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To Create Harmony with Nature Environment

Suntory Group business is supported by precious global resources such as water and agricultural products. It is our responsibility to engage in sustainable business practices through the promotion of environmental management in accordance with our mission — To Create Harmony with People and Nature — so that we may pass down a rich global environment to future generations. We have established our Environmental Vision toward 2050 and set Targets toward 2030 in 2017 based on corporate tagline "Follow Your Nature." Suntory Group commits to the promotion of environmental management based on two axes: preservation and regeneration of natural environment and reduction of environmental impact.

  • Environmental
    Management
    Promotion
  • Preserving and
    Regenerating
    the Natural Environment
  • Reducing
    Environmental
    Impact
  • Environmental
    Communication

CSR Action Plan

Target achieved:  Achieved 70% or more:  Achieved less than 70%:

Prioritized items Mid-Term Targets Results in FY2017 FY2018 Action Plan Evaluation
Preserving and Regenerating the Natural Environment Global expansion of conservation activities to protect wild birds that are the symbol of biodiversity Conducted bird research in 13 Natural Water Sanctuaries to facilitate forest management that aims to expand the biodiversity at the heart of challenges in each forest that has taken into account other research such as vegetation surveys. Continue surveying birds focusing on birds of prey, which are the top of the ecological pyramid, at the Natural Water Sanctuary and promote comprehensive forest maintenance through maintaining breeding ground for their prey and considering hunting and nesting environment Suntory Fund for Bird Preservation will continue to promote the support for wild bird conservation activities through aiding various organizations in and outside Japan. The Suntory Fund for Bird Preservation is further advancing support in wild bird preservation activities in Japan and overseas through grants to various organizations.
Nest building and rearing of chicks by eagles and hawks at all the Natural Water Sanctuaries in Japan
Support conservation activities to protect wild birds overseas
  • Supported wild bird protection activities in Japan and overseas through grants from the Suntory Fund for Bird Preservation
  • Expanded informational communication through updates to the Save the Birds website.
Expand the area of Natural Water Sanctuary so as to make it twice the size of the territory where Suntory withdraws water for its plants in Japan. (12,000ha) Introduced various operations and additional, experimental business based on the long-term vision for each Natural Water Sanctuary. We specifically engaged in efforts that included tree thinning and transport of trimmings, building roadways and walkways, installing protective fences around vegetation as well as building structures to prevent landslides in addition to planting trees. Natural Water Sanctuary Project will continue to implement various activities such as tree thinning and transport of trimmings, building roadways and walkways, installing protective fences around vegetation, planting and nurturing seedling of local trees based on the mid- to long-term vision. Training for experts will be held at various locations as well. In addition, promote utilization of Ikurinzai - timber*1 and expand the contract area of Natural Water Sanctuary.
Sharing our values and raising awareness on the importance of water Expanded content of Suntory Mizuiku activities and enhanced awareness raising and dissemination of value of water and importance of nature that nurture water Expand content of Suntory Mizuiku activities and enhanced awareness raising and dissemination of value of water and importance of nature that nurture water
  • Outdoor School of Forest and Water held a total of 50 times and 1,972 people participated
  • Teaching about Water at Schools held at total of 202 schools and 16,019 people participated
Participants in the Suntory Mizuiku - Education Program for Nature and Water (aiming at 2,000 people in "Outdoor School of Forest and Water," and 15,800 in "Teaching about Water at Schools")
3,300 participants in the Mizuiku - Natural Water Education Program in elementary schools in Vietnam and Teaching about Water at Schools with roughly 14,000 people in total taking part in activities such as factory tours and outdoor activities Expand Mizuiku - Natural Water Education Program in elementary schools in Vietnam 5,600 people expected to participate
Reducing Environmental Impact Reduce water consumption at the Suntory Group*2 plants by 15%*3 Further reduce water usage at Group plants (reduction of water use intensity by 5.8% compared to 2015) Reduce the use of water for washing and cooling manufacturing equipment and containers
Reduce CO2 emission in the entire value chain of Suntory Group*2 by 20%*3 Further reduce CO2 emissions throughout the entire value chain (reduction of CO2 emissions intensity by 2.8% compared to 2015) Reduce the weight of containers, use of renewable resources and energy conservation at plants, proactively introduce vending machines that consume the least amount of electricity in Japan, etc.
  • *1
    Suntory coined wood materials generated during maintenance for nurturing healthy forests as Ikurinzai - timber
  • *2
    Group companies that collectively account for more than 80% of the Suntory Group's sales in 2012 (including overseas companies)
  • *3
    Reduction per unit production based on the business fields in 2007
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