Download data

Powerbroker for

Select an assessment year:

  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Commodities (if applicable): Pulp & Paper
      [Translation] "We are committed to procuring paper and paper products from businesses that are not involved in new deforestation in the process of procuring raw materials, that comply with the laws and international human rights standards of the area where the logs are produced, and that follow appropriate procedures."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Palm oil is a vegetable oil obtained from oil palm cultivated in tropical regions, but it has been pointed out that there are problems with large-scale felling of tropical forests to develop the farm and the human rights of farm workers."; "In September 2007, the Kewpie Group joined the Yamanashi Forest Creation Commission and founded the “Kewpie Forest” in Fuji Hokuroku, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi to conserve the forest and protect water resources."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: reputational
      [translation] The following items may have a significant impact on the Kewpie Group's business performance and financial position and may have a significant impact on investor judgment: [....] Global environmental issues risk - Decreased reputation when evaluated as inadequate - counter-measure. We have set goals and are engaged in environmental conservation activities with the code of conduct regarding the global environment as "connecting a sustainable society to the next generation by earnestly working on the effective use of resources and environmental conservation."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      [translation] "The Sustainability Committee, chaired by the Director in charge of Sustainability, promotes policies, plans and initiatives to achieve sustainability goals, and meets twice a year. The goals and initiatives of each of the five priority issues are examined in subcommittees and collaborative projects in an effort to penetrate and establish them in the Group. In collaboration with the Risk Management Committee, we are promoting the realization of strengthening our management base in response to changes in the environment"
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      Kewpie have set multiple reduction in CO2 emissions targets for 2021 (At least 7.5%), for 2024 (At least 20%) and for 2030 (At least 35%)
  • Commodity score
    18/88
    • Palm oil
      27/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "in July 2018, we joined the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) to procure sustainable palm oil for our group in the future. [...] In FY2019, the Kewpie Group began purchasing certified credits: RSPO “Book and Claim System” * for 37% of the palm oil. By FY2021, 100% of the palm oil used by the Kewpie Group will be purchased with certified credits. After 2021, we will continue to examine subsequent initiatives to source certified palm oil."; In their 2020 ACOP report, Kewpie stated they expected to achieveRSPO supply chain certification by 2022 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "in July 2018, we joined the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) to procure sustainable palm oil for our group in the future. [...] In FY2019, the Kewpie Group began purchasing certified credits: RSPO “Book and Claim System” * for 37% of the palm oil. By FY2021, 100% of the palm oil used by the Kewpie Group will be purchased with certified credits. After 2021, we will continue to examine subsequent initiatives to source certified palm oil."; In their 2020 ACOP report, Kewpie stated they expected to achieve RSPO supply chain certification by 2022 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "in July 2018, we joined the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) to procure sustainable palm oil for our group in the future. [...] In FY2019, the Kewpie Group began purchasing certified credits: RSPO “Book and Claim System” * for 37% of the palm oil. By FY2021, 100% of the palm oil used by the Kewpie Group will be purchased with certified credits. After 2021, we will continue to examine subsequent initiatives to source certified palm oil."; In their 2020 ACOP report, Kewpie stated they had achieved 101.74% certified palm oil and palm oil products uptake.
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "in July 2018, we joined the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) to procure sustainable palm oil for our group in the future. [...] In FY2019, the Kewpie Group began purchasing certified credits: RSPO “Book and Claim System” * for 37% of the palm oil. By FY2021, 100% of the palm oil used by the Kewpie Group will be purchased with certified credits. After 2021, we will continue to examine subsequent initiatives to source certified palm oil."; In their 2020 ACOP report, Kewpie stated they had achieved 101.74% certified palm oil and palm oil products uptake.
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
             [translation] "we joined RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) in July 2018, and will work on the procurement of sustainable palm oil of our group in the future. In 2019, we started purchasing certified credits using RSPO's "Book and Claim Method. for 37% of palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group . We will complete the purchase of certified credits for all palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group by 2021. After that, we will consider efforts to procure certified oil one by one"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            [translation] "we joined RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) in July 2018, and will work on the procurement of sustainable palm oil of our group in the future. In 2019, we started purchasing certified credits using RSPO's "Book and Claim Method. for 37% of palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group . We will complete the purchase of certified credits for all palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group by 2021. After that, we will consider efforts to procure certified oil one by one"
          • Target date
            2021
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            2021
            0.7/0.7
            [translation] "we joined RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) in July 2018, and will work on the procurement of sustainable palm oil of our group in the future. In 2019, we started purchasing certified credits using RSPO's "Book and Claim Method. for 37% of palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group . We will complete the purchase of certified credits for all palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group by 2021. After that, we will consider efforts to procure certified oil one by one"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO
          [translation] "We expect and encourage our suppliers and business partners to adhere to these policies. [...] We adhere to the human rights norms set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, as well as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as a framework for implementation, and comply with the laws and regulations of each country or region in which we operate."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "We respect human rights and never engage in discrimination or harassment based on race, nationality, religion, gender, age , or mental or physical disability" 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            [translation] "we joined RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) in July 2018, and will work on the procurement of sustainable palm oil of our group in the future. In 2019, we started purchasing certified credits using RSPO's "Book and Claim Method. for 37% of palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group . We will complete the purchase of certified credits for all palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group by 2021. After that, we will consider efforts to procure certified oil one by one"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "we joined RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) in July 2018, and will work on the procurement of sustainable palm oil of our group in the future. In 2019, we started purchasing certified credits using RSPO's "Book and Claim Method. for 37% of palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group . We will complete the purchase of certified credits for all palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group by 2021. After that, we will consider efforts to procure certified oil one by one"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            [translation] "we joined RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) in July 2018, and will work on the procurement of sustainable palm oil of our group in the future. In 2019, we started purchasing certified credits using RSPO's "Book and Claim Method. for 37% of palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group . We will complete the purchase of certified credits for all palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group by 2021. After that, we will consider efforts to procure certified oil one by one"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            [translation] "we joined RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) in July 2018, and will work on the procurement of sustainable palm oil of our group in the future. In 2019, we started purchasing certified credits using RSPO's "Book and Claim Method. for 37% of palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group . We will complete the purchase of certified credits for all palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group by 2021. After that, we will consider efforts to procure certified oil one by one"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 6,100 tonnes
          Kewpie reports on their RSPO certified volume both on their website and within their RSPO reporting. In their 2019 report they have produced 6,100 tonnes of palm oil with 2200 tonnes certified through credits. - "In 2019, we started purchasing certified credits using RSPO's "Book and Claim Method. for 37% of palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 37%

          What is the certified volume?: 2200 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO
          Kewpie reports on their RSPO certified volume both on their website and within their RSPO reporting. In their 2019 report they have produced 6,100 tonnes of palm oil with 2200 tonnes certified through credits. - "In 2019, we started purchasing certified credits using RSPO's "Book and Claim Method. for 37% of palm oil procured by the Kewpie Group"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 
          "For the Kewpie Group, the sources of raw materials and materials are important partners. We will promote appropriate communication, deepen relationships of trust and mutual understanding in order to procure better raw materials in a stable manner. We will also solve various issues in the supply chain and aim to procure sustainable groups and develop suppliers with social consideration"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      5/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO
          [translation] "We expect and encourage our suppliers and business partners to adhere to these policies. [...] We adhere to the human rights norms set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, as well as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as a framework for implementation, and comply with the laws and regulations of each country or region in which we operate."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "We respect human rights and never engage in discrimination or harassment based on race, nationality, religion, gender, age , or mental or physical disability" 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      24/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            [Translation] "We are committed to procuring paper and paper products from businesses that are not involved in new deforestation in the process of procuring raw materials, that comply with the laws and international human rights standards of the area where the logs are produced, and that follow appropriate procedures."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            [Translation] "We are committed to procuring paper and paper products from businesses that are not involved in new deforestation in the process of procuring raw materials, that comply with the laws and international human rights standards of the area where the logs are produced, and that follow appropriate procedures."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            [Translation] "We are committed to procuring paper and paper products from businesses that are not involved in new deforestation in the process of procuring raw materials, that comply with the laws and international human rights standards of the area where the logs are produced, and that follow appropriate procedures."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            [Translation] "We are committed to procuring paper and paper products from businesses that are not involved in new deforestation in the process of procuring raw materials, that comply with the laws and international human rights standards of the area where the logs are produced, and that follow appropriate procedures."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            "We are reducing the amount of paper used by making the cardboard thinner while maintaining its strength by devising the structure of the cardboard."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            [translation] "We are reducing the amount of paper used by making the cardboard thinner while maintaining its strength by devising the structure of the cardboard."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO
          [translation] "We expect and encourage our suppliers and business partners to adhere to these policies. [...] We adhere to the human rights norms set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, as well as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as a framework for implementation, and comply with the laws and regulations of each country or region in which we operate."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "We respect human rights and never engage in discrimination or harassment based on race, nationality, religion, gender, age , or mental or physical disability" 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            [translation] "Currently, FSC certified paper is used for more than 60% of corrugated cardboard and paper containers. We are reducing the amount of paper used by making the cardboard thinner while maintaining its strength by devising the structure of the cardboard.[...] the baby food "Nikoniko Box" series began using FSC-certified paper in March 2019."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            [translation] "In collaboration with carton makers, Aohata has adopted the "Shelf Ready Package" for the 55 Jam UD150 series and the Calorie Half Series (carton reduction: approx. 55 tons / year, CO 2 reduction: approx. 33 tons / year). In addition to shortening the time required for opening and displaying at stores and saving labor, we have realized a reduction in environmental impact by reducing materials by devising the shape of the carton."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "Currently, FSC certified paper is used for more than 60% of corrugated cardboard and paper containers. We are reducing the amount of paper used by making the cardboard thinner while maintaining its strength by devising the structure of the cardboard.[...] the baby food "Nikoniko Box" series began using FSC-certified paper in March 2019."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          [Translation] "We are committed to procuring paper and paper products from businesses that are not involved in new deforestation in the process of procuring raw materials, that comply with the laws and international human rights standards of the area where the logs are produced, and that follow appropriate procedures."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What third-party verification is used?: FSC
          "Currently, FSC certified paper is used for more than 60% of corrugated cardboard and paper containers." 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          [translation] "For the Kewpie Group, the sources of raw materials and materials are important partners. We will promote appropriate communication, deepen relationships of trust and mutual understanding in order to procure better raw materials in a stable manner. We will also solve various issues in the supply chain and aim to procure sustainable groups and develop suppliers with social consideration"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    6/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Kewpie Corp is a Japanese food manufacturer. The company produces mayonnaise, dressings, egg products, ready meals, baby food, jams, and sauces among other products. According to Kewpie, a range of these products holds a top market share in Japan. The company also have operations in the US, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and Poland. Through its products Kewpie is exposed to palm oil and soy. Kewpie Corp. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Kewpie, The Ojai Cook, Rice Road

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Please contact us with any concerns or feedback about this or other assessments included in the Forest 500.