TOKYO, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global consumer products company Suntory Holdings today committed $200,000 USD to the Mexican Red Cross in support of recovery efforts in communities that have been impacted by the recent earthquake.
"Suntory is grounded in the philosophy of giving back and supporting our communities in times of need," said president and CEO Tak Niinami. "We are inspired by the show of support by the global community and we are committed to those affected by the Mexican earthquake as they begin the long process of recovery and rebuilding."
This commitment follows Suntory's $1 million donation to the American Red Cross to aid communities and business partners affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Together, Suntory Holdings and Suntory companies Beam Suntory and Pepsi Bottling Ventures have contributed more than $1.8 million for disaster relief in the past month.
Suntory has operated in Mexico since 1962 - first in spirits, then followed by the opening of the original Restaurant Suntory location to bring traditional Japanese cuisine and culture to Mexico. Today, Restaurant Suntory counts seven locations across Mexico.
Mexico is an integral part of Suntory's business through the restaurant industry and its Beam Suntory unit, the world's second largest tequila producer with brands including Sauza, Hornitos, Tres Generaciones and El Tesoro. Across the restaurant and tequila businesses, Suntory employs nearly 1,000 team members in Mexico.
Suntory Holdings, based in Japan, has consistently been recognized as one of Japan's most admired leaders in corporate social responsibility.
About Suntory Holdings Limited:
Suntory Group is among the world's leading consumer products companies, with $24.3 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 38,000 employees worldwide draw upon our unique blend of Japanese artisanship and global tastes to explore new product categories and markets.