Coca-Cola FEMSA

Headquarters in Mexico

Coca-Cola FEMSA website: www.coca-colafemsa.com

According to its website as of April 2005, Coca-Cola FEMSA is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world.  The Coca-Cola Company and FEMSA are significant minority shareholders of Coca-Cola FEMSA; the remainder of the shares are held by the public.

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29 August 2005

Roberto Mendoza’s Response to Coca-Cola FEMSA

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29 August 2005

[DOC] Press Release [regarding alleged sexual orientation discrimination by Coca-Cola FEMSA]

Author: Roberto Mendoza

I’m Roberto Mendoza, for seven years I was an executive at Coca Cola FEMSA, in México and Costa Rica. For assuming my homosexuality and protecting my partner’s integrity I was degraded, threatened and harassed, forcing me to resign. The reason to...

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8 July 2005

War on Want releases "Alternate Report" on Coca-Cola, alleging excessive use of water, harm to environment & repression of unionists

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17 April 2005

The Coca-Cola Company Releases Findings From Workplace Assessments of Six Bottling Plants in Colombia - Corrective Action Plan to Address Environment, Health and Safety Infractions

Author: Coca-Cola

Conclusions from an independent workplace assessment conducted in Colombia for The Coca-Cola Company reveal a workplace environment where labor and human rights are respected and protected. [also refers to Panamco Colombia (part of Coca-Cola FEMSA),...

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1 January 2005

openDemocracy article on concerns over Coca-Cola's role in unionists' assassinations in Colombia, protests against Coke in USA; company says it has no involvement in responsible paramilitaries, actively fights the violence

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1 January 2005

The Coca-Cola Company Releases Findings From Workplace Assessments of Six Bottling Plants in Colombia - Corrective Action Plan to Address Environment, Health and Safety Infractions

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1 January 2005

[PDF] Workplace Assessments in Colombia

Author: conducted by Cal Safety Compliance Corporation for The Coca-Cola Company

There were no threats by management discovered nor attempts to attack or intimidate a worker for being affiliated with a union, or for being a union organizer or for being a union official...Security guards were not being used to harass, intimidate or...

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20 November 2004

Human rights: Can multinationals be held accountable?

Author: Ron Chepesiuk, National Defense College, Bangladesh, in Daily Star [Bangladesh]

...little effort has been made to make the multinationals accountable for what they do in interest of profit. But times are changing, thanks to a coalition consisting of plaintiffs from the developing world and aggressive human rights groups...[that]...

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19 April 2004

US group adds Coke to Colombia death squad lawsuit

Author: Paul Simao, Reuters

Coca-Cola Co. should be held responsible for the death of a worker who was murdered by paramilitaries at one of the soft drink maker's bottling plants in Colombia, a U.S. human rights group said...[also refers to Panamco (part of Coca-Cola FEMSA)]

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