Environmental efforts

Environmental efforts SDGs

Plastic reduction efforts

We are also actively engaged in product overpackaging prevention, efforts to find alternatives to single-use plastic products, and other measures which have been proposed in society as solutions for marine pollution caused by microplastics, a problem of global concern in recent years.

We will continue to make efforts while connecting production and consumption, such that we can stably provide customers with products that are safe and give peace of mind, and such that our customers who delight in our products and our employees who made the products with great care will both imagine each other when consuming and making the products.

  • Example 1: Development of the “Corone Cookie” which can also be used as a straw

    Thanks to the application and development of the confectionery manufacturing techniques that we have cultivated over many years, we created the “Corone Cookie”, a stick-shaped product that can be used both as a delicious topping and as a straw. The packaging film is a biomass plastic film which includes plant-derived material, in order to reduce the environmental burden.

    Development of the “Corone Cookie” which can also be used as a straw
  • Example 2: Plastic forks replaced with paper picks

    Starting with the 2019 product redesign, we replaced plastic forks in our “Mochi-mochi chocolat” series with eco-friendly, safety-conscious paper picks. Our efforts were appreciated, and we received an award for appropriate packaging from the Japan Packaging Institute in the “Japan Packaging Contest 2019”.

    • Plastic forks replaced with paper picks
    • Plastic forks replaced with paper picks

Products with altered packaging specifications (reduced plastic)

We conducted R&D on products whose use of plastic we strived to reduce. As a result of repeated inspection, we determined that we could stably provide customers safe plastic-reduced products that gave peace of mind. Starting from January 2021, we have been gradually introducing the sale of some products which are trayless or use paper trays.

●Products which are now trayless


Tray used
Tray used
After becoming trayless
After becoming trayless

●Products which now have paper trays

  • Paper trays used
    Paper trays used
  • ●Local products (from left)

    • Hokkaido Alfort - Cheesecake flavor
      Disney package
    • Hokuriku Alfort - Goroujima kintoki sweet potato
      Disney package
    • Kyushu Alfort - Amaou strawberry
      Disney package

    © Disney


Plastic tray
Plastic tray
Paper tray
Paper tray

Introduction of an eco mark

So that more customers can recognize Bourbon products which have become trayless or switched to paper trays, we have introduced our own original eco mark. We print the marks shown below on the product packages to clearly show that the products are eco-friendly, and as well, we continue to strengthen our efforts as a corporation to reduce the environmental burden, by saving resources and so on.

  • eco marks
  • ●eco marks

    • (Left) eco mark for trayless products
    • (Center, right) eco mark for products which use paper trays

eco rail mark

  • eco rail mark
  • The eco rail mark is a recognition system and mark for products and companies that have undergone a modal shift in their distribution of products and so forth, and are using rail transportation, which has a lower carbon footprint.

    Our eco rail mark products: Puchi series, Ionic water, Famous Dewasanzan (Three Mountains of Dewa) natural mineral water, Alfort, Original biscuits

    Eco rail mark (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)

Water-based printing product certification

  • Water-based printing product certification
  • This is a system that certifies that product packaging material uses 100% water-based ink.

    Our eco rail mark products: Fettuccine gummi series, 80 kcal series, sss series, etc.

    Japan Health Business Federation
    Water-based printing product certification system

Promotion of CO₂ emission reduction activities

In light of the climate change problem which is intensifying globally, activities which aim at achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions and are directed at realizing a decarbonized society are spreading. In the midst of this, efforts to reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in business activities through self-consumption of electricity which is generated using renewable energy such as sunlight and so on are increasing.
As part of activities aimed at reducing the environmental burden, we also installed solar panel electricity generation equipment on the roof of the Shibata factory in August 2020, and started self-consumption-style solar power generation (PPA). We expect an annual reduction of about 210 tons of carbon dioxide to be achieved through solar power generation.

solar power generation of the Shibata factory

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Reduction of food waste and production waste

We are endeavoring to establish a recycling-oriented supply system in which our non-standard products which occur at the time of manufacture in our factories are reused as feed by our raw material producers such as poultry farmers, and harvested and processed raw materials are used for manufacturing. Through this, we are striving to achieve the effective use of non-standard products and reduction of waste.

Creation of recycling-oriented supply chain:Non-standard products reused as feed → Processed into liquid whole egg and frozen egg at egg-processing company → Used as raw materials for products →