Effective Use of Water Resources

Basic Stance

In recent years, natural disasters, such as droughts and floods, are frequently occurring as a result of climate change. There are regions with increasing risks of water resource shortages as the world population increases. We believe that water resources are essential to our Group's business activities, and it is important to promote business activities that effectively assess water stress* and utilize water resources. Our Group is working to reduce the use of water resources by recycling cooling water for equipment and reducing raw materials waste, including water used for preparations.
We will identify regions facing high water stress and consider possible actions by conducting water withdrawal surveys and evaluating our domestic and overseas production facilities for water stress using the World Resources Institute's Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas with the aim of effectively using water resources.

  • *Water stress: A state in which water supply and demand is tight. Water stress is when maximum available water resources per capita falls below 1,700 ㎥.

Water Resource Consumption

*Domestic figures reflect Group consolidated figures. Overseas figures reflect figures at production sites. The domestic Group consolidated figure for FY2021/3 and later is third-party assured by LRQA Limited.

Water Stress Evaluation of all Production Sites

*Scope: Four factories of Morinaga & Co., Ltd. (Yokohama, Kanagawa; Oyama, Tochigi; Mishima, Shizuoka; Anjo, Aichi), four affiliated production companies (Takasaki, Gunma; Yamato, Kanagawa; Tosu, Saga; Amagasaki, Hyogo), and three overseas production sites (North Carolina, USA; Taipei, Taiwan; Zhejiang, China.)

Conserving the Global Environment

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