TCCC’s brands are manufactured by our bottling partner
As a significant Australian business responsible for global brands, we take corporate responsibility seriously. Our marketplace actions have been implemented to address one of the key community concerns, obesity. In Australia our focus is on two fundamental principles: provide more beverage choices and provide more information.
Provide more beverage choices
We have invested significant time and resources in recent years to innovate some of TCCC’s most popular drinks, providing consumers with greater choice. We know that while many people want to reduce their kilojoule and sugar intake, they do not want to compromise on taste. This is a difficult balance to achieve but is something we work hard to get right. Successful innovations have been made possible with new ingredients, such as stevia leaf extract, which makes it possible to produce lower kilojoule drinks that still taste great.
1. More choices of lower kilojoule options
One of TCCC’s first no-sugar, low-kilojoule colas, Diet
By the end of 2014, all TCCC’s top selling brands in Australia had a low-kilojoule alternative, including
2. More choices of smaller serving options
We are working with our bottling partner
We are focused on ensuring that smaller portions are available in more stockists throughout Australia.
Within the first six months of the launch of the new 250ml mini bottle in July 2016, small packs were offered in 86% of grocery stores and in 69% of convenience stores and petrol stations.
We are seeing the results as smaller packs are now growing faster than larger packs in Australia. We have continued to downsize our larger packs, including the 390ml PET to replace the larger 450ml PET in more than half of our stockists.
3. We’ve reduced sugar and kilojoules over time
Between 2016 and 2017 we will have reduced the sugar content of 19 products. In 2017 we further reduced the sugar and kilojoules in Coke with Stevia from 35% less sugar and kilojoules to over 50% less sugar and kilojoules than regular
Provide more information
A key priority for us is to provide our consumers with the clearest possible nutrition information about our beverages, helping them to choose the best option for themselves and their families. We have long been committed to providing clear and transparent nutritional labelling so that people can make informed choices about our products.
1. Clear, transparent labelling on pack
We voluntarily introduced the % Daily Intake Guide label on all our products in 2007 which provides clear information on both the amount of kilojoules per serve and what this represents as a percentage of an adults total daily energy intake.
In 2014 we committed to adopting the Government’s voluntary Health Star Rating System (HSR) to assist consumers in making informed choices. The beverage category is part of the integrated HSR approach and as such needs to have a minimum display requirement of energy (kilojoules) only.
2. Clear, transparent labelling on vending machines
More recently we introduced nutrition information panels on our vending machines, reaching 75% by the end of 2015
3. Online product comparison tool
Launched in 2015, our online product comparison tool allows people to compare nutritional information and product ingredients across all of our beverages @ http://www.coca-colajourney.com.au/compare-products
4. Responsible Marketing practices
We have important policies for our marketing practices to ensure we provide meaningful and responsible information.
Responsible Marketing Policy
Global School Beverage Guidelines – introduced in 2010
In primary schools, we do not offer our beverages for sale unless requested by a school authority. We retain records of sales to primary schools which are audited annually.
In secondary schools, we work with school authorities to ensure a full range of beverages is made available – including water, juices and other beverages in both regular and low-kilojoule/no-kilojoule versions.
We comply with the relevant State and National school guidelines around Australia.
Choice and information is at the heart of our business. If people want great taste without sugar and kilojoules, we have the drinks to meet that need.
We have made good progress, but know we can do more. This is why we are developing ambitious new actions for the years ahead. Key among these is the commitment to increase availability of smaller size packages, to offer more lower sugar and kilojoule beverages options, and to increase the access of transparent nutrition information.
Together, we believe all of the actions we are taking will help more people make the decisions that make sense for them and their families.
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