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Environment


BETTER ENVIRONMENT

By striving to meet our commitments on packaging, water, energy and carbon reduction, we aim to leave a positive legacy and ensure minimal impact on the environment.

OUR COMMITMENT

Our focus is on those areas where we have the most opportunity to make a difference: sustainable packaging, water stewardship, energy management, climate protection and resilience, and caring for nature.

We have set public environment goals that we aim to achieve by the end of 20203. These include:

  • improving water intensity for non-alcoholic beverages to no more than 1.95L/L and improving water intensity for alcoholic beverages by 25 per cent (compared to 2013)
  • delivering a 25 per cent carbon reduction for the ‘drink in your hand’
  • ensuring that 60 per cent of our energy requirements come from renewable and low-carbon sources
  • developing a business case for 50 per cent recycled plastic in PET containers in Australia
  • ensuring 80 per cent of spend with suppliers is covered by responsible sourcing assessments.
  • In Australia, we support the country’s 2025 National Packaging Targets; in New Zealand, the Ministry for the Environment’s Plastic Packaging Declaration; and in Indonesia, the work of the Global Plastics Action Partnership.

We’re also committed – in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company – to replenish 100 per cent of the water in finished products and share The Coca-Cola Company’s vision for a ‘World Without Waste’ which includes an ambition to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can we sell by 2030. In 2019 The Coca-Cola Company also made a worldwide commitment, aligned with the Science Based Targets Initiative, to reduce its carbon footprint by 25 per cent by 2030, compared to 2015. Coca-Cola Amatil’s emissions fall within the scope of this global goal.

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OUR APPROACH

While material aspects and priorities have been identified in our Coca-Cola Amatil Group-wide Environment Strategy, we also ensure that each business sets its own environmental objectives and priorities, taking into consideration the needs of its operations, partners, communities, people and habitats.

We apply the Precautionary Principle4 to assessing environmental risks and opportunities. The Board Risk and Sustainability Committee oversees the Group-wide Environment Strategy commitments and achievements.

All environment programs are guided by regulatory requirements and relevant company policies including the Coca-Cola Amatil Group-wide Environment Policy, Water Policy, and Human Rights Policy, both of which confirm our commitment to minimising our environmental impacts.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification at site level ensures the appropriate environmental management and stewardship of resources.

Environmental performance is monitored via regular internal and external audits including audits conducted by The Coca-Cola Company to ensure we meet stringent quality, safety and environment requirements.

We also follow our own, and partner, guidelines such as The Coca-Cola Company’s Supplier Guiding Principles and Coca-Cola Amatil’s Responsible Sourcing Guidelines. Environmental sustainability is also included as part of supplier sustainability assessments covering most of Coca-Cola Amatil’s key suppliers.

Each year we complete all mandatory external reporting such as that required under Australia’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, National Pollutant Inventory and the Australian Packaging Covenant, and voluntarily complete CDP Climate Change and CDP Water Security questionnaires.

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Our people

Our people

We provide a safe, open, diverse and inclusive workplace where our engaged people are energised by what we will achieve together and are proud of the difference we make.

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Wellbeing

wellbeing

The wellbeing of our consumers – physical, mental and social – is at the heart of our vision to delight millions of consumers every day.

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Our community

Our community

We make a unique, sustained, and valued collective impact on the communities in which we operate

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