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 Plant (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 FY2006,” which was successfully achieved in February 2006 when the Kinki Branch Office acquired ISO14001 certification.

Closing Meeting of judging multi-site ISO14001 certification (May 2011)

Closing Meeting of judging multi-site ISO14001 certification
(May 2011)

Kikkoman Group multi-site ISO14001 certification

Kikkoman Group multi-site ISO14001 certification

In June 2011, the Kikkoman Group obtained the multi-site ISO14001 certification for major domestic companies and further strengthened the environmental management promotion system.
Since the international standard of ISO14001 was revised in September 2015, the Kikkoman Group reviewed and rebuild its environmental management system (EMS) and re-acquired the multi-site ISO14001 following the new standard in June 2017.

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

Year of acquisition Name of place of business
1997

Noda Plant, 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 Co., Ltd.

2001

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

2002

Gifu Factory, Kibun Food Chemifa Co., Ltd.
(currently Gifu Plant, Kikkoman Soyfoods Company)
Wisconsin Plant, 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 Plant, Kikkoman Foods, Inc. (KFI) (U.S.)
Saitama Factory, Kibun Food Chemifa Co., Ltd.
(currently Saitama Plant, Kikkoman Soyfoods Company)

2004

Research & Development (R&D) Division, Kikkoman Corp. (currently R&D Division, Kikkoman Group)
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

Multi-site certification of the Kikkoman Group in Japan
Edogawa Foods Company (currently Edogawa Plant, Kikkoman Foodtech Company) joined the multi-site certification.

2013

Takara Shoyu Co., Ltd. joined the multi-site certification.

2015

Ibaraki Plant, Kikkoman Soyfoods Company joined the multi-site certification.

2017

Re-acquire multi-site certification under the revised international standard (ISO14001:2015)
Saitama Kikkoman Company joined the multi-site certification.

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

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

ISO14001 Internal auditor training seminar (July, 2015)

ISO14001 Internal auditor training seminar (July, 2015)