Suntory Beverage & Food Europe (SBFE) was established in 2014 and is 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.
The Suntory Group aims to deliver value and is trusted and chosen by people and society. To this end, the Suntory Group makes efforts to become a company that is Growing for Good with the establishment of transparent management and organizational structures.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD EUROPE
Peter Harding was appointed CEO of SBFE in 2018 and previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer of the company’s business in the UK, Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS). He has enjoyed a long career within the FMCG industry and oversaw the transition of the soft drinks business from GSK to Suntory ownership in 2014.
Peter was appointed as a member of the board of Suntory Beverage & Food in December 2020.
He is married with 4 children and resides in Buckinghamshire, England UK.
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 and 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 programs across SBFE companies.
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.