Selection to the SRI Index

Being selected to be a member of the SRI (socially responsible investment) index, a collection of highly trusted corporations in terms of ethical, environmental, employment, safety, and other practices, is proof of our company's high social trust and sound financial position.
The Ajinomoto Group has been acclaimed by various SRI assessment groups globally and selected to be part of SRI indices in and outside Japan. We will continue to work on activities that leverage our core strengths, hold ourselves firmly accountable, and do our share in sustainable community development.

Awards and feedback on our activities

Overall

2021 EcoVadis (SILVER Rank)

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

EcoVadis evaluates supplier companies in 150 industries across 110 countries, based on environment labor practices and human rights fair business practices and sustainable procurement. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. received a SILVER rank in recognition of its achievements in sustainability efforts.

 

EcoVadis

EcoVadis

Environment

CDP “A List (highest evaluation) for tackling Climate Change”

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Each year, CDP collects, analyzes and evaluates information on the environmental activities of major companies around the world and selects the most outstanding companies in terms of climate change-related initiatives and information disclosure for its Climate Change A List. In fiscal 2020, more than 5,800 companies were evaluated, and 270 companies, including 53 Japanese companies, were selected for the A List.

 

CDP “Climate Change A List companies”

CDP

Environment

The 2nd ESG Finance Awards Japan “Bronze Award”

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

The ESG Finance Awards Japan is an award that evaluates and commends initiatives of investor and financial institutions that actively engage in ESG finance and green projects that have had an outstanding impact on the environment and society, and initiatives of companies that identify important environmental opportunities and risks and incorporating them into management strategies to improve their corporate values and the environment. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. received the Bronze Award in the Environmental Sustainable Enterprise category.

 

The 2nd ESG Finance Awards Japan (Japanese)

Ministry of the Environment

Overall

GPIF “Excellent Integrated Report” and “Most-improved Integrated Report”

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

GPIF “Excellent Integrated Report” and “Most-improved Integrated Report” are announced by Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) companies highly evaluated by its external asset managers entrusted with domestic equity investment. The Ajinomoto Group Integrated Report 2020 was announced as one of 77 “Excellent Integrated Report,” and one of 94 “Most-improved Integrated Report.” It was also announced as one of the four companies that received high praise from more than four external asset managers.

 

GPIF “Excellent Integrated Report” and “Most-improved Integrated Report”

 

Government Pension Investment Fund

Overall

WICI Japan Integrated Report Award 2020 “Silver Award”

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Integrated Report Award was established by WICI Japan, a Japanese branch of the World Intellectual Capital/Assets Initiative, to promote integrated reporting actitvities in Japan. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. received Silver Award.

 

WICI Japan Integrated Report Award 2020 (Japanese)

WICI Japan

Overall

The Consumer-Oriented Business Excellence Awards “The Consumer Affairs Agency Commissioner's Award”

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

The Consumer-Oriented Business Excellence Awards recognizes the outstanding initiatives by companies that have announced a consumer-oriented voluntary declaration and published the results of their activities. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. received the Consumer Affairs Agency Commissioner's Award in “coexistence with community.”

 

The Consumer-Oriented Business Excellence Awards (Japanese)

The Consumer Affairs Agency

Labor Practices

2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

The Health & Productivity Stock Selection is a list of Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed companies chosen for their work in promoting employee health and productivity from a strategic management perspective. Chosen on a one-company-per-industry basis, it aims to promote companies working on Health and Productivity Management(*) and to introduce the selected companies as an attractive investment option for investors who prioritize the improvement of corporate value over the long run. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. was selected to represent the food industry.

*The original Japanese term “Health and Productivity Management” is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee (NPO).

 

2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection (Japanese)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Tokyo Stock Exchange

Labor Practices

2021 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition (‘White 500’ of large enterprise category)

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.; Ajinomoto Communications, Inc.

The Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program honors organizations with exceptional Health and Productivity Management(*) practices based on their contributions to addressing community health-related challenges and implementing the health awareness efforts of Nippon Kenko Kaigi. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Ajinomoto Communications, Inc. were chosen for the White 500 of the large enterprise category.

*The Japanese original term for “Health and Productivity Management” is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee (NPO).

 

2021 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition (‘White 500’ of large enterprise category) (Japanese)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Labor Practices

Semi-Nadeshiko Brand

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

The Nadeshiko Brand is an initiative aiming to introduce certain Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed companies that are outstanding in terms of encouraging the empowerment of women in workplace as attractive stocks for investors who emphasize improving corporate value in the mid and long term, thereby further accelerating companies’ efforts. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. was selected for the Semi-Nadeshiko Brand.

 

Semi-Nadeshiko Brand (Japanese)

 

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Tokyo Stock Exchange

Environment

2020 Japan Packaging Competition “Japan Packaging Institute Award”

Ajinomoto AGF, Inc.

 

The Japan Packaging Competition competes for the excellence of commercialized and sold packages, and is evaluated from various angles such as ease of use, safety and security, and consideration for the environment. “Blendy® Stick Café au Lait Eco Style” received the Japan Packaging Technology Institute Award as a product that tackled the weight reduction of plastics, which has become a social problem in recent years.

 

Press Release (Japanese)

 

Japan Federation of Printing Industries

Environment

2020 Japan Packaging Contest “Technical Packaging Award” “Food Packaging Award”

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

 

The Japan Packaging Contest is held annually to encourage the development and adoption of outstanding packaging and packaging technologies. From a total of 398 applications, Steam Me that adopted the pressure steam pouch won the Technical Packaging Award and AJI-NO-MOTO® that reduced the amount of plastic used, and AJI-NO-MOTO® for mail order that used paper as a main packaging material won the Food Packaging Award.

 

2020 Japan Packaging Contest (Japanese)

 

The Japan Packaging Institute

Environment

FY2020 Eco Ship / Modal Shift Excellent Businesses “Maritime Bureau Director Award”

F-LINE CORPORATION and Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

 

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism commends businesses that have made a modal shift from a logistics system centered on land transportation to marine transportation with excellent transportation efficiency and that have contributed particularly to reducing the environmental burden as Eco Ship / Modal Shift Excellent Businesses. F-LINE CORPORATION (logistics company) and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (shipper) received the Maritime Bureau Director's Commendation as excellent companies.

 

FY2020 Eco Ship / Modal Shift Business Excellent Business (Japanese)

 

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism / Eco Ship Modal Shift Business Executive Committee

Environment

18th Award for Excellent Business Entities Working on Modal Shift “the Best Business Operator Award (grand prize)”

F-LINE CORPORATION

 

The Award for Excellent Business Entities Working on Modal Shift announces the business operators that proactively implement modal shifts to promote modal shift by recommending voluntary efforts by logistic companies and raise awareness of their efforts. Modal shift to sea and rail transportation of food by F-LINE CORPORATION (South Kanto Branch Multimodal Service Center) was selected as the Best Business Operator Award (grand prize).

 

Excellent Business Entities Working on Modal Shift (Japanese)

 

Japan Association for Logistics and Transport