Sustainability

Sustainability in New Zealand

In New Zealand, we prioritise the areas where we can make the greatest difference.

We are focused on the safety, the diversity and engagement of our people, sustainable packaging, renewable energy and the wellbeing of our consumers.

Committed Partners

We believe in building mutually beneficial partnerships throughout our value chain, and request our supplier partners in New Zealand and globally to follow Coca-Cola Amatil’s Responsible Sourcing Guidelines as well as The Coca-Cola Company’s Supplier Guiding Principles. 

Environmental and social sustainability criteria are also an important part of the supplier sustainability assessments that cover most of Coca-Cola Amatil’s key suppliers. One hundred per cent of the sugar we use in New Zealand is certified under Smartcane Best Management Practice.

Engaged People

We believe our people feel engaged and included. This is evidenced by our 2019 employee engagement scores where once again Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand achieved the highest engagement score across the Group (87 per cent). This excellent engagement score also led to Amatil New Zealand being recognised as one of the country’s best employers for the fourth consecutive year, receiving the prestigious Aon Best Employer Accreditation in 2019. In addition, Amatil New Zealand was reaccredited with the Rainbow Tick as a result of the work we do in diversity and inclusion. We were one of the inaugural companies to be awarded the Gender Tick in 2018.

Safety Performance


20122013201420152016201720182019
Fatalities00000000
Injuries1713101411131131
Total recordable injury1
9.27.55.98.06.07.06.117.3

1 Per 1 million man-hours worked.

Sustainability in New Zealand

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Sugar reduction target

20%

in sugar grams per 100ml by 2025 in New Zealand.

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Recycled plastic

100%

recycled plastic for all single-serve soft-drink plastic bottles and all water bottles in New Zealand.

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Renewable energy

100%

electricity from renewable sources.

Delighted Consumers

New Zealand reformulation since 2015
% decrease in sugar content (g/100ml)

By 2020, we aim to reduce total sugar per 100ml in our non-alcoholic beverages portfolio by 10 per cent in New Zealand compared to a 2015 baseline.2 We are targeting a 20 per cent reduction in sugar per 100ml by 2025.

By the end of 2019, we had made good progress towards our sugar reduction goals in New Zealand. We have reformulated eight products since 2015, reducing sugar grams per 100ml by 5.3 per cent. Ninety per cent of Coca-Cola product marketing in 2019 featured reduced or no-sugar Coca-Cola. We are signatories of 

New Zealand’s Healthy Kids Industry Pledge and supportive of responsible marketing guidelines.

Community investment and impact in New Zealand via philanthropic donations remains a focus, alongside employee volunteering and stock donations. We also support community resilience and cohesion through larger events such as the Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park in Auckland and Christchurch. In 2019, the combined value of our cash, in-kind and volunteering hours support was NZ$815,000 (A$768,000).


Sugar reduction

2 We measure sugar based on a portfolio-wide weighted volume average of total sugar content grams per 100ml. Baseline is Moving Annual Trend 31 December 2015.

Community investment

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2019

NZ$810,427

A$768,032

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2018

NZ$771,273

A$714,340

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2017

NZ$918,965

A$851,840

Includes cash, in-kind donations, volunteering time, and management costs.

Better Environment

We are aiming to close the loop on our pack-to-pack recycling. In 2019, we made significant progress in this regard, implementing a Coca-Cola Bottler System first with a 100 per cent recycled PET plastic bottle for carbonated beverages. In New Zealand, the transition of all single-serve soft-drink bottles and all water bottles to 100 per cent rPET (the term used for recycled polyethylene terephthalate) was completed in December 2019. To assist with developing a closed loop packaging system in New Zealand, we welcomed the New Zealand Government’s announcement that it was developing a beverage Container Return Scheme. 

We continue use renewable electricity in our operations and are seeking to improve the energy efficiency of our manufacturing plants and the coolers that we supply to many of our customers.

2019 Emissions
Tonnes C02-equivalent

Scope 1 Scope 2
3,095 10


Sustainability news in New Zealand

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Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that work has begun to develop a beverage Container Return Scheme (CRS) for New Zealand.

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Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Amatil Jointly Announce a Major Increase in Recycled Plastic

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Ten leading businesses are backing a new diagnostic study of New Zealand’s entire plastic packaging system. The work will identify key challenges and interventions for the adoption of a circular economy approach to plastics.