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“Corporate License” Case Study: Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd., supports global career advancement by improving employees’ English proficiency

“Corporate License” Case Study: Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd., supports global career advancement by improving employees’ English proficiency

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At-a-Glance
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Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd.

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Established in 1957

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A global leader in the Beverage industry

Interviewees
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Patrick Jordan
General Manager, Human Resources Division, Japan & Korea Operating Unit, Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd.

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Hisashi Tokunaga
Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd. Japan & Korea Operating Unit Human Resources Headquarters Strategic Business Partner

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Mr. Shu Imanishi (Japanese learner)

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Korean learner

Please tell us about your policy on human resource development.

Patrick Jordan: We’re a beverage manufacturer operating globally, and we’re trying to create a brand that is loved all over the world. Our purpose is to “Refresh the World. Make a Difference”. We aim not only to provide delicious beverages, but also to craft the brands and choice of drinks that people love, to refresh them in body and spirit, and these are done in ways that create a more sustainable business and better shared future that makes a difference in people’s lives, communities, and our planet. Not only do we aim to succeed in business, but we also want to return the profits we earn through business to the world and to the people. Human resources are very important as the foundation for future growth, and we have set the following four guidelines:

1. Supporting growth and expanding potential
2. Supporting career plan realization
3. Addressing Diversity & Inclusion
4. Bringing great experiences through services

Your company has had a considerable need for English proficiency. What does the training system for this look like?

Hisashi Tokunaga: In the past, there have already been requests for English training. However, before, training programs were not set up company-wide, and individual departments paid the training costs from their respective department budgets. The integration of Japanese and Korean organizations has increased the opportunities for all employees to use English, and we have considered introducing an English training program that can be provided within the entire company.

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How Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd. increased its employees’ English proficiency

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How a Corporate License can encourage continuous learning within your organization

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The impact of language training on employees’ actual work

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