The Morinaga Group attaches great importance to the stakeholder engagement, for which opinions and requests are received from various stakeholders through communication with them, and then reported to the management team so that they can utilize the feedback in the management and corporate activities.
We communicate with our stakeholders actively and regularly, striving to contribute to the achievement of a sustainable society.
We recognize six groups of stakeholders who surround the Morinaga Group, that is, customers, employees, clients/business partners, shareholders/investors, local community, and the global environment.
In addition to annual general meetings of shareholders and biannual financial results briefings, we provide various opportunities to communicate with shareholders, investors, and securities analysts, with the aim of helping them better understand our business.
In FY2020/3, we started an email service to provide shareholders and investors with Morinaga’s IR information, including IR meetings in the US and the UK, individual meetings by President Ota, small meetings for sell-side analysts, and the latest timely-disclosure information.
We also participated in the “Environmental Reporting Platform” (“ESG Dialogue Platform”), a pilot project undertaken by the Ministry of the Environment to provide a place for communication between businesses and investors. In our Environmental Report for the fiscal year ended March 2019, we included our answers to the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire 2019 to ensure more detailed information disclosure.
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.