California Plant Wins ISO14001

In March 2003, the California Plant of Kikkoman Foods, Inc. was certified for achieving the ISO14001 international standard for its environmental management system. Kikkoman Foods, Inc. has now achieved multi-site accreditation, following the accreditation of its Wisconsin plant in June 2002. All employees now follow the PDCA cycle (Plan, Do, Check and Action), in support of the company’s three goals of saving resources such as electricity, gas and water; reducing the volume of waste material; and providing a safer working environment.