Coexisting with Communities around Our Plants
The Suntory Group’s main plants are making efforts to engage in dialogue with local residents. We also work to provide venues for interacting with the local community through measures such as opening parks and trails created at our plants. We have third parties conduct environmental impact assessments when we construct new plants and work to get the understanding of the people who neighbor the site. We also make efforts to harmonize the plants with nature by preserving the sites’ biodiversity and pursuing greening initiatives on their grounds.
Promoting Greening of Plants
Suntory Group’s plants consider biodiversity and promote greening that is in harmony with local environment, receiving awards in various locations as model green plants.
Model greening plant commendation (hosted by Japan Greenery Research and Development Center)
|Year of commendation||Plant of commendation||Name of commendation|
|1987||Suntory Tonegawa Brewery||Tokyo Commerce and Industry Bureau Director's Award|
|1989||Hakushu Distillery||Prime Minister's Award|
|1993||Azusa-No-Mori Plant||Minister's Commerce and Industry Prize|
|2002||Yamazaki Distillery||Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry|
|2006||Kyushu Kumamoto Plant||Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Award|
|2008||Takasago Plant||Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Award|
|2014||Suntory Tonegawa Brewery||Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry|
|2014||Kyushu Kumamoto Plant||Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry|
|2014||Haruna Plant||Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Award|
Other greenification commendations
|Year of commendation||Plant of commendation||Name of commendation||Hosted by|
|1986||Kyushu Kumamoto Plant||Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Greenery Award||Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|
|1997||Suntory Tonegawa Brewery||National Arbor Day Awards
Grand Prize in the Contest for Environmental Greening
|2005||Kyushu Kumamoto Plant||Prize for Kumamoto Scenery/Prize for Local Scenery||Kumamoto Prefecture|
|2011||Okudaisen Bunanomori Natural Mineral Water Plant||Award from The Japanese Society of Revegetation Technology (Technology Award)||The Japanese Society of Revegetation Technology|
Dialogue with Customers through Plant Tours
We offer plant tours of our breweries, whisky distilleries, wineries, and natural mineral water plants so that more people can become familiar with our dedication to good taste and safety, our concern for the environment, and the approaches we take through our products. The manufacturing process and history is explained in an easy to understand manner along with a chance to taste the products. In addition, special seminars to learn the commitment toward brewing beer and ways to enjoy whisky are held, attracting approximately 790,000 visitors from around Japan each year.