Drinks, especially alcoholic
Formerly known as Asahi Breweries, Asahi Group is Japan's #2 brewer, after Kirin. Founded 1889. Acquired Schweppes Australia in 2009. Bought NZ's Independent Liquor and Charlie's Group, and the juice and water business of Australia's P&N Beverages in 2011.
|Asahi Group Holdings Ltd||JPN||website|
|Asahi Group Holdings Ltd|
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of A.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of A.
[Source 2018][More on Human Rights]
This company received a SAM Rank of 88/100 in the Beverages category of the 2018 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The index is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
[Source 2018][More on Sustainability Reporting]
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]
This company holds Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification, and sells products certified as FSC 100%.
[Source 2017][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]
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||Public company|
|Revenue||US$14.9 billion in 2014|
|# Employees||16,712 in 2010|
|Subsidiaries||Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Schweppes Australia Pty Ltd
- Independent Liquor New Zealand Ltd
- Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
- Better Drinks Co Ltd
- Asahi Premium Beverages Pty Ltd
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
Green Beacon Beer
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
Schweppes Australia sold to Asahi Breweries (Japan) for $1.2 billion
13th Mar 2009 — Drinks giant Asahi Breweries has bought Schweppes Australia for $1.2 billion, in the latest Japanese raid on an Australian food and drinks company. This is the fourth buy-out of an Australian company by a Japanese brewer in just over a year, following Kirin's acquisition of Dairy Farmers and National Foods, and Suntory's successful bid for Frucor. Australia was the last country where Cadbury maintained a drinks operation. US-based Coca-Cola Company relinquished its negotiation right regarding the takeover. Asahi Breweries will complete the deal by the end of April 2009 [source]