ESG Information Index

Materiality Initiatives Suntory
Group
Suntory Beverage & Food
Sustainability Management Top Commitment -

Relations with Stakeholders -

Dialogue with Society

-
Evaluation from External Parties

-
Environmental Management

-

Environment

Water Sustainable Water Philosophy -

Water Initiatives -

Disclosures Based on TCFD Recommendations
(Water Supply Risks)
-

CO2 CO2 Reduction Initiatives -

Disclosures Based on TCFD Recommendations -

Containers and packaging Initiatives for containers and packaging -

Raw ingredients Sustainable Procurement -

Disclosures Based on TCFD Recommendations
(Stable Procurement of raw materials)
-

Biodiversity Natural Water Sanctuaries -

Bird Conservation Activities -

Waste and pollution prevention Promoting the Reduction and Recycling of Waste -

Preventing Pollution and Management of Chemical Substances

-
Food loss Food Loss Initiatives

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Social

Health (Food & Beverages) Health Initiatives -

Responsible Marketing Responsible Marketing -

Quality Quality Assurance Policy -

Promotion of Quality Management -

Appropriate Information Disclosure -

Quality Assurance from a Customer Perspective in All Processes -

Human Rights Respect for Human Rights -

Human Rights for Employees Initiatives -

Compliance (Hotline) -

Supply Chain Management Sustainable Procurement -

Just and Fair Transactions -

Enriching life Approaches to Enriching Life

-

Governance

Corporate Governance Corporate Governance -

Compliance Compliance -

Risk Management Risk Management -

Water

Targets Toward & Progress at Suntory Beverage & Food

Targets
Toward
2030

  1. Reduction of water used in direct operation
    Reduce the water intensity*1 of production at our owned plants*2 by 20%*3 globally. In addition, explore reduction of absolute amount of water withdrawn in highly water stressed areas
  2. Water replenishment
    Replenish more than 100% of water used in at least 50% of our owned plants*2 globally, including those in highly water stressed areas, through local water source conservation efforts.
  3. Sustainable water use in raw ingredients
    Collaborate with suppliers to improve water-use efficiency in the production of water-intensive key ingredients*4 in highly water stressed areas.
  4. Water education and access to safe water
    Expand water education programs and initiatives to provide safe water access for more than 1 million people.*5

2021
Progress

  1. Reduced per consumption of water by 17.1% compared to 2015
  2. Implemented water resource cultivation activities in 26% plants worldwide.
    Plants located in highly water stressed areas, activities are implemented in 21% of these areas.
  3. Gain and understand information on water management of tier 1 suppliers through Sedex.
  4. Water enlightenment program: 370,000 people
    Provision of safe water: 150,000 people,
    Total 520,000 people*6
  • *1
    Water intensity is the amount of water withdrawn per unit of production, which is 1 kiloliter of production
  • *2
    Owned plants that manufacture finished products and excludes plants for packaging and ingredients
  • *3
    Reduction of water intensity of production based on 2015 baseline year
  • *4
    Coffee, etc.
  • *5
    1 million people is Suntory group's target
  • *6
    Total 520,000 people is Suntory group's progress

Water Use Performance at Suntory Beverage & Food

Area Water use (thousand m3)
2015
(base year)
2019 2020 2021
Japan 10,708 10,628 10,332 10,240
Americas 1,286 1,273 1,442 1,505
Europe 3,861 3,518 3,119 3,315
Asia 4,490 7,152 6,362 6,208
Oceania 562 438 444 424
Africa 216 129 89 84
Total 21,122 23,138 21,789 21,776
  • *
    Data covers Suntory Beverage & Food production plants in Japan and overseas.
  • *
    Results have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.
    The Independent Assurance Report is published on Suntory Group Home Page.

Water use at Suntory Beverage & Food

Destination Waste Water (thousand m3)
2019 2020 2021
Rivers/lakes 7,222 6,767 6,703
Sea 0 0 0
Sewers 5,785 5,370 5,740
Others (for watering plants, etc.) 0 0 0
Total 13,007 12,136 12,443

Greenhouse Gas (GHG)

Targets Toward & Progress at Suntory Beverage & Food

Targets
Toward
2030

  1. Reduce GHG emissions from our direct operations
    by 50%*
  2. Reduce GHG emissions across our entire value chain
    by 30%*

2021
Progress

  1. 6.2% reduction from our direct
    operations compared to 2019
  2. 9.5% reduction across our entire
    value chain compared to 2019
  • *
    Based on emissions in 2019

Scope 1 and 2 emissions by area at Suntory Beverage & Food

Area GHG emissions (thousand tons)
2019
Scope 1+2
(base year)
2020
Scope 1+2
2021
Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 1+2
Japan 218 210 118 91 209
Americas 24 22 7 13 21
Europe 77 59 59 1 60
Asia 204 176 49 155 205
Oceania 19 13 9 4 13
Africa 8 6 8 0 8
Total 549 485 251 264 515
  • *
    GHG emissions from the Suntory Beverage & Food are 515 thousand tons. Among the 515 thousand tons, Scope 1 and 2 emissions from 10 production plants (9 plants in 2020, 10 plants in 2021) in Japan and 41 production plants overseas, and non-production sites in Japan (offices such as training sites, R&D facilities, sales sites) are 489 thousand tons (Scope 1:228 thousand tons; Scope 2:262 thousand tons)
  • *
    Results have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.
    The Independent Assurance Report is published on Suntory Group Home Page.

Changes in Scope 1 and 2 emissions at Suntory Beverage & Food

Changes in Scope 1 and 2 emissions

Scope 3 Emissions at Suntory Beverage & Food

Category Emissions
(thousand tons)
Calculation Method
1. Purchased goods and services 3,475 [Raw Materials and Packages] Calculated by multiplying the weight of raw materials and packaging materials purchased for products manufactured and sold by the Suntory Beverage & Food Group (in Japan and overseas) by the emission factors.
35% of Category 1 GHG emissions are calculated using emission factors calculated from the GHG emissions of suppliers of raw materials and packaging materials.
[Contract manufacturers] Calculated by multiplying the volume of the products that Suntory Beverage & Food Group (in Japan) , Suntory Beverage & Food Europe, and Frucor Suntory Group have outsourced to contract manufacturers by the emission factors.
2. Capital Goods 237 Calculated by multiplying the amount of capital expenditure excluding land expenditure of Suntory Beverage & Food by emission factors.
3. Fuel and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 105 Calculated by multiplying the amount of energy consumed by Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
4. Upstream transportation and distribution 259 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume in tons-km of goods owned by Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
5. Waste generated in operations 6 Calculated by multiplying the weight of waste disposed by Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
6. Business travel 2 Calculated by multiplying the amount of business travel expenses of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
7. Employee commuting 15 Calculated by multiplying the amount of commuting expenses of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
8. Upstream leased assets 25 Calculated by multiplying the floor area of distribution centers rented by Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
9. Downstream transportation and distribution 120 Calculated by multiplying the transportation volume and sales volume of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
10. Processing of sold products None
11. Use of sold products 43 Calculated by multiplying the sales volume of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
12. End-of-life treatment of sold products 356 Calculated by multiplying the weight of packaging materials for products sold by of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
13. Downstream leased assets 368 Calculated by multiplying the amount of electricity used by vending machines leased by of goods of Suntory Beverage & Food by corresponding emission factors.
14. Franchises None
15. Investments None
Total 5,012
  • *
    Data for the food and liquor businesses of Suntory Group (in Japan and overseas). For some overseas group companies, values were estimated by using Japan-based emission factors and emission per unit production.
  • *
    Results have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.
    The Independent Assurance Report is published on Suntory Group Home Page.

Plastic

Targets Toward & Progress at Suntory Beverage & Food

Targets
Toward
2030

  • Switch all the PET bottles used globally to be made of recycled or plant-based material by 2030, achieving zero use of virgin petroleum-based materials.

2021
Progress

  • Percentage of PET bottles made of recycled or plant-based material: 19%
    Japan
    37%*
    Overseas
    6%
  • *
    Ratio of the number of 100% sustainable bottle

By-Products and Waste Generation

As part of our efforts toward establishing a recycling-oriented society, Suntory Group is working to reduce emissions of by-products and waste and to achieve 100% recycling.

By-Products and Waste Generation Performance at Suntory Beverage & Food

Area Amount of discharge (thousand tons)
2019 2020 2021
Japan 92 84 85
Americas 2 2 2
Europe 37 28 24
Asia 32 31 29
Oceania 5 7 7
Africa 0 0 0
Total 167 151 148
  • *
    Data covers 10 production plants (9 plants in 2020, 10 plants in 2021) in Japan and 41 plants overseas
  • *
    Results have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.
    The Independent Assurance Report is published on Suntory Group Home Page.

Recycling Rate of Japanese Plants at Suntory Beverage & Food

In 2021, our plants in Japan generated 85,440 tons of by-products and waste. This means total by-products and waste amount increased by 2.3%, and per unit of production decreased by 3.2% compared to 2021.

  2018 2019 2020 2021
Amount of discharge (thousand ton) 96 92 84 85
Amount recycled (thousand ton) 96 92 83 85
Recycling rate (%) 100.0 100.0 99.1 99.3
  • *
    Data covers 10 production plants (9 plants in 2020, 10 plants in 2021) in Japan

By-Products and Waste Generation, recycling rate and the purpose of use for recycled products of Japanese plants at Suntory Beverage & Food

Type of waste Main Purpose
of Use
2018 2019 2020 2021
Generation (t) Recycling Rate (%) Generation (t) Recycling Rate (%) Generation (t) Recycling Rate (%) Generation (t) Recycling Rate (%)
Vegetable (glycation, tea, coffee dregs, etc.)
  • Animal feed
  • Fertilizer
72,370 100 67,517 100 59,840 100 62,769 100
Sludge (excess sludge, etc.)
  • Animal feed
  • Fertilizer
10,375 100 10,911 100 9,953 100 9,820 100
Wood waste (cask, palletes)
  • Animal feed
  • Fertilizer
2 100 7 100 19 100 17 94
Glass and ceramic scrap
  • Glass materials
  • Base course material
873 100 855 100 527 100 235 100
Paper scraps (cardboards, paper labels, etc.)
  • Recycled paper
  • Cardboard materials
2,963 100 3,104 100 3,003 100 3,114 100
Plastic
  • Palette
  • Solid fuel
  • Supplementary fuel
3,824 100 3,959 100 4,035 100 3,962 100
Metal scraps (aluminum, steel)
  • Aluminum
  • Steel ingredients
  • Supplementary fuel
1,712 100 1,389 100 1,430 100 1,351 100
Other 3,771 100 4,113 100 4,710 84 4,173 86
Total 95,890 100 91,856 100 83,517 99.1 85,440 99.3
  • *
    Data covers 10 production plants (9 plants in 2020, 10 plants in 2021) in Japan

Social Data

Employment status of Suntory Beverage & Food

Status at Suntory Beverage & Food (Japan) as of December 31, 2021 is as below.

Number of Employees
(as of December 31, 2021)

(employees)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Male 13 14 14 14 14
Female 3 3 3 3 3
Executives 16 17 17 17 17
Male 643 654 668 686 676
Female 40 40 42 47 66
Managers 683 694 710 733 742
Male 741 729 708 669 897
Female 224 239 252 262 323
Members 965 968 960 931 1220
Employees 1648 1662 1670 1664 1962
Male 31 28 30 38 45
Female 19 113 115 128 131
Contract employees, etc* 50 141 145 166 176
Temporary staff 63 66 58 57 52
  • *
    Contract and temporary employees: Special contract employees, part-time employees, added SBF partner employees from 2018.
  • *
    SBF Partner Employees: Temporary staff that have become permanent employees.

Number of Employees
(as of December 31, 2021)

(employees)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Male 1384 1383 1376 1355 1573
Female 264 279 294 309 389
Total 1648 1662 1670 1664 1962
Graph of Number of Employees

Average age and average length of employment (as of December 31, 2021)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Average age 42.3 42.6 42.8 42.9 42.0
Average tenure 17.8 18.1 18.3 18.4 17.4

Number of Employees

(employees)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
New graduates Male 17 16 24 20 19
Female 20 16 18 18 13
Experienced workers Male 4 5 1 3 2
Female 7 5 0 1 0
Total 48 42 43 42 34
Experienced workers ratio 10% 6%

Number of Resignees and Reasons/turnover Rate

(employees)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Retirement *1 11 18 25 35 43
Personal circumstances 11 7 11 19 19
Corporate circumstances *2 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 3
Total *3 22 25 36 54 65
Turnover rate *4 0.67% 0.42% 0.66% 1.14% 0.97%
  • *1
    Retirement includes flexible-age retirement
  • *2
    Company circumstances include factory closings and selling of business. Individual circumstances include employment transfers.
  • *3
    Covers employees
  • *4
    The turnover rate is calculated excluding mandatory age retirement

Retention rate of new graduate hires

Length of
employment years
1 2 3 4 5
Percentage of employees 99.4% 98.6% 96.4% 93.2% 91.0%
Graph of Retention rate of new graduate hires
  • *
    Calculated for new graduates hired by Suntory Group that entered the company from 2014 to 2016.

Female employment data

(employees)

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Female leadership position 25 26 28 32 35 35
Female in leadership position 4.8% 4.8% 5.2% 5.7% 6.3% 6.8%
Graph of Female employment data

Number of male and female employees by Management or Non-management position
(as of December 31, 2021)

(employees)

Manager Non-manager
Male 479 1094
Female 35 354
Graph of Number of male and female employees by Management or Non-management position

Number of employees with disabilities and employment rate

(employees)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Employees with disabilities 30 32 38 35 41
Employees with disabilities employment rate 2.33% 2.27% 2.79% 2.66% 2.69%
Graph of Number of employees with disabilities and employment rate

Total actual annual working hours

(hour)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Overtime work hours 277 244 246 222 223
Official working hours
– vacation hours taken
1700 1694 1685 1693 1686
Total 1977 1938 1931 1915 1909
年間総実労働時間Graph of

Annual paid vacations taken

(hour)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Annual paid vacations taken in hours 119.9 126 131.3 128.3 128
Percentage of annual paid vacations taken 74.3% 78.1% 81.4% 79.5% 73.1%
Graph of Annual paid vacations taken

Results of Employees Taking Child Care Leave

(employees)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Persons taking childcare leave 64 53 34 77 115
Graph of Results of Employees Taking Child Care Leave

Change in the number of employees that took advantage of child or nursing care policies

(employees)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Child and nursing care Childcare leave 64 54 34 77 115
Shortened and staggered working hour for childcare Male 34 27 10 37 47
Female 30 27 24 40 68
Newly taking childcare leave 17 12 8 20 39
Number of employees returning after childcare leave Male 33 24 22 32 32
Female 9 13 17 11 24
Number of employees that resigned during childcare leave Male 0 0 0 0 0
Female 1 0 0 0 1
Ratio of employees returning after childcare leave Male 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Female 90.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 96.0%
Number of employees remaining at end of the year after taking childcare leave previous year Male 22 34 27 23 44
Female 24 25 26 27 46
Ratio of employees returning from childcare leave Male 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Female 100.0% 83.3% 96.3% 100.0% 100.0%
Shortened and staggered working hour for childcare 33 37 54 33 28
Nursing leave 0 0 0 0 1
Shortened and staggered working hour for nursing care 0 0 0 0 0
Telecommuting program* 4,845 5,176 5,674 6,696 6,921
Child support leave 83 75 102 160 153
Home helper 0 0 0 0 1
At home childcare service 2 5 8 5 12
Vacation Refresh leave 198 194 253 164 219

Other Development Programs in Japan

(employees)

Name Description Number of participants 2021 2012-2021
Career Challenge Program Individual tailored program for junior employees to enhance skills needed for global business (language, cultural awareness, cross-cultural communication, leadership, logical thinking, management through figures, etc.) 2 26
Company sponsored MBA Sending talented high potential employees to overseas top business schools to study in global environment. 0 3
Trainee program Trainees brush up their professional skills, gain language and communication skills, global business skills, and leadership skills through the one year on-site training at overseas companies. 5 32

Main self-development programs and the number of participants in FY2021

(employees)

Type of training Description People
Elective training* Elective training provides approximately 40 different types of courses (twice/year) with training designed to teach the necessary business skills to succeed in the career plans envisioned by our employees 224
Enhancing English ability* This program provides various courses such as in-office English lessons and online lessons aimed to enhance business communications skills in English. A wide range of support content is available so that students can effectively take the course best suited for their skill level. 207
e-Learning We offer programs from 5 external partners that you can take freely online. The programs cover a wide range of contents from business skill acquisition to private life-related matters. We support self learning anywhere during hiatus.
This training program aims to heighten the ability to execute operations and gain the knowledge required for operational innovation.
The courses include business skills, language acquisition, and computer skills.
137
Financial Support System for Attending School and Distance Learning Suntory provides support for up to half the costs of schools and distance learning programs aimed at improving students skills (up to maximum limit).
The courses that can be taken range from the skills necessary to execute operations (accounting, legal knowledge, etc.) to improving language skills and acquiring certifications
25
  • *
    These are elective programs that employees can participate on their own accord which the company will take on some of the training costs

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