About the Ajinomoto Group

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

Since its founding, the Ajinomoto Group has been consistently engaging in initiatives to resolve social issues through its business. By improving economic value through the creation of shared value with society and local communities, these initiatives have contributed to the Group’s growth. These kinds of initiatives have been named ASV (The Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value). We have positioned ASV at the core of the Group’s corporate philosophy “Our Philosophy” as we strive to realize our mission and vision adopted under this philosophy.


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


Co-create greater wellness for people all around the world using the power of amino acids to resolve the food and health issues in relation to dietary habits and aging populations.

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 Way

Shared values among employees in pursuing our mission and vision; basic approach and stance in taking on our work.
Create New Value
Pioneer Spirit
Social Contribution
Value People

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.


Explore the series of deliberate and eventful steps that brought us from the place we started to where we stand today.

The Ajinomoto Group Profile

Company Overview

Get some basic facts and figures about who we are.


Meet the diverse people behind the company, whose wealth of experience informs all aspects of our operations.

Global Network

Learn how our R&D headquarters, R&D Centers and other group companies are linked, coordinated and managed as a Global Innovation Network to provide customer solutions.

Corporate profile video : Get to know the Ajinomoto Group