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About Meiji

At a Glance

At a Glance

Get to know Meiji at a glance – from our core business to our most important numbers.

Food

Our Nutrition Initiatives

Our Nutrition Initiatives

Our goal is to improve the lives of people of all ages around the world through nutrition, from infants to older adults, and we are dedicated to achieving this goal.

Pharmaceuticals

R&D

Medical needs are always diversifying – here's how Meiji is responding.

ESG Index

GRI Content Index

GRI 1: Foundation

Statement of use Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. has reported in reference to the GRI Standards for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.
GRI 1 used GRI 1: Foundation 2021

GRI 2: General Disclosures 2021

Number Disclosure Location
2-1 Organizational details

Corporate Profile

Integrated Report 2023 P94-95 :
Operating Bases and Group Companies

Integrated Report 2023 P96 :
Corporate Data

Worldwide Locations

2-2 Entities included in the organization’s sustainability reporting

Report > Editorial Policy

Integrated Report 2023 P94-95 :
Operating Bases and Group Companies

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P7-10 : Subsidiaries and other affiliated entities

2-3 Reporting period, frequency and contact point

Report > Editorial Policy

Integrated Report 2023 P2 :
Editorial Policy > Using the Integrated Report 2023

Contact Us

2-4 Restatements of information

Integrated Report 2023 P30-31 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights (Main Indices)

Integrated Report 2023 P88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights (11 Years Summary)

2-5 External assurance

ISO Certification

ESG Data > Environment > Environmental Management > Third-party certification

Integrated Report 2023 P93 :
Independent Practitioner's Assurance of Energy Consumption, CO2 Emissions, Water Consumption & Industrial Waste

2-6 Activities, value chain and other business relationships

Our Business

Food

Pharmaceuticals

Sustainable Sourcing

Integrated Report 2023 P6-7 :
At a Glance

Integrated Report 2023 P8-10 :
A Hundred Year History of Creating Meiji Unique Value for Wellness

Integrated Report 2023 P28 :
Driving Force Behind Sustainable Value Creation

Integrated Report 2023 P44 :
Coexisting with Nature > The Meiji Group's Value Chain: Close Relationships with Climate Change, Biodiversity and Human Rights

Integrated Report 2023 P45 :
Coexisting with Nature > Addressing Social Issues in Main Raw Materials

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P4-5 :
Description of business

2-7 Employees

Corporate Profile

ESG Data > Society > Human Resources

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P11 :
Employees

2-8 Workers who are not employees Not disclosed
2-9 Governance structure and composition

Sustainability Management

Corporate Governance

Integrated Report 2023 P71 :
Corporate Governance > Basic Views on Corporate Governance / Composition, etc. of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board

Integrated Report 2023 P72 :
Corporate Governance > Corporate Governance System / Performance Results of Each Body

Integrated Report 2023 P79 :
Corporate Governance > Features of the Meiji Group Corporate Governance

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P81-86 :
Overview of corporate governance

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P87-92 :
Directors and other officers

Corporate Governance Report p1 :
1 > 1. Basic Views

Corporate Governance Report p17 :
2 > 1. Organizational Composition and Operation

Corporate Governance Policy > 7. board of directors, audit & supervisory board and committee etc./ Appendix: Independence Standards for Independent Officers

2-10 Nomination and selection of the highest governance body

Corporate Governance

Integrated Report 2023 P71 :
Corporate Governance > Composition, etc. of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board

Integrated Report 2023 P77 :
Corporate Governance > Reasons for Nomination of Outside Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Corporate Governance Policy > 8-3. Policies and Procedures for Nominating Director Candidates/ Appendix: Independence Standards for Independent Officers

2-11 Chair of the highest governance body

Corporate Governance

Integrated Report 2023 P71 :
Corporate Governance > Composition, etc. of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board

Integrated Report 2023 P72 :
Corporate Governance > Performance Results of Each Body

2-12 Role of the highest governance body in overseeing the management of impacts

Sustainability Management

Stakeholder Dialogue Sessions

Risk Management

Integrated Report 2023 P40-43 :
Sustainability Strategy

Integrated Report 2023 P82-85 :
Risk Management

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P93-96 :
Audit

Corporate Governance Report P35 :
2 > 2. Matters on Functions of Business Execution, Auditing, Oversight, Nomination and Compensation Decisions (Overview of Current Corporate Governance System)

Corporate Governance Report P38 :
2 > 3. Reasons for Adoption of Current Corporate Governance System

Corporate Governance Report P41 :
4. Matters Related to the Internal Control System

2-13 Delegation of responsibility for managing impacts

Sustainability Management

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Environmental Management

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Environmental Management > Approach to climate change and TCFD initiatives

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights

Integrated Report 2023 P40-43 :
Sustainability Strategy

Integrated Report 2023 P80 :
Corporate Governance > Sustainability Governance / Intellectual Property Governance

Integrated Report 2023 P86-87 :
Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

2-14 Role of the highest governance body in sustainability reporting

Sustainability Management

2-15 Conflicts of interest

Corporate Governance

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P76-77 :
Major shareholders

Corporate Governance Report P17 :
1 > 2. Capital Structure

Corporate Governance Report P19 :
2 > 1. Organizational Composition and Operation

2-16 Communication of critical concerns

Sustainability Management

Risk management

The Meiji Group’s TCFD Initiatives

Integrated Report 2023 P58-59 :
Human Rights

Integrated Report 2023 P82-85 :
Risk Management

Corporate Governance Report P35 :
2 > 2. Matters on Functions of Business Execution, Auditing, Oversight, Nomination and Remuneration Decisions (Overview of Current Corporate Governance System)

2-17 Collective knowledge of the highest governance body

Sustainability Management

Corporate Governance > Training Opportunities for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Integrated Report 2023 P40-43 :
Sustainability Strategy

Corporate Governance Report P14 :
Supplementary Principle 4.14.2 Training Opportunities for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Corporate Governance Policy > 8-8. Training Opportunities for Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board Members and Executive Officers

2-18 Evaluation of the performance of the highest governance body

Corporate Governance > Evaluation of Board of Directors

Integrated Report 2023 P73-74 :
Evaluations of the Board of Directors

Corporate Governance Report P13 :
Supplementary Principle 4.11.3 Evaluation of the Board of Directors

Corporate Governance Policy > 7.3. Evaluation of the Board of Directors

2-19 Remuneration policies

Governance > Remuneration of Officer

Integrated Report 2023 P75-76 :
Compensation for Directors (and Other Officers)

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P93-96 :
Remuneration for directors (and other officers)

Corporate Governance Report P27 :
2 > 1. Organizational Composition and Operation > Incentives / Director Compensation

Corporate Governance Policy > 8.12. Policy on Compensation for Directors and Executive Officers

2-20 Process to determine remuneration

Governance > Remuneration of Officer

Integrated Report 2023 P75-76 :
Compensation for Directors (and Other Officers)

Corporate Governance Report P27 :
2 > 1. Organizational Composition and Operation > Incentives / Director Compensation

2-21 Annual total compensation ratio Not disclosed
2-22 Statement on sustainable development strategy

CEO Message (About Meiji)

CEO Message (Sustainability)

CSO Message

Integrated Report 2023 P12-17 :
Message from CEO

Integrated Report 2023 P40-43 :
Sustainability Strategy

2-23 Policy commitments

Sustainability 2026 Vision > Meiji Group Sustainability 2026 Vision

Philosophy > Group Philosophy

ESG Index > Policies

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > The Meiji Group Long-Term Environmental Vision

Thriving Communities > Human Resources

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights

Risk Management

2-24 Embedding policy commitments

Sustainability Management

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Environmental Management

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > System for Promoting Respect for Human Rights

Promotion of Human Capital Strategy > Group Human Capital Committee

Risk Management > Risk Management System

Integrated Report 2023 P40-43 :
Sustainability Strategy

2-25 Processes to remediate negative impacts

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Initiatives for risk assessment, mitigation, and remedy

2-26 Mechanisms for seeking advice and raising concerns

Compliance > Management System > Contact Information for the Compliance Counseling Desk

ESG Data > Governance > Compliance

2-27 Compliance with laws and regulations

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Environmental Management

ESG Data > Environment > Environmental Management

2-28 Membership associations

Collaboration

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change

Sustainable Sourcing > Procure Raw Materials With Consideration Toward Human Rights and the Environment > Sourcing of Palm Oil

Make Sustainable Cocoa Beans > Collaborative Support with Partners

Make Sustainable Dairy Industry > Collaboration with External Partners

2-29 Approach to stakeholder engagement

Sustainability Management

Thriving Communities > Society > Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Dialogue Sessions

Sustainability 2026 Vision > Meiji Group Sustainability 2026 Vision

Integrated Report 2023 P44-51 :
Coexisting with Nature

Integrated Report 2023 P58-59 :
Human Rights

Corporate Governance Report P38 :
3. Implementation of Measures for Shareholders and Other stakeholders

2-30 Collective bargaining agreements

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Improving Employee Engagement > Maintaining positive relations between management and labor

ESG Data > Social > Union participation rate

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P11 :
Employees

GRI 3: Material Topics

Number Disclosure Location
3-1 Process to determine material topics

Sustainability 2026 Vision > Meiji Group Sustainability 2026 Vision

Integrated Report 2023 P40-43 :
Sustainability Strategy

Integrated Report 2023 P90-92 :
Non-Financial Performance (Progress on Materiality)

Corporate Governance Report P40 :
3. Implementation of Measures for Shareholders and Other stakeholders > 3. Measures to Ensure Due Respect for Stakeholders > Other

3-2 List of material topics

Sustainability 2026 Vision > Meiji Group Sustainability 2026 Vision

Integrated Report 2023 P40-43 :
Sustainability Strategy

Integrated Report 2023 P90-92 :
Non-Financial Performance (Progress on Materiality)

3-3 Management of material topics

Sustainability 2026 Vision > Meiji Group Sustainability 2026 Vision

Integrated Report 2023 P40-43 :
Sustainability Strategy

Integrated Report 2023 P90-92 :
Non-Financial Performance (Progress on Materiality)

GRI 200: Economy

201: Economic Performance 2016
Number Disclosure Location
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed

Integrated Report 2023 P30-31 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights (Main Indices)

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P111-114: Consolidated financial statements, etc :

Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31 2023 P18-21 :
Consolidated Financial Statements

201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

Risk management

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Environmental Management > Approach to climate change and TCFD initiatives

Integrated Report 2023 P46-47 :
Coexisting with Nature > Making Dairy Farming Sustainable with a New Approach

Integrated Report 2023 P82-85 :
Risk Management

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P44-47 :
Business risks

201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P111-114: Consolidated financial statements, etc

201-4 Financial assistance received from government Not Disclosed
202: Market Presence 2016
Number Disclosure Location
202-1 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage Not Disclosed
202-2 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community Not Disclosed
203: Indirect Economic Impacts 2016
Number Disclosure Location
203-1 Infrastructure investments and services supported

Thriving Communities > Society > Promote Social Contribution

203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts

Health and Nutrition > Contribute to Healthy Diets

Health and Nutrition > Respond to a Super-Aged Society

Health and Nutrition > Health and Nutrition > Improve Nutrition in Emerging Countries

Health and Nutrition > Ensure the Sustainable Supply of Pharmaceuticals

Health and Nutrition > Measures Against Infectious Diseases

204: Procurement Practices 2016
Number Disclosure Location
204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers Not Disclosed
205: Anti-corruption 2016
Number Disclosure Location
205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption Not Disclosed
205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

Philosophy > Corporate Behavior Charter

Meiji Group Anti-Corruption Policy

Compliance > Management System > Anti-Corruption

205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken Not Disclosed
206: Anti-competitive Behavior 2016
Number Disclosure Location
206-1 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices Not Disclosed
207: Tax 2019
Number Disclosure Location
207-1 Approach to tax

Meiji Group Tax Policy

Compliance > Management System > Tax Compliance

207-2 Tax governance, control, and risk management

Meiji Group Tax Policy

Compliance > Management System > Tax Compliance

207-3 Stakeholder engagement and management of concerns related to tax Not Disclosed
207-4 Country-by-country reporting

Compliance > Tax Compliance > Meiji Group's List of Tax Payment by Tax Jurisdiction

ESG Data > Governance > Taxes Paid

GRI 300: Environment

301: Materials 2016
Number Disclosure Location
301-1 Materials used by weight or volume

Caring for the Earth > Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Material Balance (FYE 3/2023)

ESG Data > Environment > Circular Economy > Raw materials used

301-2 Recycled input materials used

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Circular Society Targets

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Containers and Packaging Recycling Initiatives

Integrated Report 2023 P47 :
Coexisting with Nature > Promotion of Renewable Energy > Use of Biomass Plastics for Meiji Oishii Gyunyu

Integrated Report 2023 P91 :
Non-Financial Performance (Progress on Materiality) > Circular Economy

301-3 Reclaimed products and their packaging materials

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Circular Society Targets

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Reduce Environmental Impact > Bottle Reuse and Other Recycling Initiatives

Integrated Report 2023 P91 :
Non-Financial Performance (Progress on Materiality) > Circular Economy

302: Energy 2016
Number Disclosure Location
302-1 Energy consumption within the organization

Caring for the Earth > Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Material Balance (FYE 3/2023)

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change

Integrated Report 2023 P46-47 :
Coexisting with Nature > Making Dairy Farming Sustainable with a New Approach > Promoting Use of Renewable Energy > Use of Renewable Energy

Integrated Report 2023 88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Energy consumption

Integrated Report 2023 P90 :
Non-Financial Performance > Caring for the Earth > Climate Change

302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organization Not Disclosed
302-3 Energy intensity

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change > Energy Consumption Volume > Per unit of sales

302-4 Reduction of energy consumption

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change > Energy Consumption Volume

Integrated Report 2023 P88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Energy Consumption

302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions

303: Water 2018
Number Disclosure Location
303-1 Interactions with water as a shared resource

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Water

Caring for the Earth > Water

Integrated Report 2023 P50 :
Coexisting with Nature > Initiatives to Secure Water Resources

303-2 Management of water discharge-related impacts

Caring for the Earth > Water > Secure Water Resources

ESG Data > Environment > Appropriate management of chemical substances

303-3 Water withdrawal

Caring for the Earth > Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Material Balance (FYE 3/2023)

Caring for the Earth > Water > Secure Water Resources > Water Usage Volume Results

Caring for the Earth > Water > Secure Water Resources > Water Risk Survey Results

ESG Data > Environment > Water > Water extraction volume / by water source

Integrated Report 2023 P31/88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Water Consumption

303-4 Water discharge

Caring for the Earth > Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Material Balance (FYE 3/2023)

Caring for the Earth > Water > Secure Water Resources > Water Usage Volume Results

ESG Data > Environment > Water > Water drainage volume / by destination

Integrated Report 2023 P88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Water discharge

303-5 Water consumption

Caring for the Earth > Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Material Balance (FYE 3/2023)

Caring for the Earth > Water > Secure Water Resources > Water Usage Volume Results

Caring for the Earth > Water > Secure Water Resources > Water Risk Survey Results

ESG Data > Environment > Water > Water extraction volume / by water source

Integrated Report 2023 P31/88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Water Consumption

304: Biodiversity 2016
Number Disclosure Location
304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

Biodiversity

Integrated Report 2023 P50 :
Coexisting with Nature > Biodiversity Conservation Activities

304-2 Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity

Biodiversity

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions > Promotion of calculation of the carbon footprint of product(CFP)

Integrated Report 2023 P48-49 :
Coexisting with Nature > Making Cocoa Production Sustainable Together with Production Areas

Integrated Report 2023 P50 :
Coexisting with Nature > Biodiversity Conservation Activities

304-3 Habitats protected or restored

Biodiversity

ESG Data > Environment > Biodiversity > Implementation rate of biodiversity conservation activities at manufacturing sites

Integrated Report 2023 P50 :
Coexisting with Nature > Biodiversity Conservation Activities

304-4 IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations

Biodiversity > Analysis of Dependency/impact of Business Activities on Nature in Line with TNFD (LEAP Approach) > Activities in Meiji Group Sites and Surrounding Areas > Evaluation of Risks to Biodiversity Caused by Meiji Group Sites

Integrated Report 2023 P50 :
Coexisting with Nature > Biodiversity Conservation Activities

305: Emissions 2016
Number Disclosure Location
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change > CO2 emissions

Integrated Report 2023 P31/88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > CO2 emissions

305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change > CO2 emissions

Integrated Report 2023 P31/88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > CO2 emissions

305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change > CO2 emissions

Integrated Report 2023 88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > CO2 emissions

305-4 GHG emissions intensity

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change > CO2 emissions

Integrated Report 2023 P31 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > CO2 Emissions (Scope 1, 2) / CO2 Emissions per Unit of Sales

305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Eliminate Specific CFCs

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change > Energy Consumption Volume / CO2 emissions

Integrated Report 2023 P88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > CO2 emissions

305-6 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Eliminate Specific CFCs

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change > Reduction of CFC-using

ESG Data > Environment > Appropriate management of chemical substances

305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions

Caring for the Earth > Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Material Balance (FYE 3/2023)

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Reduce Environmental Impact > Reducing Generation of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

ESG Data > Environment > Appropriate management of chemical substances

306: Waste 2020
Number Disclosure Location
306-1 Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Circular Economy

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy

Integrated Report 2023 P90-92 :
Non-Financial Performance (Progress on Materiality)

306-2 Management of significant waste-related impacts

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Circular Economy

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy

306-3 Waste generated

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Reduce Environmental Impact

ESG Data > Environment > Circular Economy > Total waste / Hazardous Waste

Integrated Report 2023 P88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Industrial Waste

306-4 Waste diverted from disposal

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Reduce Environmental Impact

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Reduce Environmental Impact > Reduction of Food Loss

ESG Data > Environment > Circular Economy > Recycled volume

306-5 Waste directed to disposal

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Reduce Environmental Impact

ESG Data > Environment > Circular Economy > Total waste / Recycled volume / Final Disposal Volume (Landfill)

Integrated Report 2023 P88-89 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Industrial Waste

308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016
Number Disclosure Location
308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Not Disclosed
308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Sustainable Sourcing > Procure Raw Materials With Consideration Toward Human Rights and the Environment

ESG Data > Society > Sourcing

Integrated Report 2023 P31 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Sustainable procurement ratio

Integrated Report 2023 P51 :
Coexisting with Nature > Developing Responsible Supply Chain

GRI 400: Society

401: Employment 2016
Number Disclosure Location
401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover

ESG Data > Society > Human Resources > Voluntary resignation rate / Number of new employees

401-2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees Not Disclosed
401-3 Parental leave

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Workstyle Reform > Providing Flexible Work Arrangements

ESG Data > Society > Human Resources > Number of employees taking childcare leave / Number of employees opting for shortened work hours for childcare / Percentage of employees returning to work after the end of childcare leaves / Percentage of employees who continue working after taking childcare leave

402: Labor/Management Relations 2016
Number Disclosure Location
402-1 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes Not Disclosed
403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018
Number Disclosure Location
403-1 Occupational health and safety management system

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Employee-Friendly Workplaces > Occupational Health and Safety > Management System / ISO45001 certified factories and companies

ESG Data > Society > Employee-Friendly Workplaces > Percentage of sites covered by ISO45001

403-2 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Employee-Friendly Workplaces > Occupational Health and Safety

403-3 Occupational health services Not Disclosed
403-4 Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Employee-Friendly Workplaces > Occupational Health and Safety > Maintaining positive relations between management and labor

403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safety

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Employee-Friendly Workplaces > Occupational Health and Safety > Workplace-specific health and safety training programs

403-6 Promotion of worker health

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Employee-Friendly Workplaces > Promoting Health Management

Integrated Report 2023 P56-57 :
Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Health and Productivity Management / Employee Engagement

403-7 Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Employee-Friendly Workplaces > Occupational Health and Safety > Occupational Accident Elimination Initiatives and Accidents Occurring Over Time > Preventive measures against occupational accidents that occurred in FYE March 2023

403-8 Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Employee-Friendly Workplaces > Occupational Health and Safety > Management System/ISO45001 certified factories and companies

403-9 Work-related injuries

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Employee-Friendly Workplaces > Occupational Health and Safety

ESG Data > Society > Employee-Friendly Workplaces

403-10 Work-related ill health

Not Disclosed

404: Training and Education 2016
Number Disclosure Location
404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee

ESG Data > Society > Human Resources > Education and training hours per employee

404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Promotion of Human Capital Strategy > Promoting diversity and inclusion > Rehiring Employees after Retirement

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Strengthening Human Resource Development

404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Promotion of Human Capital Strategy > Strengthening Human Capital Development > Facilitating career planning through self-assessments

405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016
Number Disclosure Location
405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees

Thriving Communities > Human Resources > Promotion of Human Capital Strategy > Promoting diversity and inclusion

Corporate Governance > Corporate Governance System

ESG Data > Social > Human Resources

Integrated Report 2023 P71 :
Corporate Governance > Composition, etc. of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board

Integrated Report 2023 P86-87 :
Members of the Board

Integrated Report 2023 P91 :
Non-Financial Performance > Thriving Communities > Human Resources

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P81-86 :
Corporate governance

Securities Report (The 14th Fiscal Year) > P87-92 :
Directors and other officers

Corporate Governance Report P19 :
2 > 1. Organizational Composition and Operation

405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

ESG Data > Social > Human Resources > Gender pay gap (Ratio of female to male)

406: Non-discrimination 2016
Number Disclosure Location
406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Implementing Human Rights Due Diligence

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Initiatives for risk assessment, mitigation, and remedy

Compliance

Integrated Report 2023 P51 :
Coexisting with Nature > Developing Responsible Supply Chain

407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016
Number Disclosure Location
407-1 Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk Not Disclosed
408: Child Labor 2016
Number Disclosure Location
408-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Implementing Human Rights Due Diligence

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Initiatives for risk assessment, mitigation, and remedy

Sustainable Sourcing > Procure Raw Materials With Consideration Toward Human Rights and the Environment

Make Sustainable Cocoa Beans > Collaborative Support with Partners

Integrated Report 2023 P51 :
Coexisting with Nature > Developing Responsible Supply Chain

409: Forced or Compulsory Labor 2016
Number Disclosure Location
409-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Implementing Human Rights Due Diligence

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Initiatives for risk assessment, mitigation, and remedy

Sustainable Sourcing > Procure Raw Materials With Consideration Toward Human Rights and the Environment

Make Sustainable Cocoa Beans > Collaborative Support with Partners

Integrated Report 2023 P51 :
Coexisting with Nature > Developing Responsible Supply Chain

410: Security Practices 2016
Number Disclosure Location
410-1 Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Group Employee Training

411: Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2016
Number Disclosure Location
411-1 Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Implementing Human Rights Due Diligence

Thriving Communities > Human Rights > Respect and Promote Human Rights > Initiatives for risk assessment, mitigation, and remedy

Sustainable Sourcing > Procure Raw Materials With Consideration Toward Human Rights and the Environment

Integrated Report 2023 P51 :
Coexisting with Nature > Developing Responsible Supply Chain

413: Local Communities 2016
Number Disclosure Location
413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Thriving Communities > Society > Stakeholder Engagement

Thriving Communities > Society > Promote Social Contribution

Sustainable Sourcing > Procure Raw Materials With Consideration Toward Human Rights and the Environment

Integrated Report 2023 P48-49 :
Coexisting with Nature > Making Cocoa Production Sustainable Together with Production Areas

413-2 Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities Not Disclosed
414: Supplier Social Assessment 2016
Number Disclosure Location
414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Not Disclosed
414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Sustainable Sourcing > Procure Raw Materials With Consideration Toward Human Rights and the Environment

ESG Data > Society > Sourcing

Integrated Report 2023 P31 :
Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Sustainable procurement ratio

Integrated Report 2023 P51 :
Coexisting with Nature > Developing Responsible Supply Chain

Integrated Report 2023 P58-59 :
Human Rights

415: Public Policy 2016
Number Disclosure Location
415-1 Political contributions Not Disclosed
416: Customer Health and Safety 2016
Number Disclosure Location
416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Healthier Lives > Quality and Safety > Ensure Product Quality and Safety

Integrated Report 2023 P85 :
Risk Management

416-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

Integrated Report 2023 P85 :
Risk Management

417: Marketing and Labeling 2016
Number Disclosure Location
417-1 Requirements for product and service information and labeling

Healthier Lives > Quality and Safety > Ensure Product Quality and Safety

Healthier Lives > Health and Nutrition > Contribute to Healthy Diets > Product Package Labeling

Thriving Communities > Society > Stakeholder Engagement > Communicate with Our Customers

Meiji Group Food Nutrition Labeling Policy

Meiji Group Marketing Communication to Children Policy

Meiji Group Policy for the Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (BMS Policy)

417-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling Not Disclosed
417-3 Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications Not Disclosed
418: Customer Privacy 2016
Number Disclosure Location
418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data Not Disclosed

SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standard Board)

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is an independent, standards-setting organization that promotes disclosure of material sustainability information to meet investor needs. This table below references the Standard for the Processed Foods industry as defined by SASB's Sustainable Industry Classification System (SICS) and identifies where Meiji Holdings addresses each topic.

Sustainability disclosure topics and accounting metrics

Topic Accounting Metric SASB Code Location Notes
Energy Management (1) Total energy consumed,
(2) percentage grid electricity,
(3) percentage renewable
FB-PF-130a.1

ESG Data > Environment > Climate Change > Energy consumption

Integrated Report 2023 P90 : Non-Financial Performance (Progress on Materiality) > Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Renewable energy usage (FY2022: 9.5%)

Caring for the Earth > Climate Change > Reduce CO2 Emissions > Promotion of Renewable Energy

CDP 2022

The Meiji Group has set the goal of increasing the share of renewable energy to 100% of power usage at company sites by 2050.

Water Management (1) Total water withdrawn,
(2) total water consumed, percentage of each in regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress
FB-PF-140a.1

ESG Data > Environment > Water

Caring for the Earth > Water > Secure Water Resources

Integrated Report 2023 P31/88-89 : Financial and Non-Financial Highlights > Water Consumption

From our FYE 3/2022 results, we can see that water consumption in areas with relatively high risks to water resources* is approximately 3% of total water consumption.

*Using Aqueduct, we analyzed severity of stress on water resources (including Baseline Water Stress and Baseline Water Depletion), as well as Seasonal Variability. The term "areas with relatively high risks to water resources" above refers to areas where Aqueduct's risk analysis pointed to a high current or future risk.

Number of incidents of non-compliance associated with water quantity and/or quality permits, standards, and regulations FB-PF-140a.2

ESG Data > Environment > Environmental management

Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management > Number of environmental accidents and regulation violations

Caring for the Earth > Water > Secure Water Resources > Quality Management of Discharged Water

Description of water management risks and discussion of strategies and practices to mitigate those risks FB-PF-140a.3

Integrated Report 2023 P50 : Coexisting with Nature > Initiatives to Secure Water Resources

Caring for the Earth > Water > Secure Water Resources

Food Safety Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audit (1) non-conformance rate and (2) associated corrective action rate for (a) major and (b) minor non-conformances FB-PF-250a.1

Zero critical non-conformance found in FYE 3/2023

Percentage of ingredients sourced from Tier 1 supplier facilities certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized food safety certification program FB-PF-250a.2

Healthier Lives > Quality and Safety > Ensure Product Quality and Safety

We currently do not disclose the percentage of ingredients; however, as part of our food safety efforts, we have already introduced HACCP-based techniques at all our plants. Additionally, we obtained certification from the global third-party food safety management system Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for all food plants in Japan and overseas by FYE 3/2021.

(1) Total number of notices of food safety violation received,
(2) percentage corrected
FB-PF-250a.3

Zero incidence in FYE 3/2023

(1) Number of recalls issued and (2) total amount of food product recalled FB-PF-250a.4

Zero incidence in FYE 3/2023

Health & Nutrition Revenue from products labeled and/or marketed to promote health and nutrition attributes FB-PF-260a.1

ESG Data > Society > Customers

Discussion of the process to identify and manage products and ingredients related to nutritional and health concerns among consumers FB-PF-260a.2

Healthier Lives > Health and Nutrition

Product Labeling & Marketing Percentage of advertising impressions (1) made on children and (2) made on children promoting products that meet dietary guidelines FB-PF-270a.1

Not disclosed

Revenue from products labeled as (1) containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and (2) non-GMO FB-PF-270a.2

Not disclosed

The Meiji Group makes appropriate decisions regarding the use and labeling of genetically modified ingredients in its products in accordance with the laws and regulations of each country concerning the use and labeling of genetically modified ingredients in food products, and does not use any raw materials that are subject to mandatory labeling under the genetically modified labeling system.
Number of incidents of non-compliance with industry or regulatory labeling and/or marketing codes FB-PF-270a.3

Not disclosed

Total amount of monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with labeling and/or marketing practices FB-PF-270a.4

Not disclosed

Packaging Lifecycle Management (1) Total weight of packaging,
(2) percentage made from recycled and/or renewable materials, and (3) percentage that is recyclable, reusable, and/or compostable
FB-PF-410a.1

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Circular Society Targets

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Domestic Container and Packaging Usage and Recycling Implementation Fee

Integrated Report 2023 P47 : Coexisting with Nature > Promotion of Renewable Energy > Use of Biomass Plastics for Meiji Oishii Gyunyu

Discussion of strategies to reduce the environmental impact of packaging throughout its lifecycle FB-PF-410a.2

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Circular Society Targets

Caring for the Earth > Circular Economy > Bottle Reuse and Other Recycling Initiatives

Integrated Report 2023 P47 : Coexisting with Nature > Promotion of Renewable Energy > Use of Biomass Plastics for Meiji Oishii Gyunyu

In July 2020 we established the Meiji Group Plastic Policy with the goal of reducing use of plastic by at least 25% by FYE 3/2031 (compared to FYE 3/2018). Here is one example of this initiative in action: we are reducing the weight of our products' plastic bottles, as well as reusing and recycling plastic appliances used in storage and transportation. We are also increasing the use of organic bioplastics and recycled plastics for straws and product packaging.

Environmental & Social Impacts of Ingredient Supply Chain Percentage of food ingredients sourced that are certified to third-party environmental and/or social standards, and percentages by standard FB-PF-430a.1

Sustainable Sourcing

Suppliers' social and environmental responsibility audit (1) non-conformance rate and (2) associated corrective action rate for (a) major and (b) minor non-conformances FB-PF-430a.2

Sustainable Sourcing

Ingredient Sourcing Percentage of food ingredients sourced from regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress FB-PF-440a.1

Biodiversity > Effect of Business Activities on Biodiversity > Impact of Water Risks on Yields of Main Raw Materials

List of priority food ingredients and discussion of sourcing risks due to environmental and social considerations FB-PF-440a.2

Sustainable Sourcing

Integrated Report 2023 P45 : Coexisting with Nature > Addressing Social Issues in Main Raw Materials

Integrated Report 2023 P51 : Coexisting with Nature > Developing Responsible Supply Chain

Activity metric

Activity Metric Code Location
Weight of products sold FB-PF-000.A

Caring for the Earth > Long-Term Environmental Vision/ Environmental Management>Material Balance (FYE 3/2023)

ESG Data > Environment>Circular Economy

Number of production facilities FB-PF-000.B

Integrated Report 2023 P94-95 : Operating Bases and Group Companies

UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact Principles Location
Human Rights Principle 1
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

Human Rights

Principle 2
Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labour Principle 3
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Human Rights

Human Resources

Sustainable Sourcing

Principle 4
Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
Principle 5
Businesses should support the effective abolition of child labour.
Principle 6
Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment Principle 7
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Sustainability 2026 Vision

Climate Change

Circular Economy

Water

Biodiversity

Principle 8
Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Principle 9
Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Anti-Corruption Principle 10
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Compliance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal Description Location
Goal 2
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Health and Nutrition

Goal 3
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Health and Nutrition

Quality and Safety

Goal 4
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Health and Nutrition

Goal 5
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Human Resources

Goal 6
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Water

Biodiversity

Goal 7
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Climate Change

Goal 8
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Human Resources

Human Rights

Sustainable Sourcing

Goal 10
Reduce inequality within and among countries

Human Resources

Human Rights

Goal 12
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Quality and Safety

Circular Economy

Sustainable Sourcing

Goal 13
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Climate Change

Goal 14
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Water

Goal 15
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Biodiversity

Sustainable Sourcing

Goal 17
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Society

Sustainable Sourcing

Collaboration

Environment

Last Updated: November 10, 2023

Environmental management

FYE 3/2023
Third-party certification ISO14001 Japan - Certified at 31 factories、2 laboratories, and 12 group companies
Overseas - Certified at 3 group companies
Percentage of sites covered by ISO14001*1 Global % 74.6
Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Number of violation of environmental laws and regulations incidents 0 0 0 0 0
Number of major environmental accidents incidents 4 2 2 1 0

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Circular Economy

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Raw materials used Total*2 Global ten thousands of tons 203.4 172.2 173.0 176.2 160.8
Raw Milk ten thousands of tons - - - 134.6 128.3
Wheat,starch ten thousands of tons - - - 12.6 4.7
Sugar ten thousands of tons - - - 10.0 10.1
Milk-Derived Raw Materials ten thousands of tons - - - 4.6 5.8
Others ten thousands of tons - - - 14.3 12.0
packaging used Total Global ten thousands of tons - - - 18.1 17.9
Paper ten thousands of tons - - - 6.1 5.7
Cardboard ten thousands of tons - - - 6.4 6.5
Plastic ,PET bottles ten thousands of tons - - - 4.1 4.1
Steel ten thousands of tons - - - 0.7 0.7
Others ten thousands of tons - - - 0.7 0.9
Total waste*3 Waste amount (Japan) ten thousands of tons 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.4
Waste amount per unit of sales (Japan) tons/hundred million yen 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.5
Waste amount (Global) ten thousands of tons - 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.7
Waste amount per unit of sales (Global) tons/hundred million yen - 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.5
Hazardous Waste ten thousands of tons - - 0.2 0.1 0.1
Recycled volume*3 ten thousands of tons 2.4 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.0
Final Disposal Volume (Landfill) ten thousands of tons - - 0.1 0.1 0.1
Reduction of food product waste % △ 21.9 △ 25.1 △29.3 △34.1 △31.5
Reduction of plastic usage % △8.2 △9.8 △11.7 △16.0 △18.3

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Water

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Water extraction volume*4 Extraction total thousand m3 23,483 23,397 22,571 21,255 20,623
Extraction total per unit of sles m3 per hundred thousand yen 1.87 1.87 1.89 1.78 1.94
Japan thousand m3 22,056 21,979 21,189 19,808 19,516
Japan (per unit of sales) m3 per hundred thousand yen 1.89 1.89 1.92 1.83 2.07
China*5 thousand m3 878 903 845 879 509
Asia (excluding Japan and China)*6 thousand m3 487 459 479 497 542
North America and Europe*7 thousand m3 62 56 58 71 57
Water extraction volume by water source*4 Fresh water total thousand m3 - 23,397 22,571 21,255 20,623
% - 100 100 100 100
Tap water thousand m3 - 2,619 2,391 2,259 1,845
% - 11 11 11 9
Water for indistrial use thousand m3 - 5,329 4,888 4,680 4,505
% - 23 22 22 22
Rivers lakes, and marshes thousand m3 - 0 0 0 0
% - 0 0 0 0
Ground water thousand m3 - 15,446 15,289 14,313 14,270
% - 66 67 67 69
Rainwater thousand m3 - 3 3 3 3
% - 0 0 0 0
Water Drainage Volume*4 Drainage total thousand m3 20,586 19,437 18,226 17,397 17,412
Japan thousand m3 19,702 18,415 17,248 16,450 16,732
China*5 thousand m3 696 790 761 739 441
Asia (excluding Japan and China)*6 thousand m3 141 180 162 178 208
North America and Europe*7 thousand m3 47 53 54 31 30
Water drainage volume by destination*4 Drainage total thousand m3 - 19,437 18,226 17,397 17,404
% - 100 100 100 100
Sewerage thousand m3 - 8,729 8,156 7,979 7,479
% - 45 45 46 43
Discharge into rivers thousand m3 - 10,614 9,991 9,324 9,845
% - 55 55 54 57
Discharge into ocean thousand m3 - 0 0 0 0
% - 0 0 0 0
Discharge into ground water (including irrigation) thousand m3 - 94 78 94 80
% - 0 0 1 0

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Biodiversity

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Implementation rate of biodiversity conservation activities at manufacturing sites % - - 38.8*8 61.9*8 77.1*8
Japan % 62.0 80.8 36.2*8 67.4*8 81.4*8
Overseas % - - 45.0*8 50.0*8 66.7*8

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Climate Change

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Energy consumption volume(Global) TJ - - 11,439 11,095 11,020
Per unit of sales TJ/hundred million of yen - - 1.0 0.9 1.0
Energy consumption volume(Japan) oil:10,000 kL 24.6 26.0 24.8 24.0 23.5
TJ 9,845 10,714 9,766 9,424 9,236
Per unit of sales TJ/hundred million of yen 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0
Energy consumption volume(Global) Electricity consumption MWh 534,616 569,049 631,404 772,659 760,199
CO2 emissions Global Scope1 ten thousands of tons 25.5 24.8 23.9 24.5 22.9
Scope2 ten thousands of tons 36.8 35.6 32.4 29.1 28.5
Per unit of sales t-CO2/hundred million of yen 49.7 48.2 47.2 44.8 48.4
Japan Scope 1 ten thousands of tons 22.8 22.2 21.5 22.1 20.5
Scope 2*4 ten thousands of tons 28.2 27.9 25.4 21.6 21.9
Per unit of sales*9 t-CO2/hundred million of yen 43.7 43.2 42.4 40.3 45.0
China*5 Scope 1 ten thousands of tons 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2
Scope 2 ten thousands of tons 2.5 2.2 2.6 2.7 1.8
Asia
(excluding Japan and China)*6
Scope 1 ten thousands of tons 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1
Scope 2 ten thousands of tons 5.2 4.7 3.6 3.9 4.1
North America and Europe*7 Scope 1 ten thousands of tons 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0
Scope 2 ten thousands of tons 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7
Japan Scope 3 ten thousands of tons 318.9 303.5 294.8 302.7 348.4
1. Purchased goods and services ten thousands of tons 243.7 234.3 225.9 228.4 279.2
2. Capital goods ten thousands of tons 22.4 22.3 21.3 29.2 22.6
3. Fuel- and energy-related activities (not included in Scope 1 or 2) ten thousands of tons 2.0 2.2 2.1 1.9 8.7
4. Upstream transportation and distribution ten thousands of tons 25.2 24.4 24.3 23.7 21.9
5. Waste generated in operations ten thousands of tons 1.2 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.8
6. Business travel ten thousands of tons 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
7. Employee commuting ten thousands of tons 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
8. Upstream leased assets ten thousands of tons N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
9. Downstream transportation and distribution ten thousands of tons 17.7 13.5 15.6 14.7 11.2
10. Processing of sold products ten thousands of tons N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
11. Use of sold products ten thousands of tons N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
12. End-of-life treatment of sold products ten thousands of tons 6.1 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.3
13. Downstream leased assets ten thousands of tons N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
14. Franchises ten thousands of tons N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
15. Investments ten thousands of tons N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Global Scope 3 ten thousands of tons - 325.3 313.5 322.7 390.5
Reduction of
CFC-using*10
% - - base year 48.6 57.0
Japan*10 % - - base year 48.9 56.0
Overseas*10 % - - base year 47.8 59.8
Use of eco-friendly car*11 vehicles 558 574 660 772 821
CO2emission reduction by use of solar power t-CO2 570 670 1,467 1,774 2,358

Calculation Method for Scope 3 Emissions

Categories Basis for calculation and calculation method Emission source unit
1. Purchased goods and services Untill FY2021
Based on: Purchase price(million yen)
Purchase monetary amount of raw material x emission source unit of each raw material

FY2022
Based on: Purchase weight (t)
Purchase weight of raw material x emission source unit of each raw material
Coverage: Production bases (Meiji Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*12 Meiji Seika pharma Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*13 and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.,)
-Included all plants of KM Biologics Co., Ltd., from FY3/2020
Emission source unit:
Untill FY2021
- Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*14; emission source units based on the industry-related table
Emission source unit on monetary basis for each raw material (purchaser price basis)

FY2022
- Source: IDEA_Ver.3.2.0
Emission source unit on weight basis for each raw material
2. Capital goods Based on: Capital expenditures (million yen)

Facility investment amount x emission source unit per price of capital goods
Coverage: all Meiji Group companies*15

Emission sourced unit:
- Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*14; emission source units per price of capital goods
3. Fuel- and energy-related activities (not included in Scope 1 or 2) Based on: Consumption of each type of energy (GJ)

Usage amount of purchased fuel, electricity, heat, etc. x emission source units per usage amount for each energy type
Coverage: all Meiji Group companies*15

Emission sourced unit:
- Source:
The Ministry of the Environment's database*14; emission source units per usage amount of electricity and heat
IDEA_Ver.3.2.0
Fuel was included in the calculation from FY2022
4. Upstream transportation and distribution Based on: Purchase weight (t)

1. Purchase weight x coefficient by transportation scenario (10t truck of 500km distance and 60% loading ratio)

2. the amount of CO2 emissions based on the distribution of Meiji Co., Ltd.

calculated by 1 and 2
Coverage: Production bases (Meiji Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*12, Meiji Seika pharma Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*13 and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.,)
Included all plants of KM Biologics Co., Ltd., from FYE 3/2020

Emission source unit during transportation:
- Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*14; Calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculation
5. Waste generated in operations Based on: Waste weight by waste type (t)

Waste weight by waste type (t) x emission source units by waste type
Coverage: Production bases (Meiji Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*12, Meiji Seika pharma Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*13 and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.)
Included all plants of KM Biologics Co., Ltd., from FYE 3/2020

Emission sourced unit:
- Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*14; emission source units by waste type
6. Business travel Based on: Number of Meiji Group employees

Number of Meiji Group employees x emission source units per employee
Coverge: Meiji Group including consolidated subsidiaries*15

Emission sourced unit:
- Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*14; emission source units per employee
7. Employee commuting Based on: Number of Meiji Group employees, number of work day per year

Number of Meiji Group employees × number of work day per year x emission source units per number of work day
Coverage: Meiji Group including consolidated subsidiaries*15

Emission sourced unit:
- Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*14; emission source units per employee-number of work day
8. Upstream leased assets Not applicable -
9. Downstream transportation and distribution Based on: Product sales weight (t)

Product sales weight x coefficient by transportation scenario (10t truck of 500km distance and 60% loading ratio)
Coverage: Production bases (Meiji Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*12, Meiji Seika pharma Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*13 and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.,)
Included all plants of KM Biologics Co., Ltd., from FY3/2020

Emission source unit during transportation:
- Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*14; Calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculation
10. Processing of sold products Excluded from caluculation because of low amount -
11. Use of sold products Not applicable -
12. End-of-life treatment of sold products Based on: Weight of materials for the container and of the sold product (t)

Weight of materials for the container of the sold product (t) x emission source units by waste type
Coverage: Production bases (Meiji Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*12, Meiji Seika pharma Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries*13 and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.,)
Included all plants of KM Biologics Co., Ltd., from FY3/2020

Emission sourced unit:
- Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*14; emission source units by waste type
13. Downstream leased assets Not applicable -
14. Franchises Not applicable -
15. Investments Excluded from caluculation because of low amount -

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Appropriate management of chemical substances*16

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
PRTR emissions (13)Acetonitrile tons 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0
(127)Chloroform tons 0.0 1.3 1.6 - -
(150)1,4-Dioxane tons - - - - -
(186)Methylene chloride tons - 7.3 7.2 9.1 1.2
(232)N,N-Dimethylformamide tons 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.7
(342)Pyridine tons 0.0 - - - -
(411) formaldehyde tons 0.5 - - - -
(438)Methylnaphthalene tons 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0
emissions total tons 1.2 9.4 9.8 10.0 3.9
Dioxins mg-TEQ 0.7 1.3 0.2 0.3 0.4
PRTR transfer volume (13)Acetonitrile tons 7.4 2.5 3.6 2.2 2.1
(127)Chloroform tons 53.0 0.0 29.8 - -
(150)1,4-Dioxane tons - - - - -
(186)Methylene chloride tons - 32.9 25.0 29.2 8.3
(232)N,N-Dimethylformamide tons 231.3 20.9 336.2 32.8 122.0
(342)Pyridine tons - - - - -
(411) formaldehyde tons 0.1 - - - -
(438)Methylnaphthalene tons 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
transfer total tons 291.8 56.4 394.6 64.2 132.4
Dioxins mg-TEQ 3.0 0.5 0.6 1.1 1.3
BOD emissions*17 tons - - - 18.0 15.4
COD emissions*17 Japan (CODmn) tons - - - 36.0 32.3
Overseas (CODcr) tons - - - - 2.3
NOx emissions tons 134.9 141.1 140.5 164.3 157.3
SOx emissions tons 63.6 69.4 66.1 95.9 97.1
VOC(Atmosphere emissions figures) tons - - 561.7 101.9 118.3

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* The environment information of Meiji Group covers only consolidated subsidiaries in Japan.
FYE 3/2019 figures include Kumamoto Production Center of KM Biologics Co., Ltd., and FYE 3/2020 figures include all business locations of KM biologics Co., Ltd..
The accounting standard for revenue recognition is not applied to sales used in the calculation of the per sales unit.
From FY2022, The accounting standard for revenue recognition is applied to sales used in the calculation of the per sales unit.
The per sales unit is calculated from consolidated sales.

*1The scope of Percentage of sites covered by ISO14001 is limited to production plants.

*2From FYE 3/2018 to 3/2021, covers only consolidated subsidiaries in Japan.

*3Covers only industrial waste in production plants from FYE 3/2019

*4Figures are changed based on the change of coverage.

*5Covers six production plants. Until FYE 3/2021, covers five production plants

*6Covers four production plants

*7Covers three production plants. Until FYE 3/2022, covers four production plants

*8In FYE 3/2021, a large number of biodiversity conservation activities that we organize or participate in were cancelled due to COVID-19.
This has led to a decrease in our performance rate during FYE 3/2021

*9Per unit of sales of Domestic CO2 emissions (Scope 1, 2)

*10Data for Meiji Co., Ltd. are as of September 30, 2022.

*11From FYE 3/2017 to 3/2018, figures are the sum of figures for Meiji Co., Ltd., and Meiji Seika pharma Co., Ltd, Ltd.
and from FYE 3/2019, figures also include KM biologics Co., Ltd.

*12The information concerns Meiji Co., Ltd. including consolidated subsidiaries

*13The information concerns Meiji Seika pharma Co., Ltd. including domestic consolidated subsidiaries

*14The Ministry of the Environment’s database: The Ministry of the Environment’s emission source unit database for calculating greenhouse gas emissions through the supply chain

*15Figures for Meiji Group covers only consolidated subsidiaries in Japan, including KM Biologics Co., Ltd. from FYE 3/2019.

*16" - " indicates the amount of cheminal substance use is below 1t (the reporting requirement amount ).

*17The scope: wastewater discharged into public waters.From FYE 3/2023, BOD emissions and COD emissons includes overseas.
COD pollution load in Japan was measured using potassium permanganate as an oxidant.
The overseas COD pollution load measured by the method using potassium dichromate as an oxidant.

Society

Last Updated: October 11, 2023

Human Resources

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Number of employees Global*1 persons 17,608 17,571 17,832 17,336 17,290
Male persons - - 12,585 12,199 12,039
% - - 71 70 70
Female persons - - 5,247 5,137 5,251
% - - 29 30 30
Japan*2 persons 9,501 9,463 9,537 9,309 9,018
Male persons 7,223 7,140 7,148 6,954 6,718
Female persons 2,278 2,323 2,389 2,355 2,300
Number of temporary employees Global*1 persons 9,723 9,234 8,369 7,864 7,242
Japan*2 persons 4,625 4,576 4,659 4,552 4,231
Male persons 1,672 1,709 1,812 1,778 1,657
Female persons 2,953 2,867 2,847 2,774 2,574
Number of employees by country of main operations persons 5,100 5,267 5,478 5,467 5,691
United States persons 561 571 627 636 654
Spain persons 281 277 272 243 287
China persons 1,094 1,092 1,071 1,157 1,193
Indonesia persons 648 730 781 769 762
Singapore persons 282 316 293 277 318
Thailand persons 394 407 430 419 456
India persons 1,840 1,874 2,004 1,966 2,021
Average number of consecutive years served years, months 16.10 17.02 17.04 17.09 18.03
Male years, months 17.11 18.03 18.04 18.11 19.03
Female years, months 13.06 13.12 14.00 14.06 15.01
Average age of employees age(YY.MM) 39.12 40.05 40.09 41.04 41.10
Male age(YY.MM) 41.01 41.05 41.10 42.05 42.11
Female age(YY.MM) 36.06 37.03 37.07 38.02 38.08
Ratio of female executive officers*3 % 14.3 16.7 25.0 23.1 23.1
Ratio of female managers % 3.1 3.4 3.7 4.7 5.6
Number of female managers (including assistant managers) persons 171 189 208 237 256
Number of new employees persons 356 342 395 192 228
Male persons 210 198 256 105 145
Female persons 146 144 139 87 83
Ratio of employees with disabilities*4 % 2.29 2.28 2.47 2.51 2.53
Retierment-age employees requesting re-employment*5 persons 83 118 126 113 98
Ratio of approved requests of re-employment*5 % 100 100 100 100 100
Percentage of mid-career workers as full-time employees Meiji Co., Ltd. % 14.7 18.0 48.8 7.3 28.6
Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. % 21.8 21.5 34.4 28.2 58.3
KM Biologics Co., Ltd. % 27.3 65.0 44.4 44.0 41.1
Percentage of open positions filled by internal candidates (internal hires) % 0 0 0 95.0 100
Male % 0 0 0 52.6 66.7
Female % 0 0 0 47.4 33.3
Employee turnover rate*6 % - - - - 2.2
Male % - - - - 2.1
Female % - - - - 2.6
Voluntary employee turnover rate % - - 1.6 2.1 2.1
Male % - - - 1.7 1.9
Female % - - - 3.2 2.5
Voluntary turnover rate for young employees less than 3 years from graduates % 8.9 8.9 11.4 13.4 10.6
Education and training expense per employee*4*7 yen 21,000 34,000 16,000 22,000 39,000
Total Education and training hours*7 hours - - 2,583 9,090 478,246
Education and training hours per employee*7 hours - - 0.27 0.98 53.03
Gender pay gap (Ratio of female to male) % - - - - 49.5
Employees % - - - - 66.2
Management % - - - - 88.9
Temporary employees % - - - - 58.6

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Employee-Friendly Workplaces

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Average monthly hours of overtime per employee hours 13.0 12.7 10.1 12.7 11.0
Percentage of annual paid vacation days taken by employees % 67.0 71.5 67.3 68.5 71.9
Number of employees taking childcare leave Male persons 40 68 90 190 275
Female 248 335 330 332 332
Number of employees opting for shortened work hours for childcare Male persons 3 6 7 6 4
Female 262 385 402 458 412
Percentage of employees returning to work after the end of childcare leave % 100 100 100 100 100
Percentage of employees who continue working after taking childcare leave % 98 99 100 100 99
Number of employees taking nursing-care leave persons 7 12 13 8 21
Union participation rate*8 % 100 100 100 100 100
Number of lost time injuries*9 incidents - - - - -
Japan incidents 14 32 30 34 23
Overseas incidents - - - - -
Lost-time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)*10 - - 1.14 1.03 1.09 1.06
Japan - 0.71 0.86 0.86 1.07 0.86
Japan (Subcontractors) - - 4.29 1.97 3.16 1.47
Overseas - - 1.82 1.52 1.16 1.46
Average value of Japanese manufacturing industry*11 - 1.20 1.20 1.21 1.31 1.25
Lost-time injury severity rate*12 - - 0.0534 0.0198 0.0211 0.2682
Japan - 0.0494 0.0523 0.0214 0.0218 0.3085
Overseas - - 0.0630 0.0031 0.0164 0.0164
Average value of Japanese manufacturing industry*11 - 0.10 0.10 0.07 0.06 0.08
Number of work related fatalities*10 persons - 0 0 0 0
Japan persons 0 0 0 0 0
Japan (Subcontractors) persons - 0 0 0 0
Overseas persons - 0 0 0 0
Percentage of sites covered by ISO45001*13 Global % - - - 40.6 50.0

Employee Health Indicators

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Employees with the Risk of Lifestyle-related Disease Percentage of employees undergoing periodic health examinations % 100 100 100 100 100
Follow up rate of employees subject to secondary healthcheckups % - 100 100 100 100
Percentage of employees receiving secondary medical examinations % - 80.8 83.9 87.0 85.5
Rate of implementation of specified health guidance % - - 29.2 41.3 25.0
Percentage of employees who maintains desirable weight (Less than BMI18.5-25) % 66.0 65.1 65.5 65.7 64.5
Percentage of abdominal circumference standard values exceeded*14 % - 37.9 37.5 35.3 34.1
Management (treatment retention) rates for high-risk individuals % - - - - 92.1
Other medical examinations Gastric cancer screening uptake rate % 83.0 82.6 82.0 84.4 87.4
Colorectal cancer screening uptake rate % 93.4 93.5 94.3 95.5 94.3
Colorectal cancer screening uptake rate % 54.8 67.4 64.2 64.1 73.7
Productivity Absentysms*15 % - 0.41 0.37 0.15 0.44
Presentism (loss)*16 % - - 21.6 20.8 21.9
Presentism Respondents persons - - - - 8,206
Response rate % - - - - 98.4
Percentage of employees on leave due to injury or illness % - - - - 0.6
Stress Check Participation rate % 93.8 93.5 93.4 94.2 95.0
Percentage of employees with high stress % - 8.7 8.3 10.1 9.4
Fitness Habits Walking Campaign Participation Rate % 54.9 58.6 59.8 61.7 45.0
Achievement Rate % 30.8 32.6 37.0 37.0 20.2
Percentage of employees who exercise for half an hour or more at least twice a week*17 % 21.2 24.4 26.7 27.6 28.8
Dietary habits Percentage who do not eat breakfast % 25.9 26.9 26.1 26.8 26.9
Percentage who often eats before bedtime % 38.8 37.8 31.9 31.6 32.1
Quit-smoking Program Smoking rate % - 24.0 20.8 20.5 19.5
Number of Participants*18 persons - 39 9 8 2
Participation rate and percentage satisfaied Participation rate E-learning of Lifestyle habits % - - - 96.0 94.6
E-learning of Self care % - - - 89.1 91.7
E-learning of Line care % - - - 89.1 98.3
Nutrition education seminar % - - - 46.7 52.0
Women's Health Seminar % - - - - 91.8
Percentage satisfied E-learning % - - - 95.4 99.4
Nutrition education seminar % - - - 91.0 94.0

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Customers

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Development of health-conscious products number of products 47 20 28 27 46
Development of value-added nutrition products number of products 32 45 46 35 41
Development of products that contribute to a super-aged society number of products 6 2 2 5 8
Percentage of sales of products that contribute to reducing nutritional deficiencies*19, 20 % - - - 18 27
Percentage of sales of products that contribute to reducing overnutrition*19, 21 % - - - 13 17
Products with reduced calories*19, 22 % - - - 3 4
Products with reduced fat*19, 22 % - - - 7 10
Products with reduced sugar*19, 22 % - - - 5 6
Products with reduced salt*19, 22 % - - - 0.1 0.1
Products with reduced cholesterol*19, 22 % - - - 0.7 0.8
Products compatible with portion size control*19, 23 % - - - 6 7
Education regarding responsible marketing*24 persons - - - 29 286
Meiji Group Marketing Communication to Children Policy*24 persons - - - - 130
Rules regarding the use of SDGs logos and icons in the Meiji Group*24 persons - - - 29 156
Employee training on the Food Labeling Act*25 persons - - - 230 334
Workshops for new employees persons - - - 40 91
Periodic workshops for technical employees*25 persons - - - 190 190
Workshops on a particular topic*25 persons - - - - 53
Employee Training on Quality (Food business) persons - - 7,568 8,186 9,001
Quality training for sales representatives*25 persons - - 1,500 1,500 2,921
Basic lecture series on quality control for plant employees*26 persons - - 6,000 6,200 6,000
Quality assurance meetings for section managers at plants*27 persons - - 68 86 80
Quality Assurance Training for Employees (Pharmaceutical business) persons - - 6,200 6,200 6,100
training (including GVP, GMP, and QMS) to ensure compliance with laws and regulations related to pharmaceutical affairs*28 persons - - 2,200 2,200 2,100
GMP compliance training*29 persons - - 2,000 2,000 2,000
Quality and safety training*29 persons - - 2,000 2,000 2,000

Social Contribution Activities

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Expenditures for social contribution activities millions of yen - - 2,969 2,779 2,931
Charitable Donation millions of yen - - 356 243 271
% - - 12 9 9
Community Investments millions of yen - - 1,301 1,255 1,359
% - - 44 45 46
Commercial Initiatives (incl. Sponsorship Support) millions of yen - - 1,312 1,282 1,301
% - - 44 46 44
Breakdown of Social Contribution Expenditures millions of yen - - 2,969 2,779 2,931
Cash Contributions millions of yen - - 324 224 462
Personnel Expenses (Volunteer-Related Expenses) millions of yen - - 1,761 1,823 1,901
In-kind giving (products or services), Project Sponsorship millions of yen - - 504 426 206
Management overhead millions of yen - - 380 306 362

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Sourcing

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Number of implementations of the Meiji Dairy Advisory (MDA) program, which supports dairy farmers to improve their management*30 Annual times - - - 475 477
Total times - - - 1,423 1,900
Procurement ratio of Meiji Sustainable Cocoa Beans*31,32 % - - 40 42 62
Use of certified sustainable palm oil*32 % 7 21 68 84 90
Use of FSC or PEFC certified and post-consumer paper*33 % 55 60 77 98 98

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* The information of Human Resources in society section covers regular employees of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.

* The information of Employee-Friendly Workplaces in society section covers of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. From FYE 3/2020, KM Biologics Co., Ltd was also included.

* The information of Employee Health Indicators in society section covers regular employees of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.

* The information of Social Contribution Activities in society section covers of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.

*1Covers employees of domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries and equity-method affiliates.

*2Covers employees of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.

*3Figures of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.

*4FYE 3/2019 and FYE 3/2020: Covers Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.
From FYE 3/2021, Covers all Meiji Group companies in Japan.

*5Figures for Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. It also covers KM Biologics Co., Ltd. from FYE 3/2020

*6Not including transfers due to business transfers.

*7From FYE 3/2019 to FYE 3/2022, training conducted by the human resources department. Including e-learning from FYE 3/2023.

*8We adopt union shop system in which all employees, except management level employees, of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. are covered.

*9Figures for FYE 3/2019 cover plants and laboratories of the Meiji Group including consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and Okinawa Meiji Milk Products Co., Ltd. (excluding KM Biologics Co., Ltd., Meiji Feed Co., Ltd., and OHKURA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.) From FYE 3/2020, the figures cover the Meiji Group including consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and Okinawa Meiji Milk Products Co., Ltd.

*10Figures for FYE 3/2019 cover plants and laboratories of the Meiji Group including consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and Okinawa Meiji Milk Products Co., Ltd. (excluding KM Biologics Co., Ltd., Meiji Feed Co., Ltd., and OHKURA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.) Figures for FYE 3/2020 cover the Meiji Group including consolidated subsidiaries in Japan, Okinawa Meiji Milk Products Co., Ltd. and production the Meiji Group companies overseas.
Frequency rate of lost-worktime injuries: Lost-worktime accidents/ total labor hour x 1 million

*11Source: Occipational accident trend survey (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

*12Figures for FYE 3/2019 cover plants and laboratories of the Meiji Group including consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and Okinawa Meiji Milk Products Co., Ltd. (excluding KM Biologics Co., Ltd., Meiji Feed Co., Ltd., and OHKURA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.) Figures for FYE 3/2020 cover the Meiji Group including consolidated subsidiaries in Japan, Okinawa Meiji Milk Products Co., Ltd. and production Meiji Co., Ltd., Group companies overseas.
Lost-Time Injury Severity Rate: Number of lost days / total working hours x 1,000

*13Covers production plants.

*14Abdominal circumference: 85 cm or more for men, 90 cm or more for women. Subjects must be 35 years of age or older

*15Total number of absences and days of leave due to health problems/number of full-time employees at the end of the fiscal year

*16Productivity at the time of attendance due to health-related issues is measured by SPQ (one-item version of the University of Tokyo)

*17Exercise habit: Exercise for more than 30 minutes twice a week

*18Number of participants in the health insurance association's smoking cessation program

*19Overall sales are sales of products sold by Meiji Co., Ltd. to general consumers. Figures for FY2022 include exports from Japan.

*20Percentage of sales of products that fall under any of the following categories and purport active supplementation of certain nutritional ingredients
(1)Products that meet the criteria for labeling as supplements to nutritional components as stipulated in the Food Labeling Standard (Japan)
(2)Products that meet the criteria for the category of food with nutrient function claims or food for special dietary uses
(3)Products that are accorded to the laws and regulations of the exporting country corresponding to either (1) or (2)

*21Percentage of sales of products with reduced calories, fat, sugar, salt, or cholesterol, as well as those of portion-controlled products.

*22Percentage of sales of products that meet one of the following criteria in the nutrition labeling standard (Japan) for each nutritional ingredient
(1)Products that meet the criteria for labeling standards indicating adequate intake of nutrients or calories
(2)Products that meet the criteria for labeling standards indicating the product does not contain added sugar or salt
(3)Products that meet the criteria for labeling according to the laws and regulations of the exporting country corresponding to either (1) or (2)

*23Percentage of sales of products with the same content across a variety of volumes

*24Covers employees of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., and KM Biologics Co., Ltd.

*25Covers employees of Meiji Co., Ltd.

*26Covers employees of Meiji Co., Ltd. and affiliated domestic group companies.
Average number of participants per a monthly held session.

*27Covers employees of Meiji Co., Ltd. and affiliated domestic and overseas group companies.

*28Covers employees of Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.
Average number of participants per a monthly held session.

*29Covers employees of KM Biologics Co., Ltd.
Number of people who participated in the presentation and workplace meetings (estimate).

*30Covers employees of Meiji Co., Ltd. and affiliated domestic group companies.

*31Cocoa beans produced in areas where farmer support program has been implemented.

*32Meiji Co., Ltd. and its affiliated domestic and overseas group companies.

*33Until FYE 3/2021, covers only Meiji Group in Japan(including KM Biologics Co., Ltd. from FYE 3/2020).From FYE 3/2022, covers all Meiji Group companies.

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Last Updated: August 21, 2023

Compliance

Unit FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 FYE 3/2023
Whistleblowing incidents - - 174 215 211
Harassment incidents - - - 54 65
Personnel and Labor incidents - - - 92 91
Quality and Safety incidents - - - 6 11
Information Management and Accounting incidents - - - 7 5
Others incidents - - - 56 39

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