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Norway Oil Fund Asked to Divest Coca-Cola Shares

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 7:53 pm | India Resource Centre

San Francisco: Activists from India and Norway are calling on Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global – the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund – to exclude the Coca-Cola company from its investment portfolio because of the company’s irresponsible ... More >>

Coca-Cola Project Cancelled by Government in India

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 3:01 pm | India Resource Centre

New Delhi, India: Bowing to public outrage, the state government of Tamil Nadu in south India has cancelled plans for a new Coca-Cola bottling plant in Perundurai in Erode district. In a letter dated April 20, 2015 , the State Industries Promotion ... More >>

Water Conditions Worsen Around Coca-Cola Plant

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 2:39 pm | India Resource Centre

San Francisco: Government authorities in India have declared the groundwater around Coca-Cola’s bottling plant in Mehdiganj as “over-exploited” – a category indicating the highest level of stress on the water resources. More >>

Statement on Court Stay Order on Coca-Cola Closure Notice

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 12:43 pm | India Resource Centre

Old Bottling Plant Can Temporarily Resume Operations, Coca-Cola Expansion Halted, Plant Production Placed Under Scrutiny June 20, 2014 New Delhi (June 20, 2014): Coca-Cola’s Indian bottling plant in Mehdiganj, Varanasi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India ... More >>

India: Coca-Cola to be evicted from illegally occupied land

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 10:47 am | India Resource Centre

January 22, 2014 New Delhi, India : Local authorities in Varanasi in India are preparing to evict Coca-Cola from land that the company is occupying illegally at its bottling plant in Mehdiganj. The action to evict Coca-Cola comes as the result of an order ... More >>

India: 15 Village Councils Reject Coca-Cola Plans

Friday, 19 April 2013, 11:59 am | India Resource Centre

Fifteen village councils (panchayats) have called upon the government to reject Coca-Cola’s application for expansion because it would further worsen the water conditions in the area. They have also called for an end to Coca-Cola’s current groundwater extraction ... More >>

Coca-Cola Expansion Plan Opposed in Mehdiganj, India

Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 11:04 am | India Resource Centre

Coca-Cola India's plans to expand its production capacity at its bottling plant in the village of Mehdiganj in the state of Uttar Pradesh have been opposed by local community members and allies. More >>

Pepsico's Water Claims in India Misleading and Deceptive

Friday, 2 December 2011, 10:07 am | India Resource Centre

A detailed report was released today by the India Resource Center and the Community Resource Centre examining Pepsico's claims. Pepsico's claims of "positive water balance" do not hold water when subject to scrutiny. Pepsico's claims fail for a number of ... More >>

Community Demands Closure of Plant as Summer Begins in India

Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:03 am | India Resource Centre

New Delhi: In yet another shocking incidence of groundwater depletion as a result of Coca-Cola's bottling operations in India, government data has confirmed a sharp drop in groundwater levels in Mehdiganj near the city of Varanasi since Coca-Cola ... More >>

State Passes Law Allowing Compensation from Coca-Cola

Friday, 25 February 2011, 9:27 am | India Resource Centre

New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the state legislature of Kerala in India passed legislation today allowing individuals negatively affected by Coca-Cola’s bottling operations in Plachimada to seek compensation from the company. More >>

Gov. to Introduce Legislation To Hold Coca-Cola Accountable

Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 10:07 am | India Resource Centre

The state government of Kerala in India has approved a draft Bill to set up a tribunal which will allow individuals adversely affected by Coca-Cola’s bottling operations in Plachimada to seek compensation from the company. More >>

Legislation To Hold Coca-Cola Accountable

Saturday, 19 February 2011, 12:35 pm | India Resource Centre

Government to Introduce Legislation To Hold Coca-Cola Accountable Bill Allows Coca-Cola Affected Parties to Seek Compensation from Company More >>

Pepsico’s Attempts To “Buy” Credibility Backfires

Friday, 9 July 2010, 4:46 pm | India Resource Centre

In a major embarrassment for food and beverage company Pepsico, the company’s attempts to pay for blogging rights in a science-based blog have been rejected after an outpouring of protests on the blogosphere. More >>

Beverage Companies Form Lobby To Counter Criticism

Friday, 9 July 2010, 4:43 pm | India Resource Centre

The Indian Beverage Association has been formed to “create a singe point of interaction with the Indian government” and will serve as a lobbying organization modeled after the American Beverage Association, according to media reports. More >>

India:Coca-Cola Shareholders Warned of Liabilities

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 12:55 pm | India Resource Centre

It is only a matter of time before the Coca-Cola company will be held financially and criminally liable for their operations in water-stressed areas in India, Coca-Cola shareholders were told today at the company’s shareholder meeting in Atlanta. More >>

Coca-Cola Misleading Shareholders In India

Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 1:23 pm | India Resource Centre

The Coca-Cola Company will be holding its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Atlanta. The shareholders will be warned, again, that the Coca-Cola Company management is being derelict in its duties by not disclosing the critical ... More >>

Norway Campuses Reject Coca-Cola

Tuesday, 15 December 2009, 12:04 pm | India Resource Centre

December 14, 2009: In another major victory for the international campaign against Coca-Cola, colleges and universities in Norway have decided not to renew the exclusive contract with Coca-Cola. More >>

Got Drought? Build a Coca-Cola Plant!

Friday, 25 September 2009, 1:10 pm | India Resource Centre

San Francisco (September 24, 2009): Or at least that is the message if the Coca-Cola company is to be believed. There is a serious (and growing) disconnect between the ground reality in India as a result of Coca- Cola's operations and the company's ... More >>

Coca-Cola Not Disclosing Financial Liabilities

Saturday, 25 April 2009, 11:21 am | India Resource Centre

Atlanta (April 22, 2009): The Coca-Cola company is making a big mistake by not acknowledging the potentially large financial liabilities it continues to incur in India as a result of its water management practices, Coca-Cola company shareholders were told today. More >>

Innocent No Longer So Innocent

Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 2:40 pm | India Resource Centre

San Francisco: Innocent - a UK based beverage company known for its ethical practices and providing natural and healthy beverages - has sold out. More >>