TOKYO, JP—Global consumer products company Suntory Holdings has committed $200,000 USD to the Mexican Red Cross in support of recovery efforts in communities that have been impacted by the recent earthquake.
“Suntory is grounded in the philosophy of giving back and supporting our communities in times of need,” said president and CEO Tak Niinami. “We are inspired by the show of support by the global community and we are committed to those affected by the Mexican earthquake as they begin the long process of recovery and rebuilding.”
This commitment follows Suntory’s $1 million donation to the American Red Cross to aid communities and business partners affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Together, Suntory Holdings and Suntory companies Beam Suntory and Pepsi Bottling Ventures have contributed more than $1.8 million for disaster relief in the past month.
Suntory has operated in Mexico since 1962 - first in spirits, then followed by the opening of the original Restaurant Suntory location to bring traditional Japanese cuisine and culture to Mexico. Today, Restaurant Suntory counts seven locations across Mexico.
Mexico is an integral part of Suntory’s business through the restaurant industry and its Beam Suntory unit, the world’s second largest tequila producer with brands including Sauza, Hornitos, Tres Generaciones and El Tesoro. Across the restaurant and tequila businesses, Suntory employs nearly 1,000 team members in Mexico.
Suntory Holdings, based in Japan, has consistently been recognized as one of Japan's most admired leaders in corporate social responsibility.