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.
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 2/5.
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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.
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Kikkoman is a manufacturer and importer of wines and sake in Japan. Only represents a small portion of total company revenue.
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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.
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|Company Structure||Family-owned Private Company|
|Revenue||$US3.1 billion in 2010|
|# Employees||5,263 in 2010 in World|
|Subsidiaries||Kikkoman Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Noda, Chiba, Japan|