Coca‑Cola supports social entrepreneurship and buys masks produced by women with hearing impairments

Safety and wellbeing of our employees is the company's top priority, so during COVID-19 pandemic Coca‑Cola HBC Belarus purchased 3,000 reusable masks for its employees produced by women with hearing impairments

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Homel-based social enterprise Meteotite Plus offers its clients reusable cotton masks produced by hearing-impaired women. Mainly the company manufactures and sells products for child development and rehabilitation as well as sports equipment and toys. Recently it has expanded the portfolio and introduced disposable and reusable face masks. As the demand for new products increases other women join the staff of Meteorite Plus.

Socially responsible procurement helped support women entrepreneurship and allowed people with special needs to increase income in a difficult economic environment. Oksana Shevchenko, the manager of Meteorite Plus, said that part of the produced masks is donated to medical staff.

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