Morinaga Milk
Dairy and sweets
In 1949 Morinaga & Co spun off its dairy operations into Morinaga Milk Industry. Morinaga & Co still owns a 10% stake.

Overall

Owned JPN
Rating C
About the Ratings
Morinaga Milk Industry Co Ltd
JPN

Company Assessment

Morinaga Milk Industry Co Ltd
Praise
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change score of A-.
Source: CDP (2023)
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security score of B.
Source: CDP (2023)
Criticism
The BMS Marketing Index 2024 assesses how well companies making breast-milk substitutes (BMS) are following international guidelines for marketing their products. The Index aims to ensure marketing practices don't discourage breastfeeding. This company scored 17.6%. The highest score was 37% and the average score was a disappointing 10%.
Information
The Morinaga Milk arsenic poisoning incident occurred in 1955 in Japan and is believed to have resulted in the deaths of over 100 infants. The incident occurred when arsenic was inadvertently added to dried milk via the use of an industrial grade monosodium phosphate additive. This incident also led to negative health effects for thousands of other infants and individuals, which has had lingering health effects.
This company has sustainability claims on its website under the themes Food and Wellness, Resources and the Environment, and People and Society.
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts towards removing commodity-driven deforestation and forest degradation from its direct operations and supply chains. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Forests score of C-.
Source: CDP (2023)

Company Details

Type:
Public company
Founded:
1917
Subsidiaries:
Tofurky Company Inc
Vegan foods
Founded by Seth Tibbott in 1980. Acquired by Morinaga in 2023.

Contact Details

Address:
Tokyo, Japan
Website:
www.morinagamilk.co.jp/english/

Products / Brands

Tofurky