In 2013 we started a conversation around one of the biggest health issues to affect our society, obesity. As part of this we announced a number of commitments within our business to offer consumers more choice, information and innovation, as well as encouraging Australians to get active.

We continue to make positive changes. Here’s just a taste of what we’ve achieved and where we are going!



Investing more than ever before in making smaller portion sizes
We are investing more than ever before in making smaller portion sizes more widely available across Australia.

1. INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY OF OUR SMALLER PORTION SIZES.

We know that bigger isn’t always better - that’s why we are investing more than ever before in making smaller portion sizes (250mls) more widely available across Australia.

In fact, smaller portion sized products are now increasing in popularity over larger sizes.

Since we launched 250mls in August 2014 the small can is now available in 30 per cent of all retailers across Australia and 50 per cent of grocery outlets. The 250mls now makes up 12 per cent of all single serves that we sell.



We will introduce stevia into more of our products
Stevia is a natural, low-kilojoule alternative to sucrose. We will introduce stevia into more of our products in the near future.

2. OFFERING MORE LOW KILOJOULE OPTIONS

We now have a low kJ alternative for all our top selling brands, including Coca-Cola, Fanta Orange, Sprite, and Powerade. Two out three of our top selling drinks are low kJ.

When it comes to sweeteners we’re always innovating and have made a commitment to look at how we introduce stevia into more of our products in the near future.

In April 2015 we launched Coca-Cola Life, containing 35 per cent less sugar and KJs than Coca-Cola with the natural sweetness of stevia.



Nutrition labeling on vending machines
We’ve introduced nutrition labeling to the majority of our vending machines.

3. PROVIDE TRANSPARENT NUTRITION INFORMATION IN MORE PLACES.

We’re committed to making nutrition information easier for consumers to understand and access. That’s why we are launching an online tool that helps compare the nutrition information of all our beverages.

We’ve also introduced nutrition labeling to the majority of our vending machines, aiming to reach 100 per cent by the end of 2015.



Teens taught to remain active through cycling
The Coca-Cola and Bicycle Network, through ‘The Happiness Cycle’ program, encourage Australian teens to remain active through cycling. CREDIT: Courtesy of Bicycle Network

4. HELP GET PEOPLE MOVING BY SUPPORTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS

We are proud to support the community program ‘The Happiness Cycle’, partnering with the not-for-profit organisation, Bicycle Network, to get more Australian teens active by encouraging them to take up cycling.

Through our partnership with Bicycle Network we work with local councils to connect with youth in their areas, running events where they can build their own bikes, develop skills in riding and stay active. We are aiming to deliver thousands of bikes to teens this year and beyond.