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.

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Mizkan on water

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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).

Effective use of limited water resources

Food companies must take action on water - food production uses a large amount of our global water supply.

graph: Beef, Pork, Poultry, Soybeans, Edamame, Corn, Tomatoesgraph: Beef, Pork, Poultry, Soybeans, Edamame, Corn, Tomatoes

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.

Source: Ministry of the Environment, calculated using the Virtual Water Calculator

Our water initiatives

Photo: Our water initiatives

We aim to conserve water in our business activities, and are ever grateful for this precious resource. Food production uses a lot of water. In Japan, we are working to use water effectively in ways that are compatible with each production process. For instance, we save water by purifying waste water, and reusing cooling water and cleansing water. In North America, we set and monitor Key Performance Indicators and goals. In Europe, we have analyzed how water is actually used at our sites, and are now considering the 3R activities (reduce, reuse, and recycle). Sustainability is a growing focus for Mizkan. In the years to come, we plan to clearly define our sustainability targets across all the geographies where we operate and then work hard to achieve those goals.

Our activities

  • Photo: Mizkan Center for Water Culture™

    Understand Nature

    Life from water,
    water for life

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    Protect Nature

    Protect the forest,
    nurture the forest

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    Nurture Nature

    The place where nature
    and people connect

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    Support the community

    Working together with
    the community

We aim to contribute not only to the health of people, but also to the well-being of the earth and society.

We will expand our activities throughout the Mizkan Group; in Japan, the United Kingdom, and in the United States.

  • 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.

    Our environmental ethos and initiatives

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  • Evoke social changes through new taste experiences

    Orchestrate communication with the world through unified taste experience and healthy choices.

    Our initiatives to unify taste experiences and healthy choices

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  • 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.

    Our corporate governance initiatives for developing Mizkan style and achieving sustainable growth

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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.

Eat Like it Matters

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 center 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.

ZENB Initiative

Preserving taste experiences through local brands

It is our responsibility to continue delivering our heritage products to preserve traditional taste experiences.

For those who wish to know more about
the Mizkan Vision Statement

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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.