Corporate Philosophy

Our Promise

To realize greater wellness for people all around the world through amino science

— this is the Ajinomoto Group’s promise to our customers.

Amino science is our unique scientific approach, enabling us to pursue the infinite possibilities of amino acids and provide products and services that support the health of the body and mind.

We will continue to take on new challenges to make every day more comfortable and delicious

Our Philosophy

Corporate Message
Eat Well, Live Well.


Ajinomoto Group Principles & Policies


Our mission is to contribute to the world’s food and wellness, and to better lives for the future.


Contribute to greater wellness for people worldwide, unlocking the power of amino acids to resolve the food and health issues associated with dietary habits and aging.

By 2030

  • Extend the healthy life expectancy of 1 billion people.
  • Lower our environmental impact by 50%, while maintaining the growth of our businesses.

The Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value (ASV)

ASV represents our unchanging commitment: With our stakeholders and businesses, we help resolve society’s issues, leading to the creation of economic value.

Ajinomoto Group Policies (AGP)

The AGP represent our fundamental, globally shared views as well as the code of conduct that governs the Group’s business activities as they relate to compliance in each country and region in which we operate, international rules concerning “21st-century issues of human society,” and the pursuit of ASV.


The Ajinomoto Co. was founded in 1909 by Japanese professor Dr. Kikunae Ikeda and businessman Mr. Saburosuke Suzuki II with a vision to improve the overall health and nutrition of the Japanese people. They created the Ajinomoto Group to begin marketing Umami through the product AJI-NO-MOTO®.
Since 1909, The Ajinomoto Co. has expanded globally to over 30 countries and areas around the world, employing over 30,000 employees.