Coca cola Auckland

•  Commits to 100% renewable electricity  across entire operations by 2030 (by  2025 in  ANZ)

•  Whole of business commitment will result in region-wide outcomes

•  Amatil joins more than 290 leading companies around the world committed to 100% renewable  electricity

Coca-Cola Amatil has announced it has joined the global RE100 renewable energy initiative and committed to power its entire operations, spanning six countries, with 100% renewable electricity by 2030 (by 2025 in New  Zealand and Australia).

RE100 is led by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP and brings together more than 290 leading companies around the world that are committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity.

According to Coca-Cola  Amatil Group Managing Director Alison Watkins, joining RE100 is an important step in Amatil’s strategy  to reduce its carbon footprint following the launch of the company’s 20202040 Sustainability Ambitions.

“Amatil is proud to be joining RE100 and playing our  part in delivering a low carbon future by contributing to the effort to accelerate the global transition to renewable electricity,” said Watkins.

“Moving to 100% renewable electricity across our entire operations by 2030 is critical to ensuring  we meet our 2040 target of net zero direct carbon emissions”

Head  of  Sustainability for Coca-Cola Amatil New  Zealand, Clarke Truscott, said joining RE100 is an important step in the company’s sustainability journey to ensure they meet their bold 2040 sustainability ambitions.

“The commitment to purchasing 100% renewable energy across all of our operating markets, including New  Zealand, is an exciting announcement and critical to ensure we meet our 2040 target of net zero direct carbon emissions,” said Truscott.

Earlier this year Coca-Cola Amatil announced a range of 10 bold sustainability objectives in its ‘2020-2040 Sustainability Ambitions’, designed to make a distinct and positive contribution between now  and 2040 to the communities and markets in which it operates.

This includes closed loop packaging by 2030, increased use of rPET (plastic made from recycled plastic) and working together with the government on a not-for-profit Container Return Scheme for New Zealand.