In a resolution passed yesterday at the University of Oslo Welfare Council (Velferdstinget I Oslo), the student body will now seek to restrict significantly the size of Coca-Cola's contract, offer alternative beverages that are ethical and fair trade as well as adopt more stringent criteria for ensuring that companies that do business with the University of Oslo have strong environmental and ethical records. The student body will also inform Coca-Cola of their decision to restrict Coca-Cola, citing the company's practices in India.
The University of Oslo Welfare Council is a student representative body that oversees all aspects of student life at the University of Oslo - the largest university Norway.
Student groups had voiced concerns that in the absence of ethical products on campus, the students had no choice but to support Coca-Cola - which they found problematic because of the company's unethical practices in India. More...