Ezaki Glico is a diversified food business, with activities across confectionary and processed foods, ice cream, dairy, food materials and beverages, among others. The company has a leading domestic market position in Japan, as well as exporting products across Asia, North America and to France. Ezaki Glico was founded in 1922 in Osaka and today operates 17 domestic manufacturing facilities alongside locations in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and others, as well as having affiliate relationships with 20 domestic and 16 international companies.

Baseline assessment


Started the journey


Started the journey

Social inclusion

Started the journey


Ezaki Glico provides limited public disclosure across the dimensions, with considerable room for improvement in all three. In the environment dimension, the company aims to reduce its CO2 emissions intensity by at least 1% annually. It is committed to procuring environmentally friendly materials and ingredients for its products, including plastics, paper and ink. It is also committed to reducing food loss and waste by improving production efficiency. However, no commitments were found in other relevant areas, such as protecting soil health and agrobiodiversity and improving water management. In the nutrition dimension, Ezaki Glico has established a policy for and commits to food safety. It reports that 21 plants have obtained food safety certification. As one of the largest confectionary companies in the world, it is notable that Ezaki Glico does not commit to improving the nutritional value of its food products, although it does report an R&D programme focused on the development of products with fewer calories. The company further lacks commitments to responsible marketing and workplace nutrition. In terms of social inclusion, Ezaki Glico is committed to eliminating child and forced labour and promoting the health, safety and well-being of its employees. However, it does not share its position on paying a living wage.

Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will assess 350 keystone companies on the issues underpinning the food system transformation agenda. The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same. WBA has organised the food and agriculture value chain into six sub-sectors. These sub-sectors are also reflected in the methodology framework.

Food and agriculture revenue
JPY 288,187,000,000
Food and agriculture revenue USD
USD 2,643,683,000
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

Value chain sub-sectors

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