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For Coca-Cola Africa, having a footprint on the African continent goes far beyond products or profit; it’s also a means of working actively to help countries achieve the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

This year, in honour of what would have been Mandela’s 100th birthday, Coca-Cola Africa has partnered with Global Citizen to uphold Mandela’s ideals of achieving these goals.

Global Citizen is a movement that seeks to inspire people to take action to help end extreme poverty by 2030 as part of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Global Citizen works across the 17 Global Goals including Food and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Girls and Women, the Environment, Health and Finance and Innovation.

It seeks to generate commitments and policy announcements that help individuals to lift themselves out of poverty – with interventions that range from vaccinating a child to providing education.

Coca-Cola Africa believes that each decision the company makes is a chance for it to do the right thing.

“We’ve been operating in Africa for 90 years. Throughout all that time, we have stayed committed to the people and communities we depend on. We believe in doing business the right way. That’s why being a partner with Global Citizen and supporting their vision of ending extreme poverty by 2030 makes sense to us. We are proud to be part of the movement to create the next generation of global citizens,” explains Bruno Pietracci, President of Coca-Cola Southern & East Africa.

Find out more about Coca-Cola’s partnership with Global Citizen here.

To take action and be a global citizen, sign up here.