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CCEP New Zealand is thrilled to be named New Zealand’s Employer of Choice 2021, the only company to receive the reputable gold award three consecutive years.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners New Zealand is thrilled to be named New Zealand’s Employer of Choice 2021, the only company to receive the reputable gold award three consecutive years.

The annual HRD Employer of Choice Awards reveal New Zealand’s top-ranking employers in terms of overall experience for employees and aims to recognise companies who stand out in a crowded marketplace by showcasing the best places to work.

The awards assess New Zealand companies from the perspective of their employees, assess a wide range of key areas and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners NZ has been recognised for its excellent results in key areas including work-life balance, health and wellbeing, career progression, recruitment, training and development, and access to technology and resources.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners NZ is one of this country’s top performing companies when it comes to its people experiences, having received the HRD Employer of Choice Award for the past three years in a row for highly engaged employees.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners NZ Managing Director, Chris Litchfield is delighted with the award recognition, saying it is people that make up the heart of the New Zealand business. 

“Our employees, the people who have built the foundations of such a successful workplace and company, are the reason we have received this award again. This recognition showcases our commitment to listening to our employees’ needs and indicates we are on the right track in doing what’s right by our people. We treat awards as a compass rather than the destination, its critical we continue to adapt and make Coca-Cola Europacific Partners an even better place to work”, Litchfield said.

The General Manager of People and Culture at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners NZ, Susan Lowe, says to be recognised as New Zealand’s top employer reflects the company’s values and ongoing efforts to adapt to everchanging environments and do right by its people.

“Significant emphasis is placed on candidates’ experiences to ensure that the company both attracts and retains the best talent. This includes empowering our people through our flexible working policy, Flex@Amatil, and investing in our people’s development with a comprehensive L&D framework, Learn@Amatil, providing our people with a self-service platform where they can learn anywhere, anytime.”

“To be named the 2021 Employer of Choice after an incredibly challenging past 12 months with a global pandemic, is a testament to our initiatives and suggests we stepped up and put our people first at a time when it mattered most, which included keeping all our staff employed and paid 100% of their wages, and the repayment of the $7.2M wage subsidy,” said Lowe.
HRD’s managing editor, Emily Douglas, added: “The past year has been a challenge to say the least, as organisations pivoted and adapted in reaction to the COVID-19 crisis. However, throughout the whole pandemic, employers continued to lean on their HR teams for support and guidance. In times of stress and uncertainty, it was HR that led the way. Congratulations to all of our 2021 Employer of Choice winners – each shining examples of how to lead with decisiveness, compassion, and empathy.”

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners NZ was also honoured to be one of the first companies in New Zealand to be accredited with the Rainbow Tick, 2020 is the sixth consecutive year Amatil NZ achieved this recognition.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners NZ employs over 1,000 throughout New Zealand and indirectly creates thousands more jobs across the supply chain and with key suppliers. Having access to millions of consumers through more than 15,000 active customers, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners NZ is committed to leading through innovation, building a sustainable future and delivering long-term value to shareholders.