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Meiji Holdings (Meiji) was established in 2009, following the merger of Meiji Seika Kaisha and Meiji Dairies. Today, it has business activities in food and pharmaceuticals. In food, Meiji holds leading domestic market positions in milk, cheese, yoghurt, chocolate and powdered protein products, serving customers in Japan via 36 domestic group companies. Meiji also operates 29 overseas companies across the United States, Europe and Asia.

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Governance and strategy

#1 5.0 /10 #88


#1 13.0 /30 #38


#1 10.0 /30 #23

Social inclusion

#1 8.2 /30 #89
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #17
Animal proteins #7
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #41

Segment ranking summary

Meiji ranks 7th in animal proteins, 17th in agricultural products and commodities, and 41st in food and beverage manufacturers and processors. The company is most active in the last two segments. Meiji performs well, relative to its peers, in nutrition (ranking in the top 10 in both animal proteins and agricultural products and commodities), as it discloses evidence across all topics. Moreover, while Meiji performs relatively well in environment, it could improve its ranking against peers in food and beverage processors by disclosing more information on its approach to animal welfare and protein diversification. Furthermore, in social, the company is currently lagging against its peers in all three segments due to a lack of disclosure on its approach to tackling child and forced labour and the health and safety of vulnerable groups in its supply chain, areas its higher ranking peers have already begun to address in their reporting.

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Core social indicators

The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

More about the company

Tokyo, Japan
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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