Aiming for the sustainable growth of the Kewpie Group,
while contributing to the realization of a sustainable society
In 2019, Kewpie is celebrating 100 years since the founding of its predecessor, Shokuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd. We would like to offer our most sincere thanks to the people who have supported us all through the years.
Our founder, Toichiro Nakashima, made it his personal aspiration to contribute to society through food products, improving the physique of the Japanese people and enriching their diet. In order to realize that aspiration, he created and developed many kinds of products and businesses. In addition, he was actively involved from an early stage in projects designed to help improve society and the global environment, and continued to work on these with his employees over many years.
We aim to be a group that can contribute more widely to the food culture and health of the world, preserving and developing our 100 years of tradition.
With the 100th anniversary of our founding, we have drawn up the Group’s first long-term vision, which we call “Kewpie Group 2030 Vision.” It is an expression of the kind of Group that we wish to be in 2030. With our determination to put smiles on the faces of many people through our food products from the three perspectives of the world, the customer and society we will strive to become that kind of Group, through the implementation of our vision.
In the mid-term business plan for FY2019 to 2021, which is our first step towards the realization of our 2030 Vision, we have set sustainability goals as indices by which we can quantify the Group’s contribution to society and the environment. Each of our sustainability goals is tied to social issues that the Group should be tackling (material issues for sustainability), and is intended to identify and respond to social and environmental changes and to contribute to the solving of issues through our business activities.
We are committed to achieving our performance targets and sustainability goals to realize the 2030 Vision. This will enable us to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society for future generations. With such commitment, we will strive towards the sustainable growth of the Kewpie Group.
President and Chief Executive Corporate Officer