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Suntory to run fully on renewable electricity by 2022

What you need to know:

  • Suntory, owner of popular whiskey brands such as Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki, is investing US$900 million to move its operations fully onto renewable electricity by 2022.
  • This is expected to reduce a million ton of greenhouse gases by 2030.
  • By 2050, the company hopes to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain.

 

(Image Source: Yamazaki Distillery)

 

“As a company with a mission ‘to create harmony with people and nature’, we are committed to doing everything possible to decarbonise our business,…

… We will further accelerate our work by taking immediate actions in places where we can shift to 100% renewable electricity, which is a critical step in achieving our climate goals.”

- Tak Niinami,

CEO of Suntory Holdings

 

Suntory, owner of popular whiskey brands such as Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki, will invest US$900 million to transition its operations in 63 manufacturing sites across Japan, US, South America and Europe to run fully on renewable electricity in 2022.

That’s just next year!

That’s a lot of money but it is estimated that it will have a significant impact – a reduction of a million-ton of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

 

Suntory is home to some of the most recognisable spirits in the world. (Image Source: Suntory)

The company will also incorporate an internal carbon pricing model into their operations whereby a value is put on greenhouse emissions in a bid to encourage low-carbon innovation.

Suntory hopes to be fully net zero on greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain by 2050.

Sounds great to us!

Greener earth, better whiskey!

Kanpai!

@111hotpot