About the Ajinomoto group

For over a century, the Ajinomoto Group has been “unlocking the power of amino acids” in the pursuit of healthy tasty food and well-being, reinforcing its founding aspiration of “Eat Well, Live Well.”

As a leader in amino acids, by combining the various powers of amino acids, we have been able to develop a multi-faceted business portfolio spanning foods, seasonings, healthcare and electronic equipment.

At a glance

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Our Philosophy


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 food and health issues associated with dietary habits and ageing.

Our Philosophy

Since its creation, the Ajinomoto Group has been consistently engaging in initiatives to resolve social issues. These initiatives have contributed to the Group’s growth, and its economic value has improved through the creation of shared value with the society and local communities.
This global initiative has been named ASV (The Ajinomoto Group creating Shared Value). ASV holds a prime position at the heart of the Group’s corporate philosophy and is key in helping us fulfil our mission and vision.

Ajinomoto Group Way

Create New Value / Pioneer Sprit / Social Contribution / Value People

Shared values among employees pursuing our mission and vision with a common approach and position in taking on our work.

Ajinomoto Group Policies (AGP)

The AGP represent our fundamental, globally shared values as well as the code of conduct that governs the Group’s business activities. These serve as a guidance for compliance in each country and region in which we operate, and also to international regulations concerning “21st-century issues of the human society”, and the pursuit of our ASV.



Explore the long and rich journey that has brought us from our starting point to where we stand today.