The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, the Company's portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, the Company is 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 The Coca-Cola Company’s beverages at a rate of 1.7 billion servings a day – about 19,400 beverages every second.

With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, The Coca-Cola Company is focused on initiatives that reduce its environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where it operates.

While Coca-Cola is known and loved around the world today, it wasn’t always this way. The first serving of Coca-Cola occurred on May 8, 1886 at a soda fountain in downtown Atlanta. Just nine drinks a day were sold that year.

Today Coca-Cola – together with its global bottling partners – ranks among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system employees. It also continues to rank as the world’s No. 1 brand page on Facebook with more than 36 million fans.

Click below to take a look at Coca-Cola’s 125-year journey ...