Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I was established in 2014 and is part of Suntory Beverage & Food Europe - one of the five regional divisions of the Japan-based Suntory Group, one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies.
SBFE operates in more than 60 countries including the EU, overseas EU territories, Northern & West Africa and the British Caribbean. The company has 3,400 employees and operates local production facilities in France, Spain and the UK.
SBF GB&I aims to be a company that delivers value and is trusted and chosen by people and society. To this end, SBF GB&I makes every effort to become a company that is Growing for Good with the establishment of transparent management and organisational structure.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF SUNTORY BEVERAGE AND FOOD GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND
After two years running Suntory Beverage and Food Europe’s Belgium operations, Carol Robert was appointed chief operating officer at Suntory Beverage and Food GB&I in 2018. Carol was one of the Suntory group’s first European female country managers and the COO and is responsible for leading a 700-strong team across Great Britain and Ireland.
Carol is married with three children and lives in Berkshire, England UK.
PEOPLE & CULTURE DIRECTOR
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR
GENERAL MANAGER, IRELAND
The main role of the Risk Management Committee is to support business continuity. To do so, the Committee identifies and reviews any potential risk we may face as a company and oversees the implementation of measures to counter those risks. The Committee is also responsible for developing consistent and comprehensive risk management plans and strategies aligned with the business objectives.
The Risk Management Committee is led by our Chief Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer, and is made up of the SBFE Executive Committee members, with the support of the SBFE Risk Management team. The SBFE Risk Management Committee reports directly to the Suntory Beverage & Food Risk Committee in Japan.
SBFE has also set up an Ethical and Compliance Committee, led by the Chief Legal Officer and made up of the SBFE Executive Committee and members of the Risk & Compliance department of Suntory in Japan.
The role of the Ethical and Compliance Committee is to be the main decision-maker in compliance matters, like anti-bribery and corruption regulation and GDPR programs. It’s also responsible for overseeing and monitoring the development and implementation of legal compliance programmes across SBFE companies including SBF GB&I.
Building trust with our consumers, suppliers and employees is a vital part of growing our business in a sustainable and transparent way. We have a number of essential compliance procedures and policies for our employees, supplier and business partners that you can view here. You can also access some key reports about our business below too.