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Coca-Cola, or Coke, is a soft drink manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company. Originally marketed as a temperance drink and intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Stith Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.

An article that talks about Coca-Cola's activities around the world,

Coca-Cola has been accused of dehydrating communities in its pursuit of water resources to feed its own plants, drying up farmers' wells and destroying local agriculture. The company has also violated workers' rights in countries such as Colombia, Turkey, Guatemala and Russia. Only through its multi-million dollar marketing campaigns can Coca-Cola sustain the clean image it craves.

The company admits that without water it would have no business at all. Coca-Cola's operations rely on access to vast supplies of water, as it takes almost three litres of water to make one litre of Coca-Cola. In order to satisfy this need, Coca-Cola is increasingly taking over control of aquifers in communities around the world. These vast subterranean chambers hold water resources collected over many hundreds of years. As such they the represent the heritage of entire communities.

Coca-Cola's operations have particularly been blamed for exacerbating water shortages in regions that suffer from a lack of water resources and rainfall. Nowhere has this been better documented than in India, where there are now community campaigns against the company in several states. research carried out by War on Want in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh affirms the findings from Kerala and Maharastra that Coca-Cola's activities are having a serious negative impact on farmers and local communities.

Coca-Cola established a bottling plant in the village of Kaladera in Rajasthan at the end of 1999. Rajasthan is well known as a desert state, and Kaladera is a small, impoverished village characterized by semi-arid conditions. Farmers rely on access to groundwater for the cultivation of their crops. but since Coca-Cola's arrival, they have been confronted with a serious decline in water levels. Locals are increasingly unable to irrigate their lands and sustain their crops, putting whole families at risk of losing their livelihoods.

Local villagers testify that Coca-Cola's arrival exacerbated an already precarious situation. Official documents from the government's water ministry show that water levels remained stable from 1995 until 2000, when the Coca-Cola plant became operational. Water levels then dropped by almost 10 metres over the following five years. Locals fear Kaladera could become a 'dark zone', the term used to describe areas that are abandoned due to depleted water resources.

Other communities in India that live and work around Coca-Cola's bottling plants are experiencing severe water shortages as well as environmental damage. Local villagers near the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh complain that the company's over-exploitation of water resources has taken a heavy toll on their harvests and led to the drying up of wells. As in Rajasthan and Kerala, villagers have held protests against the local Coca-Cola plant for its appropriation of valuable water resources.

In the now infamous case of Plachimada in the southern state of Kerala, Coca-Cola's plant was forced to close down in March 2004 after the village council refused to renew the company's license, on the grounds that it had over-used and contaminated local water resources. Four months earlier, the Kerala High Court had ruled that Coca-Cola's heavy extraction from the common groundwater resource was illegal, and ordered it to seek alternative sources for its production.

In 2003 the independent Centre for Science and Environment tested Coca-Cola beverages and found levels of pesticides around 30 times higher than European Union standards. Levels of DDT, which is banned in agriculture in India, were nine times higher than the EU limit. In February 2004 Indian MPs who investigated CSE's studies upheld these findings and the Parliament went on to ban Coca-Cola from its cafeterias.

Besides these issues, War on Want's Alternative Report on Coca-Cola also details how Coca-Cola is having a devastating impact of water resources elsewhere. In El Salvador, the company has been accused of exhausting water resources over a 25-year period. In Chiapas, Coca-Cola is positioning itself to take control of the water resources. The Mexican government under Vicente Fox - himself a former President of Coca-Cola Mexico - has given the company concessions to exploit community water resources.

Coca-Cola's own workers have also suffered and the company is being increasingly associated with anti-union activities. The most notable case is in Colombia, where paramilitaries have killed eight Coca-Cola workers since 1990. The main Coca-Cola trade union Sinaltrainal is seeking to hold Coca-Cola liable for using paramilitaries to engage in anti-union violence.

Coca-Cola is being sued on behalf of transport workers and their families for its part in the alleged intimidation and torture of trade unionists and their families by special branch police in Turkey. In Nicaragua, workers of the main Coca-Cola union SUTEC have been denied the right to organize and the General Secretary of SUTEC, Daniel Reyes, believes the objective of this ongoing and escalating campaign is to crush the union.

Guatemalan workers have been struggling against Coca-Cola since the 1970s. In the years between 1976 and 1985, three general secretaries of the main union were assassinated and members of their families, friends and legal advisers were threatened, arrested, kidnapped, shot, tortured and forced into exile. The violations of workers' rights continue. And Coca-Cola workers and their family members, with ties to unions, have reportedly been subjected to death threats. Elsewhere in countries such as Peru, Russia and Chile, Coca-Cola workers have been protesting against the company's anti-union policies. Coca-Cola claims to exist "to benefit and refresh everyone it touches" and to try to sustain this positive image, the company spends $2 billion a year on advertising alone. Yet there are signs that the image is beginning to crumble. The relay carrying the Olympic flame was repeatedly disrupted by protests at Coca-Cola's role as the principal sponsor, with the Turin council actually declaring the city a no-go zone for the company (a decision subsequently overruled by the mayor).

University campuses throughout the USA and Europe have voted to cancel contracts with Coca-Cola in protest at its operations, and in solidarity with the community resistance which has escalated in many countries across the world. It is up to us to keep up the pressure on Coca-Cola and also send a strong message to our elected leaders to rein in irresponsible business practices.

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Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) says

"There’s doing mandatory overtime also now where u won’t have a life outside of work being a 12 hour job ur stuck working all of the time, they put u on a line to work but your working two lines at the same time, they also have a chill side and 12 hours in the chill cold is crazy, I don’t recommend working seek other places and leave this for a last result Cons: Mandatory overtime"

Class A Driver/Merchandiser (Current Employee) says

"Overworked supervisors don’t really care about customer service just get the job done doesn’t really matter how u get it done drop the merchandise if you can they give you a time limit at each stop that is not reasonable customers are tired of dealing with coke I thought when I got the opportunity it would be great but no worst decision just a good stepping stone get hired and keep looking every review you read is right 1 star company Cons: They don’t care about you or your family orientation is a joke all BS"

Merchandiser (part-time) says

"The pay is not what they give stealing hrs and kms take away shifts and give them to people who are lazy and dont do anything. Very well.organized for schedules not great with orders always to much skids sent to stores or not enough Cons: None"

merchandiser traveling (Former Employee) says

"They lie and tell you you'll get raises and not give them too you. They will pit multiple managers againsed you and there will be no way to not be in trouble because you'll have to listen to one of them. They will ask you to do work that cannot be accomplished in the hours given for the work and when incomplete you will be threatened even though you worked as hard as humanly possible. Have fun."

Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"Horrible place to work if you have more experience than those in charge of you in warehousing . No direction on how to produce results and when they have those who do they will not accept their analysis on what needs to be done. Cons: Management of DC"

Maquinista y técnico de mantenimiento (Former Employee) says

"Es una empresa (en montevideo) absolutamente negrera donde no se respeta al operario, mal pagada, donde no se establece de manera fija los descansos, son dados individualmente a los operarios en el correr del día, se promueve el egoismo, que cada obrero controle a los demás, logrando un muy mal ambiente de trabajo, horarios rotativos entre semana que no permiten descansar bien. Los montacargas largan en humos de los caños de escape al aire, dejandolo muy contaminado y ahi hay que trabajar. Cons: Aire en planta tóxico, mal pago, mal horario de descanso, abuso de funciones, despresio por el empleado, si marcas tarde por 1segundo(literal) te quitan los tiquet de alimentacion"

Account Manager (Current Employee) says

"The worse company to work for the management are bad people, they look for themselves no collaboration o partnership they suck , they work for long hours and don't care about you"

Lab Technician (Former Employee) says

"Place is a awful. They only care about one thing and it’s to keep product running through those lines. They do not care about any sort of quality. Might as well have monkeys running the show. Cons: Everything"

Driver (Current Employee) says

"not a good job at all, you will be expected to do a three person job alone. you are the driver, helper, mechanic all by yourself. since liberty took over job has gone downhill, closures of branches and no job security. Cons: all"

Warehouse Picker (Former Employee) says

"DO NOT work for Coca Cola i REPEAT DO NOT work for them hours are horrible waaaay to many no life balance what so ever and they do not care about you or what you have going on, the pay is not enough for what kind of work it is ALWAYS Low staffed overall bad place to work"

Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) says

"Under payed, disrespected, unorganized, no equality, and lot of unnecessary bull they locked us in the warehouse once to not go on break they only"

Driver (Former Employee) says

"They do not care about the employees. If something happens to you like a minor injury they will fire you for no reason as soon as you say that you’re OK. They don’t pay good truck drivers in the bay area make from $28-$32 an hour and in Coca-Cola you can pay $23 an hour and you’re busting your butt they don’t wanna pay your lunches or nothing"

Merchandiser (Former Employee) says

"Full time merchandiser was told do my best and would move up to the sales position I came to interview for but was lied too and was actually the merchandiser position. Being ive had 8 years wireless and car sales experience district manager Kyle Mastrionni here in charlotte said I would move up fast. Typical days are 12-14 hours and you are paid a daily rate with Chinese overtime. Sometimes you have 6 stops at various grocery stores with deliveries and they send no help. Cons: Management, Pay, and Workload"

Merchandiser (Former Employee) says

"This is the worst job I’ve ever had. Very low pay. It’s always an emergency, it’s always 911, it’s always priority with job assignments. Management is clueless. Blind leading the blind. At one point four of us had six managers over us. Cons: Low pay hard work"

Mecânico em Refrigeração industrial (Former Employee) says

"O maior empenho da coordenação de manutencao do grupo andina de Ribeirão Preto,era desviar verba através de empreiteiras que eram amigos deles. Cons: Falta olhar de dono interno"

Production Operator III (Former Employee) says

"Coca-Cola dallas syrup branch was almost 3 of the worst years of my life dealing with a prejudice supervisor. He is basically untouchable no matter how many times he gets reported it is always swept under the ruh Cons: horrible management"

Distribution Manager (Former Employee) says

"I was in a management position, the unions run the place, upper management does not have your back. Unethical relationships are the norm. Favoritism, nepotism rule the day. I hope the place burns down."

Merchandiser (Current Employee) says

"Ho lavorato come Merchandiser per Coca Cola venendo assunto da agenzia interinale. Dall'inizio, si viene illusi di poter entrare a far parte di Coca Cola trascorso un certo periodo e previa selezione. Si viene assunti come merchandiser, ma in realtà si diventa scaffalisti di circa 10-15 ipermercati, ognuno dei quali ti riversa addosso tutte le proprie angosce e frustrazioni, impartendoti comandi che non puoi rispettare perchè non dipendono da te, essendo i merchandiser "eterodiretti" da coca cola che gestisce giornate ordine dei punti vendita etc. Ne consegue disagio e continui attriti che Coca Cola fa finta di voler risolvere, ma senza in realtà fare nulla. La settimana non è fatta da 40 ore ma ogni giorni si inizia alle 7 e si finisce se va bene alle 18. Si può viaggiare fino a 100 km di distanza da casa, con macchina propria e senza rimborso spese, e Coca cerca periodicamente nuove agenzie interinali per poter andare sempre più al ribasso con la paga."

Manager Sales & Distribution-Rajasthan State (Former Employee) says

"Not recommended to work long, not able to get family life, any relax in life. Very poor pressure. Company sr management always push for work, not fixed time. Even person needs to work after 8 PM or 10 PM. No festival, No family function, No Leaves."

Sales Representative (Former Employee) says

"Stay away from Coca-Cola they treat their people like dirt If I could I wouldn’t leave any stars So stay away or you won’t see your friends and family when you are on salary they own you"

Chris says

"As Coca-Cola submits to social pressures and Alienate itself from the majority I refuse to purchase their products."

Zilla124 says

"I would give you a 0 if possible...Coke was my favorite product till a few days ago because I\'m a white person and you telling me to be less white you can take your Coke and stick it where the sun don\'t shine I\'ll drink or see your Pepsi you can have your crap ass Coke"

John Doe says

"The world needs to know just how dangerous big businesses are, and one of the worst is coca cola; coca cola has taken so much of our water and turned it into poison, making life even harder to live for us, and to make things worse, now they are trying to state that their employees need to be less white. I can\'t stand them."

Coca Cola Sucks says

"stop being political, you woke idiots. apparently it’s not racist that a photo ID is required to board a plane or buy alcohol."

Dee says

"I have not consumed coke or coke products in about 2 yrs now. I vow never to touch a coke ever again, or sprite or any soda for that matter. If you want to be unhealthy, that\'s your right, but I choose lemon water. Woke Coke is the biggest hypocrite on the planet. Not only do their bottles ruin the planet, they use cheap labor in China to further their own financial success. I hate them."

Shawna Marshall says

"⚠️⚠️⚠️CANCEL COKE!! Play stupid games... win stupid prizes!! F Coke, should have left politics out of it!! EVERYONE DEINK PEPSI- show these pigs at Coke they don’t run this sh!t, we do!"

Dionisia ** says

"Look . I love me some Coca-Cola as it’s my gateway drink to eat more. However , lately I have sadly experienced that unless it’s in a can... it is not gassy and therefore leads to disappointment when I can’t use it as my gateway drink to enjoy chocolates , etc from my basket of goods. Bring back the gas plz. I’m confused as to why it’s not as gassy anymore . Haven’t enjoyed it for a while. for real though... i remember few years back bottles of coke used to last with gas and you could still drink it a day after opening. now, a bottle gets opened and first drink is okay with gas (not great but has some form) and then its just flat. why is this? cans seem to be the better option but yeah bit disapointed with the bottles these days"

jason says

"“I read in the New York Times that Coca-Cola is fighting the passage of the Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act, a bill that would ensure that forced Uighur labor isn't used in the making of sugar your company buys. That's gross, and I will absolutely stop buying Coca-Cola products if your company continues to obstruct the bill's passage. I will also be sharing this on social media. Please pass this message along to leadership. Thanks.”"

John McIntosh says

"I bought a bottle of coca cola the other day and noticed on the label it said Recycle me again im 50% recycled. Coca cola being the most popular drink world wide should be producing 100% recycle bottles instead if 50%. If a shampoo bottle can be 100% recycled material then why cant coca cola follow suit . With the amount of plastic waste in the world i am very disapointed in the company as they could produce 100% and keep themselves on top of the game . Very disapointed"

M Liaquat says

"I was employed by CocaCola in 2019 therefore i know the ill practise that goes on in the industry. Managers have favourite people not based on merit or capabilities. I did 3 people’s work all by myself for 6 months on 12 hour shifts. Operating hplc on regular basis and taking samples every 5-8 minutes. CocaCola used me for as long as they needed me and then sacked me because one employer kept on changing the hplc calibration every time i would leave the lab to make it more difficult for me.This had happened more then 3 times before and it was always the same person. Instead of catching out this person they blamed me for it when i wasn't even present in the lab. 2 managers joined forces to get me out. I put my 110% in this company and listened to a lot of abuse from others discrimination racist remarks the lot. I had more product being manufactured in my shift all by myself then other shifts. Red green and yellow shifts all had 3 people each to do this job however i had myself only. On an average shift i would walk 4-6 Km in 12 hrs. This resulted in huge blisters. However nothing i did had made any difference whatsoever the other person was friends with the manager therefore i was the one who was handed the wrong end of stick. The managers are involved in these bad practices and they are very quick to brush under the carpet mistakes made by their persoal. CocaCola likes to abuse its workers and then sack them. I would never recommend for a genuine person to work their. The mangers have been promoted passed their capabilities they haven’t a clue is to how to operate a hplc, gc or carl fisher, which is amazing to considering how they have come up to managers and team leaders. Not all of cocacola products are QC compliant and again managers are quick to cover up mistakes made by their friends. Which is unacceptable by any standards. FDA needs to get off their chairs and do a bit of digging up see what you find!"

Lewis Fraser says

"It seems they have changed the formula. I liked the old taste better."

Michal Simoncik says

"Did not know that this web page exist :D"

Ethan Kulbaba says

"I mixed it with orange juice and the Diet Coke flavour really complimented it well"

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