Creating a recycling society

With the aim of creating a recycling society, MORINAGA is setting targets, reducing waste emissions, and promoting recycling.

Initiatives to reduce waste emissions

FY2017 performance

Waste emissions from MORINAGA’s four factories and five production-related companies was 9,843 t in FY2017, which is a decrease of 17.4% over the FY2005 amount.
Compared to FY 2016, it was reduced by 1.2% while the energy consumption rate per production unit was 0.083 t/t, which was a 5.0% reduction over the rate for the previous year. MORINAGA’s continuing efforts to improve productivity are bearing fruit. Improvements in conventional operations, such as reducing process losses, have also produced the added effect of controlling the generation of animal/vegetable residue. In future, we will continue to further strengthen our activities aimed towards reducing waste emissions.

Waste separation management

Promoting waste recycling

Initiatives to improve recycling rates

All MORINAGA Group factories are endeavoring to raise recycling rates. The recycling rate in FY2017 for MORINAGA’s four factories and five related companies was 99.97% of total emissions. In future, we will continue endeavor to separate garbage properly and use resources effectively, as well as promote the conversion of waste into recyclable materials.

Food waste recycling initiatives

Morinaga’s food recycling rate for FY 2017 was 79.6%, which was approx. 1.0% higher than the rate for the previous year. Although factories are endeavoring to “control generation” of waste, the food waste produced is mainly recycled through use as animal feed, fertilizer, and methane fermentation raw materials. Due to its nature, product waste is difficult to recycle in some ways, but in future we will continue to select food waste recyclers that match products’ characteristics and promote recycling.