28 Feb '12, 2pm

Coca Cola responds to orange harvest controversy following Ecologist investigation

Coca Cola responds to orange harvest controversy following Ecologist investigation

Newspapers and television had quoted Elizabetta Tripodi, the mayor of Rosarno, stating that she had received a telephone call from one processor saying that its contract with the multinational had been terminated following the Ecologist's investigation, published in conjunction with The Independent newspaper . But in a statement, Coca Cola said: 'Regarding the news relating to the specific juice processor in the region of Rosarno, the Coca-Cola Company can confirm that its current seasonal contract with this supplier is nearing its end and has not been renewed. This decision was taken prior to any news coverage and has nothing to do with the workplace allegations.' Coca Cola confirmed its plans to continue sourcing from the region: 'We are committed to sourcing as much of our agricultural supply chain as possible locally, and we are proud of our economic roots in Italy. Lo...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1261512/co...

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