Participation in Initiatives

Main Initiatives in which Morinaga participates

・UN Global Compact(UNGC)
The United Nations Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
Morinaga Group has been signing and participating since April, 2022, and we are summarizing and reporting on the status of progress for addressing the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

・The Consumer Goods Forum
Retailers and manufacturers are bringing together in the global network of consumer goods distribution industries, and are promoting practices and standardization that are useful to the consumer and consumer goods industry around the world. Morinaga Group has participated since its establishment in 2009.

・Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures(TCFD)
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) created the TCFD at the behest of the G20. The Task Force recommends that companies assess the financial impact of climate change risks and opportunities on their business and disclose their governance, strategy, risk management, and indicators ,and targets.
Morinaga Group has endorsed the TCFD recommendations in April 2022 and has also participated in the TCFD Consortium.

・Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum
The TNFD was officially launched in June 2021 with a mission to develop framework for private companies and financial institutions to appropriately assess and disclose a risks and opportunities related to natural capital and biodiversity. In August 2023, Morinaga & Co., Ltd. joined the TNFD Forum, which is a stakeholder organization and supports the development of the TNFD framework.

・Membership in the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)
Morinaga Group supports the activities of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)—which promotes various programs aimed at providing technical guidance and educational support for cacao farmers, as well as realizing societies without child labor, and provide support for cacao-producing countries through our activities as a WCF member.

・Platform for Sustainable Cocoa in Developing Countries
Morinaga Group endorses the Action Plan to Eliminate Child Labour in the Cocoa Industry, a cacao industry issue promoted by Platform for Sustainable Cocoa in Developing Countries, for which the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) serves as the secretariat. This platform is a place where Japanese companies, non governmental organisations (NGO), and other organizations related to the cacao industry collaborate to solve issues facing the industry such as farmer poverty, deforestation, and child labor.

・Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil(RSPO)
RSPO is a non-profit organization to persue developing and implementing global standards for the sustainable palm oil economically, environmentally, and socially. Morinaga Group has participated since October, 2019.


・Japan Sustainable Palm Oil Network(JaSPON)
JaSPON is a network established with retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, and NGOs to accelerate the procurement and consumption of sustainable palm oil in the Japanese market with the aim of addressing various issues, including environmental and social aspects of palm oil production. Morinaga Group has participated since October, 2019.

・The Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
The Green Purchasing Network (GPN) is a non-profit organization composed of the central and local governments, businesses, and consumers. In order to promote the formation of markets for products and services with low environmental impact and contribute to the construction of a sustainable society and economy, the Network's objectives are to disseminate the concept of, and promote the practice of green purchasing among the central and local governments, businesses, and consumers to provide guidelines and information necessary for practicing green purchasing and to promote ideas and practices of green purchasing in Japan. Morinaga Group has participated since June, 2000.

When we participate in external initiatives, it is necessary to go through an internal approval process. Even after participation, we continue to check the status of our membership in external initiatives every year to manage the appropriateness of our membership.

Trade associations in which our directors hold positions

As of August 2023
All Nippon Kashi Association (ANKA) Chair :
Morinaga & Co., Ltd. Representative Director, President Eijiro Ota

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