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E-M:/ Student Power - U of M Cans Coke Contract

Coca-Cola Contracts Fizzle at University of Michigan


ANN ARBOR, Michigan, January 3, 2006 (ENS) - In a victory for student environmental and human rights activists, the University of Michigan has suspended its business relationship with the Coca-Cola company because of its practices in India and Colombia.

The decision, effective January 1, suspends 13 contracts with Coca-Cola worth $1.4 million annually because the company has not agreed to protocols for a third-party review of labor practices in Colombia and has not developed protocols for reviewing environmental concerns in India.


Melissa Damaschke

Sierra Club Conservation Organizer

100 North Crooks Road, Suite 105

Clawson, MI 48017

Phone:  248-435-5277