We are delighted to welcome Suntory Holdings to Buyers Supporting VIVE, through which they support the sustainable sourcing of VIVE sugar in their supply
Suntory Group is among the world’s leading consumer products companies, creating and
distributing products enjoyed by millions worldwide. Founded as a family-owned business in 1899
in Osaka, Japan, the group has grown into a multi-national corporation throughout the Americas,
Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.
The Suntory Group has released an Environmental Policy to “clearly indicate our prioritised
environment initiatives such as “achieving water security”, “conserving and regenerating
biodiverse ecosystems”, “promoting a circular economy”, and “transitioning to a net zero-carbon
society”. In order to provide clear direction to sustainability management, we have formulated
“Environmental Vision toward 2050” and “Environmental targets toward 2030”, and are promoting
efforts to realise a sustainable society.”
The VIVE Programme’s expertise in sustainable supply chains creates a firm crossover with
Suntory’s sustainability commitments. By joining Buyers Supporting VIVE, Suntory reaffirms its
commitment to responsibly sourcing sustainable ingredients and implementing traceability
throughout the commodity supply chain.
VIVE is a sustainable supply chain programme that aims to continuously improve the sustainability
of its participants’ supply chains. The programme focuses on driving this continuous improvement
at every stage of the supply chain, from producer to end-user. VIVE is managed by supply chain
company Czarnikow (CZ) and agricultural assessment experts Intellync.
“Suntory proudly announces its partnership with the VIVE sustainable supply program,” said Brian
Golden, Senior General Manager of Global Supply Solutions Department, Suntory Holdings Limited.
“Suntory is focused on improving agriculture practices in all key ingredients and is fully aligned with
VIVE’s goal to scale sustainable and traceable practices across the supply chain. Together we will
work for a more sustainable future from farm to customer.”
Ben French, Senior Manager of the VIVE Programme, “CZ and Suntory have a supply chain service
relationship that stretches across several years and regions. We have admired Suntory’s firm
commitments and ambitions in sourcing sustainable raw materials during this time. We now look
forward to strengthening our relationship through this continuous improvement sustainability
Suntory joins other large multi-national food and beverage companies that have lent their support
to Buyers Supporting VIVE over the past few years, including Coca-Cola, Fraser and Neave,
Friesland Campina and Heineken.