To realize coexistence with society and nature and become a truly valuable company, the Suntory Group is working toward the realization of our corporate philosophy "To Create Harmony with People and Nature" by developing a variety of activities together with stakeholders.

Top Commitment

Photo of Kazuhiro Saito

We believe that a firm commitment to sustainability is vital as the external environment surrounding us is becoming increasingly uncertain. Businesses are part of society, and everything, including society, is part of nature. Therefore, business management, society, and nature are closely intertwined with one another.

By recycling and maximizing the effective use of water, containers, and other resources essential to the products we provide to consumers, we can reduce environmental impact and contribute not only to our corporate activities but also to maintaining a healthy and stable social life. We will support each and every one of our customers in leading a healthy and enriched life, both physically and mentally through the products we deliver.

At Suntory, “Mizu To Ikiru” is our promise to society, and we have continually practiced “Giving Back to Society” as our value since our founding. As such, we must protect and nurture a healthy natural environment in which we can continue to live and pass it on securely to the next generation.

We will fulfill this responsibility by committing to management that places sustainability at the center of our efforts to achieve a sustainable society, while at the same time growing business and deepening cooperation with our stakeholders.

Kazuhiro Saito
Chief Executive Officer
Suntory Beverage & Food Limited

Sustainability Vision

Suntory Group Sustainability Vision

The Suntory Group’s vision on sustainability

As a multifaceted consumer-oriented company, we are dedicated to realizing our mission “To Create Harmony with People and Nature.” This means promoting a sustainable society where nourishing and enriching people’s lives and conserving the natural environment go hand in hand. To realize this ambition, we deeply respect the blessings of nature on which our products rely, and engage in a range of corporate social responsibility activities to promote responsible environmental management that ensures sustainable use of natural resources and a healthy natural water cycle. In addition to delivering safe, high-quality products and services that consumers love, we continue to look for opportunities across our entire value chain to contribute to a sustainable society.
Our world faces a wide variety of environmental and social issues, such as water shortages, loss of biodiversity, climate change, pollution and increasing waste, poverty, human rights violations, and more. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)* adopted at the 2015 UN Summit call on businesses to address social issues and to promote a sustainable society. While the world works to solve these problems together, we will continue to tackle these issues as we expand our global business based on our vision “Growing for Good”.

* Sustainable Development Goals are targets adopted in a UN Summit in September 2015 that the whole world should tackle by 2030

Suntory Group's Promise / Suntory Group's Philosophy

Suntory Beverage & Food’s Clarification of Materiality

We used global trends relating to the SDGs as the basis for an analysis of issues in terms of their importance to our shareholders and other Suntory Beverage & Food stakeholders, and also from the viewpoint of opportunities and risks in the context of our medium- to long-term management strategies. After assessment and verification by third-party organizations, we selected five of the 17 SDGs as goals or highly significant initiatives. They are Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-being), Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), and Goal 13 (Climate Action). We will continue to expand our activities in these areas.

SDGs poster

* Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets that should be reached globally by 2030 that were adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015.

Suntory Beverage & Food’s sustainability management promotion organization

Suntory Beverage & Food has established Sustainability Committee to promote global initiatives in collaboration with the board. We develop strategies based on the Sustainability Vision and monitor the progress of projects.

Suntory Beverage & Food's sustainability management promotion organization

Relations with Stakeholders

Suntory Beverage & Food pursues its business activities amid a range of connections with a variety of stakeholders. To continue being a company that contributes to the realization of a sustainable society, we will make clear our responsibilities to our stakeholders and communicate with them in various ways. We aim to incorporate feedback we receive and social needs into our corporate activities and continuously work to build deeply trusting and collaborative relationships with them.

Diagram of opportunities for Communication with Stakeholders

Opportunities for Communication with Stakeholders

Promotion of ISO14001 Certification Acquisition Throughout the Group

We have actively advanced the acquisition of the international ISO14001 certification standard at each Suntory Group company as one method to continually evolve by integrating business and environmental activities. With the completion in acquiring the integrated certification and the start of operations at Group companies* in Japan, we are working to enhance management to abide by laws at sites with a low environmental burden and conduct even more efficient environmental management with these sites as targets from 2017. We are in the process of obtaining certifications at overseas Group companies with focus on our production sites. We are approximately 70% complete in certifying overseas Group company production sites as of 2021.
We are enhancing the links between each department involved with the value change of businesses at each Suntory Group company to promote business activities from an environmental perspective in all stages from the procurement of ingredients to disposal.

* Group companies complying to the Japanese SOX Act

Suntory Group ISO 14001 Certification List