Nikken Foods is vigorously engaged in activities to protect the natural environment—the sole source of our natural flavors and other products.
In August 2008, our head Shizuoka factory received ISO 14001 certification, the international standard for environmental management.
In addition, we proactively compost discarded green tea leaves following the extraction process at the tea factory in ongoing efforts to recycle organic resources.
Nikken Foods, the company engaged in food production, believes that our responsibility is to protect and sustain the global environment. Not only receiving the blessings of nature, as an environmentally-conscious company, all employees participate in our environmental improvement activities.
- We, to minimize the adverse environmental impact caused by our business activities, promote the use of sustainable resources by establishing the energy consumption management system and enhancing the recycling activities. We also work for the prevention of environmental pollution and the environmental conservation to protect the ecosystem.
- We comply with all laws, regulations, and any requirements specified in the agreements related to the environment.
- We establish specific objectives and action plans for environmental conservation, implement and review those activities thoroughly to ensure continuous improvements.
- We conduct companywide trainings to ensure all onsite employees understand this policy. We make it available to the public upon request.
Development and manufacture of Natural Flavors and Health-conscious Foods (including tea extract and powder)
Nikken Foods Organic Resource Recycling System
The Nikken Foods corporate philosophy is global promotion of health and naturally good tastes through food. One way of achieving this is by supporting environmentally-sound organic farming. Nikken Foods practices such organic agriculture at our headquarters by recycling tea leaves used to manufacture powdered tea as organic compost for soil improvement. The Nikken Foods farm will continue utilizing healthy vegetables in our activities to promote a gentler environment in harmony with the community.