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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.

2018 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 454 3.1% reduction
Americas 236 13.7% increase
Europe 126 6.3% increase
Asia 122 16.3% reduction
Oceania 15 34.3% reduction
Total 953★ (Scope 1: 579★; Scope 2: 374★) 2.4% reduction
  • *
    Data covers 25 production plants in Japan and 56 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.
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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, emissions factors obtained from electricity suppliers were used. When those could not be obtained, emission factors for each country in 2016 from IEA 2018 were used.

    GHG other than CO2:
    For 25 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 462 thousand tons★ (Scope 1: 241 thousand tons★ Scope 2: 221 thousand tons★).
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    The change in the amount of emissions from the base year 2015 was a 0.8% 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 ★.

Scope 3 Emissions

Suntory Group

Category Emissions (thousand tons) Calculation Method
1. Purchased goods and services 4,065★ 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 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 249 Calculated by multiplying the amount of capital expenditure by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emissions factors.
3. Fuel-and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 118 Calculated by multiplying the amount of energy consumed by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emissions factors.
4. Upstream transportation and distribution 266 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 emissions factors.
5. Waste generated in operations 26 Calculated by multiplying the weight of waste disposed by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emissions factors.
6. Business travel 15 Calculated by multiplying the amount of business travel expenses of the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emissions factors.
7. Employee commuting 26 Calculated by multiplying the amount of commuting expenses of the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emissions factors.
8. Upstream leased assets 11 Calculated by multiplying the floor area of distribution centers rented by the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emissions factors.
9. Downstream transportation and distribution 202 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 emissions factors.
10. Processing of sold products 0 None
11. Use of sold products 39 Calculated by multiplying the sales volume of goods of the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas) by emissions factors.
12. End-of-life treatment of sold products 334 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 emissions factors.
13. Downstream leased assets 525 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 emissions 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 numerical values assured are indicated with ★.

Independent assurance report

Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd.

Category Emissions (thousand tons) Calculation Method
1. Purchased goods and services 2,877★ 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 117 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 60 Calculated by multiplying the amount of energy consumed by Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
4. Upstream transportation and distribution 195 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 20 Calculated by multiplying the weight of waste disposed by Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
6. Business travel 12 Calculated by multiplying the amount of business travel expenses of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
7. Employee commuting 19 Calculated by multiplying the amount of commuting expenses of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
8. Upstream leased assets 9 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 165 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 32 Calculated by multiplying the sales volume of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan and overseas) by corresponding emissions factors.
12. End-of-life treatment of sold products 308 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 483 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
  • *
    Data for the businesses of Suntory Beverage & Food (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 numerical values assured are 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 as a product designed for rehydration with 40mg/100mL natrium suitable as a heat stroke measure*4.

  • *4
    The amount of natrium recommended by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a measure against heatstroke is 40mg-80mg/100mL
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