The Coca-Cola Co. is bracing itself for a fresh ethical onslaught in the UK next week.

A terrestrial television station is set to broadcast a documentary on Monday (19 November), accusing the soft drinks giant of using child labour and holding a track record of environmental abuses. The programme will allege that Coca-Cola is employing under-age workers in El Salvador to work in sugar cane plantations.

When contacted by just-drinks today (16 November), a spokesperson for Coca-Cola GB noted that the company had not yet seen the programme, which will air on Channel 4.

"We are aware of the Dispatches programme on Coca-Cola and will watch the programme when it airs on 19 November," the spokesperson said.