Better Drinks Co
Established in New Zealand as Charlie's in 1999 and floated on the NZ Stock Exchange in July 2005. Bought Phoenix Organics in Dec 2005. Operates mainly in Australia and New Zealand. Bought by Asahi in 2011 and renamed Better Drinks Co in 2013.
|Better Drinks Co Ltd||NZL||website|
| Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Better Drinks Co Ltd
| Asahi Group Holdings Ltd
owns 100% of Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd
|Better Drinks Co Ltd|
Company retails manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic or biodynamic under the BFA, ACO, ORGAA, OFA, NASAA, OHGA, OFC or DEMETER certification label.
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|Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd|
In 2013 Coca-Cola Amatil, Schweppes Australia (part of Asahi Beverages) 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%.
[Source 2013][More on Governance]
Phoenix Organics soft drinks and juices are certified organic by BioGro, and Mountain Goat beer has an organic option. However these only represent a tiny fraction of this company's total beverage sales.
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Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business.
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|Asahi Group Holdings Ltd|
This company received a score of 2.5/100 (retrieved 13-Nov-2017) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2017][More on Habitats]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received an 'E', the lowest possible score.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Activities include reducing CO2 emissions, FSC certified forest management, and donations to environmental protection schemes.
[Source 2010][More on Habitats]
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.
[Source 2011][More on Forests]
Asahi's flagship beer brand, Asahi Super Dry, rated 'green' in the Greenpeace's 2010 Truefood Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GM-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GM crops, and animal products from animals fed on GM crops.
[Source 2010][More on Genetic Engineering]
This company holds Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification, and sells products certified as FSC 100%.
[Source 2017][More on Forests]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
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.
[Source x][More on Sustainability Reporting]
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.
[Source 2006][More on Climate Change]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||NZ$31 million in 2010|
|Address||Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand|