In order to prevent the pollution of air and other resources as well as the destruction of natural environment and ecosystem, we control environmental pollutants and promote their reduction.
In order to promote the reduction of NOx and CO2, we have replaced all boilers in our factories with those that use city gas as fuel. We also request our business partners to stop idling their vehicles in our factory premises. Furthermore, as a result of our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of commercial vehicles, the percentage of low-emission vehicles in Morinaga’s commercial vehicles reached 99.4% as of the end of FY2020/3.
We have established voluntary standards that govern the management and operation of all wastewater treatment facilities in our factories. We also use a checklist to monitor their performance regularly. Moreover, we implement measures to strengthen both tangible and intangible resources. Measures for the former include the reviewing of the Operation Management Procedures Manual on an as-needed basis and the provision of employee education and training; measures for the latter include equipment maintenance and investments in the renewal or improvement of facilities.
Our factories promote safe and proper management of chemical substances and reduction of their emissions according to the ISO 14001 management system. In particular, we ensure strict management of chemical substances by establishing and abiding by the Chemical Substance Management Manual in accordance with the “Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof” (the PRTR Act).
The Company considers its key tasks as a food manufacturer to be delivery of safe, reliable products to customers and procurement of sustainable raw materials that are not harmful to the global environment or society.
“I wish to provide delicious, highly nutritious Western confectionaries to the people of Japan.” Morinaga & Co., Ltd. was launched with this strong desire as expressed by Taichiro Morinaga, the company’s founder.
The Morinaga Group is aware of various social issues that it faces at every stage of its value chain (planning and development, procurement, production, distribution and sales, and consumption/disposal) and is promoting measures to resolve them.
Society as a whole is becoming increasingly health-conscious and there is a growing need to take proper nutrients in an easy and functional way. The Morinaga Group has been working on the development of wellness products that can help people lead a healthy and happy life.