Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd (HCCBL), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola's Bottling Investment Group (BIG), has announced the start of construction for its 25th plant in the country.
The IUF-affiliated Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) held a demonstration on December 2 outside Coca-Cola’s Hong Kong head office in solidarity with striking workers on the mainland.
Confirming receipt of notice from Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), the company said it has submitted a detailed response to issues raised over the plant.
In India, Coca-Cola has decided to suspend bottling operations at three units located in three different states of the country. One of these units, in the city of Kaladera in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, has been the target of a years-long community-led campaign that blames the company for exacerbating water shortages in the area. Coca-Cola says the plant closure is due to long term economic non-viability.