Compania Internacional de Bebidas y Alimentos S.A.

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5 December 2008

New practical human rights guide for business by UN Global Compact, IBLF, Castan Centre, OHCHR

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5 December 2008

[PDF] Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide

Author: OHCHR, IBLF, UN Global Compact & Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Faculty of Law, Monash University [Australia]

Readers are guided through each of the rights contained in the UN treaties...and given a description of what each right means in general terms and how it may be relevant to a company’s activities...To bring reality to the report, each description of a...

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20 September 2008

To die for [Colombia]

Author: Mark Thomas, Guardian [UK]

Being a trade union organiser in bottling plants used by Coca-Cola in Colombia is a dangerous business - they are prime targets for death squads. Can Coke be held responsible?...Sinaltrainal [Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de...

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30 October 2006

11th Circuit Asked to Clarify Corporate Liability [USA]

Author: Julie Kay, Law.com

A federal judge in Miami has urged an appellate court to clarify key issues of corporate liability under a federal law that's been used against companies and foreign leaders for alleged human rights violations in other countries...U.S. District Judge...

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23 January 2006

"Killer Coke" Or Innocent Abroad? [Colombia]

Author: Dean Foust, Geri Smith, Elizabeth Woyke, BusinessWeek

The union [Colombian food-industry workers union SINALTRAINAL] alleges that Coke and its local bottler were complicit in these acts [killing & kidnapping of trade unionists]...Coke officials say only one of the eight workers was killed on the...

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23 January 2006

Inside Coke's Labor Struggles [Colombia]

Author: Geri Smith, BusinessWeek

To shed more light on the conflicting claims in the Colombia Coca-Cola controversy, BusinessWeek sent...Latin America Correspondent Geri Smith to Colombia for a week in late October. She interviewed more than a dozen people, including labor 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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