register

    00475641564-03 First registered on 23 Apr 2009

    Goals / Remit

    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 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia, Dasani, FUZE TEA 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 more than 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 we work.

    Main EU files targeted

    European Green Deal
    Circular Economy Action Plan and waste management legislation
    Water legislation
    Farm to Fork Strategy
    Food and Nutrition legislation
    Nutrition & Health Claims Regulation/Establishment of Nutrient Profiles
    Food Information to Consumers - Labelling
    Audiovisual Media Services
    New Deal for Consumers, Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
    Consumer legislation, including empowering consumers in the green transition
    Green Claims
    Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act
    Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base
    Revision of Directive as regards disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches
    Anti Tax Avoidance Package
    Reform of VAT Directive
    EU Sugar Policy
    Legislation related to food supply chain
    Unfair Trading Practices Directive
    Competition legislation
    Youth policies
    Sustainable Corporate Due Diligence, including human rights
    MFF

    Address

    Head Office
    Coca-Cola Plaza, 1
    Atlanta GA 30313
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Chaussée de Mons 1424
    Brussels 1070
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2
    50%1
    25%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Aldo MARINO 23 May 2023 22 May 2024
    Sofia CHRYSOPOULOU 18 May 2023 17 May 2024
    Mr Aldo MARINO 23 May 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Ms Sofia Chrysopoulou 18 May 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Mr Aldo MARINO 24 May 2022 23 May 2023
    Ms Sofia Chrysopoulou 21 May 2022 18 May 2023
    Ms Sofia Chrysopoulou 24 May 2019 23 May 2020
    Ms Sofia Chrysopoulou 20 Mar 2018 20 Mar 2019
    Mr Uwe Wolfgang Kleinert 23 Mar 2017 22 Aug 2017
    Ms Sofia Chrysopoulou 23 Jan 2017 11 Jan 2018
    Mr Uwe Wolfgang Kleinert 22 Aug 2016 04 Jan 2017
    Mr Nikolaus TACKE 03 Mar 2016 02 Mar 2017
    Ms Sofia Chrysopoulou 25 Sep 2015 23 Sep 2016
    Mr Nikolaus TACKE 10 Mar 2015 03 Mar 2016
    Ms Sofia Chrysopoulou 20 Sep 2014 18 Sep 2015
    Mrs Sofia Chrysopoulou 20 Sep 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Nikolaus TACKE 01 Mar 2014 03 Mar 2015
    Mr Nikolaus TACKE 13 Feb 2013 12 Feb 2014
    Mr Nikolaus TACKE 07 Mar 2012 13 Feb 2013
    Mrs Susanne Irmgard KETTLER 01 Feb 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Nikolaus TACKE 07 Mar 2012 09 Feb 2013

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    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
    AECA - American European Community Association
    AIJN - European Fruit Juice Association
    AIM - European Brands Association
    AmCham EU - American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
    BIER - Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable
    Bonsucro - Better Sugarcane Initiative
    CIUS - Committee of Industrial Users of Sugar
    CSR Europe - The European business network for CSR
    EFLA - European Food Law Association
    EU Pledge
    European Food & Drinks Council
    EUROPEN - European Organization for Packaging and the Environment
    EUTECA - European Technical Caramel Association
    EWP - European Water Partnership
    FoodDrinkEurope
    Friends of Europe
    FFA- Forum for the Future of Agriculture
    GPAC- Global Public Affairs Council
    ISA - International Sweeteners Association
    Tea and Herbal Association
    TPN - Transatlantic Policy Network
    UNESDA - Union of European Beverages Associations
    WFA - World Federation of Advertisers


    II. Consultancies
    Dentons Global Advisors
    ZN Consulting
    Covington & Burling LLP

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    zn consulting 50,000€ - 99,999€
    dentons global advisors 200,000€ - 299,999€
    covington & burling llp 100,000€ - 199,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Other financial info

    The estimated costs consist of personnel costs, consultancy fees and costs for events & publications. Costs for membership fees paid to the organizations listed above are not included in the total costs listed above. 

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    European Food Forum https://europeanfoodforum.eu/about-eff/

    Communication activities

    - Circular Plastics Alliance

    - https://www.coca-cola.eu/home

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    22 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 06 Feb 2024 Location BERL
      Subject water resilience
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Attending
      • Arunas Ribokas (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Feb 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Water resilience
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Jan 2024 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject Water use; circular economy; obesity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Wopke Hoekstra
      Attending
      • Wopke Hoekstra (Commissioner)
    • Date 17 Jan 2024 Location Davos
      Subject Water use; circular economy; obesity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Wopke Hoekstra
      Attending
      • Wopke Hoekstra (Commissioner)
    • Date 17 Jan 2024 Location Davos
      Subject Packaging and water resilience Sugar and Coca Cola’s own role in the climate transition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Wopke Hoekstra
      Attending
      • Wopke Hoekstra (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Sep 2023 Location Berlaymont
      Subject To exchange views on improving the sustainability of packaging, including on challenges and opportunities in reducing waste and increasing recycled content.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jan 2023 Location Davos
      Subject Exchange of views on on EU circular economy proposals (Packaging and Waste Packaging Regulation and targets).
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Simonas ŠATŪNAS (Cabinet member)
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Nov 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Draft proposal of a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Nov 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Peter van Kemseke (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Oct 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Implementation of circular economy and the revision of EU packaging rules
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Feb 2021 Location video-call
      Subject EU Circular Economy Action Plan, including plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Jan 2020 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject Green Deal and Sustainability
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 20 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy, plastics strategy and single-us plastics
      DG Environment
      Attending
      • Daniel Calleja Crespo (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Marika Lautso-Mousnier (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Apr 2018 Location Brussels, BERL
      Subject Discussion on the implementation of the Plastic Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Evolved pan-European nutrition labelling scheme
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
      • Vytenis Andriukaitis (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject The Evolved Nutrition Label initiative
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 May 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Coca-Cola and EU trade
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Health and environment
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Apr 2015 Location Berlaymont, Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Intro meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Healthy lifestyle action of Coca-Cola
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
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