Beam Suntorys Kim Marotta is named a sustainability leader

Beam Suntory's Kim Marotta is named a sustainability leader

 July 04, 2022

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Beam Suntory Global Head of Environmental Sustainability, Kim Marotta, is named to Crain's Chicago Business 2022 Notable Leaders in Sustainability.

Advancing Beam Suntory's Proof Positive agenda

Kim spearheads the Nature Positive pillar of Proof Positive, Beam Suntory’s sustainability strategy, with long-term commitments to leave a positive impact. 

Proof Positive is the company's set of bold ambitions to secure a more sustainable and equitable future for the environment, consumers and communities. Kim helps advance this agenda, which is critical to Beam Suntory's legacy and the future of the industry.

Leading nature positive commitments 

The Nature Positive pillar of Beam Suntory’s sustainability strategy includes efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses by 50 percent across direct operations by 2030, support the ambition to remove more carbon than is emitted across the entire value chain by 2040, reduce water usage for every unit of production by 50 percent by 2030 and replenish more water than is used in direct operations to water sources by 2040. The company has also set ambitious goals to replenish forests, develop sustainable packaging, and more.

“Beam Suntory’s commitment to taking tangible and measurable action to support the environment underscores that this work isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s critical for both business and the planet,” says Kim

Previous leadership experience in the industry

Kim joined Beam Suntory after 17 years with Molson Coors Beverage Company, ultimately serving as Global Senior Director Sustainability & Enterprise Risk Management. She was an architect and leader of Molson Coors’ sustainability strategy across 14 countries, 29 breweries and 18,000 employees. She previously served for 13 years with the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, handling a variety of legal defense matters, including those relating to racial inequalities, and ultimately served as a Deputy State Public Defender. 


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