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.
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|
Noda Plant, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Noda Factory, Kikkoman Food Products Company)
Takasago Factory, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Takasago Factory, Kikkoman Food Products Company)
Fukushima Factory, Nippon Del Monte Corporation
Gunma Factory, Nippon Del Monte Corporation
Nagano Factory , Nippon Del Monte Corporation
Gifu Factory, Kibun Food Chemifa Co., Ltd.
Brewing Factory, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Nagareyama Kikkoman Company)
Research & Development (R&D) Division, Kikkoman Corp. (currently R&D Division, Kikkoman Group)
Re-acquisition by entire Nippon Del Monte Corporation.
Kinki Branch Office, Kikkoman Corp. (currently Kinki Branch Office, Kikkoman Foods Products Company)
Multi-site certification of the Kikkoman Group in Japan.
Takara Shoyu Co., Ltd. joined the multi-site certification.
Ibaraki Plant, Kikkoman Soyfoods Company joined the multi-site certification.
Re-acquire multi-site certification under the revised international standard (ISO14001:2015).
Nishinippon Plant, Kikkoman Foodtech Co. joined the multi-site certification.