We also had a strong desire to tackle universal problems of poverty, equality and environmental damage, so here’s a snapshot of some of our most impactful programs over the course of 2016.
1. Delivered 10,000 free bikes with The Happiness Cycle
For many of us, riding a bike is a natural part of life and an important aspect of Australian culture, whether it involves travelling to work or cruising with schoolmates.
“The gifting of the 10,000th bike was such an exciting triumph,” said Roberto Mercade, president at
2. Launched the 5by20 program via online mentoring
They say ‘women hold up half the sky’, but there are still clear areas of gender inequality in Australia. There’s a 19.3 per cent gap in Year 12 attainment for young women, and
Partnering with Beacon Foundation, the 5by20 program has launched an online mentoring program that supports school-leavers to become ready for work. Members of
The 5by20 program is part of a wider initiative by The
3. Promoted happiness and positivity with the
Coca-Cola Australia Foundation
Youth optimism, empowerment, possibilities for a positive life, and all areas of wellbeing – these are the focus areas for the
To inspire moments of happiness and possibility amongst young Australians in 2016,
"Our employee connected grants are a great way for
4. Made a little piece of history with the Kings Cross Billboard
After 42 years, it was time for a change to one of Sydney’s most famous skyline signatures. Revamping the iconic
5. Protected the Great Barrier Reef with Project Catalyst
As the main ingredient in most of its beverage products,
Created to reduce the environmental impacts of sugarcane production on the Great Barrier Reef, Project Catalyst provides funding for technical expertise, economic analysis, and opportunities for learning and networking to farmers in Queensland.
With initatives like Project Catalyst in operation across the world, 2016 was the year that saw
“A goal that started as an aspiration in 2007 is today a reality and, from a local perspective, we are thrilled that Australia can contribute so significantly,” said Roberto. “Achieving this global milestone is a moment of pride for
More to do in 2017
“Our commitment to the communities in which we live and work is real and ongoing,” said Sarah Prestwood, senior external affairs manager at
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