Linda Fabiani MSP this week joined First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Coca-Cola Enterprises in East Kilbride, where the company announced its commitment to the town, having invested a total of £16m in the factory over the past five years.
The visit also served as an opportunity to confirm the company’s support for the Scottish Business Pledge. The nine-point voluntary pledge helps companies in Scotland focus on boosting productivity, competitiveness and fair work.
The Scottish Business Pledge is a partnership between the Scottish Government and business to commit to fair and progressive policies that boost productivity, recognise fairness and increase diversity. By making the Pledge, companies can demonstrate their commitment to shared values and to delivering them through their actions and future plans. It’s to promote shared ambitions of fairness, equality and sustainable economic growth.
Commenting, after the visit, Linda said:
“Coca Cola’s commitment to the town spans over fifty years, and the visit was an excellent opportunity to learn of their support to staff by signing up to the Scottish Business Pledge.
“It was fantastic to hear of their commitment to paying the Living Wage, where they will be investing in youth, creating innovation and furthering their journey towards a balanced workforce. I very much hope that other EK business, large and small, will do the same.”
More on the Scottish Business Pledge can be viewed here: https://scottishbusinesspledge.scot/