IUF & Coca Cola Company
Lead NCPIreland
Supporting NCP(s)United States
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD MNE Guidelines.
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights, Employment and industrial relations
Date21 Nov 2018
Host country(ies)Ireland
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusIn progress

Read the initial assessment published 13 August 2021: English

On 21 September 2018, the Irish NCP received a specific instance from IUF, a global union federation, alleging that The Coca Cola Company, active in the food and beverages sector, specifically its wholly owned franchised bottling operation in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland - Ballina Beverages, had not observed the General Policies (Chapter II), Human Rights (Chapter IV), and Employment and Industrial Relations (Chapter V) provision of the Guidelines. Specifically, the issues relate to the right to form and join Unions, right to representation by Unions for collective bargaining, and commitments to provide effective whistleblowing.

On 13 August 2021, the Irish NCP published an initial statement deciding to accept the case for further consideration. The NCP will offer good offices and mediation to both parties.