April 21st, 2005

Coca-Cola Challenged on Human Rights Abuses

Wilmington, Delaware, US: Strong concerns over Coca-Cola's gross
violations of human rights and depletion of water resources in Colombia
and India dominated the company's annual general meeting on Tuesday,
April 19 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Close to twenty shareholders spoke on behalf of campaigns from India and
Colombia, and Neville Isdell, chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola,
resorted to ending the meeting rather than hear from fifteen more
shareholders who were still waiting to speak.Collapse )

Coca-Cola Fined Rs 1 Lakh for Supplying Contaminated Product

Zee News
April 20, 2005

Jammu, Apr 20: Jammu and Kashmir government today ordered penalty of Rs
1 lakh (Rs. 100,000) to Hindustan Coca Cola, Jammu following recovery of
contaminated soft drink bottles from the local market by a team of
officials from the Department of Legal Metrology (consumer affairs). The
bottling plant of the company at Gangyal would be sealed in case it
failed to pay the penalty charged for supplying unhygienic drinks in the
market, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Taj
Mohi-u-Din said. On a tip off, a team of the legal metrology wing of the
department, seized the bottles containing foreign material, from the
local market, he said adding the company had also been fined twice
earlier for the same offence. The minister directed the officers to ask
the company management to conduct a survey and lift all the contaminated
stocks from the market within two days. Bureau Report