― Suntory Beverage & Food Limited becomes the first beverage maker in Japan to obtain the FSC(TM)-COC Certification(*2) for corrugated paper and paperboard, adopting the boxes for (Mineral Water) Suntory Tennensui brand in the first phase ―
Suntory Group is striving to use FSC-certified paper-made packaging materials for its domestic products*1. In the first phase, Suntory Beverage & Food Limited will start using the FSC certified paperboard material in the boxes for its (Mineral Water) Suntory Tennensui brand, beginning with those manufactured in early August. The company became the first beverage maker in Japan to receive the FSC-COC certification*2 for paperboard boxes in May this year.
Moreover, Suntory Beer Limited, too, is set to adopt FSC certified paper-made packaging for its products, such as those of the ALL-FREE non-alcoholic beer-type beverage brand, beginning this autumn with its All-Free Collagen.
*1 Applicable to Suntory Beverage & Food Limited, Suntory Spirits Limited, Suntory Beer Limited, Suntory Wine International Limited.
*2 FSC certification comprises two types of certification – FM certification for forests and COC certification for management of processing and distribution. COC certification is available for around 40 categories such as cardboard paper and paper boards or printed materials. We obtained certification in the P4 category (corrugated paper and paperboard).
The company’s environmental management is driven by its corporate mission of “To create Harmony with People and Nature” and corporate tagline of “Follow Your Nature.” It undertakes various activities in Japan, forest preservation in “Natural Water Sanctuaries”, reduction in the weight of containers and packaging, and Suntory Mizuiku - education program for nature and water.
● About FSC certification
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international body that certifies forests around the world that produce timber, and processes that distribute and manufacture products from timber cut from such forests. The certificate is awarded to timber produced in a way that is environmentally appropriate, economically viable and beneficial to local community surrounding forests.