Beam Suntory

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Beam Suntory doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 54

Beam Suntory has a DitchCarbon Score of 54, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon emissions are produced relative to their activity. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Beam Suntory is part of the beverages industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Beam Suntory, located in the United States, benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, which positively reflects on the company’s sustainability profile. The firm’s operations are thus likely to have a reduced environmental impact due to the country’s overall lower carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 18.51% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Chicago, Beam Suntory operates in the beverages industry as a leading premium spirits company. It offers a diverse portfolio of brands including Jim Beam, Yamazaki, Maker’s Mark, and Courvoisier, among others. Beam Suntory is committed to corporate social responsibility, emphasizing environmental protection, community support, and responsible consumption.

Bad news, Beam Suntory hasn't set SBTi commitments yet

Beam Suntory has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets to align with global efforts to limit warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Beam Suntory should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their supply chain, potentially decreasing their emissions by 35%.
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