Soy sauce makers
Kikkoman's soy sauce is #1 in the world. Beyond shoyu (soy sauce) the company's products include cooking sauces, sake, and wines. In Japan it sells ketchup and other Western foods under the Del Monte brand. The company also produces industrial-use enzymes and bottles Coca-Cola in Japan. The company is more than 300 years old and is still controlled by descendants of its founding families.
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of A-.
Source: CDP (2022)
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of A-.
Source: CDP (2022)
Forest 500 identifies the 350 companies and 150 financial institutions with the greatest exposure to tropical deforestation risk, and annually assesses them on the strength and implementation of their deforestation and human rights commitments. This company received a score of 6%.
Source: Forest 500 (2021)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 21/100 in the Food Products category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 18 Nov 2022). The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Source: S&P Global (2022)
The 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmark assessed 350 keystone companies across the entirety of the food system, from farm to fork. It covers three dimensions where transformation is needed: nutrition, environment and social inclusion. This company ranked #220/350, with a total score of 13/100.
Source: World Benchmarking Alliance (2021)
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
Source: We Mean Business (2021)
This company has products that have been verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, North America's only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
Source: Non-GMO Project (2021)
The United Nations Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of 10 values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. However it's non-binding nature has been widely criticised, and many signatory corporations continue to violate the Compact's values.
Source: UN Global Compact (2020)
Kikkoman is a manufacturer and importer of wines and sake in Japan. Only represents a small portion of total company revenue.
Source: company website (2020)
In 2015 PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, USA) learned that Kikkoman had been conducting and funding experiments on animals in order to make health claims about its products. Kikkoman ended its practice of animal testing soon afterwards as a result of PETA's campaign.
Source: PETA (2015)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||3.4 billion USD (2014)|
|Subsidiaries||Kikkoman Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Noda, Chiba, Japan|