Don’t waste, you don’t want to – how Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I is reducing water consumption

It is easy to forget that water shortages are a big global issue with all the rain here in the UK, with World Water Week at the top of the agenda this month. Over the past two decades, the amount of clean water per person has dropped by fifth in the world, and warns that the UK could see a water shortage by 2050 if urgent action is not taken.

In addition to reducing the use of soft drinks as much as possible, the soft drinks industry can play an important role in increasing the efficiency of watershed processes.

In the UK’s and Ireland’s (SFF GB and I), we follow the philosophy of “living with water” from Mizu to Ikiru. Without this precious natural resource, our business would not be possible and the people in the UK and Ireland are committed to keeping water as our favorite drink. Our global executive, Tach Ninami, believes that we must be a leader in promoting water sustainability – in his words – “a must”.

Our organization is committed to ensuring that we grow for the better – a vision that leads to some goals of sustainability. A.D. In 2015, we set a goal to reduce our global water consumption by 2030 by 2030. To date, we have managed to reduce our consumption by 14.2% in the UK, which means we are well on track to achieve that goal.

So, how did we get there?

New technology and factory efficiency

Most of the changes start at our factory in Kolford, Glochester, where we now get 60% of all our water from wells. Our factory is located in the heart of the Dean Forest, a rich source of biodiversity and a great source of natural water. The need to protect and develop natural water sources is a constant reminder.


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