In several decades, many parts of the world may face food shortages and malnutrition
as a result of extreme climate change and population growth.
Imagine what our world will be like a decade from now.
Imagine shaping that future, one step at a time.
At Mizkan, we have challenged to innovate for more than 210 years since our founding.
As we build upon our history, here is our vision for the next 10 years:
Act for the well-being of the earth, society, and all that dwell on it
Respect nature, learn from it, and nurture all life it fosters.
We will live in harmony with our land, and act not only for the health of people but also for the well-being of society and the earth.
What Mizkan can do for the well-being of the earth.
Food companies must take action on water — food production
uses a large amount of our global water supply.
For example, 1800 L of water is required to produce 1 kg of corn.
Cattle consume a large amount of corn and other grains,
so approximately 20,000 times more water is required to produce 1 kg of beef.
Mizkan on Water
The Mizkan Group has enjoyed a close relationship with water from our founding in 1804. In order to produce high-quality brewed vinegar, we built water-supply infrastructure, and sailed our products across the sea from Handa-Owari to Edo (Tokyo).
Life from water, water for life
Protect the forest, nurture the forest
The place where nature and people connect
“Mizkan Center for Water Culture”
The Mizkan Group has enjoyed a close relationship with water from the very beginning. In the 19th century, we built private waterways to supply water for producing high-quality brewed vinegar. We sailed our products across the sea from Handa-Owari to Edo (Tokyo) and Osaka. Recognizing the role water has played in our business, in 1999 we established the Mizkan Center for Water Culture to help enrich people’s lives by exploring our relationship with water.
Cultivating the Forest
Nakano Forest develops the forests owned by the Mizkan Group. Maintaining and managing the forests helps absorb CO2 and conserve the environment not just in the mountains, but in the areas downstream as well. Mizkan has owned these forests for around 40 years. Most of the land is in the Motoyama District of Kochi Prefecture, with a total area of 850 hectares (8.5 million ㎡).
We have established a Biotope in Yoshikawa Town of Miki City, Hyogo Prefecture with the goal of creating symbiotic harmony with nature. The Biotope alone is 12 ha (120,000 ㎡), but including Miki Plant it is approximately 23 ha (230,000 ㎡).
This Biotope contributes not only to environmental preservation, but also to protecting the balance of the ecosystem by maintaining a safe and clean environment with the adjacent food manufacturing plant.
Establish the governance of the future
Strengthen Mizkan Corporate Governance (MCG) to bring the world together, implement with local style, and make the world taste delicious.
We will strengthen our corporate governance to ensure sustainable growth through Mizkan-style management.
How Mizkan can make a global impact
Mizkan encourages all team members to act in accordance with Mizkan style and take Mizkan-style actions.
Through foods that maximize the potential of unifying taste experience and healthy choices,
we will spread Mizkan style throughout the world
Mizkan on Personal Growth
Mizkan believes that personal growth is a critical company asset. Mizkan-style management aims to grow our company by investing in the growth of our people.
Mizkan's Call to Action
Our simple call to action empowers each Mizkan team member to act as One Mizkan and realize our vision:
Share what you do and grow our improvement community to achieve personal growth.
As our team members act in accordance with Mizkan style,
we will become One Mizkan Group with higher levels of transparency and standard working practices across all our regions.
We are taking aim at the future of food 10 years into the future.
How we will realize our Vision Statement
In order to realize the Mizkan Vision Statement, we will preserve our traditional taste experiences,
evolve our taste experiences, and bring to life new taste experiences.
Our planet is an amazing place, blessed with everything we need to nourish and sustain us.
However, population growth and many of the processes surrounding food are putting a strain on that bounty as never before.
If we are to preserve our wondrous environment, we must rethink our approach to food and food production.
The ZENB®Initiative aims to do just that – to change the way we think about food,
and to help place food that is both healthy and delicious at the centre of our everyday lives.
One step at a time, we will move towards a world where we embrace food that is better for us and for the environment.
We will raise our voice
And keep our eyes ahead
And take a step each day
Together, we’ll make our way
As a company that challenges to innovate.
The Mizkan Group.