The University of Oslo has followed in Sussex’s footsteps to ban Coca-Cola from its campus and will instead offer ethical alternatives. The move was passed as a result of an overwhelming student vote sending a clear message that they will not do business with companies that engage in unethical practices. The decision was made from evidence that Coca- Cola is a network rife in immorality, corruption and even complicity in murder in Columbia towards trade unionists. Another reason for the boycott of Coca Cola is to support the communities in India who are concerned by the company creating environmental problems in their villages including water shortages and pollution. The protests and boycotts against Coca Cola have caused these operations in India to come under increasing scrutiny internationally, which has forced the company to the announcement that they will become ‘water neutral’ in India by 2009, showing the impact the growing number of protests against Coca Cola can have.

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