We introduce the background of "The Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value (ASV)" of Ajinomoto Group from the following items.

 

  • Disclosed Ajinomoto Group Principles & Group Shared Policy
  • Dialogue with society
  • Dialogue inside the Group
  • Organizational change within our Group

 

The Ajinomoto Group has been engaging in initiatives to resolve social issues through its business. By improving economic value through the creation of shared value with local communities and society as a whole, these initiatives have contributed to the Group’s growth. These kinds of initiatives have been named ASV (The Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value). By further advancing these ASV initiatives, the Group believes it can realize its goal of becoming a “Genuine Global Specialty Company.”

“The Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value” (“ASV”) and Integrated targets have ASV at their core

1999

・ Investor Relations Public Communications Dept. launched

[Dialogue inside the Group]

IR Committee Established

Created a strategy for IR activities and considered how it should be going forward (total of 26 meetings between 1999-2003).

 

2000

・IR Group moved from the Public Communications Dept. to the Finance Dept.

2002

FY2002-2004 Three-Year Plan announced

2005

Apr.

FY2005-2010 Medium- to Long-Term Management Plan announced

Oct.

[Dialogue inside the Group]

Importance of IR activities shared with management

Confirmed the importance of IR activities, improved discussion by top management regarding IR activities going forward. Shared that distributing information from the investor's point of view is to be taken seriously.

 

Nov.

[Dialogue with society]

Small meetings between the president and institutional investors started

 

2006

[Dialogue with society]

Visits to domestic institutional investors by the management team and overseas IR started

2010

[Dialogue with society]

Small meetings between the president and sell-side analysts started

2011

Feb.

 

FY2011–2013 Medium-Term Management Plan announced

Announced that Ajinomoto Co., would aim for stable, sustainable growth by contributing through our business to the three societal issues of global sustainability, food resources, and healthy living, which are our company's global issues.

[Dialogue with society]

Opinions of investors incorporated into management when formulating the FY2011-2013 Medium-Term Management Plan

When formulating the Medium-Term Management Plan, asked institutional investors for their opinions primarily on what they expected from the Ajinomoto Group, regarding current issues and improvement problems.

[Dialogue with society]

Briefing for the FY2011-2013 Medium-Term Management Plan and held a small meeting

 

2014

“The Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value” initiative (“ASV”) announced

Feb.

 

FY2014–2016 Medium-Term Management Plan announced

Announced ASV as the basic policy of the FY2014-2016 Medium-Term Management Plan.

 

[Dialogue with society]

Opinions of investors incorporated into management when formulating the FY2014-2016 Medium-Term Management Plan

Asked institutional investors for their opinions regarding Ajinomoto Co.'s current issues and improvement problems.

 

2017

Feb.

 

ASV Value Creation Stories and Integrated targets announced in the FY2017-2019 Medium-Term Management Plan

[Dialogue with society]

Opinions of investors incorporated into management when formulating the FY2017-2019 Medium-Term Management Plan

This time, asked institutional investors for their opinions not only about financial targets, but also about non-financial targets.

[Dialogue inside the Group]

Guidelines of the FY2017-2019 Medium-Term Management Plan: Formulation of ASV targets

Aug.

[Dialogue with society]

First briefing for private investors

 

Dec.

[Dialogue with society]

First web briefing for private investors

 

2018

Apr.

・Reorganized the Investor Relations Global Finance Dept. putting it in the Global Corporate Division.

2019

Sep.

[Dialogue with society]

First participation in “Investment Forum for Women”