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 resolving nutritional issues through our businesses. To achieve this aim, we encourage people to eat a nutritionally balanced diet by leveraging our expertise in 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
  • Supporting the practice of “delicious salt reduction“
  • Promoting protein intake
  • Supporting the practice of “delicious sugar and fat reduction“
  • Workforce nutrition improvement
  • Use of nutrient profiling systems for product development
  • 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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KPIs of our nutrition commitment

*1 Products with improved nutritional value means the products that meet our criteria and contribute to the intake of improved nutrition from an international public health perspective.
*2 The value was corrected because the additional applicable products were identified by more accurate collection of data.

Activity Report

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