Beam Suntory Global VP Kim Marotta highlights sustainability

Beam Suntory Global VP Kim Marotta highlights sustainability

 October 26, 2021

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Working for a sustainability-focused company can be a big differentiator, and with its Proof Positive commitments, Beam Suntory is dedicated to protecting and making a positive impact on the environments in which it operates.

With its strong sustainability focus, Beam Suntory is committed to preserving and protecting clean water, fertile fields, and healthy forests, precious and shared natural resources integral to its products, and it has also set an ambitious goal to go beyond net-zero carbon emissions across its entire value chain by 2040.

To this end, the company was proud to announce the launch of a new long-term Peatland Water Sanctuary™ initiative in October 2021, in partnership with its parent company, Suntory Holdings. This initiative will consist of a series of large-scale peatland restoration and conservation projects, as well as watershed conservation projects, across Scotland. The first project will launch at the company’s Ardmore distillery in November 2021, with more projects to follow in the coming years. The company’s 2030 ambition is to restore and conserve the same amount of peat it uses to create all of its Scotch whiskies. By 2040, the company aims to restore and conserve twice the amount of peat it uses on an ongoing basis.

"By protecting wetlands and preserving local watersheds, we will help to ensure the production of the highest quality whisky in Scotland for future generations," says Kim Marotta [pictured above], Global Vice President, Environmental Sustainability.

Read more about this important commitment here.

Inspired by a 'Living with Water' mindset

Beam Suntory President Takeshi Niinami

The Peatland Water Sanctuary™ initiative is inspired by Suntory’s Mizu to Ikiru (“Living with Water”) promise, which is underpinned by our mission to create harmony with people and nature. We believe that water flowing through peatlands is suited for whisky production and by restoring and conserving peatlands we hope to not only contribute to preserving whisky production as an indispensable part of Scotland’s culture, but also fulfil our responsibility as a company that relies on the blessings of nature and water,” said Tak Niinami, CEO of Suntory Holdings.  

Aligned with Beam Suntory's Proof Positive sustainability strategy

Beam Suntory Peatlands Water Sanctuary

The Peatland Water Sanctuary™ initiative aligns with the Suntory Group Sustainability Vision and Beam Suntory’s ambitious Proof Positive sustainability strategy, as well as the Scotch Whisky Association’s environmental commitments. In addition to the long-term positive impact of peatland and watershed restoration and conservation on water retention and quality, the work will also support carbon sequestration and biodiversity in the local area, helping to maintain and protect the important role of peatland ecosystems in Scotland’s natural environment.

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