Coca-Cola Amatil’s Group Managing Director Alison Watkins, who is based in Sydney, says the Solar Energy Project is another example of the company’s commitment to further reducing its carbon footprint with the rollout of 1.1 megawatts of renewable energy generation.
“This is only the first stage. When Stage 2 is completed, we anticipate 80% of the site’s energy needs will come from the sun.
The 1.1MW solar system produces 1,408,000 Kilowatt hours of energy per year, saving 974 tons of CO2 annually – the equivalent of saving 414,722 litres of diesel per year or planting 24,964 trees.
“As a leading beverage company in New Zealand, we take our corporate social responsibility very seriously. We are incredibly proud of this project because it aligns strongly with our environmental values - not just for the Pacific but throughout our whole business.”