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 has 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)

  • Rising health awareness and needs of consumers
  • Revised eating habits in response to rising health and nutrition issues
  • Brand trust
  • Enhancing corporate value
  • More restrictive health and nutrition regulations (sugar tax, etc.)
  • Involvement of food and nutrition in predictive prevention
  • Rising competition and subordination risk 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” with umami
  • Sugar reduction, fat reduction
  • Promoting protein intake
  • Contributing to disease prevention with “AminoIndex technology”
  • Introduction of nutrient profiling system
  • Customized programs to each consumer for improving nutrition (personalized nutrition)

Related SDGs

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  • goal_17

Activity Report

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