Yakult’s Impact on Society

The Yakult Group creates products that are available in 40 countries and regions around the world, conducting our business on the basis of local production for local sales. We recognize that our corporate activities have not only positive but also negative impacts on local communities and environments in various locations globally. By minimizing these negative impacts and maximizing the positive ones, we will help create a sustainable society.

Supporting the health of people around the world

The Yakult Group does business around the world based on our corporate philosophy of “We contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world through pursuit of excellence in life science in general and our research and experience in microorganisms in particular.” Through the expansion of our business, we will strive to resolve the social challenges of health shared around the world.

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Minimizing our negative impacts

The Yakult Group recognizes the negative environmental impacts associated with our business’s global expansion, including greenhouse gas emissions, the use of plastic containers and packaging, and the use of water resources. We are engaged in a range of initiatives to understand and minimize the extent of these impacts.

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Maximizing our positive impacts

The Yakult Group has strived to create innovation through research on lactic acid bacteria while contributing to the health of regional communities through its unique sales style in which Yakult Ladies deliver good health to as many people as possible around the world. We also promote sustainable procurement throughout our supply chain. Moving forward, we will continue to have a positive impact on resolving social issues and contribute to the health of people around the world, as has been our goal since our founding.

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