Sustainable Sourcing

Basic Approach

The Kikkoman Group is committed to adopting sustainable initiatives across its range of goods and services. In parallel with pursuing food safety and quality, the Group promotes sustainable sourcing for the benefit of society, based on governance, human rights, labor practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, and community involvement and development.

The Kikkoman Group Sustainable Sourcing Policy

The Kikkoman Group Sustainable Sourcing Policy was established and put into practice in 2020, defining six key sustainability areas of focus for the Group and its suppliers:

1. Supply chain
2. Guidelines
3. Supplier selection for goods and services
4. Internal training
5. Requests to suppliers
6. Addressing issues with suppliers

Based on this policy, the Group has established a series of guidelines covering packaging, forest resources, and soybean procurement, from which activities to address specific issues will be developed.