Tokyo, JAPAN (April 14, 2022) – Suntory Group today announced that it has joined the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum, a global and multi-disciplinary consultative network of 400 institutional supporters who share the vision and mission of the TNFD and make themselves available to contribute to the work and mission of the Taskforce.
TNFD was officially launched in June 2021 with a mission to develop and deliver a risk management and disclosure framework for organizations to report and act on evolving nature-related risks, with the ultimate aim of supporting a shift in global financial flows away from nature-negative outcomes and toward nature-positive outcomes.
As a global beverage company supported by the blessings of nature such as water and agricultural products, the Suntory Group aims to realize a sustainable society with its promise to stakeholders “Mizu To Ikiru” (meaning living with water) and its corporate mission “To create harmony with people and nature”.
To create forests that cultivate rich groundwater, the Suntory Group’s Natural Water Sanctuary Initiative have managed and conserved a total of 12,000 hectares of forests in 21 locations across Japan since 2003 through continuous monitoring of birds, animals, plants, and insects, which eventually leads to the conservation of biodiversity. The Natural Water Sanctuary Initiative have expanded beyond Japan to its Maker’s Mark distillery grounds and near its Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky, US. The company also conducts local watershed conservation activities in France and in high water stress countries such as India and Mexico. Last year, the company also launched the Peatland Water SanctuaryTM, a large-scale peatland and watershed conservation project in Scotland.
The company will continue to promote sustainability management in order to conserve biodiversity and to realize a sustainable society.
Learn more about Suntory Group’s environmental activities here.
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 our 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.