"Water is the foundation of our business and makes everything we do possible," said Tomomi Fukumoto, Executive Officer of Suntory Holdings Limited. "The Nature Conservancy is a natural partner for us in the US and we are excited for the work we'll do together to educate consumers and encourage them to think about protecting water sources for future generations."
"We're honored to join forces with Suntory, which clearly shares our passion and commitment to protecting water," said Giulio Boccaletti, Global Managing Director for Water at The Nature Conservancy. "We look forward to achieving much with Suntory and believe their support and leadership will have a meaningful impact in preserving this vital resource."
Known for its commitment to coexisting with people and nature, Suntory supports a wide range of environmental activities in Japan, including the conservation of forests where water resources are cultivated protecting wild birds as indicators of a rich ecosystem and educating youth on the importance of water. Partnering with the Conservancy will extend Suntory's water education programming to the US.
Suntory Group is among the world's leading consumer products companies, with $20 billion in annual sales. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of beverage products enjoyed by millions around the world: from award-winning Japanese whiskies Yamazaki and Hibiki, The Premium Malt's beer, and iconic American spirits Jim Beam and Maker's Mark to non-alcoholic favorites Orangina, Lucozade, and Ribena. Suntory also produces wellness products and operates a flower business.
Founded as a family-owned business in 1899 in Osaka, Japan, Suntory Group has grown into a multi-national corporation, with operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania. We are driven by Yatte Minahare – the spirit of bold ambition – and our 42,000 employees worldwide draw upon our unique blend of Japanese artisanship and global tastes to explore new product categories and markets.
Suntory Group is committed to our founding promise to coexist with people and nature: protecting water resources, nurturing our communities and fostering the arts. We encourage our employees, partners and customers to Follow Your Nature; Suntory believes we grow for good together when we stay true to ourselves and pursue the paths that nature intended. Learn more about Suntory Group, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility at www.suntory.com, on facebook.com/SuntoryGlobal or @SuntoryGlobal on Twitter.
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Together with its more than 1 million members and 600 scientists, the Conservancy has protected 120 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide, and operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. The Conservancy works on the ground in all 50 U.S. states and more than 69 countries. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
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