On Wednesday, Feb 5 Coca-Cola announced its plan to purchase 10 percent of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters for $1.25 billion. Green Mountain is famous for its single-serving coffee makers and coffee products, but the company has also been working on a machine for cold drinks. The sale is part of an agreement that will bring the soda maker’s famous brands to the quickly-growing at-home market.
TCCC pledged to perform social and environmental assessments across its supply chain starting in critical sourcing regions like Colombia, Guatemala, Brazil, India, South Africa and Thailand and also publicly reveal its biggest sugarcane suppliers.
Merger of bottlers and the future of employment in Spain and Japan and union rights issues in Guatemala mark the IUF/ Coca-Cola April 2013, Atlanta meeting05-05-2013
Together with the IUF secretariat unions representing Coca-Cola workers in Spain, Japan, Guatemala, Argentina and USA met with senior labour relations management at Coca-Cola's headquarters in Atlanta for the first twice-yearly meetings of 2013.
Progress around occupational health and safety issues and improved labour-management relations at the local bottler in Morocco with the IUF affiliated UMT were welcomed. Nonetheless the IUF Secretariat and the UMT remain focused on union organizing and rights issues for Coca-Cola Morocco operations.