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Human Rights: 2020 Fact Sheet
Human Rights: 2020 Fact Sheet

Human Rights: 2020 Fact Sheet


AT COCA-COLA AMATIL WE MAKE A DISTINCT AND POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD WE LIVE IN AND RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IS FUNDAMENTAL TO THIS.

Our 2020 goal and progress

Our goal is to implement and embed our Human Rights Policy. As at the end of 2019, we made good progress in this area, with 84.8 per cent of employees completing the Human Rights Policy training program. In addition, over 80 per cent of supplier spend was screened using responsible sourcing criteria.1

Our commitment and approach

Coca-Cola Amatil is committed to identifying, preventing, and mitigating any adverse human rights impacts that may result from our business activities. This commitment is made clear in our Human Rights Policy and also our Code of Conduct.

The Amatil Human Rights Policy is guided by international human rights principles. We expect our partners and suppliers to uphold the principles set out in the Human Rights Policy and encourage them to adopt similar policies within their businesses. Our policy also commits Coca-Cola Amatil to support human rights in the communities in which we operate, including via our philanthropic work. This helps ensure we are engaging with local communities and considering their views as we conduct our business.

The Coca-Cola Amatil Board and Group Leadership Team is focused on achieving the highest standards of corporate governance in the practical implementation of our Human Rights Policy. This includes monitoring the outcomes of regular assessments of human rights risks and issues, including via independent audits, with remediation and prevention actions noted and tracked.

In 2019 we rolled out a comprehensive training program on our Human Rights Policy in all our countries of operation. This program was delivered online to employees with internet access and offline to all others. As at the end of 2019, 84.8 per cent of employees had completed this training.

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Infographic: More than 80% of supplier spend screened using responsible sourcing criteria, including human rights considerations.

Workplace human rights

We aim to provide a workplace for our people that is safe, diverse, respectful and responsible everywhere, every day. We are committed to equal opportunity and an inclusive workplace, and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, colour, national or social origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, or political opinion. We focus on engaging with our employees to continually improve health, mental wellbeing, and safety in our workplaces, including through the early identification of hazards and the swift remediation of any health and safety issue identified.

Coca-Cola Amatil respects our employees’ right to form, join or not to join a labour union without fear of reprisal, intimidation, or harassment. Around 75 per cent of our employees are currently covered by collective bargaining agreements.

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Human rights in our supply chain

Coca-Cola Amatil’s Responsible Sourcing Guidelines – together with The Coca-Cola Company’s Supplier Guiding Principles – provide our supplier partners with the standards and procedures we expect them to adhere to. This adherence, in turn, helps  meet our broader objectives of delivering value to society, and specifically ensures human rights remains a principal focus in our shared value chains.

We also have a 2020 sustainability goal to ensure at least 80 per cent of suppliers, by share of spend, are covered by responsible sourcing assessments. We are pleased to report  that we achieved this goal by the end of 2019.

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1 Supplier spend data is for Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia only. The proportion of supplier screening is measured based on the value of spend with suppliers who have been subject to one of Amatil’s screening tools, compared to total supplier spend for the calendar year. Amatil applies different screening tools according to the level of spend, sector, and location of each supplier.

2 Supplier spend in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. 

Our progress

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Coca-Cola Amatil operates across six countries and in each we are committed to establishing a constructive dialogue with freely chosen union representatives of employees. Currently around 75 per cent of our people are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

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Our focus on responsible sourcing

We believe in driving positive social, environmental and economic improvements in our supply chain, and working closely with our suppliers to achieve positive social outcomes, including with respect to human rights.

We ask all our suppliers to commit to Coca-Cola Amatil’s Responsible Sourcing Guidelines together with The Coca-Cola Company’s Supplier Guiding Principles, which provide our supplier partners with the standards and procedures we expect them to adhere to.

We also apply a tiered screening process, using a combination of physical third-party audits for large spend suppliers; a second-tier of self-assessments using an evidence-based, respected third-party portal; and a third-tier of requesting suppliers sign commitments to our responsible sourcing guidelines.

Decisions on which suppliers must complete each process are based on assessment of the relative risk as well as the value of expenditure with suppliers. If any human rights issues are found during these screening processes, assuming no laws have been breached, our first step is to develop an action plan with suppliers to address and rectify any issues.

We also aim to use our significant procurement expenditure to drive positive social outcomes via specific social procurement programs in most countries of operation, with a focus on supporting and upholding the human rights of vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.

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