In harmony with nature
As a business, we have a massive opportunity and huge responsibility to look after our natural environment. And every one of us at Lucozade Ribena Suntory takes this pretty seriously.
That’s why we’re super-proud to be a signatory to the Soft Drinks Sustainability Roadmap, working in partnership with the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Water and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
The Wildlife Trust is one of our partner charities and our relationship goes way beyond fundraising. We encourage everyone at LRS to take responsibility for the world around us by offering a day of volunteering (we call them Grow Days) at local Wildlife Trust reserves. With our Grow Days, we’re able to support our local community, while getting away from our desks to be healthy and active outdoors. It’s a win win.
Blackcurrants and Biodiversity
We’re always on the look-out for new ways of working that protect and regenerate the natural environment around us. We’ve got 35 blackcurrant growers, and since 2004 they’ve worked closely with our resident agronomist (an expert in soil management and crop production) to put in place annual Biodiversity Action Plans (or BAPs).
Our lovely growers are responsible for 4,000 acres of British countryside - so they’re in a great position to help look after our precious wildlife. As part of their BAPs, our growers create special habitats on their farms which protect threatened native species such as barn owls, yellow hammers, grey partridges, bees and brown hares.
So far, our growers have restored 200 miles of rough field margins and built over 2,000 nest boxes which have provided a safe home to hatch over 5,000 fluffy chicks.