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  • No.13562(2019/9/24)

Suntory Group Supports Water and the Environment through Global Employee Health and Wellness Program

The company’s 40,000 employees invited to participate in support of environmental charities

Suntory Group is inviting its 40,000 employees around the world to participate in “One Suntory Walk,” the company’s annual health & wellness program, throughout the month of October.
“One Suntory Walk” promotes health and wellness, and supports charities dedicated to protecting water and the environment. For every employee who participates, Suntory will donate $20 to charities that support water and the environment for a maximum contribution of $200,000. Employees will choose one of three charities to support: charity: water, The Nature Conservancy, or organizations involved in preserving natural environment in Japan’s national parks.
In 2018, participants walked a total of 1.1 billion steps, resulting in a donation of $200,000 (approximately ¥22 million*1) across the three charities.
One Suntory Walk will raise health awareness and help employees cultivate fitness habits while competing for the charities of their choice.

*1 $1 = ¥110

- Details -

▼ Event name  One Suntory Walk

▼ Schedule  October 1 to October 31, 2019

▼ Eligible participants  All Suntory Group employees

▼ Charitable organizations
(1)charity: water
Overview: A non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries
Area of operation: Africa, Asia, Central and South America

(2)The Nature Conservancy
Overview: A global non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends
Areas of operation: North America, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia

(3) Organizations responsible for the conservation of the natural environment in national parks, etc.
Overview: Organizations that conserve and manage nature in national parks designated as representative Japanese scenic locations by the Minister of the Environment
Area of operation: National parks in Japan

▼ Donation amounts  $20 USD per participant*2
First-ranked organization: 40% of total
Second-ranked organization: 35% of total
Third-ranked organization: 25% of total

*2 Upper limit: $200,000 USD


The Suntory Group promotes a culture of health and wellness, understanding that the source of its competitiveness lies in the passion and productivity of its employees.

Through its lifestyle initiative, “Suntory Health Challenge,” the company promotes health &wellness activities, various types of health seminars, and physical examination subsidies for employee family members.

In 2016, Suntory Beverage & Food Limited developed and introduced the “Suntory GREEN+*3” points service linked to vending machines and smartphone applications, a first in the vending machine industry.

*3 A point service for vending machines available in our offices, which allows employees to buy, walk, accumulate, and exchange points for beverages.


Through “Mizu To Ikiru,” Suntory Group’s corporate promise, the company implements water-related initiatives globally—including activities to preserve and regenerate nature—based on the Group’s common Sustainable Water Philosophy. This includes Suntory’s Natural Water Sanctuary (forest-conservation activities for water resource cultivation) and the Suntory Mizuiku-Education Program for Nature and Water to convey the importance of water to future generations. Overseas, the Suntory Group works with local partners and other parties to resolve water-related challenges globally.

▼ About CSR at the Suntory Group
https://www.suntory.com/csr/index.html

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