To achieve sustainable growth through ASV (the Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value), the Ajinomoto Group drives initiatives for international consensus for the SDGs and other environmental, social, and governance matters. In so doing, we recognize that all our business activities are built on a respect for human rights. We support international human rights standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and follow-up, and the United Nations Global Compact. In addition, we established our own Ajinomoto Group Shared Policy on Human Rights, to ensure that all Group companies and their officers and employees shall respect internationally recognized human rights. We comply with international human rights obligations and relevant laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate.
To work together in ensuring human rights and social sustainability in our supply chain, we established the Ajinomoto Group Shared Policy for Suppliers, asking our suppliers to understand and support this policy.