Ajinomoto : Proclaims “Dedication to Vitamin” at Tokyo Vitamin for Progress Summit 2021, setting a path to “extending wholesome life expectancy of 1 billion individuals”


Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Announces “Commitment to Nutrition”

at Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021,

Ways to “extend healthy life expectancy”

of 1 billion people ”

TOKYO, November 8, 2021 – Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Ajinomoto Co.) announced its “Commitment to Nutrition” as a specific goal to improve nutrition and on October 26, 2021 in the “Global Nutrition Report”, an official website for the Japanese Government-hosted Tokyo Nutrition For Growth (N4G) Summit 2021 will take place December 7-8, 2021.

With the aim of becoming a solution-oriented food and health group of companies, Ajinomoto Co.’s “Commitment to Nutrition” is one way to achieve the

The company’s vision by 2030 to extend the healthy life expectancy of 1 billion people. By announcing specific goals by the 2021 Summit, Ajinomoto Co. is committed to society to work towards these goals and will provide transparent progress reports and follow-up actions.

Commitment to nutrition

By 2030, we will help extend the healthy life expectancy of one billion people by increasing the current reach to 700 million consumers and by providing products and information that help consumers enjoy nutritious and delicious foods.

  • S.Support of the practice of “delicious salt reduction” with umami
    • We will use our current reach of 700 million consumers to raise general awareness of Umami salt reduction and to help more people achieve salt reduction without compromising taste.
  • Provide nutritious products to contribute to people’s wellbeing
    • By the 2030 financial year, 60% of our products will have a high nutritional value and taste good at the same time. We will use Ajinomoto Group’s Nutrient Profiling System (ANPS) to guide product development and reformulation.
    • Among the nutritious products we will be offering 400 million people a year by the 2030 financial year products that promote the “reduction of delicious salt” and the “optimization of protein intake”.
    • By utilizing the physiological and nutritional functions of amino acids, we will double the availability of such products that contribute to health by fiscal year 2030 compared to fiscal year 2020.
  • Supporting consumer awareness / behavior change by providing information that will help improve health and nutrition
    • We will provide consumers with information to help them improve their health and nutrition, as well as simple recipes and menus both on product packaging and on our website that are delicious and balanced meals and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Improvement of the nutrition skills of group employees
    • We help our employees improve and maintain their health by providing healthy meals in the workplace, providing nutritional education, health checks and maternity leave.
    • By fiscal year 2025 we will proveide nutrition education for a total of 100,000 employees.

The dual burden of malnutrition, which includes overeating, which causes obesity and lifestyle-related diseases, and undernourishment of the disadvantaged in developing countries, is increasing worldwide. At the N4G Summit, leaders from governments, international organizations, businesses and civil society will participate in a variety of discussions on improving health, nutrition and nutritional resilience around the world. This opportunity is intended to deepen the shared knowledge of the executives for future measures to improve nutrition.

Ajinomoto Co. will attend the N4G Summit and accelerate efforts to achieve its vision for 2030 by working with academia and other stakeholders to provide solutions to food and health problems.

Message from the Director, Representative Executive Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer of Ajinomoto Co. Takaaki Nishii: “Our ‘Commitment to Nutrition’ is a medium to long-term goal of our Group’s nutrition improvement business. Announcing our activities and successes will help to provide impetus for improving nutrition in society. Solving various nutritional problems around the world cannot be achieved by one company alone. People around the world need to work together to achieve a common goal. The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 is a great opportunity for diverse stakeholders to build partnerships. We want to play an important role in multi-stakeholder collaboration and lead in solving social problems. We will further accelerate our active engagement with society through international dietary improvement discussions to the result of extending the healthy life expectancy of 1 billion people by 2030, the year of the SDGs. ”

Note: Expressions were partially revised on December 2nd, 2021.


The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 is a meeting promoting international efforts to improve nutrition. It is customary to be hosted by the host country of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and started in 2013 under the guidance of the UK government. After Great Britain (London) and Brazil (Rio), the event is taking place for the third time.

Ajinomoto Co. was the first Japanese company to announce its commitment to nutrition at the 1st Nutrition for Growth Summit in London.

FOOD FOR GROWTH https://nutritionforgrowth.org/

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan https://www.mofa.go.jp/ic/ghp/page22e_000958.html

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries https://www.maff.go.jp/e/policies/inter_relate/N4G/n4g2021.html

Global nutrition report https://globalnutritionreport.org/resources/naf/

In addition to listing our commitment at the Nutrition Summit, it publishes a report on the current status of nutritional issues around the world.

Press release from May 14, 2020 https://www.ajinomoto.com/cms_wp_ajnmt_global/wp- content / uploads / pdf / e5acd7a148de3145e1bf190bc857a927.pdf

The Ajinomoto Group, which unleashes the power of amino acids, aims to solve nutritional and health problems related to eating habits and aging, and to contribute to greater well-being for people worldwide.

Based on the corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well.”, We scientifically pursue the possibilities of amino acids to strive for future growth by creating new value through sustainable and innovative solutions for communities and society.

The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 35 countries and regions and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. In fiscal 2020, sales were 1.0714 trillion yen ($ 10.1 billion). To learn more, visit www.ajinomoto.com.

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