Beam Suntory has announced the release of its 2022 sustainability report. The report details the company’s impact across three pillars: nature positive; consumer positive and community positive.
Key milestones highlighted in the report include a 10% reduction in water usage, an increase in shipped volume including on-pack nutritional data and advancements in diversity, equity and inclusion.
The full details across each of the three pillars within the report are as follows:
- “Reduced water usage rate by 10% across operations through continued investments including closed-loop cooling systems at our Clermont and Booker Noe distilleries in Kentucky.”
- “Invested over $400 million to expand production at our Booker Noe distillery to increase capacity by 50% while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the same percentage.”
- “Planted 197,000 trees, partnering at the local level to support reforestation efforts and further important research on wood for bourbon barrels.”
- “Added macro-nutritional information on the labels of nearly 300 stock keeping units (SKUs) in 2022, following voluntary commitment to disclose nutritional information on packaging.”
- “8% of our shipped volume had on-pack nutrition data and symbols and words that warn against driving while intoxicated and underage consumption, in addition to the preexisting warning against drinking while pregnant.”
- “Confirmed as an Equal Pay Employer from the company’s second voluntary global pay equity study.”
- “Increased female leadership, with nearly 37% of leadership positions globally being held by women.”
- “Launched a supplier diversity program to create economic opportunities for diverse suppliers.”
Albert Baladi, President and CEO at Beam Suntory commented: “At Beam Suntory, we have an ambition to become the World’s Most Admired Premium Spirits Company, which includes being a global leader in sustainability and responsibility. Making a positive impact through our business and our brands is core to who we are, and in 2022, we continued to invest across our focus areas, making industry-leading strides in water conservation, regenerative agriculture and forestry, and confirming us an Equal Pay Employer from our second voluntary pay equity study.”
More information on the report can be found here.