With the aim of creating a recycling society, MORINAGA is setting targets, reducing waste emissions, and promoting recycling.
Waste emissions from MORINAGA’s four factories and five production-related companies was 9,962 t in FY2016, which is a decrease of 16.4% over the FY2005 amount. Although this figure was a 1.7% increase over the figure for FY2015, the energy consumption rate per production unit was 0.088 t/t, which was a 2.0% 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.
All MORINAGA Group factories are endeavoring to raise recycling rates. The recycling rate in FY2016 for MORINAGA’s four factories and five related companies was 99.3% 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.
MORINAGA’s food recycling rate for FY2016 was 78.6%, wish was approx. 2.7% lower 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.
We conduct camps to nurture children’s lives on an uninhabited island in the Seto Inland Sea, where there is no electricity or water services.
On the stage of the Satoyama Angel Forest, we convey to participants wisdom for living and the importance of protecting the environment.
We provide support for children in Ghana and other cacao-producing countries to receive an education with peace of mind.
Seeing the confectionary production process, participants are able to gain a sense of the fun of manufacturing as well as the importance of safety and security measures.