MIRAI’s Kashiwanoha Factory Received GLOBALG.A.P. Certification

MIRAI Co., Ltd.

In March 2020, MIRAI Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture; President and CEO: Yoshio Shiina; hereinafter “MIRAI”) announced that its main production facility Kashiwanoha Factory had been awarded the GLOBALG.A.P., an international third-party certification.

GGN: 4063061098771
Certification date: March 12, 2020
Factory: Kashiwanoha Factory (221-1 Aotashindentobichi, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-0881 Japan)

<Main purposes of obtaining the certificate>.
To strengthen risk management
To improve management efficiency
To establish the “business operation know-how” that follows “facilities” and “cultivation technology” for overseas business development

MIRAI’s Kashiwanoha Factory has been operating as a large-scale artificial light type plant factory for over six years, and we have been accumulating the know-how in plant factory operation and management by producing and selling vegetable products. Now that we have more than 50 corporate clients purchasing our vegetables, the demand for food safety, and the stability and security of procurement is increasing day by day.

The idea of food safety, workplace safety, and environmental protection have changed significantly from the early days of our factory to the present. Now a single wrong decision can lead directly to the risk for the entire business. In this regard, we believe obtaining the certificate is truly beneficial for all our business stakeholders.

Also, in order to further improve the productivity and promote the efficiency, we thought it would be very effective to review the related factors and “visualize” them when we prepare for the application for GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. In this process, we were able to improve each part of our work, ranging from revising the conventional work manual, reports, and deliverables, to reducing the procurement cost, and to enhancing the cooperation between the sales team and production team.

Furthermore, one of MIRAI’s core businesses is to provide the “plant factory system” and its “operational support” for the overseas market. At this point, the certificate allows us to also provide “business operation know-how” for our existing and new overseas business partners. Currently, in our new overseas projects, we design the layout, work-flows, and operations following the GLOBALG.A.P..

(Left: GLOBALG.A.P. certificate)      (Right: MIRAI Kashiwanoha Factory)

Internally, we hope it encourages and helps our staff to implement their risk management and to improve work efficiency. Also, we see it as an excellent chance to enhance our passion for our business, and every day we learn, try new things, and advance our business “brightly, proactively, and constructively” together under any circumstances.

GLOBALG.A.P. is a trademark and a set of standards for Good Agricultural Practices. In over 120 countries, it is used as an international standard certification approved by GFSI. This certificate is an international brand awarded to good-standing companies that are engaged in sustainable production while achieving food safety, workplace safety, and environmental protection.

*About GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative)
GFSI is an organization managed by food security experts such as international food companies and distribution companies and maintains a scheme to benchmark international food safety standards. GLOBALG.A.P. is one of the six certifications approved by GFSI in the field of agriculture.

<Inquiries regarding this news release>
MIRAI Co., Ltd.
COO Nagateru Nozawa