Beam Suntory named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in Australia by ‘Great Place to Work’

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Beam Suntory named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in Australia by ‘Great Place to Work’

24 July 2020, Sydney – Beam Suntory, a world leader in premium spirits, was proud to be named one of the 50 best places to work in Australia by ‘Great Place to Work Australia.’ Within the list, the company ranked #15 of companies with fewer than 100 employees. This is the second year in a row that Beam Suntory Australia has been certified as a Great Place to Work, and Beam Suntory is the only beverage alcohol company to be named in the Top 50 list.


The Great Place to Work study is an annual comprehensive assessment of workplace culture, conducted by Great Place to Work Australia. 39,156 Australian-based employees from 124 companies participated in the benchmarking study. The ranking of Australia’s Best Places to Work 2020 is based on data collected prior and during the novel coronavirus outbreak.


“The organisations in the study are leading the way amid the pandemic, demonstrating care for their employees, customers and communities during this challenging time.” Said Zrinka Lovrencic, MD Great Place to Work Australia. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge facing organisations across the globe, and it puts a premium on being a high trust people-first culture.”


“Beam Suntory is very proud to be recognized as one of Australia’s Best Places to Work,” said Andrea Parker, Managing Director, Oceania. “As a world leader in premium spirits, we are lucky to have a team of driven, passionate people who love our brands. This achievement belongs to every member of our Beam Suntory Australia family – they have all contributed to our success as a business, and to building the culture we are so proud of today.


“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Beam Suntory remained firmly committed to our Growing for Good vision of operating with responsibility and integrity. We put our employees first every step of the way, and together we focused on giving back to our community and our industry partners during this challenging time. This Growing for Good vision is central to who we are as a business, and it makes our team proud to come to work every day.”


Leila Watts, HR Director, Oceania adds: “It’s an honour to achieve this recognition and it’s a reflection of the value we place on every person who works for our company. We invite our people to bring their unique viewpoints to work every day, and we are all challenged to innovate, improve, and try new things. Every day, we collaborate with our colleagues around the world, and we are committed to building a culture which is charged, creative, challenging and fun. That’s a big part of what makes Beam Suntory Australia such a great place to work.”


The 2020 Best Places to Work was published in a feature insert in the Australian Financial Review,,, and on Wednesday, 22 July 2020.




Nell Murphy, International Communications Director, Beam Suntory
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As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and Midori liqueur.


Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and


Beam Suntory Australia is home to 65 employees and is located in North Sydney.



Great Place to Work Australia, part of Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in employee engagement, organisational alignment, and its effect on high performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, including Trust Index® Employee Engagement Survey and Culture Audit®, Great Place to Work provides the framework and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognise outstanding workplace cultures.



Companies nominated for the Best Places to Work benchmarking study must go through an application process and are selected and ranked on the basis of employees’ responses to the Trust Index© Employee Engagement Survey (2/3 of the score), which measures employee perceptions of their workplace. The Culture Audit©, completed by management and evaluated by the Great Place to Work® Australia research team, accounts for 1/3 of the total score.


Companies receiving high scores on these assessments appear on our national Best Places to Work lists; the highest scores enjoy the highest rankings. The list recognises companies in three size categories: Under 100 employees; 100-999 employees; and Over 1,000 employees. The 2020 study was conducted between September 2019 and June 2020. The results represent 39,156 Australian-based employees from 124 companies.

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