In order to achieve “health of environment,” we strive for the health of society surrounding people by minimizing environmental impacts in our important business activities and conducting environmental conservation activities from a medium- to long-term perspective.
Global environmental issues, such as climate change and plastic pollution, can potentially impact the Group's business and performance over the medium- to long-term. We will accelerate our initiatives on environmental conservation appropriately and strategically following our environmental policy in achieving sustainable growth for the Group and providing “health of environment.”
Through our business activities, the Morinaga Group promotes the creation of a sustainable circular economy.
We are also continually improving our environmental management system, implementing environmentally conscious initiatives in various aspects of our business activities.
（Revised: May 2018）
The ESG Committee, which is chaired by the Representative Director and President, conducts deliberation, formulation, and progress status review on important policies and goals related to the environment in order to realize these missions. The Environment Integration Office was established with members from Production Administration Division and Sustainable Management Division to exchange information with the Factory Environment Management Committee and other organs, as well as to promote continuous improvements to our management system and to reduce the environmental impacts and increase productivity.
We have built an environmental management system centered on ISO 14001. In July 1998, our Oyama Factory acquired the ISO 14001 certification for the first time in the Japanese confectionery industry. Later, all factories and affiliated production companies acquired the accreditation in sequence. In January 2018, the Morinaga Group's Production Sites obtained multiple site certification (four factories of Morinaga & Co., Ltd., and three affiliated production companies).
In April 2022, we also endorsed the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and joined the TCFD Consortium. We will analyze and consider our initiatives to promote information disclosure following the TCFD recommendations. For more information, please refer to "Initiatives in Response to the TCFD Recommendations" which is linked below.
Previously, each production sites acquired the ISO 14001: 2004 certification individually. Simultaneously with the transfer to a new standard ISO 14001: 2015, the Morinaga Group Production Division including the Headquarters Environment Integration Office has obtained the multiple site certification on January 23, 2018, using the multiple-site method integrating multiple sites as one organization.
*Only Japanese ver. is available