Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I has redistributed over three million surplus drinks of Lucozade, Ribena and Orangina to people facing food insecurity, as part of its long-term partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare.

Since 2020, it has given its drinks to over 4,722 charities, including: 1,460 organisations that support people on low or no income, 431 homelessness services, 239 community groups serving older people and 61 organisations serving people with mental health conditions.

Ensuring these surplus drinks are provided to FareShare also helps towards SBF GB&I’s goal to achieve a 50% reduction in food waste from production by 2030 as part of its wider sustainability commitments aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Liz Nieboer, head of sustainability and external affairs, SBF GB&I said, “Giving back to society has been a key part of our business since the foundation of Suntory in Japan back in 1899. We’re committed to positive change in society and supporting local communities. FareShare does an incredible job and we hope we will continue to support them on their mission for many years to come.”

Lisa Darbyshire, commercial officer at FareShare, added: “We’re incredibly grateful to Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I for their committed support of FareShare over the last few years. Their generosity in providing 3million drinks, that may otherwise have gone to waste, has had a significant environmental impact, whilst getting these drinks to our network of charities and community organisations across the UK.”