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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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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), Bebidas y Alimentos]

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Article
13 April 2005

Coke's Colombian controversy

Author: Scott Leith, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In the United States, a collection of activists — mostly union members and college students...— have steadily gained support for the view that Coke hasn't stopped violence against union organizers [in Colombia]... Coke vehemently denies the claims — some of the victims have been managers, not unionists, and a new report by an outside firm hired to weigh the issues found that unions function freely at Coke's Colombian plant... [also refers to SunTrust Banks]

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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 threaten workers. Auditors did find union officials of the plants able to operate in these facilities “free from obstruction and discrimination.” [refers to Coca-Cola, Panamco (part of Coca-Cola FEMSA), Embotelladora Roman (part of Panamco), Embotelladoras de Santander (part of Panamco), Bebidas y Alimentos]

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