Amatil celebrates corporate culture win at ENERGYFEST19 Awards
Coca-Cola Amatil's Kids@Work program has been recognised at the inaugural ENERGYFEST19 Awards.
The Kids@Work program, run by the Alcohol & Coffee business, earned Amatil the runner-up award in the overall best employer category.
The ENERGYFEST19 Awards celebrate Australian and international organisations and leaders for cultural leadership through employee engagement and experience.
The Kids@Work program, the brainchild of Alcohol and Coffee Marketing Director Sally Byrne, was highly commended for providing a tangible and visible example of Coca-Cola Amatil’s commitment to providing a flexible, family-friendly and supportive environment for its employees.
The program was first piloted within the Group’s Alcohol & Coffee business during the January 2016 school holidays. Run over five days, it involved 24 employees and 35 children and won recognition in the form of a national Innov8 Employee Engagement award, as part of Amatil’s Australia-wide Innovation awards program.
In January 2019, the program was opened up to Coca-Cola Amatil Head Office employees at North Sydney.
“We recognise the additional challenges presented by the school holidays, and along with the option to work from home, the Kids@Work program gives Coca Cola Amatil’s employees the flexibility they need, when they need it most,” Byrne said.
“We’ve had 100% positive feedback from children and parents so far. Our program gives children, aged 3 to 12 years, the opportunity to make new friends, and meet the people their parents work with - it’s a way for children to connect to that mysterious place their mum or dad disappears to every day.”