At Coca-Cola South Pacific, we’ve continued our work to address concerns about our products and their impact on our 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 disclosing our investments in health and wellbeing programs, scientific research or community partnerships, each year.
Here you will find our latest financial report for research and partnerships along with health and scientific experts over the last five years.
List of research and partnerships
|Building TRACTION with Optimism and Empowerment*||Partnership||Joii Community Limited||$24,000||2019|
|Sea Change: Therapeutic Recreation Program*||Partnership||Royal Far West||$25,000||2019|
|Too Deadly Treadly Cycling Program*||Partnership||Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation||$25,000||2019|
|Building Resilience in Young People*||Partnership||Phoenix House Youth Services Incorporated||$25,000||2019|
|Trends in Beverage Consumption||Research||Australian Beverages Council Ltd||$41,120||2019|
|Exercise 4A/18 - A new direction for youth at risk*||Partnership||Operation Flinders Foundation Inc.||$16,500||2018|
|Riding to Freedom*||Partnership||TAD||$13,430||2018|
|2018 Youth Snow Sports Camp*||Partnership||Cerebral Palsy Alliance||$20,842||2018|
|2 Deadly Treadlys*||Partnership||Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation||$25,000||2018|
|Get STARTed!*||Partnership||START Foundation||$25,000||2018|
|Evaluation of Sugar Reduction Trial*||Research||Western Sydney University||$74,940||2018|
|Battle of the Border*||Partnership||Touch Football Specialised Inc.||$3,340||2017|
|Expansion of Modified Rugby Program (MRP)-Colts*||Partnership||GingerCloud Foundation Ltd||$25,000||2017|
|Improving Physical and Mental Health*||Partnership||Sports Challenge Australia||$25,000||2017|
|Dance Unlimited*||Partnership||CPL – Choice, Passion, Life (Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland)||$24,800||2016|
|Snow Sports Camp*||Partnership||Cerebral Palsy Alliance||$22,452||2016|
|Wheelchair Sports NSW 2017 Junior Wheelies' Christmas Camp*||Partnership||Wheelchair Sports New South Wales Incorporated||$11,544||2016|
|Athlete Leadership Program*||Partnership||Special Olympics Melbourne Inner East||$10,000||2015|
|Building youth buoyancy through blind swimming*||Partnership||Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria||$9,750||2015|
|Empowering Young People*||Partnership||Communities @ Work||$9,900||2015|
|Get Involved*||Partnership||Australian Paralympic Committee||$75,000||2015|
|Hoop Dreams*||Partnership||E-Focus as Heidelberg Training and Resource Centre||$9,690||2015|
|Junior Wheelchair Sports Program*||Partnership||Wheelchair Sports NSW||$9,858||2015|
|L2R Dance Safari*||Partnership||L2R Next Gen Inc||$10,000||2015|
|Project Re-Boot*||Partnership||Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association||$10,000||2015|
|South West High School (Bicycle) Tour*||Partnership||K-Equip Ltd||$10,000||2015|
|The Shack Youth Services - Health and wellbeing program*||Partnership||Benevolent Society||$10,000||2015|
|Research Agreement to support METEx Energy Balance research project, to investigate the effects of exercise intensity on diet, physical activity and body composition in participants with metabolic syndrome||Research||University of Qld||$110,473||2014-2015|
List of Health Professionals and Scientific Experts
The total amount spent for the Company to work with Health Professionals and Scientific Experts over the last five years is $42,392. Fees were provided for travel grants, related expenses and professional fees.
|Scientific Expert or Health Professional||Descriptor|
|Glenn Cardwell AdvAPD||Member of Coca-Cola South Pacific Health & Wellness Advisory Council 2013-2014 and Paper Review 2015**|
|Professor Peter Clifton||Member of Coca-Cola South Pacific Health & Wellness Advisory Council 2010-2014 and Paper Review 2015**|
|Bernadette Drummond||Member of Coca-Cola South Pacific Health & Wellness Advisory Council and Paper Review 2015**|
|Professor Paul Nestel||Member of Coca-Cola South Pacific Health & Wellness Advisory Council 2010-2014 and Paper Review 2015**|
|Zoe Wilson APD||Nutrition contributor website 2015|
Frequently asked questions
1. What is the purpose of this list?
Coca-Cola South Pacific 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 South Pacific conduct research on health and wellbeing?
Coca-Cola South Pacific 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 programs and partnerships?
No. In accordance with The Coca-Cola Company’s Transparency Guiding Principles, under no circumstances does Coca-Cola South Pacific 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 Australia for research relating to dietary intake, nutrition, health or physical activity. We have excluded research by entities not based in Australia 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 Australia?
If Coca-Cola Australia 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 South Pacific will continue to update the disclosure register annually, for the prior calendar year.
*Indicates funding from The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation.
**The Coca-Cola South Pacific Health & Wellness Advisory Council ran from 2004 to 2014 to provide independent evidence based counsel to Coca-Cola Australia on health & wellness issues.
Research and Partnerships Included:
Research and Partnerships Excluded:
For purposes of this list, we use the term ‘partnership’ in an informal sense, referring to our relationship with entities based in Australia that have received funding from CCSP, The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation, or The Coca-Cola Company’s U.S. corporate headquarters to support their health and well-being programs and communications activities conducted in Australia.
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 AUS excluding GST. Where amounts have been converted from other currencies to AUS this has been done using an average annual aggregated exchange rate for the year in which the payment was made.
Coca-Cola Australia 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.
The listing of an individual –
1. Does not imply that he/she currently has any relationship with The Coca-Cola Company; and
2. Implies no endorsement of The Coca-Cola Company or its products.
The aggregate amount of funding provided to individuals we have worked with in the past who have declined to have their names listed is approximately $4,233.37.