Our mission

Ever since Yakult was created by Dr. Shirota in 1935, our company has been focused on people’s health and happiness. Such a belief has driven us to advance scientific research and develop our product ranges, but also to care for the environment and invest in the communities we operate in.


Dr. Shirota’s beliefs and philosophies are still very much alive within Yakult today as we continue our research into the positive effects of microorganisms. In fact his bacterial strain, Lactobacillus casei Shirota, is still at the core of the Yakult business today.

Corporate social responsibility

Yakult’s mission is to contribute to the health and happiness of all people around the world. All members of the Yakult Group in Europe are proud to be part of the realisation of that promise. It’s why, in every country we operate in, Yakult is supporting local organisations or activities.

Yakult Global Environmental Vision

Yakult Group has established its Environmental Vision, a guide towards its goal of uniting “People and Planet as One”