Corporate social responsibility

Yakult’s mission is to contribute to the health and happiness of all people around the world. We do that by our products, but also by our corporate activities. For instance, Yakult Ladies are indispensable in everyday life in Japan for the social role they play. In every country we operate in, Yakult is supporting local organisations or activities. All members of the Yakult Group in Europe are proud to be part of the realisation of our company’s mission.

Yakult Ladies

In 1963, Dr Shirota set up the pioneering Yakult Ladies scheme – at the time an unique employment opportunities for women and a daily door-to-door delivery network for our little bottles. Today, we have over 80,000 Yakult Ladies worldwide – visiting our customers every day.

However, the Yakult Ladies scheme in Japan is so much more than getting bottles to doors.

Creating the Yakult forest with Treedom

As of February 2022, Yakult announced a three year partnership with Treedom to plant 10,000 trees. Treedom is a global platform that’s planting trees and forests worldwide with the specific aim of making the planet greener and fairer.

It’s very important to our company that we are responsible corporate citizens in the countries we operate in. Below is a list of CSR activities from Yakult companies in Europe created to have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Realisation of our promise