Fiscal 2021 marks the launch of the Morinaga Group’s 2030 Vision, a long-term management plan to achieve the Group’s ideals for 2030, aimed at attaining growth and greater corporate value through management based on a long-term perspective. Today, as the world faces various social issues and drastically changing conditions, calls for the establishment of a sustainable society are growing. The Morinaga Group will address these changes, basing all of our corporate activities on our mission statement, which expresses our corporate purpose: “The Morinaga Group will continue to create healthy foods that can be enjoyed beyond generations, thereby bringing smiles to the faces of people around the world now and in the future.” On this foundation we will pursue sustainable management that integrates both financial and non-financial management issues of importance toward the achievement of our 2030 Vision, which states that “The Morinaga will change into a wellness company in 2030.”
In April 2021, we established the Sustainable Management Department to serve a company-wide, cross-organizational function as part of the framework created for corporate efforts toward sustainability. We will also establish an ESG Committee chaired by the president to discuss, from the perspectives of the environment, society, and governance, agenda items that need to be addressed toward the achievement of continuous business activities and a sustainable society, and pursue sustainable management on a company-wide basis.
In 2015, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit. The SDGs consist of 17 global common goals that should be achieved through the collaboration of the entire international community by 2030. We, the Morinaga Group, are committed to achieve the SDGs goals through business activities to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
We have specified our materialities (vitally important issues), which integrates management challenges from both financial and non-financial standpoint for the achievement of the Purposes and the 2030 Vision.
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.