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Health & Safety

Getting our people home safely to what they love

At Coca-Cola Europacific Partners PNG, the safety, wellbeing and resilience of our people is a top priority. 

Our safety-first culture strives to achieve and maintain a Zero Harm workplace. Our core focus is to create a culture of zero tolerance to harm and injury and we are committed to taking all reasonably practical steps to delivering this for our people, empowering them to always put their personal safety, and the safety of their teams first.

This includes:

  • Providing an appropriate safety framework, skills and knowledge-based training, information and supervision as is necessary to ensure workers can and do carry out their duties competently and safely.

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining business-wide and site-specific health, safety and wellbeing procedures and programs that aim to continually improve health, safety and wellbeing outcomes.

  • Building resilience in our people by proactively identifying and assessing hazards and risks to our people’s health, safety and wellbeing to eliminate or effectively control risks prior to work being performed.

  • Providing opportunities for our people to participate in and contribute to the decision-making process on health, safety and wellbeing matters in the workplace and promote a positive health, safety and wellbeing culture through consultation, co-operation and co-ordination.

Taking care of the health, safety and wellbeing and resilience of our people is central to our promise of getting our people home safely to what they love.


Action against Covid-19

As a responsible employer, our commitment to employee safety and wellbeing has been at the center of everything that we have done.

Since March 2020 when the COVID crisis first impacted PNG, we have undertaken the following measures to ensure that our people and their safety have been our highest priority:

  • Purchased and stockpiled significant amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as disposable masks, cloth masks, hand sanitizers, temperature guns, face shields, gloves and temperate stands for our offices;

  • During the hard lock down we provided lunch to staff to ensure people remained within the office location;

  • We increased the number of PUDO buses to ensure social distancing;

  • We undertook market runs to ensure that people could get their family food items during times that we anticipated would be reduced traffic in those markets;

  • We handed out care packs of goods and drink for our people to provide to their families;

  • We increased the cleaning regime of the factory, office spaces and PUDO busses and utilized hospital strength disinfectants;

  • We developed world class contact tracing protocols and undertook and paid for 153 PCR COVID tests for staff;

  • For staff that were stood down from a contact trace, if they were not able to work from home, the company provided additional paid leave to ensure that people didn’t need to worry about pay during that time; 

  • Organized and undertaken many information sessions for our people so they can make an informed decision if they want to take the vaccine or not.