2019 Annual Report
Download the Coca-Cola Amatil Limited Annual Report for 2019.
We are aiming to source at least 60 per cent of our manufacturing energy needs from low- and no-carbon sources by 2020, including natural gas, LPG, wood, direct renewables from onsite sources and indirect renewables supplied through grid connected power purchase agreements.
We also set energy intensity targets for our manufacturing operations and focus on energy efficiency throughout our value chain.
All our carbon reduction and energy efficiency programs are guided by regulatory requirements and relevant company policies, including the Group-wide Environment Policy, which confirms our commitment to minimising our environmental impacts, energy use and associated carbon footprint.
Each year we complete all mandatory external reporting related to our use of energy such as that required under Australia’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, and voluntarily complete the CDP Climate Change questionnaire.
Renewable energy projects
As at the end of 2019, 53.3 per cent of the energy used in our operations is now renewable or from low-carbon sources. Currently, renewable energy usage in our manufacturing operations across all countries is less than 10 per cent, with the bulk of our low-carbon energy sourced from natural gas.
We continue to invest in renewable energy projects around our region. Following the launch of our 1.1 megawatt rooftop solar panel installation in Fiji in 2017, one of the largest in the country, we have initiated three onsite solar projects in Australia – at Eastern Creek, Richlands and Kewdale – with a combined generation capacity of 3.5 megawatts, in addition to Indonesia’s largest rooftop solar project at Cibitung, with a generation capacity of 7.1 megawatts. The Cibitung project will offset 8.9 thousand tonnes of carbon emissions per annum. In Australia, we are using the Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) created from these projects to meet the mandatory minimum renewable power percentage required under the national Renewable Energy Target (RET), and currently trading any excess certificates. In other countries, these projects are providing direct renewable energy to our sites and reducing our emissions accordingly.
In New Zealand, the electricity we purchase to use in manufacturing is 100 per cent renewable. In Australia, we have entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with the Murra Warra Wind Farm in Victoria, which became operational in 2019. Although our electricity is not directly sourced from this project, the agreement means that we are contributing to the overall development of renewables in Australia. In addition, the Murra Warra Wind Farm provides us with access to LGCs – a proportion of which we are currently trading on renewable certificate markets.
We continue to invest in energy efficiency programs in all countries. These include rolling out additional sub-metering and energy efficient lighting, and considering energy efficient equipment in our bottling and packaging manufacturing plants. Over time, we are upgrading the fridges used in customer premises to more energy efficient models, as well as replacing the refrigerants used in those fridges to mitigate against further global warming.
Across Amatil we continue to invest in renewable energy projects, including Indonesia’s largest rooftop solar project at our Cibitung facility which has a generation capacity of 7.1 megawatts. The Cibitung project, when complete, will offset 8.9 thousand tonnes of carbon emissions per annum.
In 2019, we continued the significant expansion of our rooftop solar program, switching on 10,000 panels across our main Australian manufacturing sites at Eastern Creek (NSW), Richlands (QLD) and Kewdale (WA). As a result, Coca-Cola Amatil is now drawing around 14 per cent less energy from the local electricity grid across all three sites, and using solar instead.
Highlights for our rooftop solar portfolio in 2019 included:
Our solar panel portfolio represents a key part of Amatil’s commitment to achieving the national RET. Renewable energy systems generate LGCs for Amatil – a proportion of which are retired to meet RET obligations.
Amatil’s significant and growing commitment to solar power is supporting the transition to the clean, decentralised energy systems that will be required to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets, both nationally and globally.