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Protecting the environment protects food.At Kibun, we promise to be gentle to the earth.

The Kibun Group takes materials from nature and turns them into a rich assortment of foods. For this reason,—and as a corporate citizen—we are grateful for the blessings of nature and believe that we must strive to achieve harmony with the environment.

The tank for LNG that generates less CO2 during combustion at the Shizuoka factory

The tank for LNG that generates less CO2 during combustion at the Shizuoka factory

All of our food factory has been implementing global warming countermeasures, such as saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions, paying close attention to the equipment used during manufacturing and the amount of energy we consume.
For example, at the Shizuoka factory, where we use natural gas as the heat source for boilers, we now generate less CO2 during combustion, and we have installed refrigeration equipment that uses natural refrigerants in place of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Refrigeration equipment using natural refrigerants at the Shizuoka factory

Refrigeration equipment using natural refrigerants at the Shizuoka factory

Our Tokyo factory is continuing to take the initiative with specific targets※1 for medium- to long-term energy conservation and reducing peak power consumption. As part of this initiative, in fiscal 2018 we installed a gas cogeneration system, or a system that simultaneously produces and supplies two types of energy: electricity and heat. This system uses natural gas as the fuel for power generation, and is intended to use energy more efficiently. In these ways, we are working to reduce energy consumption throughout the entire factory.

※1 Power peak reduction of 2,000 MWh or more per year

Gas cogeneration system at the Tokyo factory

Gas cogeneration system at the Tokyo factory

Helping to achieve the UN's SDGs goals, adopted in 2015. We promise to do our part for reaching these goals.

The Kibun Group is committed to working carefully on helping to achieve the SDG※2 goals one by one, mindful of the need to have a better, more sustainable world.

※2 SDGs:The UN's international goals for a better, more sustainable world by 2030, unanimously adopted by member states at a September 2015 United Nations Summit.

For example, to balance consideration for the environment with the protection and the legacy of Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine), in 2010 we changed the material used in the rolling mat (part of the product packaging) for date-maki from polypropylene to paper for some products. date-maki is a treasured New Year's food in Japan. Since 2011, we have used a paper material for our leading date-maki products.

Date-maki with paper rolling mat in the package

Date-maki with paper rolling mat in the package

In addition, with food waste now a social issue, since 2020 we have used a packaging method called MAP packaging for Yasai Tempura and Shakitto Tamanegi Ten, our main satsuma-age products. This packaging method has extended the expiration dates.

Yasai Tempura and Shakitto Tamanegi Ten, for which we adopted a new packaging method

Yasai Tempura and Shakitto Tamanegi Ten, for which we adopted a new packaging method

Improving corporate value by acting responsibly. That is our promise as a good corporate citizen.

The Kibun Group believes that it is essential to strengthen governance for maximizing corporate value. For this reason, we have built relationships that earn the trust of shareholders, customers, business partners, local communities, and other stakeholders, as well as the general society.
Consequently, while improving the soundness and transparency of management, we will also strive to speed up decision-making, quickly disclose information, and strengthen monitoring and supervision for better management and business execution.

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