In 2009 Cadbury Schweppes Australia sold its drinks operations (Schweppes Australia) to Japanese drinks giant, Asahi Breweries. In 2011 Asahi bought the juice and water business from P&N Beverages and added those brands to Schweppes' portfolio. Schweppes Australia operates seven manufacturing sites and 11 distribution sites across Australia, employing 1,500 people.
|Schweppes Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Schweppes Australia Pty Ltd
| Asahi Group Holdings Ltd
owns 100% of Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd
|Schweppes Australia Pty Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
In 2013 Coca-Cola Amatil, Schweppes Australia and Lion Pty Ltd filed proceedings in the Federal Court challenging the legal validity of the Northern Territory's Container Deposit Scheme (CDS). Other large bottlers like Fosters and Diageo have not joined the court case. A CDS has been proven worldwide to be the best way to increase collection and recycling. The Boomerang Alliance estimates a CDS would increase recovery by 80%.
This company makes Pepsi and Mountain Dew soft drinks under licence. These brands are rated 'red' in Greenpeace True foods Guide, signifying they may contain GE-derived ingredients. This includes products that either: contain GE derived ingredients; have no clear policy on GE-derived ingredients; and/or have ignored or refused Greenpeace's request for information regarding their policies on GE-derived ingredients.
Company has brands are rated 'green' in Greenpeace True foods Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GE-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GE crops, and animal products from animals fed on GE crops.
This company has envionmental claims on its website, including efforts in the areas of water conservation, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and waste reduction.
|Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd|
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|Asahi Group Holdings Ltd|
In Nov 2011 Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) recertified Asahi's Shobara and Miyoshi forests in Japan to the Forest Stewardship Council's standard for responsible forest management. Asahi bought the forested properties during World War II. They have been FSC certified since 2001.
Activities include reducing CO2 emissions, FSC certified forest management, and donations to environmental protection schemes.
Asahi's flagship beer brand, Asahi Super Dry, rated 'green' in the Greenpeace True Foods Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GE-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GE crops, and animal products from animals fed on GE crops.
The United Nations Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of 10 values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. However it's non-binding nature has been widely criticised, and many signatory corporations continue to violate the Compact's values.
Asahi Breweries is developing 'high-biomass sugarcane' or 'Monster Cane', designed to produce ethanol without sacrificing sugar output. Could be seen as a positive as ethanol is carbon-neutral with CO2 released in the combustion of the fuel offset by the CO2 captured by plants through photosynthesis. Critics also say ethanol is no solution to global warming if massive inputs of fossil fuels are required to grow the crops and power the facilities used to produce ethanol and land is taken from suppling crops for food and feed.
Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business.
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Subsidiaries||P&N Beverages Australia Pty Ltd|
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Products / BrandsSchweppes Australia Pty Ltd
7UP Soft Drinks
Apple Time Juice & Fruit Drinks
Brekky Juice Juice & Fruit Drinks
Cool Ridge Bottled Water
Cottee's Jelly Crystals
Cottee's Pudding & Custard
Cottee's Soft Drinks
Cottee's Topping & Syrup
Extra Juicy Juice & Fruit Drinks
Farmer Joe's Juice & Fruit Drinks
Frantelle Bottled Water
Gatorade Sports Drinks
Glo Juice & Fruit Drinks
Go Coco Coconut Water
Ice Magic Topping & Syrup
Juice Pops Juice & Fruit Drinks
Juice Stop Juice & Fruit Drinks
Kokomo Coconut Water
Loys Soft Drinks
Mini Pops Juice & Fruit Drinks
Mirinda Soft Drinks
Mountain Dew Soft Drinks
Passiona Soft Drinks
Pepsi Soft Drinks
Play Sports Drinks
Pop Tops Juice & Fruit Drinks
Schweppes Soft Drinks
Schweppes Mineral Water
Smart Juice Juice & Fruit Drinks
Smart Water Enhanced Water
Snapple Soft Drinks
Solo Soft Drinks
Spring Valley Juice & Fruit Drinks
Spring Valley Iced Tea
Sunkist Soft Drinks
Tarax Soft Drinks
Toddler Pops Juice & Fruit Drinks
Schweppes Australia sold to Asahi Breweries (Japan) for $1.2 billion
13th Mar 2009 — Drinks giant Asahi Breweries has bought Schweppes Australia for $1.2 billion, in the latest Japanese raid on an Australian food and drinks company. This is the fourth buy-out of an Australian company by a Japanese brewer in just over a year, following Kirin's acquisition of Dairy Farmers and National Foods, and Suntory's successful bid for Frucor. Australia was the last country where Cadbury maintained a drinks operation. US-based Coca-Cola Company relinquished its negotiation right regarding the takeover. Asahi Breweries will complete the deal by the end of April 2009 [source]
Cadbury Schweppes plc demerger
7th May 2008 — On May 7, Cadbury Scweppes plc split into 2 companies, UK based confectionery makers Cadbury plc, and American soft drink company Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. [source]