Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has revealed in its 2018 Sustainability Report that the company is on track to source 60 per cent of its energy from low-carbon and renewables.
CCA sources 56.2 per cent of its energy from wind, solar, and natural gas. Speaking at the report’s launch in Sydney, Group Managing Director Alison Watkins says a further expansion of solar will help the company reach its target by 2020.
“Bottling is energy-intensive, so our shift to low-carbon and renewables is a significant change,” Alison says.
“We’re keen to support sustainability but renewables also have to make commercial sense. That’s why we’re pleased that the bulk of our low-carbon and renewable energy was sourced at a market competitive price versus traditional power.”
One such arrangement is a long-term power purchase agreement CCA formed with Victoria’s Murra Warra Wind Farm near Horsham.
“We’re rolling out more renewable energy at our facilities, with new solar panels this year at Amatil facilities in Eastern Creek, Richlands and Kewdale in Australia, and Cibitung in Indonesia,” Alison says.
“There’s more to be done, but we’re happy with progress and urge other manufacturers to take a fresh look at their own low-carbon and renewable options.”
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