2030 Environmental Goals

SBF is promoting environmental management as part of the Suntory Group. As a company that benefits from the blessings of nature, we believe that we have a special responsibility to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society. As part of that commitment, we have adopted new environmental goals for 2030.

1. Water

15% reduction*1 in the amount of global water used in SBF plants

• We will reduce the amount of water used for cleaning facilities and packages and cooling systems in our plants. We will also maximize water reuse.

*1 Reduction per unit of production based on business segments in 2015

2. CO2

25% reduction*2 in global CO2 emissions from SBF plants

20% reduction*2 in global CO2 emissions across our entire value chains other than SBF plants

• We will reduce container weights and increase the use of recycled and plant-based materials.

• We will actively introduce Japan's most energy-efficient vending machines.

*2 Reduction of total emissions volume based on business segments in 2015

SBF’s CO2 Reduction Target Certified as “Science Based Target (SBT)”

The greenhouse gas reduction target of Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. has obtained approval from Science Based Targets* initiative. This means that the CO2 reduction target recently set by SBF is of a level that has a scientific basis with regard to the achievement of the “2℃” target established in the Paris Agreement.

*The SBT initiative was jointly established in 2015 by the four organizations of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It promotes the achievement of targets, based on scientific principles, to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in order to limit to the rise in atmospheric temperatures from the level that had obtained before the Industrial Revolution to below 2℃.

Initiatives across Entire Value Chains Reducing Environmental Impact

The SBF Group will reduce environmental impact across entire value chains, from the procurement of raw materials to manufacturing, logistics, sales, and recycling.

Initiatives to Reduce Water Use and CO2 Emissions in Production

We use large quantities of water to clean and cool production equipment in our plants. We ensure that this limited resource is used responsibly by applying the "3Rs"—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—to minimize water use in every aspect of our operations. Measures to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions include the reuse of heat from in-house power generation facilities, and conversion to fuels that emit less CO2.

Water Cascade

At the Suntory Products Limited Minami-Alps Hakushu Water Plant, the amount of water used per unit of production has been reduced to the lowest level in the industry by means of advanced recirculation and reuse equipment. Another example of efficient water utilization at the plant is the storage of rainwater in tanks for use in plant irrigation and as a coolant for air conditioning equipment.

Usage of Less Environmental Load Energy

Conversion to Fuels with Low CO2 Emissions

We are switching from fuel oil to fuels with low CO2 emissions per thermal unit, such as city gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG). We are also actively using green electric power at overseas plants especially in France.

Accelerating the Shift to Renewable Energy

Various forms of renewable energy are used at SBF Group plants, including solar power, snow-ice, biomass, and micro-hydro power systems. The Suntory Products Limited Minami-Alps Hakushu Water Plant has the largest solar power generation capacity of any beverage industry plant. By using solar panels with a capacity of approximately 490kW to provide part of the electricity used in the plant, we have reduced CO2 emissions at the plant by approximately 205 tons per year compared with electricity purchased from an electric power company.

"2R+B" Strategy for PET Bottles

Most SBF Group products are supplied to consumers in containers. We are actively working to minimize the environmental load resulting from containers and packaging. We have adopted a unique "2R+B" strategy for PET bottles as the basis for the efforts to develop containers that combine consideration for the environment with usability. By reducing the amount of plastic used and using recycled and plant-based materials, we are helping to ensure effective utilization of resources while reducing CO2 emissions.