Amatil wins White Camellia Award

Coca-Cola Amatil is delighted to announce that it won a White Camellia Award in recognition of its efforts to promote gender equality at the inaugural White Camellia Awards at Parliament.

Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) Ltd (CCANZ) is delighted to announce that it won a White Camellia Award in recognition of its efforts to promote gender equality at the inaugural White Camellia Awards at Parliament on 20 September.

The Awards, organised jointly by the UN Women National Committee New Zealand, the EEO Trust, BPW New Zealand and the Human Rights Commission, were held on Suffrage Day, 19 September 2013, in celebration of 120 years of women’s suffrage. The Awards acknowledge companies that have made the most progress in implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles, and seek to empower women in the workplace.

CCANZ was recognised for implementing enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.

“We have an overall diversity strategy, in which gender sits at the centre. Women’s Empowerment Principles are the foundation of this strategy,” says Martin King, General Manager Human Resources, CCANZ.

“With regards to health and safety, we supported a staff initiated breast cancer awareness campaign and provided cervical cancer screening for female staff. We also provide non-gender specific health and wellbeing programmes.

“We also have a supplier diversity programme that focuses on suppliers providing a safe and secure working environment, and protection and advancement of human rights, including the requirement to have diversity/antidiscrimination policies,” said Mr King.