At Coca-Cola Oceania, we’ve continued our efforts to help address concerns about our products and their impact on wellbeing.

We’ve listened and learned from the public health community, our customers, associates and consumers to ensure these efforts remain transparent and beneficial for everyone.

As part of our transparent approach, we have committed to annually disclosing our investments in health and wellbeing programmes, scientific research or community partnerships.

Here you will find our latest financial report for research and partnerships. We have not invested in health and scientific experts over the last five years.

List of Research and Partnerships

Study Title/Partnership Name Type Organisation Amount (exl gst) Years

Annual membership of NZ Nutrition Foundation

Partnership

NZ Nutrition Foundation

$7,000

2009

Sponsorship of NZ Nutrition Foundation Tika Tuna programme

Partnership

NZ Nutrition Foundation

$20,000

2019

Nil

 

 

 

2018

Nil

 

 

 

2017

Nil

 

 

 

2016

titians NZ

Partnership

Dietitians NZ

$500 

2015

Primary Sponsor, Massey University College of Health Symposium for Nutrition for Exercise and Performance

Partnership

Massey University

$15,000 

2015

Secondary analysis of data from the National Nutrition Survey of NZ Adults 2008/09 (ANS08/09) to identify the contribution of different beverage types to energy and sugars intake.

Research

Otago University

$3,080 

2015

Frequently asked questions

1. What is the purpose of this list?

Coca-Cola Oceania has committed to sharing its funding of health and wellbeing related programs, scientific research, as well as relevant community partnerships in order to remain transparent in its work around wellbeing.

2. Why are you releasing this information?

We have made a commitment to sharing our financial contributions over the last five years and will continue to update this information every 12 months.

3. What other actions will The Coca-Cola Company be taking toward greater transparency of its partnerships and research related to wellbeing?

In addition to the publication of our financial support of health and wellbeing related partnerships, scientific research and community programs, we also evaluate all future investments to ensure that any financial support provided is in accordance with our Guiding Principles.

4. Does Coca-Cola Oceania conduct research on health and wellbeing?

Coca-Cola Oceania does not conduct its own research on health and wellbeing. We support research efforts by independent and respected research institutions and universities.

This is to improve our understanding of the role our drinks play in people’s diets and better understand how we can make positive changes to how we produce and sell our products. 

5. Do you have any influence on the outcomes of these programmes and partnerships?

No. In accordance with The Coca-Cola Company’s Transparency Guiding Principles, under no circumstances does Coca-Cola Oceania have the right to prevent the publication of research results or outcomes, nor does the company provide funding conditioned on outcomes.

6. Are there any exclusions in the list?

We have included research funding provided to entities based in New Zealand for research relating to dietary intake, nutrition, health or physical activity. We have excluded research by entities not based in New Zealand and not funded by The Coca-Cola Company’s U.S. corporate headquarters. Also excluded are research on ingredients, packaging, products, or brands that is not related to dietary intake, nutrition, and health.

7.  How can I find out about funding of experts or organisations that you worked with outside of New Zealand?

If Coca-Cola Oceania has also worked with experts who are either from the U.S. or funded by the U.S. corporate headquarters, they are listed on the U.S. website.

8. When do you update these disclosures?

Coca-Cola Oceania will continue to update the disclosure register annually, for the prior calendar year.

Definitions

Our Approach to Funding Scientific Research –

For all the health and well-being research funding disclosed below, the researchers:

  • are expected to conduct research that is factual, transparent, and designed objectively;
  • are expected to generate an appropriately phrased hypothesis and to conduct research that will answer the relevant questions, rather than favour a particular outcome;
  • have full control of the study design, the execution, and the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data;
  • are encouraged to publish; and
  • are expected to disclose their funding sources in all publications and public presentations of the data. 

In no event does Coca-Cola Oceania Ltd (CCO) have the right to prevent the publication of research results. Nor does CCO provide funding conditioned on the outcome of the research.

We have made a good-faith effort to disclose all the funding that meets the inclusion criteria. If we have unintentionally omitted something that meets those criteria, we will disclose it in one of our future updates, which we plan to provide every twelve months.

Research and Partnerships Included:

  1. Funding provided by CCO or The Coca-Cola Company’s U.S. corporate headquarters to entities based in New Zealand for research relating to dietary intake, nutrition, and health, or to physical activity; and
  2. Funding provided by CCO or The Coca-Cola Company’s U.S. corporate headquarters to entities based in New Zealand for health and wellbeing programmes and communications activities conducted in New Zealand.

Research and Partnerships Excluded:

  1. Research by entities not based in New Zealand and not funded by CCO or The Coca-Cola Company’s U.S. corporate headquarters;
  2. Programmes and activities conducted outside New Zealand and not funded by CCO or by The Coca-Cola Company’s U.S. corporate headquarters;
  3. Research on ingredients, packaging, products, or brands that is not related to dietary intake, nutrition, and health, or to physical activity;
  4. Research and development on new ingredients, packaging, products, or brands; and
  5. Payments to third-party service providers for media services, advertising, and logistics in support of the “Partnerships” for Health and Well-Being Programmes and Communications Activities listed.

For purposes of this list, we use the term ‘partnership’ in an informal sense, referring to our relationship with entities based in New Zealand that have received funding from CCO or The Coca-Cola Company’s U.S. corporate headquarters to support their health and wellbeing programmes and communications activities conducted in New Zealand from the last five years.

Timeframe: 1 January 2015 through 31 December 2019. Amounts for January 2020 and forward will be disclosed in a future update.

Currency: all amounts are disclosed in NZD excluding GST. Where amounts have been converted from other currencies to NZD this has been done using an average annual aggregated exchange rate for the year in which the payment was made.

Coca-Cola Oceania has also worked with experts who are either from the U.S. or funded by the U.S. corporate headquarters. They are listed on the U.S. website. The funding provided for their work will be listed on the U.S. website as part of the six month update.