Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced its the newest member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia).
CCA has implemented a sustainability framework within the organisation, regularly reports on environmental performance, and has set up sustainability goals to be achieved by 2020. This includes maximising recycling, acting on climate change, and reducing the use of both sugar and unrecycled plastics across its product range.
To help achieve these goals, in April 2019, CCA announced that seven out of ten of its plastic bottles would be made from 100 per cent recycled plastic.
“BCSD Australia’s membership continues to grow with corporations and organisations from across Australia that are committed to driving a transition to a sustainable world,” says Andrew Petersen, BCSD Chief Executive Officer.
“CCA’s membership of BCSD Australia recgonises the progress made in the sustainability of its operations and its commitment to continual improvement of this front. We look forward to its participation as a active, collaborative member of BCSD Australia.”
Alison Watkins, Group Managing Director of CCA, says BCSD Australia membership would help the Amatil team meet its sustainability strategies and achieve long-term goals for packaging neutrality.
“We’ve heard the message loud and clear, the unnecessary packaging is unacceptable, and we need to do our part by continuing the switch to recycled materials,” says Alison.
“We also recognise the need to act on climate change and will source 60 per cent of our energy from low-carbon and renewables by next year.”
With more than 12,000 employees across the Asia-Pacific region and some Australian brands including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Barista Bros, Mount Franklin, Neverfail, Grinders Coffee, and Yendam CCA is committed to developing sustainable products within the beverage industry.