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Asahi Group

Asahi Group is a global beer, spirits, soft drinks and food business group and is among the largest brewers in Asia. The company was founded in 1889 and launched Japan's first bottled beer in 1900. Today, Asahi Group owns and operates 70 manufacturing plants and 143 subsidiaries, both domestically and abroad, with market shares in Australasia, Europe, North America and Asia. Over time the company has diversified, with its food segment manufacturing and selling products including confectionary, health foods, supplements and powdered milk. However, the largest proportion of revenue still comes from its alcoholic beverages business.

Ranking position
#61 /350
Total score
34.5 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 75.0 /100 #15


#1 37.7 /100 #62


#1 8.3 /100 #173

Social inclusion

#1 44.0 /100 #26
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #47

Segment ranking summary

While Asahi Group ranks in the top 20% of companies in the food and beverage manufacturers/processors segment, it still lags significantly behind the segment leaders. The company outperforms most of its peers in the governance and strategy measurement area but lacks performance on topics in the environment, nutrition and social inclusion areas. More specifically, it can improve on several issues related to nutrition and social inclusion when compared to peers in the beverages and alcohol group.

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Risks and opportunities

Core social indicators

The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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  1. 2023

More about the company

Tokyo, Japan
Food and agriculture revenue USD
Group revenue USD
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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