Coca-Cola Amatil bottles and distributes The Coca-Cola Company soft drinks and other beverages in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. CCA was formed following a major re-organisation in 1989 when Amatil limited sold its interested in poultry, tobacco and communication and packing to concentrate its core business on beverage and snack foods. Coca-Cola Amatil bought SPC Ardmona in 2005, and sold it in 2019. Distributor for Beam Suntory and Molson Coors alcohol portfolios in Australia.
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This company won awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from the Australian Packaging Covenant, for demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability by performing 'above and beyond' in their efforts to minimise waste. This company achieved the highest overall score in their category, large beverage company.
[Source 2015][More on Packaging]
This company has won at least one Parents' Voice Shame Award every year from 2014 to 2017 for promoting unhealthy foods and drinks to children.
[Source 2017][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
Coca Cola Amatil is the main opposition to container deposit recycling legislation in Australia and around the world. Coca Cola's leadership in opposing container deposit schemes (CDS) has often stopped efforts by governments and community groups to advance this issue.
[Source 2013][More on Governance]
While Coca-Cola Amatil is majority Australian owned, they pay licensing fees to, and are 30% owned by, the Coca-Cola Company (US), which currently has two boycott calls.
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This company received a SAM ESG Score of 32/100 in the Beverages category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
[Source 2019][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This 2013 report by The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) investigates the labour and human rights risks in supply chain sourcing. This company is identified on page 21 as a company which sources products from countries with known systemic labour and human rights concerns.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2011 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a TV ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2009][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
Coca-Cola Amatil's new Mount Franklin 'Easy-Crush' plastic bottle was awarded the Australian Packaging Covenant Sustainability Award at the 2011 Australian Packaging Design Awards for a 'significant advance in environmental considerations'. The 'Easy Crush' bottle uses 35% less plastic than the previous Mount Franklin bottle and features increased crushability, use of post-consumer resin, and an increase in vertical load and stacking stability.
[Source 2011][More on Packaging]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'green' in Greenpeace's 2011 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 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business. Pacific Beverages is a joint venture between SABMiller and Coca-Cola Amatil, they additionally distribute SAB's imported beers and spirits, and have announced the building of a 500,000 hectolitre brewery at Warnervale, just outside Gosford, NSW.
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|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||$4.9 billion in 2018|
|# Employees||13,000 in 2018|
|Company Ranking||86 in top 2000 Australian companies|
|Subsidiaries||Grinders Coffee Pty Ltd
Made (Aust.) Pty Ltd (23% owned)
Australian Beer Company (50% owned)
Paradise Beverages (Fiji) Ltd (90% owned)
|Address||Circular Quay East, 71 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia|
|Fax||02 9436 8715|
|Freecall||1800 025 123|
Products / BrandsCoca-Cola Amatil
Barista Bros Flavoured Milk
Bisleri Soft Drinks
Canadian Club Premix Spirits
Cascade Soft Drinks
Cascade Apple Isle Non-Alcoholic
Coca-Cola Soft Drinks
Coca-Cola Energy Energy Drinks
Deep Spring Soft Drinks
Deep Spring Mineral Water
Deep Spring Bottled Water
Diet Coke Soft Drinks
Fanta Soft Drinks
Fruit Box Juice & Fruit Drinks
Fuze Tea Iced Tea
Goulburn Valley Juice & Fruit Drinks
Jim Beam Premix Spirits
Keri Juice & Fruit Drinks
Kirks Soft Drinks
Lift Soft Drinks
Mother Energy Drinks
Mount Franklin Bottled Water
Mount Franklin Mineral Water
Neverfail Bottled Water
Nutriboost Flavoured Milk
Old Crow Premix Spirits
Peats Ridge Bottled Water
Powerade Sports Drinks
Pump Bottled Water
Smartwater Bottled Water
Sprite Soft Drinks
Vitaminwater Bottled Water
Zico Coconut Water
Fix Rainforest Alliance certified
Grinders some products certified organic, some products certified Fairtrade Coffee
Taboo Milk Flavouring
Made Group (23% owned)
Cocobella Coconut Water
Impressed Juice & Fruit Drinks
Rokeby Farms Flavoured Milk
Rokeby Farms Milk
Australian Beer Co (50% owned)
Paradise Beverages (90% owned)
Coca-Cola Amatil re-enters beer market
18th Dec 2013 — Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) re-entered the Australian beer market on 17 Dec 2013 after an enforced two year hiatus, as prescribed under the terms of the deal of SABMiller's takeover of Foster's in 2011. CCA has set up a joint venture with Casella called the Australian Beer Company, which has launched Alehouse and Arvo beers, and Pressman's cider. CCA's portfolio also includes Molson Coors beers Coors, and the USA's biggest craft beer, Blue Moon. Samuel Adams, Fiji and Vuno beers, and Rekorderlig cider are to be added in 2014. CCA will be Australia's third largest brewer, behind SABMiller-owned Foster's and Kirin-owned Lion. [source]
Opposing a CDS
24th Mar 2013 — Criticisms have been added to Schweppes Australia and Lion for joining Coca-Cola Amatil's court action to try to stop Northern Territory's Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).
Lion Nathan offer for Coca-Cola Amatil rejected
9th Feb 2009 — Lion Nathan's $7.3 billion takeover proposal for Coca-Cola Amatil, made in Nov 2008, has been rejected. Lion Nathan is 46% owned by Japanese beer giant Kirin Holdings, while Coca-Cola Amatil is 30% owned by The Coca-Cola Company (USA). TCCC wrote to Kirin Holdings rejecting the offer. [source]
Coca-Cola Amatil buys SPC Ardmona
25th Feb 2005 — In February 2005, Coca-Cola Amatil's acquisition of SPC Ardmona Pty Ltd was formallly completed. SPC Ardmona is Australia's largest producer of packaged fruit and operates 6 principal brands across the processed fruit, vegetables, jams and sauces markets. These brands are SPC, Ardmona, Goulburn Valley, IXL, Southern Cross and Taylor's. [source]