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Frucor Suntory smashes Get Active Challenge – Move It March

Frucor Suntory sets the bar high with their inaugural company-wide ‘Get Active’ challenge – Move it March –  by smashing their 17,000km goal – clocking up 41,438km. 

The ANZ wide company challenge was all about encouraging their people to not only stay active, but boost mental health and fitness as well as the opportunity to have fun and meet some new people.

More than 198 people across Frucor Suntory’s company network signed up to take part in their first ever Move It March Challenge.

To make it even a little bit more exciting, those who had signed up to our Get Active’ challenge were split into 32 teams of six.

Each team consisted of people throughout all different facets of the business, from Supply Chain to Commercial – including our Executive Leadership Team.

Each team was assigned a team captain to keep them motivated. Many of our people signed up to the Strava App, and gave each other kudos for the kilometres they completed.

The Get Active Challenge was the brain child of Frucor Suntory’s Head of Grocery, Karl Davies.

Karl saw the challenge as a great way to encourage our people to boost your fitness and mental health through exercise (walking, running and biking), and also the opportunity to meet some new people.

“I’m an extremely passionate advocate of driving culture, engagement and connection across our sites, irrespective of departments. I thought this initiative could be a great solution…combining connection and engagement to wellbeing.”

Frucor Suntory Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing Jo van den Berg says Get Active is one of the five ways to wellbeing.

“Getting physically active every day is great for our bodies and minds. It can improve mental wellbeing and lower rates of depression and anxiety.”