Aiming for Environmentally Friendly In-flight Meals, JAL Group's in-flight meal companies acquire ISO 14001 certification
JAL ROYAL CATERING CO., LTD (JRC), which manufactures in-flight meals for the JAL Group, acquired ISO 14001:2015 certification, an international
standard for environmental management systems, in June 2021.
In order to achieve the SDGs by 2030, the JAL Group has set the initiative of "effective use of limited resources" in the JAL Group Environmental Policy (*1) and the JAL Group Medium-Term Management Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025 (*2), and for in-flight meals, the Group has set a goal of reducing
leftovers and food waste during preparation, and are implementing various initiatives through the "4Rs" (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).
(*1) Reference https://www.jal.com/en/sustainability/environment-management/policy/
(*2) Press Release No. 21012, dated May 7, 2021.「JAL Group Medium-Term Management Plan」 https://press.jal.co.jp/en/items/uploads/
The JRC has also been carrying out environment-friendly activities, such as the effective use of vegetable
scraps and other materials produced during cooking, which amount to 4 tons per month (actual results for
2019), to be turned into animal feed, and the introduction of a wastewater treatment facility (Biorun System)
that does not use any chemicals to treat factory wastewater and places less burden on the environment by
using yeast, and the active use of ingredients certified by MSC (*3), ASC (*4), and ASIAGAP (*5), which take
biodiversity into consideration.
In order to acquire ISO 14001:2015 certification, we have strengthened our environmental education, set
targets based on the characteristics of our business, and established a systematic and organized structure to
further promote environmental conservation activities. We will continue our efforts to provide "safe and high
quality in-flight meals" as well as "environmentally friendly in-flight meals".
(*3) Certification by the Marine Stewardship Council for sustainable, environmentally and socially conscious
fisheries and natural marine products caught by such fisheries.
(*4) Certification by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council for fishery products produced on environmentally and socially friendly farms.
(*5) A global standard for farm management, certification is given to farms that are committed to food safety
The JAL Group will continue to work on preserving the environment in all aspects of its operations in order to pass on a prosperous planet to future generations.