Demand Coca-Cola Put People in Front of Profits: Stop Complicity in the Uyghur Genocide

Demand Coca-Cola Put People in Front of Profits: Stop Complicity in the Uyghur Genocide

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Why this petition matters

Coca Cola continues to be complicit in The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) genocide against the Uyghur people, now they are sponsoring the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The Olympics will be used by the CCP to spread positive propaganda and distract from the truth that they are committing genocide. 

Despite warnings that business in the region puts companies at risk for complicity in the Uyghur genocide, Coca Cola has a bottling facility in Xinjiang, China. This plant is also supplied sugar by COFCO TUNHE, a Chinese company that has allegedly been involved in the coercion of minority groups into forced labor. In addition to their presence in the region and direct or indirect participation in forced labor, Coca-Cola lobbied to weaken the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, (which ultimately passed) meant to prevent importing goods at risk to be made with Uyghur forced labor, such as Coca-Cola products, into the United States. 

This is not the first time Coca-Cola prioritized business interests with a genocidal regime over human rights. Coca-Cola collaborated with Hitler during World War II, had production plants in Nazi Germany, and even created the “Fanta” drink specifically for Nazi Germany after producing Coke was no longer possible as a result of the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917. Coca-Cola was also a sponsor of the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, despite boycott attempts of activists around the world. 

Coca-Cola has been informed of how their sponsorship of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing makes them complicit in genocide. Still, they proceed. This company has a social responsibility to stop collaborating with oppressors and stand for human rights. It is imperative they do the following: 

  1. Pull their sponsorship from the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.
  2. Cease operations in Xinjiang China and with any supplier/partner with known connections to the Chinese government's enslavement and genocide of the Uyghurs.
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