Materiality

We have identified materialities and established KPIs based on dialogue with external experts.
We promote our CSR activities to achieve these KPIs and provide annual progress.

Areas of Activity Core Policies KPIs
Health and Nutrition ・Contribute to healthy diets
・Respond to a super-aged society
(1) Develop products that contribute to healthy diets and a super-aged society
(2) Enroll a total of 500,000 people into nutrition and healthy diet education (Shokuiku*1) within three years from the fiscal year 2018 to the fiscal year 2020
Quality and Safety ・Ensure product quality and safety Obtain Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification for all domestic food plants by fiscal year 2020
Climate Change ・Reduce CO2 emissions Reduce total domestic CO2 emissions by more than 15% compared with the fiscal year 2013 baseline by the fiscal year 2030
Water ・Secure water resources Aim to reduce domestic water use volume (base units) by more than 20% compared with the fiscal year 2015 baseline by the fiscal year 2030
Human Resources ・Promote diversity and inclusion
・Provide training to employees
Combined stand-alone numerical targets for Meiji HD, Meiji and Meiji Seika Pharma include:
(1) Aim to raise the ratio of female managers to greater than 10% by the fiscal year 2026 from 2.6% in fiscal year 2017
Aim to triple the number of female leaders# to more than 330 by the fiscal year 2026
#Leader: Manager and assistant manager
(2) Raise the ratio of employees with disabilities above the statutory employment quota
Society ・Respect and promote human rights 100% of employees*2 receive training on human rights
Sustainable Procurement ・Procure raw materials with consideration toward human rights and the environment (1) Improve traceability of cocoa
(2) Use 100% of RSPO*3-certified palm oil by the fiscal year 2023
(3) Use 100% of environmentally friendly paper raw materials by the fiscal year 2020

*1 See below URL for the definition of Shokuiku by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan:

*2 New employees and those promoted to management positions for Meiji HD, Meiji and Meiji Seika Pharma on a stand-alone basis

*3 See below URL for RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil):