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Environmental Sustainability at Asahi

Our beverages bring enjoyment and connection to everyday moments in life.

We are committed to ensuring Australians and New Zealanders can celebrate these moments in a sustainable way that protects our planet.

As Oceania’s leading beverage company, we are using our significant scale to deliver positive change through our operations and partnerships across the entire supply chain.

We take pride in offering our customers and consumers more sustainable beverages.

Climate Change

The climate is changing and the consequences will be far-reaching.

Asahi Beverages recognises we can use our large supply chain and extensive partnerships to drive positive climate action.

To help tackle this issue, we will source 100% of our purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. We will then reduce emissions across our entire supply chain to net zero by 2050 - from the farmers who grow our ingredients through to our manufacturing sites and the vehicles that deliver our beverages.

Our parent company Asahi Group Holdings has obtained approval from the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative for our 2050 target. SBT is a global initiative that validates if company-set goals for CO2  reduction are in line with scientific evidence.

Our Climate Change goals:

  • Source 100% of our purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025
  • Reduce Scope 1 & 2 CO2 emissions in our operations by 50% by 2025*
  • Reduce Scope 3 CO2 emissions across our entire supply chain by 30% by 2030*
  • Reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050

*vs a baseline year of 2019

Some of our achievements so far:

Sustainable Packaging

More waste is entering the environment each year, putting pressure on ecosystems and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.

Asahi Beverages is tackling this global problem and has committed to designing our bottles, cans and other vessels to be entirely sustainable.

By 2025, all our packaging will be 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable.

Our Sustainable Packaging goals:

  • 100% of our packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025
  • Develop partnerships to collect and repurpose more plastic for recycling by 2025
  • Increase the amount of recycled content used in our glass bottles and aluminium cans to on avg. majority (50>%) recycled content by 2030.
  • Transition to 100% eco-friendly materials for PET Bottles by 2030. Eco friendly means either compostable, bio based or 100% recycled content.

Some of our achievements so far:

Sustainable Water Resources

Water is an essential ingredient in each of our products, which is why we’re committed to its ongoing sustainability.

We will reduce water use at our key manufacturing sites by 2030 to just 2.19 litres per litre of beverages we produce, placing us among the industry’s most economical users of water worldwide.

We regularly conduct water risk assessments at our key manufacturing sites to ensure we are using and sourcing this vital resource sustainably.

Our Sustainable Water Resources Goals:

  • Conduct Water Risk Assessments to ensure we are sourcing and using water sustainably
  • Reduce water use at our key manufacturing sites by 2030 to just 2.19 litres per litre of beverage we produce
Sustainable Raw Ingredients

The best beverages are made with the best raw ingredients such as local barley, sugar and hops.

However, we must consider the environmental and human rights impacts our sourcing choices have.

That’s why we regularly review our supply chain to remove risks and support sustainable and ethical growing practices. We are also committed to working closely with local growers who are leaders in land, environment and quality management.

Our Sustainable Raw Ingredients Goals:

  • Review key raw materials across our supply chain to mitigate any climate risks, water risks and management of environmental loads-priority
  • Work closely with growers and support farms to drive best practice land, environment & quality management

Some of our achievements so far:

Circular Economy

Not enough recycled plastic is being produced in Australia, which is why we’re helping build a new facility in NSW that will be fully operational by early 2022.

The plant will recycle the equivalent of 1 billion 600 ml PET plastic bottles each year. This will be converted into new recycled PET including bottles, helping secure Asahi Beverages’ supply. We’ve also signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a second recycled PET facility.

In addition, no waste from our manufacturing sites and warehouses will go to landfill by 2030. Instead, all by-products will be collected and converted into a wide variety of valuable materials, via new partnerships and investments in new technology. Our zero-waste-to-landfill commitment will help deliver a truly circular economy.

Our Circular Economy goal:

  • Zero waste to landfill by 2030 at our manufacturing sites and warehouses

Some of our achievements so far:

 

Our Environment Policy sets out our company commitments and strategies. Read the document here.