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Preventing Global Warming

Reducing CO2 Emissions throughout the Value Chain

Reducing CO2 Emissions throughout the Value Chain

We have set challenges for each division to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the value chain related to our domestic operations, from raw material procurement, manufacture, distribution, sales to recycling. We are striving to meet the Environmental Targets toward 2030 for a 25% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and a 20% reduction of Scope 3 emissions throughout the entire Suntory Group worldwide.

2019 Results

With the globalization of business, we are advancing to identify the results in each area.

Scope 1/Scope 2 emissions

Area CO2 emissions (thousand tons) Per unit reduction rate*
Japan 441 1.3% reduction
Americas 224 4.8% reduction
Europe 118 6.9% reduction
Asia 170 6.0% reduction
Oceania 14 1.1% reduction
Africa 6 35.8% increase
Total 973★ (Scope 1: 565★; Scope 2: 408★) 7.6% reduction
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    Data covers 26 production plants in Japan and 61 production plants overseas, and non-production sites in Japan (base of operations, R&D facilities, sales sites, restaurants and development sites).
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    The above emissions do not take into account the emissions offset by purchasing carbon credits. If the offset emissions which are approximately 60 thousand tons, are taken into account, the total of Scope 1 and 2 emissions will be 916 thousand tons in 2019. (Carbon credits we purchased were generated from projects, such as a project facilitating reforestation for Guangxi watershed management in Pearl River Basin supported by the BioCarbon Fund of the World Bank.)
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    CO2 emissions per unit production are the amount of emissions per kiloliter produced; the reduction rate is shown as a comparison to the previous year
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    Emission factors for GHG calculation are as follows:

    Fuel:
    For Japan: Factors specified by the Act on the Rational Use of Energy and the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.
    For overseas: Factors obtained from fuel suppliers or factors specified by the Act on the Rational Use of Energy and the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.

    CO2 from Electricity consumption:
    For Japan: The adjusted emission factors for each electric power company specified by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.
    For Overseas: As a general rule, emission factors obtained from electricity suppliers were used. When those could not be obtained, emission factors for each country in 2017 from IEA World Energy Outlook 2019 were used.

    GHG other than CO2:
    For 26 plants in Japan: Factors specified by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.

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    Of which, CO2 emissions from the Suntory Beverage & Food Group are 500 thousand tons★ (Scope 1: 240 thousand tons★ Scope 2: 261 thousand tons★).
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    The change in the amount of emissions from the base year 2015 was a 6.4% increase.
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    The total may not match the sum of each figure due to rounding.
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    Results have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. The assured value is indicated with ★.

Independent assurance report

Scope 3 Emissions

Suntory Group

Category Emissions (thousand tons) Calculation Method
1. Purchased goods and services 3,732★ Calculated by multiplying the weight of purchased raw materials and packages for products produced and sold by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (Japan and overseas) by emission factors. For products produced and sold in Japan, CO2 emissions by subcontracts during production, during the production of imported products, and during transport of imported ingredients are included.
2. Capital Goods 378 Calculated by multiplying the amount of capital expenditure by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
3. Fuel and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 119 Calculated by multiplying the amount of energy consumed by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
4. Upstream transportation and distribution 281 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume in tons-km of goods owned by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
5. Waste generated in operations 23 Calculated by multiplying the weight of waste disposed by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
6. Business travel 10 Calculated by multiplying the amount of business travel expenses of the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
7. Employee commuting 29 Calculated by multiplying the amount of commuting expenses of the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
8. Upstream leased assets 10 Calculated by multiplying the floor area of distribution centers rented by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
9. Downstream transportation and distribution 206 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume and sales volume of goods of the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
10. Processing of sold products 0 None
11. Use of sold products 40 Calculated by multiplying the sales volume of goods of the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
12. End-of-life treatment of sold products 261 Calculated by multiplying the weight of packaging materials for products sold by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
13. Downstream leased assets 530 Calculated by multiplying the amount of electricity used by vending machines leased by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emission factors.
14. Franchises 0 None
15. Investments 0 None
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    Data for the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (Japan and overseas).
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    For some overseas group companies, values were estimated by using Japan-based emission factors and emission per unit production.
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    Results have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. The assured value is indicated with ★.

Independent assurance report

Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd.

Category Emissions (thousand tons) Calculation Method
1. Purchased goods and services 2,531★ Calculated by multiplying the weight of purchased raw materials and packages for products produced and sold by the Suntory Beverage & Food Group (Japan and overseas) by emissions factors. For products produced and sold in Japan, CO2 emissions by subcontracts during production, during the production of imported products, and during transport of imported ingredients are included.
2. Capital Goods 220 Calculated by multiplying the amount of capital expenditure of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by emissions factors.
3. Fuel and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 61 Calculated by multiplying the amount of energy consumed by Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
4. Upstream transportation and distribution 201 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume in tons-km of goods owned by Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
5. Waste generated in operations 18 Calculated by multiplying the weight of waste disposed by Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
6. Business travel 7 Calculated by multiplying the amount of business travel expenses of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
7. Employee commuting 20 Calculated by multiplying the amount of commuting expenses of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
8. Upstream leased assets 8 Calculated by multiplying the floor area of distribution centers rented by Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
9. Downstream transportation and distribution 167 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume and sales volume of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
10. Processing of sold products 0 None
11. Use of sold products 33 Calculated by multiplying the sales volume of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emission factors.
12. End-of-life treatment of sold products 230 Calculated by multiplying the weight of packaging materials for products sold by of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
13. Downstream leased assets 488 Calculated by multiplying the amount of electricity used by vending machines leased by of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
14. Franchises 0 None
15. Investments 0 None
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    Data for the businesses of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas).
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    For some overseas group companies, values were estimated by using Japan-based emission factors and emission per unit production.
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    Results have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. The assured value is indicated with ★.

Independent assurance report

Measures Against Global Warming

The Suntory Group is also working to combat the effects of global warming. The Suntory Group strives to raise awareness about ways to prevent heat stroke with the rising temperatures at elementary schools and companies with efforts that include the free provision of posters and leaflets (total of 11,860,000 copies distributed as of February 2019) to raise awareness about preventing heat stroke created together with The Education Newspaper to elementary schools throughout Japan and the support of heat stroke measures at each school. We are also linking to other activities to raise awareness about heat stroke by manufacturing and selling GREEN DAKARA which is recommended as a countermeasure to heat exhaustion*1.

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    The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare recommends 40-80mg of sodium per 100ml as a countermeasure to heat exhaustion.