Asahi Beverages formed in 2014 when the company announced plans to integrate the operations of Schweppes Australia, Asahi Premium Beverages and Independent Liquor NZ. Asahi acquired Schweppes in 2009, and Independent Liquor, Charlie's Group, and the juice and water business of Australia's P&N Beverages in 2011.
|Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Asahi Group Holdings Ltd
owns 100% of Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd
|Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd|
In 2013 Coca-Cola Amatil, Schweppes Australia (part of Asahi Beverages) and Lion Pty Ltd filed proceedings in the Federal Court challenging the legal validity of the Northern Territory's Container Deposit Scheme (CDS). Other large bottlers like Fosters and Diageo have not joined the court case. A CDS has been proven worldwide to be the best way to increase collection and recycling. The Boomerang Alliance estimates a CDS would increase recovery by 80%.
[Source 2013][More on Governance]
Victorian farmer Tim Carey successfully applied to change the source of 19 million litres of his existing licence from surface water to groundwater, and from agricultural to commercial purposes. This allowed him to truck the water to a bottling plant run by Mountain H2O, owned by Asahi. In 2018 residents of Stanley, Victoria, lost a four-year court battle to stop the farmer bottling local groundwater for Asahi. The residents were left with a A$90,000 bill for legal costs.
[Source 2018][More on Habitats]
Phoenix Organics soft drinks and juices are certified organic by BioGro, and Mountain Goat beer has an organic option. However these only represent a tiny fraction of this company's total beverage sales.
[Source 2018][More on Eco-Certification]
Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business.
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This company received a score of 2.5/100 (retrieved 14-Feb-2018) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2018][More on Habitats]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received an 'E', the lowest possible score.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Activities include reducing CO2 emissions, FSC certified forest management, and donations to environmental protection schemes.
[Source 2010][More on Habitats]
In Nov 2011 Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) recertified Asahi's Shobara and Miyoshi forests in Japan to the Forest Stewardship Council's standard for responsible forest management. Asahi bought the forested properties during World War II. They have been FSC certified since 2001.
[Source 2011][More on Forests]
Asahi's flagship beer brand, Asahi Super Dry, rated 'green' in the Greenpeace's 2010 Truefood Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GM-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GM crops, and animal products from animals fed on GM crops.
[Source 2010][More on Genetic Engineering]
This company holds Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification, and sells products certified as FSC 100%.
[Source 2017][More on Forests]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
The United Nations Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of 10 values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. However it's non-binding nature has been widely criticised, and many signatory corporations continue to violate the Compact's values.
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Asahi Breweries is developing 'high-biomass sugarcane' or 'Monster Cane', designed to produce ethanol without sacrificing sugar output. Could be seen as a positive as ethanol is carbon-neutral with CO2 released in the combustion of the fuel offset by the CO2 captured by plants through photosynthesis. Critics also say ethanol is no solution to global warming if massive inputs of fossil fuels are required to grow the crops and power the facilities used to produce ethanol and land is taken from suppling crops for food and feed.
[Source 2006][More on Climate Change]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|# Employees||2,600 in 2015|
|Subsidiaries||Schweppes Australia Pty Ltd
- P&N Beverages Australia Pty Ltd
Independent Liquor New Zealand Ltd
Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
Better Drinks Co Ltd
Asahi Premium Beverages Pty Ltd
|Address||Suite 104, 68-72 York St, South Melbourne, VIC, 3205, Australia|
Products / BrandsAsahi Beverages
7UP Soft Drinks
ALT Soft Drinks
Asahi Soukai Beer
Asahi Super Dry Beer
Charlie's Juice & Fruit Drinks
Cool Ridge Bottled Water
Cricketers Arms Beer
Extra Juicy Juice & Fruit Drinks
Frantelle Bottled Water
Gatorade Sports Drinks
Highland Premix Spirits
Loys Soft Drinks
Mirinda Soft Drinks
Mist Wood Gin Premix Spirits
Mountain Dew Soft Drinks
Mountain Goat Beer
Mudshake Premix Spirits
Nikka Whisky (other)
Passiona Soft Drinks
Pepsi Soft Drinks
Phoenix Organic Certified organic Soft Drinks
Phoenix Organic Certified organic
Juice & Fruit Drinks
Pilsner Urquell Beer
Pop Tops Juice & Fruit Drinks
Real Iced Tea Co Iced Tea
Red Bear Premix Spirits
Rhythm Premix Spirits
Schweppes Soft Drinks
Schweppes Mineral Water
Solo Soft Drinks
Spring Valley Juice & Fruit Drinks
Sunkist Soft Drinks
Tarax Soft Drinks
Tequila Blu Tequila
Untold Premix Spirits
VDKA 6100 Vodka
Vodka Cruiser Premix Spirits
Vodka O Vodka
Vodka O Premix Spirits
VOSS Bottled Water
Wild Moose Premix Spirits
Woodstock Premix Spirits
Asahi buys Mountain Goat Beer
1st Oct 2015 — Mountain Goat Beer has announced that Asahi Holdings (Australia) has taken a `100 per cent ownership stake` in the craft brewer.
In a statement owners Cam Hines and Dave Bonighton said: "Over the past 18 years we've been on a determined exploration of good beer. A lot has changed since 1997. Back then we knew that Australian beer lovers deserved more than just bland, yellow fizzy lager, but it was so difficult to find. It`s the very reason we started the brewery.
We've been contract partners with Asahi for three years now, and with their expert help our beer has grown in demand, expanded nationally, and found a special place with beer lovers. We are confident that with Asahi on board, we will be able to convert many more people to craft beer than we could do on our own."
The pair went on to say that they will stay part of Mountain Goat Beer.
"Mountain Goat will continue to operate as a stand-alone business. Our brewers will continue to brew beer in Richmond, and the bar will remain open Wednesday and Friday nights as usual."
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