In order to put the Asahi Group Philosophy (AGP) into practice, the Asahi Group has formulated a Medium- to Long-Term Management Policy in 2022, based on backcasting from megatrends. In the Medium- to-Long-Term Management Policy, the concept of our Long-Term Strategy is to “contribute to a sustainable society and respond to changing conceptions of wellbeing through delivering great taste and fun.” One of our core strategies is to integrate sustainability into management, aiming to achieve sustainable growth and build value together with our stakeholders.
In order to achieve the integration of sustainability into management, we have adopted the corporate statement "Cheer the Future" and have established "Sustainability Stories" that shows why, how, and what we are doing for sustainability. Based on this concept, the entire Group will work together to promote sustainability and improve engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
Further, in addition to establishing objectives as our approach to putting this into practice, we have reorganized our previous initiatives and determined key initiatives on which to focus management resources.
The Corporate Statement
Create lasting brand value
For over 100 years, we have worked with the gifts and the power of nature to deliver on our great taste promise to consumers around the world. We are proud that our products have helped encourage people-to-people connections, create communities, and bring more fun to life for everyone - a heritage we aim to continue well into the future.
Adapt to the future
We accept our special responsibility to manage the potentially harmful effects our business may have on the environment and society at large. Going forward, we are committed to achieving sustainable growth while pursuing sustainability as essential synonymous with pursuing business itself.
Actively embrace change
Envisioning a better future, we aim to build sustainable ecosystem and circular economy through decarbonization and the effective use of water resources, connect people to their wonderful communities, and create measures and drinking opportunities to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, sharing ideas and technologies with stakeholders toward realization.
Our promise to the future
We will continue to deliver on our great taste promise and bring more fun to life for everyone by building value together with nature, community, and society at large for making the one and only future shine. With our concept “Cheer the Future,” we aim to take action toward a better world for all.
across the value chain.
As a group, we aim to manage risk and create opportunities while aspiring to make a positive impact for business and society with our products and services.
Engagement and collaboration with stakeholders
The Asahi Group is striving to increase its engagement with stakeholders through appropriate information disclosure and communication. As well as obtaining the stakeholders' understanding of the Asahi Group's initiatives, we will put their feedback to use in those initiatives. We will also promote collaborations with like-minded partners with the aim of increasing the scale and speed of our initiatives.
Deep cultivation of engagement
Appropriate information disclosure and communication
The Asahi Group conducts a variety of information disclosure and communication to increase engagement with our stakeholders.
Visualizing Our Impacts
As a company that enjoys the gifts of nature in its business operations, the Asahi Group has launched initiatives to visualize impacts with the aim of quantitatively understanding the business impacts of sustainability measures and the social impacts of our business activities.
The Asahi Group holds regular dialogues between external experts and senior company executives to put the opinions received from various stakeholders to use in the enhancement of corporate value.
Collaboration with like-minded partners (co-creation)
Shifting from Disposable to “Repeated Reuse” to “Use and Eat
Reducing Plastic Usage
Plastic containers that are casually discarded cause great damage not only to marine life but also to entire ecosystems. Plastic used for containers and packaging in particular is often discarded. We believe that helping to solve this issue which is faced by the entire planet is a mission the Asahi Group, which sells food and beverages, must fulfill.
Recycling a Responsibility for Companies Using a Lot of Plastic
Taking Initiatives to Increase Use of Recycled PET Bottles
The Asahi Group is promoting the use of eco-friendly materials, including recycled materials, as part of 3R + Innovation, the Group-wide goal for the problem of plastic. In particular, the Soft Drinks Business in Australia and Japan uses a lot of plastic containers and has expanded the introduction of recycled PET bottles.