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Initiatives for Business Compliance

We emphasize compliance and recognize that actively promoting compliance serves as the basis of our business activities and thus undertake specific initiatives as a Group.

Initiatives for Product Quality and Environmental Management

The Yakult Group strives to maintain a high level of quality control to ensure that our customers can consume the products that we produce with peace of mind, and also works to reduce the environmental impact associated with our production and distribution activities. As one of our initiatives, we are promoting acquisition of ISO9001, ISO14001, HACCP, ISO22000, GMP, and other international management system certifications related to quality and the environment for Yakult Honsha plants, the Yakult Central Institute, bottling companies, marketing companies and group companies outside Japan.

Standards certification obtained in Japan and overseas
● ISO 9001: An international standard for quality management systems
● ISO 14001: An international standard for environmental management systems
● HACCP: A system for assuring safety by implementing thorough hygiene management across the entire manufacturing process
● ISO 22000: An international standard for food safety management systems based on the hygiene management methods of HACCP
● FSSC 22000: An international standard for food safety management systems based on ISO 22000 that incorporates food defense and other matters
● GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice): An international standard for pharmaceuticals and food manufacturing management and quality management
● Halal: A standard for food quality management systems based on Islamic Law
● OHSAS 18001: An international standard for occupational health and safety management systems
● SQF: An international standard for management systems that ensure the safety and quality of food products

Status of certifications obtained by Yakult Honsha plants (as of the end of March 2017)

Plant name Year of receipt
ISO9001 ISO14001 HACCP
Fukushima Plant 2011 2002 1998
Ibaraki Plant 2011 2002 1998
Shonan Cosmetics Plant 2002
Fuji Susono Plant 1997 2000 1998
Fuji Susono Pharmaceutical Plant 2003
Hyogo Miki Plant 2013 2014 2013
Saga Plant 2011 2001 1998

Status of certifications obtained by the Yakult Central Institute (as of the end of March 2017)

Institute name Year of receipt
ISO9001 ISO14001 HACCP
Yakult Central Institute* 2001

*Certification obtained for the Analytical Science Department's Analysis Laboratory No.3

Status of certifications obtained by bottling companies (as of the end of March 2017)

Company name Year of receipt
ISO9001 ISO14001 HACCP
Yakult Iwate Plant Co., Ltd. 2012 2004 2008
Yakult Chiba Plant Co., Ltd. 2012 2003 1998
Yakult Aichi Plant Co., Ltd. 2012 2004 2009
Yakult Okayama Wake Plant Co., Ltd. 2015 2017 2015
Yakult Fukuoka Plant Co., Ltd. 2012 2004 1998

Status of certifications obtained by marketing companies in Japan (as of the end of March 2017)

Company name Year of receipt
ISO9001 ISO14001 ISO22000
Yakult Sapporo Sales Co., Ltd. 2013
Yakult Iwate Sales Co., Ltd. 2007
Yakult Yonezawa Sales Co., Ltd. 2004
Yakult Miyagi Chuo Sales Co., Ltd. 2010
Yakult Mito Sales Co., Ltd. 2007
Yakult Chiba Ken Sales Co., Ltd. 2012
Yakult Tokyo Sales Co., Ltd. 2007
Yakult Kanagawa Tobu Sales Co., Ltd. 2008
Yakult Kinki Chuo Sales Co., Ltd.※ 2008
Yakult Hyogo Sales Co., Ltd. 2008
Yakult Shin Hiroshima Sales Co., Ltd. 2005
Yakult Yamaguchi Sales Co., Ltd. 2009
Yakult Hiroshima Chuo Sales Co., Ltd. 2005
Yakult Saga Ken Sales Co., Ltd. 2008
Yakult Sasebo Co., Ltd. 2011
Yakult Miyazaki Sales Co., Ltd. 2006
Yakult Miyakonojo Sales Co., Ltd. 2006
Yakult Kawauchi Sales Co., Ltd. 2006
Yakult Kagoshima Sales Co., Ltd. 2006
Yakult Kagoshima Tobu Sales Co., Ltd. 2006

*Certification obtained for a portion of branches.

Status of certifications obtained by group companies overseas (as of the end of December 2017)

Company name Plant name Year of receipt
ISO9001 ISO14001 ISO22000
Yakult Taiwan Co., Ltd. Zhongli Plant
Hong Kong Yakult Co., Ltd. Tai Po Plant 2001 2013
Yakult (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Bangkok Plant
Ayutthaya Plant
Korea Yakult Co., Ltd. Pyeongtaek Plant
Nonsan Plant
Yangsan Plant
Cheonan Plant
Yakult Philippines, Inc. Calamba Plant
Yakult (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Singapore Plant 2003
P.T. Yakult Indonesia Persada Sukabumi Plant 2011
Surabaya Plant
Yakult Australia Pty. Ltd. Australia Plant 2004
Yakult (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia Plant
Yakult Vietnam Co., Ltd. Vietnam Plant 2011 2009
Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. Sonipat/Rai Plant 2011
Guangzhou Yakult Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Plant 1 2003 2003
Guangzhou Plant 2 2014 2014
Shanghai Yakult Co., Ltd. Shanghai Plant 2008
Yakult S/A Ind. E Com. (Brazil) Lorena Plant
Yakult S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) Ixtapaluca Plant
Guadalajara Plant
Yakult U.S.A. Inc. California Plant
Tianjin Yakult Co., Ltd. Tianjin Plant
Wuxi Yakult Co., Ltd. Wuxi Plant
Yakult Europe B.V. Almere Plant 2005 2000
Yakult (China) Corporation
Beijing Yakult Co., Ltd.
Yakult Nederland B.V.
Yakult Belgium N.V./S.A.
Yakult UK Ltd. (Ireland Branch) 1999 1999
Yakult Deutschland GmbH
Yakult Oesterreich GmbH
Yakult Italia S.R.L.
Company name Plant name Year of receipt
FSSC22000 HACCP GMP HALA OHSAS SQF
Yakult Taiwan Co., Ltd. Zhongli Plant 2002
Hong Kong Yakult Co., Ltd. Tai Po Plant 2013
Yakult (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Bangkok Plant 2005 2004 2014
Ayutthaya Plant 2012 2012 2014
Korea Yakult Co., Ltd. Pyeongtaek Plant 1998
Nonsan Plant 1998
Yangsan Plant 1998
Cheonan Plant 2002 2011
Yakult Philippines, Inc. Calamba Plant 2005
Yakult (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Singapore Plant 2002 1999
P.T. Yakult Indonesia Persada Sukabumi Plant 1998
Surabaya Plant 2012
Yakult Australia Pty. Ltd. Australia Plant 2009
Yakult (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia Plant 2006 2004
Yakult Vietnam Co., Ltd. Vietnam Plant 2009 2013
Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. Sonipat/Rai Plant 2010 2012
Guangzhou Yakult Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Plant 1 2004 2006
Guangzhou Plant 2 2014 2014
Shanghai Yakult Co., Ltd. Shanghai Plant 2008
Yakult S/A Ind. E Com. (Brazil) Lorena Plant 2004 2004 2003
Yakult S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) Ixtapaluca Plant 2002 2002
Guadalajara Plant 2006 2005
Yakult U.S.A. Inc. California Plant 2017 2017
Tianjin Yakult Co., Ltd. Tianjin Plant
Wuxi Yakult Co., Ltd. Wuxi Plant
Yakult Europe B.V. Almere Plant 2015
Yakult (China) Corporation
Beijing Yakult Co., Ltd.
Yakult Nederland B.V.
Yakult Belgium N.V./S.A.
Yakult UK Ltd. (Ireland Branch)
Yakult Deutschland GmbH
Yakult Oesterreich GmbH
Yakult Italia S.R.L.

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