Walk The Talk Award winner
Fatu Patolo’s leadership in the manufacturing and supply division at Coca-Cola Amatil NZ has earned him the ‘Walk The Talk’ award at the 20th Diversity Awards.
Diversity Works NZ, which runs the awards, praised Patolo’s efforts for his training initiative that utilises health and safety, whereby staff are communicating better and lives have been turned around.
Mr Patolo, who migrated to New Zealand from Samoa as a child, is now settled with his whole family in New Zealand.
Ministry for Pacific Peoples Chief Executive Officer, Laulu Mac Leauanae congratulated Mr Patolo on his achievement.
“Patu Patolo is a deserving winner. This is a great accomplishment for Pacific peoples.”
Patolo’s achievement is well regarded by his peers and his leadership is praised by most of his co-workers.
The awards recognise New Zealand businesses and organisations championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Patolo is CSD Oasis Manufacturing Manager at Coca-Cola Amatil NZ, and has been with the company for 23 years.
He was among other New Zealanders and employers who have been recognised in an industry-leading gala at Auckland’s Langham Hotel on 24 August.
Diversity Awards NZ 2017 Award winners:
Supreme Award – Real Journeys
Tomorrow’s Workforce Award – Real Journeys
Empowerment Award – Air New Zealand
Skills Highway Award – Waste Management NZ Ltd
Positive Inclusion Award – ANZ
Cultural Celebration Award – Māori Women’s Development Inc
Diversability Award – Coffee Educators Ltd
Work Life Balance Award – Lion
Walk the Talk Award – Fatu Patolo, Coca-Cola Amatil
Emerging Diversity and Inclusion Award – The Warehouse Group
Highly Commended Awards:
Russell McVeagh – Tomorrow’s Workforce
Fletcher Building Limited – Emerging Diversity and Inclusion Award
Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital – Cultural Celebration Award