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Environmental Management

Promotion of ISO14001 Certification Acquisition Throughout the Group

We have actively advanced the acquisition of the international ISO14001 certification standard at each Group company as one method to continually evolve by integrating business and environmental activities. With the completion in acquiring the integrated certification and the start of operations at Group companies* in Japan, we are working to enhance management to abide by laws at sites with a low environmental burden and conduct even more efficient environmental management with these sites as targets from 2017. We are in the process of obtaining certifications at overseas Group companies with focus on our production sites. We are approximately 70% complete in certifying overseas Group company production sites as of 2021.
We are enhancing the links between each department involved with the value change of businesses at each Suntory Group company to promote business activities from an environmental perspective in all stages from the procurement of ingredients to disposal.

  • *
    Group companies complying to the Japanese SOX Act

Suntory Group ISO 14001 Certification List

Introducing Environmental Accounting

We use and disclose the content of environmental accounting that conforms to the 2005 Environmental Accounting Guidelines of the Ministry of the Environment. Environment accounting serves as an important tool for periodic quantitative evaluations of our environmental conservation initiatives in our business activities.

Suntory Group's Environmental Accounting (total of business in Japan)

(Period: January 1 to December 31, 2021)

(million yen)

Item FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Environmental investment Environmental costs Environmental investment Environmental costs Environmental investment Environmental costs
Business area cost Pollution prevention cost
  • Preventing water pollution
  • Air pollution prevention cost, etc.
348 2,151 735 2,082 530 2,070
Global environmental preservation cost
  • GHG reduction
  • Energy conservation
  • Cogeneration
  • Air treatment, etc.
668 3,090 428 2,730 651 2,843
Resource circulation cost
  • Conserving water through recirculation
  • Reducing sludge
  • Reusing waste
  • Wastewater treatment cost, etc.
331 3,246 153 3,413 66 4,027
Total 1,347 8,486 1,315 8,225 1,247 8,940
Upstream and downstream cost
  • Commission for resource recycling containers and packaging
  • Environmentally-friendly containers and packaging measures
0 1,238 0 1,187 0 1,387
Management activities costs
  • Building and maintaining Environmental Management System
  • Sustainability Reports, Exhibits
  • Factory greenification, etc.
0 927 0 714 0 921
Research and development costs
  • Research and development activities to reduce environmental impact
28 300 9 324 3 317
Social activities costs
  • Suntory Natural Water Sanctuary
  • Bird Conservation Activities
  • Suntory Mizuiku - Natural Water Education Program, etc.
79 530 70 503 47 514
Environmental damage response cost   0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1,454 11,480 1,394 10,953 1,298 12,080
  • *
    Amount of investment: Reason for investment was 50% or more for preserving the environment, all amount is considered as environmental investment (inspection basis)
  • *
    Amortization expense: Expenses for investment from 2003 and afterwards which 50% or more is intended for environmental preservation are calculated.
  • *
    In general, all cost for management and research activities are directly confirmed. Costs that are difficult to confirm directly are prorated and allocated based on a past survey of each procedure.

Environmental Preservation Effect of Suntory Group (production sites in Japan)

(Period: January 1 to December 31, 2021)

Item Unit 2019 2020 2021 Reduction against previous fiscal year per unit production basis
In business area costs Pollution prevention Reduction of pollutant emissions SOx Total (t) 16.8 10.4 3.4 7.3t/year
Per Unit (g/kL) 3.5 2.2 0.7
NOx Total (t) 152 152.3 141.8 14.7t/year
Per Unit (g/kL) 31.6 32.4 29.4
Preserving global environment GHG emission reduction GHG (Fuel + Electricity) Derivation Total (thousand t) 350.5 343.7 347.4 5.1 thousand t/year
Per Unit (kg/kL) 71.2 72.9 71.9
Reduction of energy consumption Fuel Crude oil conversion (thousand kL) 103 104 102 4,114kL/year
Per Unit (L/kL) 21.5 22.1 21.2
Electricity Total amount (million kWh) 341 340 352 -3,016 thousand kWh/year
Per Unit (kWh/kL) 70.9 72.3 72.9
Resource circulation Reduction of water resource use Water use Total amount (thousand m3) 21,310 20,752 20,461 863 thousand m3/year
Per Unit (m3/kL) 4.4 4.4 4.2
Reduction of waste emissions By-products and waste emissions Total (t) 251,454 228,355 209,683 24,945t/year
Per Unit (kg/kL) 52.3 48.6 43.4
Resource recycling rate (%) 100 100 100  
  • *
    Electricity based GHG emissions are the adjusted emission factors for each electric power company as specified by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.

Economic effect of Suntory Group (production sites in Japan)

(million yen)

Item FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Income from recycling (sales of byproducts)*1 359 305 326
Cost saved by conserving energy*2 -321 -242 150
  • *1
    The calculation method is the same as the costs saved for waste disposal
    < Previous Year's Capital Gains × Ratio Compared to Previous Year's Production Volume - Current Year's Capital Gains >
  • *2
    The calculation method is the same as the costs saved for waste disposal
    < Yearly Costs Before Utility × Ratio Compared to Previous Year's Production Volume - Current Year's Costs >