Promoting Environmental Management System

Considering international standard ISO14001 as an effective tool to promote environmental management, the Kikkoman Group obtained ISO14001 certification for Kikkoman Corporation’s Noda Factory (currently Noda Factory, Kikkoman Food Products Company) in May 1997, as the first case in the Japanese food industry.
These efforts were followed by the Group’s goal of “acquiring ISO14001 certification for the major offices by FY 2006,” which was successfully achieved in February 2006 when the Kinki Branch Office acquired ISO14001 certification.

Closing Meeting of the batch acquisition of ISO14001 certification for the domestic main bases (May 2011)

Closing Meeting of the batch acquisition of ISO14001 certification for the domestic main bases (May 2011)

Kikkoman Group’s ISO14001 certificate

Kikkoman Group’s ISO14001 certificate

The Kikkoman Group strived further to strengthen its environmental management system by achieving the batch acquisition of ISO14001 certification for domestic major bases (factories, plants, and offices) in June 2011.

[Table]History of ISO14001 certification acquisition in the Kikkoman Group

Year of acquisition Name of place of business
1997

Noda Factory, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Noda Factory, Kikkoman Food Products Company)

1998

Takasago Factory, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Takasago Factory, Kikkoman Food Products Company)

1999

Fukushima Factory, Nippon Del Monte Corporation
Chitose Factory, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Hokkaido Kikkoman Company)
Noda Factory, Kikkoman Corp. (Noda and Nakane areas)
(currently Noda Factory, Kikkoman Food Products Company)

2000

Gunma Factory, Nippon Del Monte Corporation
Manns Wine

2001

Nagano Factory , Nippon Del Monte Corporation
Noda Factory, Kikkoman Corp. (Nakanodai area)
(currently Nakanodai Factory, Heisei Foods Company)

2002

Gifu Factory, Kibun Food Chemifa Co., Ltd.
(currently Gifu Factory, Kikkoman Soyfoods Company)
Wisconsin Factory, Kikkoman Foods, Inc. (KFI) (U.S.)
Kikkoman Foods Europe B.V. (KFE) (Netherlands)
Kikkoman (S) PTE. Ltd. (KSP) (Singapore)
Kamogawa Plant, Kibun Food Chemifa Co., Ltd.
(currently Kamogawa Plant, Kikkoman Biochemifa Company)
Edogawa Plant, Kikkoman Corp.
(currently Edogawa Plant, Kikkoman Biochemifa Company)

2003

Brewing Factory, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Nagareyama Kikkoman Company)
California Factory, Kikkoman Foods, Inc. (KFI) (U.S.)
Saitama Factory, Kibun Food Chemifa Co., Ltd.
(currently Saitama Factory, Kikkoman Soyfoods Company)

2004

Research Division, Kikkoman Corp. (currently R&D Division, Kikkoman Corp.)
Noda Head Office, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Noda Head Office, Kikkoman Group)

2005

Re-acquisition by entire Nippon Del Monte Corporation.
Tokyo Head Office, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Tokyo Head Office, Kikkoman Group)

2006

Kinki Branch Office, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Kinki Branch Office, Kikkoman Foods Products Company)

2011

Kikkoman Group batch acquisition of certification for domestic major bases.
Edogawa Foods Company was added to batch acquisition.

2013

Takara Shoyu Co., Ltd. was added to batch acquisition.

2015

Kikkoman Soyfoods Company Ibaraki Factory was added to batch acquisition.

ISO14001 certification maintenance audit (April 2013, Komoro Winery, Manns Wine)

ISO14001 certification maintenance audit
(April 2013, Komoro Winery, Manns Wine)

Ibaraki Factory, Kikkoman Soyfoods Company added to the Group companies targeted for batch certification in 2015

Ibaraki Factory, Kikkoman Soyfoods Company added to the Group companies targeted for batch certification in 2015