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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 2018)

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 2018)

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 2018)

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 2018)

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 2018)

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     2017
Wuxi Yakult Co., Ltd. Wuxi Plant 2017    
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 Halal OHSAS SQF
Yakult Taiwan Co., Ltd. Zhongli Plant     2002     2018
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   2018        
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.