Coca-Cola Europacific Partners New Zealand (CCEP NZ) is again the recipient of the reputable gold medal in the Employees category at the HRD Employer of Choice Awards. The awards reveal New Zealand’s top-ranking employers in terms of overall experience for employees.

This is the fourth consecutive year CCEP NZ has been recognised for its excellent results in key areas including work-life balance, health & wellbeing, career progression, recruitment, training & development, and access to technology & resources.

Managing Director, Chris Litchfield said: “keeping our people safe, informed and engaged was the main priority, especially in the case of those in Auckland who were back to working from home and in a strict lockdown. We pivoted our offering, ensuring that we had a hybrid solution to communications and engagement, capturing those working from home as well as those still on-site.”

In order to support employee development and overall wellbeing, engagement with employees during the pandemic was a major focus at the end of 2021.

People & Culture Director at CCEP NZ, Clare Parkes, said: “As a company we ran a series of virtual events including comedy shows, cocktail masterclasses and an eight-week campaign to educate our people around COVID-19 vaccinations. We also enhanced our flexible working policy to adapt to the changing needs of our workforce and released our ‘work from anywhere guide’ in 2021.”

The guide is intended to support CCEP NZ’s employees with the information they need to keep themselves mentally and physically well when working from alternative locations.

Clare concludes: “The guide encourages people to make the most of working flexibly and helps ensure that productivity and wellbeing is not impacted when working remotely. The view is to enable our people to support their lifestyle and help them balance their career with other things in life.”

CCEP NZ employs over 1,000 throughout New Zealand and indirectly creates thousands more jobs across the supply chain and with key suppliers. Having access to millions of consumers through more than 15,000 active customers, the CCEP NZ team is committed to leading through innovation, building a sustainable future and delivering long-term value to shareholders.

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