The Ajinomoto Group is working to improve its initiatives in environmental, social and governance (ESG) fields to contribute to the creation of a sustainable future, The Ajinomoto Group also participates in various initiatives that include the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF).
*Information: As of August 20th,2019
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, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
The Ajinomoto Group has been signing and participating since July 16th, 2009, and the Ajinomoto Group summarizes and reports on the status of initiatives for addressing the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
The Consumer Goods Forum(CGF)
Retailers and manufacturers are on an equal footing in the global network of consumer goods distribution industries, and member companies are promoting their activities, and are promoting practices and standardization that are useful to the consumer goods industry around the world.
Since 2011, the Ajinomoto Group has participated as a member of the board of directors.
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
In response to growing global demand for environmentally-friendly, sustainable palm oil, the RSPO was established in 2004 with seven relevant organizations, including the WWF.
The Ajinomoto Group has joined the organization in 2012.
Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)
Japan Climate Initiative is a network of non-state actors such as companies, local governments and NGOs aiming to realize a decarbonized society.
The Ajinomoto Group has participated since its establishment on July 8th, 2018.
Consortiums for Sustainable Paper Use (CSPU)
In November 2013, five companies, in cooperation with Responsibility Co., Ltd. and WWF Japan, launched a project to expand the use of paper with consideration for the environment and society. The project aims to expand and promote the use of paper with consideration for the environment and local communities throughout society.
The Ajinomoto Group has participated as one of the founding members.
Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB)
The company was established in 2008 with the aim of contributing to the conservation of biodiversity in Japan and overseas by producing results that cannot be achieved solely through independent corporate activities through joint research by various companies.
The Ajinomoto Group has participated as a founder and full-time member company since its founding.
The Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
GPN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the ideas and practices of green purchasing in Japan. Since its establishment in 1996, the GPN has taken a leading role through its activities.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. has been a member of the Green Purchasing Network in Japan since March 3rd, 2006.
Since April 1st, 2006, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. has participated as a member of the board of directors.
"1% (one-percent) " Club
This initiative is Keidanren's Related Organizations。In addition to providing members with information on donations and social contribution activities, This organization also conduct activities to deepen the public's understanding of corporate social contribution activities. We also coordinate activities for more effective social contribution activities by linking companies and their employees with non-profit organizations (NPOs), including civil society organizations.
The Ajinomoto Group has participated since its establishment on November,1990.
Clean Ocean Material Alliance（CLOMA）
In order to solve global emerging issue on marine plastic litter, CLOMA is established in January 2019 as a platform for promoting sustainable use of plastic products, developing innovative alternatives that lead to plastic waste reduction, and strengthening collaboration to accelerate innovation among a wide range of stakeholders across industries.
As a founding member, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. actively participates in it, including serving as the Chair of the Dissemination & Promotion WG.
Japan Sustainable Palm Oil Network（JaSPON）
JaSPON is a network established by retailers, consumer goods manufacturers and NGOs. JaSPON is aiming to solve social and environmental problems in palm oil production by accelerating sustainable palm oil sourcing and use in Japanese market.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. contributed in its foundation and actively participates in it as a board member company.