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Suntory Natural Water Sanctuary Gifu Higashi-Shirakawa

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Partners: Suntory Holdings Limited
Countries: Japan
Regions: Kiso
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Project Tags:
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Groundwater
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Benefits Provided: Water Quantity: Supply augmentation
Flood Control: Total flood volume
Land and Environment: Habitat and biodiversity – includes biota on land and water, consideration for groundwater dependent ecosystems
Land and Environment: GHG emissions
People and Community: Educational opportunity
Desired Partners: Academic Institution
City
Government
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Dec. 2010  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.suntory.com/csr/activity/environment/eco/forest
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 69%

Project Overview

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with diversity is essential to cultivating rich groundwater, and thus Suntory will continuously commit to create forests rich in biodiversity so that we can continue to provide quality beverage to our custo...

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Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with diversity is essential to cultivating rich groundwater, and thus Suntory will continuously commit to create forests rich in biodiversity so that we can continue to provide quality beverage to our customers as well as leaving behind a rich natural environment for future generations.

We name every forest as “Natural Water Sanctuary,” however each of these forests is unique and differs from the other. It appears to be completely different at different places, and we must make separate maintenance plans for each forest. Suntory has been conducting rigorous investigations and studies based on a scientific survey to determine plans and targets tailored for each forest to improve water resource cultivation. Under our promise “Mizu To Ikiru*,” we will continue to further strengthen our Natural Water Sanctuary Project with the objective to preserve abundant water resources for the future to come.

"Mizu To Ikiru," literally "living with water," is the promise we make to our customers, and the voice of our philosophy. From here flow all our other brand attributes, and every facet of our business. We value the blessings of water, and deliver them as goodness that touches every part of our world. We protect water in all its forms. Like water, we change and adapt. Every day, we turn into something new.

Project Results

Suntory has been implementing nature preservation activities at the Natural Water Sanctuary Gifu Higashi-Shirakawa in Gifu Prefecture, an area of 624ha where assumed to be the area that is nurturing the groundwater Suntory’s Kisogawa Plant pumps up as a water resource.

In Suntory Natural Water Sanctuary Gifu Higashi-Shirakawa, mid-term agreements are established with Gifu Prefecture and Forestry Agency. Cultivation of a part of forests has been implemented collab...

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Suntory has been implementing nature preservation activities at the Natural Water Sanctuary Gifu Higashi-Shirakawa in Gifu Prefecture, an area of 624ha where assumed to be the area that is nurturing the groundwater Suntory’s Kisogawa Plant pumps up as a water resource.

In Suntory Natural Water Sanctuary Gifu Higashi-Shirakawa, mid-term agreements are established with Gifu Prefecture and Forestry Agency. Cultivation of a part of forests has been implemented collaborating with experts from Tsukuba University.

As of 2020, there are 21 Suntory Natural Water Sanctuaries in 15 prefectures which comprise a total area of approximately 12,000ha nationwide in Japan.The Project has achieved it’s 2020 Goal: “cultivating water more than double the amount of groundwater pumped up in the Suntory Group’s plants in Japan” in advance.

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