Getting home safely at Coca-Cola Amatil

Coca-Cola Amatil NZ Ltd (CCANZ), outgoing Managing Director, George Adams, has been awarded the inaugural Business Leaders’ Health & Safety Forum Leader of the Year Award...

Coca-Cola Amatil NZ Ltd (CCANZ), outgoing Managing Director, George Adams, has been awarded the inaugural Business Leaders’ Health & Safety Forum Leader of the Year Award at the NZ Workplace Safety Awards in Auckland last night.

Over the past three years, Mr Adams has championed CCANZ’s drive to ensure its employees were safe at work, and therefore got home safely. By encouraging managers at all levels to become personally involved with this programme, he was key to its overall success.

“This is an outstanding achievement for our company, and recognises the extensive work that has gone into building a Zero Harm culture,” says Martin King, General Manager of Human Resources.

“Our mantra is getting our people home safe, and this is of paramount importance in our business. In the past three years we have set the tone and engaged the business to make changes to deliver to this vision.”

All staff are involved in the health and safety programme. This includes each staff member stating how they are maintaining and working towards a Zero Harm culture in their personal development plans through to participating in staff-wide education campaigns (such as the online driver education training module developed to help staff understand the new road rules which were introduced in 2012.)