Coca-Cola Amatil has joined the Business Council for Sustainability Development Australia (BCSD Australia), the peak body for companies working on a transition to sustainability.

The company has set itself sustainability goals to achieve by next year, including maximising recycling, acting on climate change, and reducing sugar and unrecycled plastics in its products.

Alison Watkins, group managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil, said BCSD membership was a step towards the company meeting its strategies and goals for packaging neutrality.

“We’ve heard the message loud and clear, that unnecessary packaging is unacceptable, and we need to do our part by continuing the switch to recycled materials,” Watkins said.

“We also recognise the need to act on climate change and will source 60 per cent of our energy from low-carbon and renewables by next year.

“That’s good news, but there’s more to be done. BCSD Australia membership is a step forward in delivering sustainability goals. We look forward to the opportunity to get involved.”

According to Andrew Petersen, CEO of BCSD Australia, Coca-Cola Amatil’s membership demonstrates its sustainability commitments.

“BCSD Australia’s membership continues to grow with corporations and organisations from across Australia that are committed to driving a transition to a sustainable world.

“Coca-Cola Amatil’s membership of BCSD Australia is recognition of the progress made in the sustainability of its operations and its commitment to continual improvement on this front. We look forward to its participation as an active, collaborative member of BCSD Australia,” he said.

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