Contribution to solve food and health issues


Since our founding, the Ajinomoto Group has aspired to fulfill the ambition of our founder to help people live healthier with nutritional, delicious foods that utilize umami, and we have been spreading this message across the world. The issues and needs related to food and nutrition in modern society are becoming more diverse and more complex. The Group aims to maximize our impact on nutrition through our businesses. To achieve this aim, we encourage people to eat a nutritionally balanced diet by sharing our expertise of amino acids. In this way, we contribute to the better health and dietary habits of people all over the world.

Specific examples

  • Undernutrition and overnutrition (customer welfare)
  • Nutrition for infants, young women, and seniors
  • Well-being
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Preventive medicine

Related opportunities and risks (Opportunity Risk)

  • Revised lifestyle habits, including diet and exercise, due to increasing seriousness and diversity of health issues
  • Brand trust
  • Stronger laws and rules related to health and nutrition (sugar tax, nutrition labeling)
  • Involvement of food and nutrition in predictive prevention
  • Development of regenerative medicine technology, antibody drugs, and oligonucleotide therapeutics
  • Rising competition in the health and nutrition field

Key initiatives by the Ajinomoto Group

  • Offering tasty food and amino acid products as well as menus that nourish health and well-being
  • “Delicious salt reduction” (umami)
  • Promoting protein intake
  • “Delicious sugar and fat reduction”
  • Workforce nutrition improvement
  • Use of nutrient profiling systems for product development
  • Customized proposals of products and services that are useful for improving nutrition (personalized nutrition)
  • Contributing to preventive medicine through “AminoIndex technology”
  • Cell culture medium for regenerative medicine
  • Contract development and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals

Related SDGs

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  • goal_3
  • goal_17
KPIs of our nutrition commitment

* Products that meet the standards the Ajinomoto Group set based on global standards for nutrients used in major nutrient profiling systems

Activity Report

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