Tokyo, Japan (December 13, 2022) -- Suntory Holdings today announced that it has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious 'A List' for both tackling climate change and water security. This is the fourth consecutive year to be listed in the Climate Change A list for the Suntory Group, as well as the seventh consecutive year to receive a position in the Water Security A list.
CDP's annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the global standard of corporate environmental transparency. In 2022, over 680 investors with over US$130 trillion in assets and 280 major purchasers with US$6.4 trillion in procurement spend requested companies to disclose data on environmental impacts, risks and opportunities through CDP's platform. A record-breaking 18,700 companies responded.
In order to meet its 2050 targets to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the entire value chain, the Suntory Group has set a goal to halve GHG emission in its direct operations* and reduce by 30% across the entire value chain* by 2030, by utilizing technology such as renewable energy and green hydrogen.
For water, the most important resource in our business activities, the group aims to pursue the sustainability of water and become water net positive in its direct operations by 2050. The group announced in January 2022 that they will be accelerating their 2030 water targets, and aims to achieve their 2050 goals by efforts such as replenishing more than 100% of water used in at least 50% of its owned plants globally, including all those in highly water stressed areas.
In addition to the above efforts, the group is also taking concerted group-wide actions to promote a circular economy, and conserve and regenerate biodiversity.
With a mission to create harmony with people and nature, Suntory Group will accelerate its efforts toward sustainability management to contribute to creating a sustainable society.
* Total reduction versus 2019 baseline
About Suntory Group
As a global leader in the beverage industry, Suntory Group offers a uniquely diverse portfolio of products from premium spirits, beer and wine to brewed teas, bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, ready-to-drink coffee and energy drinks, along with health and wellness products. Suntory is home to award-winning Japanese whiskies Yamazaki, Hibiki and Hakushu as well as iconic American spirits Jim Beam and Maker's Mark. Suntory also fascinates the taste buds with The Premium Malt's beer and also owns the exceptional Japanese wine Tomi and the world famous Château Lagrange. Its brand collection also includes Sauza Tequila, non-alcoholic favorites Orangina, Lucozade, Ribena, BOSS coffee, Iyemon green tea, Suntory Tennensui water, TEA+ Oolong Tea, V and BRAND'S, as well as popular health and wellness product Sesamin EX.
Founded as a family-owned business in 1899 in Osaka, Japan, Suntory Group has grown into a global company operating throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania with an annual revenue (excluding excise taxes) of $19.8 billion in 2021. Suntory is driven by Yatte Minahare - the spirit of bold ambition - and our 40,275 employees worldwide draw upon our unique blend of Japanese artisanship and global tastes to explore new product categories and markets.
As a company that delivers blessings of water and nature to our customers, Suntory is committed to its mission to create harmony with people and nature. Always aspiring to grow for good, Suntory is devoted to giving back to society through protecting water resources, nurturing its communities and fostering the arts.