Beam Suntory employees actively support their communities

Beam Suntory employees actively support their communities

 May 04, 2023

Working for a company that consistently gives back to its communities can be very rewarding.

Beam Suntory kicked off a month-long annual global service event, Together for Good - one of its flagship moments when the company volunteers as a global team and gives back to the communities where its people live and work.
Giving back is central to Beam Suntory and woven into its company values of Growing for Good and Giving Back to Society. It’s also embedded in its long-term sustainability strategy, Proof Positive, as it aims to donate one million volunteer hours to its communities by 2030. 

Previous Together for Good action 

Beam Suntory Together For Good

Beam Suntory has engaged in previous Together For Good activity including in: 

  • Mexico City: Teams cleaned the Presa Madin Dam, located just outside the Mexican capital in Atizapan de Zaragoza, which has been heavily polluted. Participants also learned more about recycling and how to further reduce their ecological impact as individuals. 
  • Kentucky: In partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Green Forests Work, 75 Beam Suntory employees and partners participated in a two-day event to reforest reclaimed mine land, planting more than 7,000 trees. 
  • Chicago: In partnership with Chicago Gateway Green, an organization working to green and beautify Chicago’s expressways, gateways and neighborhoods, teams planted trees, mulched, and removed litter from the Humboldt Park neighborhood. 
  • Singapore: In partnership with the Waterways Watch Society, employees cleaned up a litter hot spot in the Marina Reservoir at the heart of the city and learned about how litter accumulates in the water, the impacts on wildlife and the importance of water conservation. 
  • Charlotte, NC: More than 140 leaders of Beam Suntory’s North America business volunteered to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. This group packed 6,000 boxes of food, which will support families in the Charlotte area for up to three months.
  • Sydney: Partnering with Building Furniture for Families, Beam Suntory teams built furniture for families that have lost their homes in the wake of recent flooding.
  • New York City: The team supported The Bowery Mission, which serves homeless and hungry New Yorkers and provides services that meet their immediate needs, to prepare and serve meals. 

Representing company locations across the world 

Beam Suntory Together for Good

The company’s first-annual Together for Good initiative launched in 2019, with nearly 2,000 employees participating in volunteer activities, representing 54 company locations from 13 countries on four continents. These activities included: 

  • Chicago: Partnered with the Friends of the Chicago River to improve conditions in local forest preserves through the removal and burning of invasive trees, and promote water quality by removing trash from the shorelines and waterways of branches of the Chicago River, including near Beam Suntory’s global headquarters, which overlooks the junction of the river’s three branches. 
  • Kentucky: Worked with partners at Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest to collect trash along local waterways in Clermont, which serve the community and as the water source for Jim Beam, the world’s #1-selling bourbon. Built a rain garden and bioswales on the grounds of the company’s bottling facility in Frankfort, and partnered with a local organization to remove trash in downtown Louisville.
  • Delhi: Alongside Swechha We for Change Foundation, removed trash from the Kudsia Ghat River.  
  • Mexico City: Partnered with Rios Limpios in a shoreline and kayaking clean-up, removing trash and other debris from the water.   
  • Sydney: In partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia, planted, mulched, collected litter, and removed invasive species along a local creek. 

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