We are making efforts to raise environmental awareness and improve communication through disseminating information to the employees in timely manner and holding regular environmental trainings.
Promoting Environmental Education in the Group
We promote environmental education to raise employees' environmental awareness strategically. In 2017 we implemented various environmental education initiatives including e-learning for all Group employees in Japan and dissemination of information on the Intranet. In addition, we regularly hold workshops and seminars to learn specific skills that are required in each operation.
FY2017 Environmental Training
|Name||Target||Number of participating employees|
|Onboarding training (environmental management class)||New employees||All|
|ISO14001 awareness and special education||Plant employees||All|
|Environmental management training (e-learning, etc.)||Group employees in Japan||19,409|
|Training for newly appointed employees in charge of ISO14001||Employees in charge of ISO14001||6|
|Internal ISO14001 auditor training||Internal ISO14001 auditor||175|
|Eco-products seminar||Employees in charge of product development||17|
|First Hand Experience with Forestry training||Group employees in Japan||670|
|Environmental Law Training||Employees from relevant departments||58|
|Wastes Disposal and Public Cleansing Act seminar||Employees from relevant departments||155|
|Training held for on-site confirmation of industrial waste||Employees from relevant departments||41|
Raising Awareness among Employees on First Hand Experience with Forestry
We are advancing employee participation in the First Hand Experience with Forestry at Suntory Natural Water Sanctuaries where Group employees and their families have participated in volunteer activities since 2013.
From 2014, we have started an activity for approximately 6,000 employees in alcoholic and nonalcoholic businesses that encourage employees to participate in first-hand experience with forestry to make each employee experience and understand Suntory's value of coexisting with nature. 7,133 people participated up until 2017, far surpassing our initial target.
Promoting Environmental Action on the Intranet and Internal Magazine
We are sharing basic environmental information, environmental laws and ordinances pertinent to our business, internal guidelines and other materials on the intranet. We are also raising awareness in our employees and encouraging action by including e-Learning as well as lending out DVDs related to environmental activities.
The MADO internal magazine and the e-MADO published on our intranet play a role in introducing the latest environmental activities and information of the Suntory Group to not only enlighten employees but also their families.