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Preventing Global Warming

Reducing GHG Emissions throughout the Value Chain

Reducing GHG Emissions throughout the Value Chain

We have set challenges for each division to reduce Green House Gas(GHG) 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 reducing GHG emissions from our direct operations by 50% and reduce GHG emissions across our entire value chain by 30% throughout the entire Suntory Group worldwide.

Emissions Results

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

Scope 1 and 2 emissions by area in 2021

Area GHG emissions (thousand tons)
2019
Scope 1+2
(base year)
2020
Scope 1+2
2021
Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 1+2
Japan 433 417 246 172 418
Americas 225 168 179 13 192
Europe 125 98 107 1 108
Asia 204 176 50 155 205
Oceania 19 13 9 4 13
Africa 8 6 8 0 8
Total 1,014 879 599 345 944
  • *
    Data covers GHG emissions for the entire Suntory Group are calculated. (GHG emissions from small offices in countries other than Japan are excluded). Among the 944 thousand tons listed above, Scope 1 and 2 emissions from 27 production plants in Japan and 64 production plants overseas, and non-production sites in Japan (offices such as main office, training sites, R&D facilities, sales sites, restaurants and development sites) are 918 thousand tons ★ (Scope 1: 575 thousand tons ★, Scope 2: 343 thousand tons ★).
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    Among the 944 thousand tons listed above, GHG emissions from the Suntory Beverage & Food Group are 515 thousand tons. Among the 515 thousand tons, Scope 1 and 2 emissions from 10 production plants in Japan and 41 production plants overseas, and non-production sites in Japan (offices such as training sites, R&D facilities, sales sites) are 489 thousand tons★ (Scope 1 : 228 thousand tons★ ; Scope 2 : 262 thousand tons★).
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    Results have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. The assured numerical values are indicated with ★.
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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.

    GHG 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: Factors obtained from individual power suppliers or IEA emission factors by country.

    GHG other than CO2:
    For 27 plants in Japan: Factors specified by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures

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    The total may not match the sum of each figure due to rounding.

Independent assurance report

Changes in Scope 1 and 2 emissions

Scope 3 Emissions

Suntory Group

Category Emissions (thousand tons) Calculation Method
1. Purchased goods and services 4,669★ [Raw Materials and Packages] Calculated by multiplying the weight of raw materials and packaging materials purchased for products manufactured and sold by the beverage and food business, alcoholic beverage business, and health food business of the Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by the emission factors.
41% of Category 1 GHG emissions are calculated using emission factors calculated from the GHG emissions of suppliers of raw materials and packaging materials.
[Contract manufacturers] Calculated by multiplying the volume of the products that Suntory Group (in Japan) , Suntory Beverage & Food Europe, and Frucor Suntory Group have outsourced to contract manufacturers by the emission factors.
2. Capital Goods 532★ Calculated by multiplying the amount of capital expenditure excluding land expenditure of Suntory Group by emission factors.
3. Fuel and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 165 Calculated by multiplying the amount of energy consumed by Suntory Group by emission factors.
4. Upstream transportation and distribution 359 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume in tons-km of goods owned by Suntory Group by emission factors.
5. Waste generated in operations 19 Calculated by multiplying the weight of waste disposed by Suntory Group by emission factors.
6. Business travel 3 Calculated by multiplying the amount of business travel expenses of Suntory Group by emission factors.
7. Employee commuting 21 Calculated by multiplying the amount of commuting expenses of Suntory Group by emission factors.
8. Upstream leased assets 40 Calculated by multiplying the floor area of distribution centers rented by Suntory Group by emission factors.
9. Downstream transportation and distribution 152 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume and sales volume of goods of Suntory Group by emission factors.
10. Processing of sold products None
11. Use of sold products 56 Calculated by multiplying the sales volume of goods of Suntory Group by emission factors.
12. End-of-life treatment of sold products 384 Calculated by multiplying the weight of packaging materials for products sold by Suntory Group by emission factors.
13. Downstream leased assets 403 Calculated by multiplying the amount of electricity used by vending machines leased by Suntory Group by emission factors.
14. Franchises None
15. Investments None
Total 6,803
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    Data for the beverage and food business, alcoholic beverage business, and health food business of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas). 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 3,475★ [Raw Materials and Packages] Calculated by multiplying the weight of raw materials and packaging materials purchased for products manufactured and sold by the Suntory Beverage & Food Group (in Japan and overseas) by the emission factors.
35% of Category 1 GHG emissions are calculated using emission factors calculated from the GHG emissions of suppliers of raw materials and packaging materials.
[Contract manufacturers] Calculated by multiplying the volume of the products that Suntory Beverage & Food Group (in Japan) , Suntory Beverage & Food Europe, and Frucor Suntory Group have outsourced to contract manufacturers by the emission factors.
2. Capital Goods 237★ Calculated by multiplying the amount of capital expenditure excluding land expenditure of Suntory Beverage & Food by emission factors.
3. Fuel and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 105 Calculated by multiplying the amount of energy consumed by Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
4. Upstream transportation and distribution 259 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume in tons-km of goods owned by Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
5. Waste generated in operations 6 Calculated by multiplying the weight of waste disposed by Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
6. Business travel 2 Calculated by multiplying the amount of business travel expenses of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
7. Employee commuting 15 Calculated by multiplying the amount of commuting expenses of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
8. Upstream leased assets 25 Calculated by multiplying the floor area of distribution centers rented by Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
9. Downstream transportation and distribution 120 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume and sales volume of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
10. Processing of sold products None
11. Use of sold products 43 Calculated by multiplying the sales volume of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
12. End-of-life treatment of sold products 356 Calculated by multiplying the weight of packaging materials for products sold by of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
13. Downstream leased assets 368 Calculated by multiplying the amount of electricity used by vending machines leased by of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
14. Franchises None
15. Investments None
Total 5,012
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    Data for the businesses of Suntory Beverage & Food (in Japan and overseas). 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. This initiative include the free provision of posters and leaflets (total of 14.1million copies distributed as of June 2022) 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.

  • *1
    The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare recommends 40-80mg of sodium per 100ml as a countermeasure to heat exhaustion.