Our Commitment to SDGs


What are SDGs?

In September of 2015, the member states of the UN Sustainable Development Summit unanimously adopted the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” is a set of international development goals that promises a more sustainable and better world by 2030. They are commonly known as The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The SDGs consist of 17 goals, 169 targets, and a pledge to “leave no one behind” on the planet.

Our Commitments

07 affordable and clean energy07 affordable and clean energy
  • Conversion of company vehicles to hybrid vehicles (scheduled for 2023)

    Conversion of company vehicles to hybrid vehicles (scheduled for 2023)

  • Introduction of solar power generation (scheduled for 2023)

    Introduction of solar power generation (scheduled for 2023)

  • Expansion of subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles and installation of recharging facilities (scheduled for 2025)

    Expansion of subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles and installation of recharging facilities (scheduled for 2025)

Use of local hydroelectric power generation, use of electric forklifts, and adoption of electricity demand management systems

  • 08 decent work and economic growth08 decent work and economic growth

    The Breakroom serves a place for employees to relax and refresh.
    Creating an environment in which employees can easily take time off by increasing the number of employees above the minimum required number
    Shorter working hours
    Flexible working hours (work styles that fit your lifecycle, such as picking up relatives or going to the hospital, etc.)
    Paid leave utilization rate of 80% or more
    Promotion of maternity and paternity leave and nursing care leave
    Acquisition of Youth Yell (White Company) certification (from 2019)
    Early appointment to management positions

    08 decent work and economic growth
  • responsible consumption and productionresponsible consumption and production

    We sell Sake Kasu*, which then can be used for product development and alcohol distillation. *Sake Kasu – the solid remains from the sake filteration process.
    Rice polishing discards (rice bran) are sold to be converted into cooking oil.
    Recycling of bottles, cardboard, used paper, and sake lees bags

  • 15 life on land15 life on land

    Efforts to increase planting of sake rice
    No insecticides and herbicides on company property
    Use of biomass plastic bags
    Recycling (18-liter cans, cardboard, plastic wrap, used paper)
    Use of returnable bottles
    Use of P-boxes (reusable distribution boxes for sake)

  • 1 no poverty1 no poverty

    Active employment of single parents
    Local revitalization through higher rice purchase prices
    Salary assessment through a “personnel evaluation system” conducted with a third party

  • 2 zero hunger2 zero hunger

    Support for young farmers

  • 3 good health and well-being3 good health and well-being

    Periodic health checkups
    Reduction of early morning, holiday, and late night work by introducing fully automatic koji making machines and thermal tanks
    Mold-proofing of ceilings
    Installation of air purifiers and disinfectant stations

  • 4 quality education4 quality education

    Training Assistance
    Proposals for visits to other companies’ breweries
    In-house study sessions
    Online training

  • 5 gender equality5 gender equality

    More than 60% of all employees are women
    50% female managers
    Youngest female master brewer (22 years old at the time of appointment in 2018)

  • 6 clean water and sanitation6 clean water and sanitation

    Use of well water
    Move to zero use of tap water
    Use of ozone water and ozone generator

  • 9 industry, innovation and infrastructure9 industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Introduction of state-of-the-art equipment
    (Analyzers, gas chromatography, caser, plate heater, labeler. Shrink-wrapping machine, diamond rice milling machine, flat rice milling machine* *Two of only five in the world)

  • 10 reduced inequalities10 reduced inequalities

    Appointment of an American vice toji
    Acceptance of foreign graduates as one-year fellows (from 2022)
    Braille on product labels

  • 11 sustainable cities and communities11 sustainable cities and communities

    Recruitment in local advertising papers
    Recruitment of employees in the local community

  • 13 climate action13 climate action

    Introduction of solar power generation (~2023)
    Use of electricity from hydroelectric power plants at Naruko Dam near the Sanbongi Head Office and Kamafusa Dam near the Kawasaki Brewery as a renewable energy source

  • 14 life below water14 life below water

    Equipped with wastewater treatment system
    Floor coating to simplify cleaning and reduce detergent consumption

  • 16 peace, justice and strong institutions16 peace, justice and strong institutions

    Contracting services to facilities for the physically challenged

  • 17 partnership for the goals17 partnership for the goals

    Donation of recycled goods to non-profit organizations