Coca-Cola's Australian-based bottler Coca-Cika Amatil is systematically violating basic rights in an effort to stamp out independent and democratic trade unions at its Indonesian operations. And Coca-Cola corporate management in the US know the full history but has failed to remedy the abuses.
On Wednesday 22 February Coca-Cola Amatil announced the closure of its bottling factory in South Australia with the loss of around 180 jobs.
The closure of the bottling plant located in the inner-city Adelaide suburb of Thebarton is planned to close in 2019.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a lawsuit on 4 January in the federal court in California.
Coca-Cola Co. shook up its management on May 24, 2016 replacing the heads of its Asia and Africa businesses, in the first major move by President and Chief Operating Officer James Quincey to put his stamp on the beverage giant.
Mr. Quincey, who now looks more likely than ever to succeed Coke Chief Executive Muhtar Kent, also is realigning the international structure.
The company is creating a consolidated Europe, Middle East and Africa group in the latest attempt to boost profit and revenue amid sluggish soda sales.
Coca-Cola reported that revenue and profit declined in its latest quarter as soda volume was flat amid weakness abroad.
Shares, up 13% over the past three months, fell 1.8% premarket to $45.77, although results edged in just above Wall Street's expectations.