The Morinaga Group intends to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by formulating the Morinaga Group Procurement Policy, building equitable, fair, and transparent relationships with clients, and engaging socially and environmentally conscious procurement activities working together with the clients/business partners.
In order to realize food safety and reliability as well as a sustainable society, the Morinaga Group endeavors to build fair and equitable relationships with our business partners and carry out procurement activities that are considerate of society and the environment.
(Established in May 2018)
In May 2018, in pursuit of sustainable procurement of raw materials, the Morinaga Group established its procurement policy under the leadership of Morinaga & Co., Ltd. Based on the policy, primary responsible divisions—the Procurement Division, the Marketing Headquarters, and the Sustainable Management Department—develop plans, set goals, and assess activities undertaken by the Group’s member companies.
In October 2020, Morinaga & Co., Ltd. set new medium-term targets for procuring 100 percent of its cacao beans, palm oil, and paper (for product packaging) as sustainable raw-materials, in order to contribute to realizing a sustainable society through food.
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.