The report "Exploring the Links between International Business and Poverty Redu..." (pdf, 83 pages) is an in-depth study about the economic and social impact of The Coca-Cola Company and SABMiller value chain on communities in El Salvador and Zambia.
The report is based on the poverty footprint methodology being developed by Oxfam that provides a framework for measuring private sector impacts on communities. The methodology looks across value chains to provide a comprehensive understanding of how companies are impacting sustainable livelihoods, health and well-being, diversity and gender, empowerment, and security and stability, all key dimensions of poverty.
The report details positive impacts The Company and SABMiller are having in both countries, including job creation, the development of entrepreneurial skills and technical training. The report also includes recommendations for workplace improvements, along with improvements in areas such as gender, water and opportunities for small businesses.