Presentation of Distinguished Performance
Award for Corporate Citizenship to Neville
Isdell, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola
8:22 p.m. [Charles Kolb back to podium to
introduce Ira Lipman, who will introduce
Mr. Kolb: I am now honored to introduce
my friend, CED Trustee Ira A. Lipman, who
will present our next award. Ira Lipman is
founder and Chairman of Guardsmark,
which he started from scratch 43 years ago.
It has been my great pleasure to have known Ira for nearly 15 years.
Pace Award from the Ethics Resource Center — presented in 2002.
That same year — 2002 — was CED’s 60th anniversary as well as the year that Guardsmark received CED’s Corporate Citizenship Award for its commitment to the highest ethical standards. We are pleased that you can present to Neville Isdell and Coca-Cola CED’s 2006 Corporate Citizenship Award.
recipient of this Award, I am proud to join with CED to honor The Coca-Cola Company and Neville Isdell for their unwavering commitment to corporate leadership and social responsibility.
This is a well-deserved recognition for Coca-Cola.
Not only is Coca-Cola one of the world’s most recognized brands, it is known around the globe as a committed corporate citizen.
improve the communities where it operates. Partnering with local leaders, Coca-Cola strives to develop sustainable communities.
We believe in working diligently for good citizenship in the community. It is a distinct honor to be able to introduce Neville Isdell and Coca-Cola here this evening.
International Leadership Award by the Anti-Defamation League for its efforts to promote a culturally diverse work force and for offering equal opportunity to employees. Additionally, the Coca-Cola Company has been honored for its visionary diversity program by the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Hispanic Magazine, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and by Diversity Inc. Magazine, among others. This recognition is well-deserved and is a result of the efforts of Neville Isdell and his leadership team at Coke.
The Coca-Cola Company in 1966 with the local bottling company in Zambia. He then served Coca-Cola in various posts around the world, including South Africa, Australia, The Philippines, Germany, and the U.K.
Corporate Advisory Board of the Global Business Council on HIV/AIDS. In Atlanta, he serves on the Board of Directors of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and the Commerce Club, and as a trustee of Emory University. He is a lifetime trustee of Pace Academy.
Coca-Cola and CED have also shared a long history of leadership engagement and a dedication to sustained economic growth and the betterment of society.
term growth of our economy.
The advancement of our companies, employees, and the communities in which we operate is a principle to which Coca- Cola has been committed throughout its 108-year history.
It is my distinct honor to present The Coca- Cola Company and Neville Isdell with – Cola Company and Neville Isdell with CED’s 2006 Distinguished Performance Award for Corporate Citizenship.
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