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Ajinomoto Group

Ajinomoto Group is a Japanese food and biotechnology corporation that produces seasonings, cooking oils, frozen foods, beverages, sweeteners and amino acids. The group is the world’s largest manufacturer of amino acids and sells its products in over 130 countries. Its leading product categories include umami seasonings (AJI-NO-MOTO), consommé (Ajinomoto KK Consommé), Japanese flavour seasonings (HON-DASHI), soups (Knorr Cup Soup) and menu seasonings (Cook Do). Outside of food, Ajinomoto also has activities in healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Ranking position
#13 /380
Total score
39.1 /100
Industry Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #5
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #9
Food and agriculture #12
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

Governance and strategy

#1 62.5 /100 #5

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 36.1 /100 #5

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 34.5 /100 #54
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More about the company

Tokyo, Japan
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 8,740,456,274
Ownership structure
Publicly listed

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2000 most influential companies

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