In October 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed the Coca Cola Company website for information about the company's approach to Animal Rights.
The Coca-Cola UK website stated that the following drinks contained animal derivatives:
Kia-Ora Orange Squash No Added Sugar
Schweppes Indian Tonic Water
Schweppes Orange Squash
Honest (Lemon and Honey)
Glaceau Vitaminwater Zero Sunshine and Multi V
Costa Coffee Ready-to-Drink Caramel Latte
Costa Coffee Ready-to-Drink Latte
Costa Coffee Ready-to-Drink Americano
The above drinks contained fish gelatine; honey; vitamin D sourced from lanolin in sheep's wool; or milk.
As the company retailed milk products not labelled organic or free-range, had no bee welfare policy for its honey, and sold products containing gelatine and vitamin D sourced from lanolin, it lost a whole mark under Ethical Consumer's Animal Rights category