Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

Sustainability

Nourishing the world through practices and initiatives that enhance healthier lives and respect our natural resources and communities.

People

From our customers & consumers to our employees & stakeholders, we aim to consistently and effectively improve lives now and into the future. This can be seen through our focus on diversity and inclusion, health and safety, and employee empowerment.

Community

We are committed to upholding the highest quality of stewardship to the environment in which we do business. Our impact in our local communities is realized through our dedication to creating social value.

Planet

Producing ingredients, foods, and solutions through sustainable practices is our top priority. We believe that these efforts can help protect and revitalize the health of our planet. Our sustainable initiatives like energy and water conservation, minimizing waste, reducing our carbon footprint and more are helping us meet our goal of a 50% reduction in our environmental impact by 2030.

Creating Shared Value

We value the health and well-being of all people. We serve our local and global communities by providing products that enhance the quality of life through nutrition and health. We protect and preserve our planet so all living beings can see a better tomorrow.

As part of the Ajinomoto Group, we are committed to creating value that can be shared by all.

ASV Value Creation Model

ASV Value Creation Model ASV creates a virtuous cycle (the ASV cycle) that reinvests the economic value created by resolving social issues through Ajinomoto’s business into the future, which in turn contributes to the further resolution of social issues. In this way, ASV represents a strategic initiative for realizing sustainable growth. Through the ongoing implementation of the ASV cycle, Ajinomoto will seek to create impact through social and economic value creation.

We are committed to creating value that can be shared by all.

Our Mission for People, Community, and Planet

Our mission is to work with the community and our customers to enhance sustainable healthy living in harmony with the earth.

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Our Sustainability Initiatives

We are committed to reducing our impact on the planet, nourishing our communities, and empowering our people. Learn more about how each of our initiatives connects to our global commitments on our corporate site. Read more about how we contribute towards these initiatives at the local level in our stories.

Lower Carbon Emissions

Reducing our carbon emissions is a key initiative at all of our manufacturing locations. For example, our carbon emissions for MSG production at our Eddyville, Iowa plant are 4-5 times lower than global competitors. Read more about our contribution to climate change mitigation on our corporate global site.

Energy & Water Conservation

We continue to significantly decrease water, steam electricity, and wastewater production in manufacturing processes. Our belief is that these efforts will conserve valuable resources and help the planet. Read more about our contribution to water conservation on our corporate global site.

Upcycling

We work with our customers and partners to upcycle materials for use in consumer packaged goods, adjacent industries, and farming. Read more about this upcycling initiative on our innovation page.

Sustainable Packaging

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 work to find solutions to the problems of ocean plastic waste, a growing concern in recent years. Read more about sustainable packaging on our corporate global site.

Community Outreach

The Ajinomoto Group prioritizes and invests in the community in which we operate. We actively volunteer and contribute resources that support our corporate goal of solving the world’s food and health issues. Read more about how we resolve food and health issues on our corporate global site.

Diversity & Inclusion

Promoting diversity and inclusion (D&I) is an important part of our strategy for creating innovation based on a foundation of diverse talent. We value diversity in gender, age, race, ethnicity, and individual professional experiences.

Globally, our company aims to increase the number of women leaders and accelerate reform in our corporate culture. Read more about this on our corporate global site.

Featured Sustainability News

Learn more about various projects that contribute to our sustainable initiatives.

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