Corporate / CSR

December 7, 2014


Suntory Sets Future Vision and Aims for Creating Sustainable Global Environment

Keywords: Corporate Manufacturing industry 

Photo: Natural Water Sanctuaries
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Suntory Holdings announced on January 30, 2014, that it has formulated the Suntory Environmental Vision toward 2050 and has set 2020 targets in light of its globalizing corporate activities. Based on the two pillars of "Preserving and Regenerating the Natural Environment" and "Reducing Environmental Impact," Suntory promotes environmental management globally to realize its corporate philosophy -- In Harmony with People and Nature.

The Environmental Vision toward 2050 has set two challenges for that year, with the aim of handing over a sustainable global environment to the next generation. One is active involvement in preservation and regeneration activities of the natural environment in major countries where it conducts business, and the other is to halve its businesses' environmental impacts.

For Preserving and Regenerating the Natural Environment, the target for 2020 is to protect wild birds in Japan and overseas and expand its Natural Water Sanctuaries that supply groundwater to its production facilities to 12,000 hectares, which is double the area Suntory requires to secure its groundwater use. It has also set targets for reduction of water use at the Group's plants and carbon dioxide emissions throughout the entire Suntory Group value chain by 24 percent and 35 percent, respectively, under the pillar of Reducing Environmental Impact.

Since 2011, Suntory has won first prize in the Environmental Brand Survey in Japan for three consecutive years. The survey is conducted by Nikkei Business Publications, asking 560 major companies in Japan about their environmental efforts.