Water & CO2
The natural environment is an essential foundation for our business. Suntory Group promotes environmental management and actively engages in activities to pass down a sustainable society to the next generation.
The circular system consisting from plants and forests nurtured by water, rivers, oceans, atmosphere, and the ecosystem made by living things are the basis of all life.
As a company that delivers the blessings of water and nature to our customers, we believe that protecting beautiful and clean water with healthy ecosystems, using them appropriately, and replenishing to nature is a great responsibility.
Ingraining this concept in every part of the Group, Suntory strives to build a prosperous and sustainable society by preserving and regenerating the natural environment and reducing environmental impact.
Suntory Group sets principles that clearly indicate our prioritized environmental initiatives such as achieving water security, conserving and regenerating biodiverse ecosystems, promoting a circular economy and transitioning to a net zero carbon society (established 1997, revised 2022.) To achieve a vibrant global environment, we are championing the transformation to a sustainable society by collaborating with our stakeholders, deepening dialogues with local communities, and transparently disclosing our progress.
At Suntory Group, environmental management is at the core of our business strategy.
In our commitment to cultivating a sustainable and vibrant society now and in the future, these environmental principles inform the actions we take each day across our entire value chain.
Water is the most vital resource for our business. At Suntory, we aim to become net water positive by using water carefully and localizing water stewardship to contribute to nature’s healthy water cycle.
Thriving water and agricultural systems are crucial to our business. We strive to protect and regenerate biodiversity through local water source conservation and sustainable agricultural practices.
To effectively reduce waste and efficiently utilize limited resources, we imbed sustainable principles throughout the lifecycle of our products, promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) for all raw materials, use renewable resources when available, and collaborate with stakeholders to build a fundamentally circular system.
In the face of climate change, we are doing our part to achieve a net-zero carbon society by reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain.
To achieve a vibrant global environment, we are championing the transformation to a sustainable society by collaborating with our stakeholders, deepening dialogues with local communities, and transparently disclosing our progress.
The Suntory Group established the Environmental Vision toward 2050 and Environmental Targets toward 2030 to provide clear direction to our environmental management. As we engage in greater efforts to address global issues and work toward the realization of a sustainable society, in April 2021 we revised the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets in the Environmental Targets toward 2030, and in December 2021, we revised our water targets.
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 people and nature.
We have set the following Environmental Targets toward 2030 to achieve the Environmental Vision toward 2050.
Suntory group will aim to achieve 100% renewable electricity in the group‘s 63 directly-owned manufacturing sites and R&D facilities in Japan, the Americas and Europe by 2022 *1. From April 2022, the company have purchase 100% renewable electricity for all 30 directly owned manufacturing sites and R&D facilities in Japan . This will amount to a reduction equivalent to approximately 150,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year *2, which will greatly contribute to meeting the company’s 2030 goal of halving GHG emissions in its direct operations *3. In addition, the company have started introducing internal carbon pricing to its group companies in 2021 and plans to invest a total of approximately 100 billion JPY (equivalent to approximately 900 million USD*4) by 2030 to shift to low-carbon alternatives. The company estimates that these actions together will amount to a reduction of approximately 1 million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its direct operations compared to a business-as-usual projection for 2030.
Suntory Beverage & Food has signed the "Business Ambition for 1.5℃", a campaign led by the Science Based Targets initiative *1 in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business *2 coalition to hold global temperature increases to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels.
Suntory Beverage & Food has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The targets covering greenhouse gas emissions from Suntory Beverage & Food’s operations (scopes 1 and 2) are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5℃, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. Suntory Beverage & Food’s target for the emissions from its value chain (scope 3) meet the SBTi’s criteria for ambitious value chain goals, meaning they are in line with current best practice.
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