The Ajinomoto Group deals with animals throughout our businesses and product development. Animal-derived ingredients such as meat, eggs, and extracts are essential for the food products we produce. In recent years, the issue of animal welfare has received greater attention. However, no strict definition has ever been established for the concept of animal welfare. The concept is understood differently by people in different countries and regions.
Therefore, we established the Group Shared Policy on Better Mutual Relationships with Animals. This policy defines our approach to procurement in keeping with the concept of animal welfare.
In addition, we have set up roundtables consisting of external experts to respond flexibly to social trends and demands, engaging with stakeholders and others in striving for better animal welfare throughout our value chain.