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Frucor Suntory has released its inaugural sustainability report, Growing for Good. The company's head of sustainability Ben Walkley says it reflects achievements since setting goals in 2017 and  what lies ahead.

Frucor Suntory head of sustainability Ben Walkley
Frucor Suntory head of sustainability Ben Walkley

Highlights to date include its engineering and manufacturing teams installing and commissioning an air rinser on one of its canning lines, saving 12 million litres of water a year.

Other highlights

  • 90 per cent of waste is now recycled across the business;
  • one in five drinks are low/no sugar;
  • eight per cent reduction in emissions; and  
  • 93 per cent of our packaging portfolio is now recyclable.

Walkley said the company has a comprehensive calendar ahead, pushing the company towards a circular economy and its ongoing efforts to decarbonise operations.

Areas of focus for 2021-2023 are to employ new processes to reroute water for reuse rather than waste; a new marketing campaign for PepsiMax as a no sugar beverage; distributing lower emission fridges to key customers; continued diversion of waste from landfill (99 tonnes diverted in 2019/20); and the transition of 11 SKUs to recycled plastic (270 tonnes virgin PET).  

The company’s packaging portfolio is: 58 per cent cans, 24 per cent PET, eight per cent glass bottles, seven per cent Tetra Pak, and three per cent rPET.

2030 goals

  • zero waste to landfill;
  • 100 per cent recyclable packaging; 
  • reduce CO2 emissions by 35 per cent;
  • reduce water usage by 20 per cent; and
  • one in three drinks sold to be low or no sugar.  

 

Frucor Suntory is #75 in the Food & Drink Business Top 100 Food & Drink Companies report for 2021.

Frucor Suntory manufactures, markets and distributes a range of fruit juices, fruit drinks, energy drinks, waters and soft drinks.  It is the company behind iconic brands V, h2go, Just Juice, Fresh Up, Simply Squeezed and Maximus. 

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