Contribution to a circular economy

Approach

Products and services of the Ajinomoto Group are created using a variety of resources. We have a duty to use the earth’s limited resources efficiently, and contribute to the creation of a sustainable recycling-oriented society.
We will continue to engage in the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) for waste as well as to actively working to find solutions to the problems of ocean plastic waste, a growing concern in recent years.

Specific examples

  • Waste reduction and 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Product packaging
  • Waste and hazardous materials management
  • Reduction of environmental impact from containers and packaging
  • Lifecycle impact of products and services

Related opportunities and risks (Opportunity Risk)

  • Development of environmentally-friendly materials
  • Damaged corporate value due to delays in waste reduction or recycling efforts

Key initiatives by the Ajinomoto Group

  • Supplying highly biodegradable amino acid-based detergent
  • Promoting the 3Rs of containers and packaging (reduction of plastic waste, etc.)
  • Eco-friendly packaging (single-layer materials, biodegradable plastics, plant-derived materials, certified paper)
  • Promoting use of environmentally-friendly product labels
  • Appeals on packaging labels to reduce plastic waste

Related SDGs

  • goal_14
  • goal_15
  • goal_17

KPIs set in the 20-25 MTP

  • Plastic waste

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