In February 2021, Ethical Consumer viewed the website of Friends of Al Aqsa, a UK-based non-profit NGO.
This called on consumers to boycott Coca-Cola because it "profits from the occupation."
It stated: "Central Bottling Company (CBC) is an Israeli manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks, dairy products and alcoholic beverages. Coca-Cola profits from the occupation by working with CBC which sells its drinks in Israel. CBC has a Coca-Cola factory in Atarot illegal Israeli settlement. Israeli settlements are built on land stolen from Palestinians and are illegal under international law."
"By having its Israeli franchise in illegal settlements, Coca-Cola ignores international law and profits from the illegal occupation. FOA is calling for Coca-Cola to cut ties with CBC."
"Buying from companies which work in settlements such as Coca Cola means we as consumers are turning a blind eye to the illegal occupation of Palestinian land."
The company therefore lost a whole mark under Boycott Call.
foa.org.uk (22 October 2020)