Suntory Holdings Limited
Working team formed by 10 companies in the food and beverage industry that join Sedex
-Started with the aim of promoting human rights due diligence*1 in the supply chain–Holding briefings for suppliers as a specific
10 companies in the food and beverage industry, including Suntory Holdings Limited, have formed a “Buyer Member Sedex Working Team for the Food and Beverage Industry” at the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) to which they belong.
*1 In order to explain how companies identify, prevent, mitigate, and deal with impacts on human rights, information on assessments of adverse human rights impacts, responses to findings, follow-up surveys of responses, and information on how to respond A series of flow to carry out transmission
Since 2019, we have been a member of Sedex, a non-profit organization that works to realize ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
This time, in response to the “Guidelines for Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains” announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in September this year, participating companies will further strengthen cooperation with suppliers to promote human rights issues in their supply chains. form a working team.
The Suntory Group established the “Sustainable Procurement Basic Policy” in 2011 and the “Suntory Group Supplier Guidelines” in 2017. After joining Sedex in 2019, we have been working with our business partners to strengthen and improve the efficiency of risk management in the global supply chain. We will participate in this working team and plan to hold a joint briefing session for suppliers in January 2023, further accelerating our efforts.
Going forward, we will continue to promote sustainability throughout the entire supply chain that considers our business partners, society, and the environment through human rights due diligence activities using the Sedex platform.
▼Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex)
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. We provide the world’s largest supplier ethical information sharing platform, and have formulated a global supplier self-assessment questionnaire consisting of four areas: “labor”, “health and safety”, “environment” and “business ethics”. Its services are used by more than 65,000 companies, organizations, factories, and self-employed people in 180 countries and regions around the world.
▼ About “Food & Beverage Industry Buyer Member Sedex Working Team” Objective: Promote human rights due diligence in the food and beverage industry Member companies: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Ajinomoto Co., Ltd., Kikkoman Corporation, Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd., Sapporo Holdings Co., Ltd., Suntory Holdings Co., Ltd., J-Oil Mills Co., Ltd., Nichirei Foods Co., Ltd., House Foods Group Inc. , Lotte Co., Ltd.
The above 10 companies (in alphabetical order)
Activities: Promotion of Sedex usage and standardization within the food and beverage industry, holding Sedex joint briefings for suppliers, etc.
▼Suntory Group Sustainability Vision
▼Suntory’s “Sustainable Procurement”
https://www.suntory.co.jp/company/csr/activity/service/procurement/ ▼ Suntory’s “Respect for Human Rights”
https://www.suntory.co.jp/company/csr/activity/human-rights/ ▽ Inquiries from customers regarding this matter
Suntory Customer Center https://www.suntory.co.jp/customer/
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