Water sustainability is an priority for SBF as a company that makes its living with water as the basis for creating value. We will continue to develop water-related activities principally in the countries where we are doing on business.
Respecting Nature to Shape a Sustainable Society
Priorities identified in our long-term strategy for the period to 2030 are "accelerate sustainability management and contribution to local societies," and "strengthen unique global management system of Genba Heroes."
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.
Human resource diversity is a priority for the Suntory Group. Because the Group relies on diverse values and ideas to generate innovation, diversity management is a core management policy. SBF's approach to this policy is that regardless of nationality, gender, or other attributes, every individual employee in our Group is a full member of the Suntory Group and the SBF family. That is why we call our Group employees "Suntorians." We strive to build a corporate culture and maintain a workplace environment in which all employees can achieve continuing growth as individuals who share the same aspirations and values, by boldly taking up the challenge of creating new value in their respective workplaces.
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 SBF Group 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.
Suntory Group's Activities
Signing of United Nations Global Compact
The Suntory Group supports international standards such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and it has signed the United Nations Global Compact, which contains universal principles for human rights, labor, and the environment advocated by the United Nations.
* 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.