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Coca-Cola joins global renewable energy initiative

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

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.

Coca-Cola Amatil Group Managing Director Alison Watkins said joining RE100 is an important step in Amatil’s strategy to reduce its carbon footprint.

It also follows the recent launch of the company’s 2020-2040 Sustainability Ambitions, which includes the commitment to net zero direct carbon emissions by 2040.

“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,” Watkins said.

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

Amatil now has a firm target for 100% renewable electricity use across all of its operating markets, including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, PNG, Fiji and Samoa.

The company already has three on-site solar projects in Australia, at Eastern Creek (NSW), Richlands (QLD) and Kewdale (WA), with combined generation of 3.5 megawatts.

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

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