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Commitment to contributing to the sustainable food system and promoting nutritious food development at the UN Food System Summit 2021

2021/07/23Sustainability

Hayashibara Co., Ltd

Hayashibara Co., Ltd., a member of Nagase Group, (Headquarters: Shimoishii, Kita-ku, Okayama City, President: Naoki Yasuba) is pleased to announce its support for the United Nations Food System Summit 2021, scheduled to be held in New York, USA in September 2021. By leveraging the strengths of enzyme utilization technology that we have long cultivated and plant-based materials developed through our biotechnology, we will promote the development of safe and nutritious foods. We also work to secure stable food supply by improving agricultural and livestock productivity and reducing food loss and waste, thereby we will contribute to the realization of a sustainable food system, especially "food security in terms of both quality (nutrition) and quantity (supply).

In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Hayashibara endorses the purpose of this summit and expresses the following commitment through the Japanese government.

Hayashibara’s Commitment and Initiatives

We will strengthen partnerships with stakeholders to optimize the beneficial functions of our food ingredients in order to secure the food supply and contribute to better and healthier lifestyles. In cooperation with our partners, we will focus on the following activities with the aim of developing 100 products by 2025 and 200 by 2030.

  •  ・We will utilize the functions of our ingredients to help develop novel food products that are safe and nutritious and that boost protein intake.
  •  ・We will contribute to stable food supply by reducing food loss and waste through ingredients that keep foods fresh for longer.

We will develop manufacturing technologies and ingredients that help reduce environmental impacts.

We will support increased crop and livestock productivity by developing applications that improve food security.
We will work with our business partners for securing visibility and transparency throughout the raw material supply chain to ensure appropriate working conditions and equitable livelihoods.


For further information, please refer to the following;
UN FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT DIALOGUES GATEWAY
- Japan National Food Systems Dialogue (Plenary Dialogue)
- Summary report of the plenary dialogue held on June 18
- List of commitments by Japanese companies and organizations (Our commitment can be found on page 17)

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