News Release

  • No.13721(2020/6/29)

Suntory Targets Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across Entire Value Chain

- Company Raises Ambition of its 2050 Environmental Vision -

Tokyo, JAPAN (June 29, 2020) — In Suntory Group’s continuous efforts to tackle environmental sustainability challenges around the world, the company has raised the ambition of its 2050 environmental vision, aiming to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain.

As a multi-faceted food and beverage company whose production is supported by the gift of mother nature, the Suntory Group has been aiming for a sustainable society since its founding with a mission to ‘Create harmony with people and nature’ and the principle of ‘Mizu To Ikiru’, or living with water, which is the company’s promise to stakeholders. By establishing the “Basic Principles of Suntory Group's Environmental Policy” in 1997, and the “Suntory Environmental Vision toward 2050” in 2014, the Suntory Group has been accelerating its efforts to promoting sustainable management.

While aiming for net zero greenhouse gas emission across the whole value chain, Suntory Group will implement renewable energy solutions, utilize next-generation infrastructure options and work together with supply chain stakeholders to contribute to realizing a carbon-free society, while maintaining its current energy conservation initiatives.
Suntory Group will continue its efforts to promoting sustainable management and tackle social issues on a global level.

● Suntory Environmental Vision toward 2050
The Suntory Group has formulated the vision below toward 2050 for the purpose of passing down a sustainable global environment to the next generation around the pillars of water sustainability and climate change measures as a company in harmony with nature.

1. Water Sustainability
- Reduce water consumption in half at our plants worldwide*
- Preserve water resources and the ecosystem to cultivate more water than is used by plants worldwide
- Realize sustainable water use at primary raw material farms
- Share the Sustainable Water Philosophy broadly in communities where we are expanding our primary businesses

2. Climate Change Measures
- Aim for net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the whole value chain by 2050
Continue to promote energy conservation, proactively implement renewable energy solutions, utilize next-generation infrastructure options and work together with stakeholders across the value chain in order to contribute to realizing a decarbonized society

* Reduction per unit production based on the business fields in 2015

Suntory Group’s sustainability activities:

About Suntory Group
As a global leader in both the alcohol and non-alcohol beverages 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. We also fascinate the taste buds in Japan and the Asian market with our Premium Malt's beer. Our brand collection also includes non-alcoholic favorites Orangina, Lucozade, Ribena, BOSS coffee, Iyemon green tea, and Suntory Tennensui water.

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 $21.0 billion in 2019. We are driven by Yatte Minahare - the spirit of bold ambition - and our 40,210 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, we are committed to our mission to create harmony with people and nature. Always aspiring to grow for good, we are devoted to giving back to society through protecting water resources, nurturing our communities and fostering the arts.

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