Conserving the Global Environment

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.

Conserve the Global Environment
Main challenges included in materiality
  1. Mitigate and adapt to climate change
  2. Eco-friendly plastic containers and packaging along with recycling and reuse
Main expected opportunities and risks
  • ・Creation of innovation through external collaboration
  • ・Growing risks in procurement of agricultural raw materials
  • ・Rising production costs due to carbon taxes, etc.
  • ・Declining corporate value due to delayed response
Main Actions Ahead of 2030
  1. Respond to climate change issues
  2. Promote environmental consideration in containers and packaging
  3. Effective Use of Water Resources
Response to SDGs
  • 6.Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 7.Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 12.Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13.Climate Action
  • 14.Life Below Water
  • 17.Partnerships for the Goals

Basic Stance

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.”

Morinaga Group Environmental Policy

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.

1. Compliance with environment-related laws, ordinances, and regulations, etc.
We will comply with domestic and international environment-related laws, ordinances, and regulations, adhering to international standards and norms.
2. Reduction of environmental load in all product-related processes
From the product planning and development through to production, sales, and disposal, we will consider and strive to reduce environmental load in all product-related processes.
3. Reduction of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions
We will implement carbon management through measures such as the promotion of energy-saving and visualization of energy consumption amounts, endeavoring to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions and prevent global warming.
4. Promotion of resource saving, waste reduction, and recycling
We will strive to use water resources, raw materials effectively, endeavoring to both reduce waste generation amounts and promote recycling.
5. Promotion of management and reduction of environmental pollutants
We will appropriately manage harmful chemicals and other environmental pollutants, striving to prevent and reduce pollution.
6. Biodiversity preservation and ecosystem protection
We will endeavor to deepen our understanding of biodiversity, maintain and preserve biodiversity, and protect ecosystems.

(Revised: May 2018)

Promotion System and Environmental Management

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.

Environmental Management Promotion System (ISO14001 Multi-site Organization Chart)

Acquired multi-site ISO 14001 certification

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.

Environmental Management System (EMS) Certification: ISO 14001

*Only Japanese ver. is available

List of ISO 14001-accredited facilities