Coca-Cola Amatil has announced that it has switched to using sustainable sugar in all of its non-alcoholic beverages. All sugar will now be sourced from independent accredited growers who follow sustainable production frameworks.

Under new contracts running until 2021 Coca-Cola Amatil will now purchase only Bonsucro and Smartcane Best Management Practice (BMP) certified sugar.

Group Managing Director Alison Watkins believes that the switch will be a positive change for not only the company but the environment. “We have responsibilities to the community on resource use and renewal, and we’ve also heard customer feedback in favour of greater sustainability in the products we sell. The switch to sustainably accredited sugar is a step forward for our overall operations, and also in meeting that customer demand.”

The move follows The Coca-Cola Company’s commitment to source all priority ingredients from sustainable sources by 2020.