Implementation of modal shift
SBF is implementing a modal shift for main shipping methods of medium and long-distance cargo. Specifically, we are shifting to bulk shipments for large amounts, such as ship and railway instead of using trucks and other automobiles. This helps environmental impact on society caused by suppressing air pollution due to exhaust gas, reducing petroleum consumption, alleviating traffic jams, etc.
In March 2011, Suntory Foods Limited and two other Suntory Group companies received Eco Rail Mark certification from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. This certification recognizes corporations which use environmentally-friendly railway cargo shipping and actively work to resolve global environmental issues.