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Notification of UPGRADE Plant based kitchen’s participation in SCAFFF2030’s Sustainability Week


Our “Upgrade plant based kitchen,” a dining establishment based in Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store (Osaka City), will take part in the SCAFFF2030 (Sustainability Consortium 2030 - for Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food) Project’s “Sustainability Week (Sustaina-Week),” running from September 17th to the 27th.

The SCAFFF2030 Project aims at attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations by the year 2030. The project is a collaborative effort, done with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Consumer Affairs Agency and the Ministry of the Environment to promote activities that contribute to the propagation of sustainable production and consumption.

  • The “Sustaina-Week” aims at raising awareness about sustainability among people, with “a daily choice for a green future” as the catchphrase. It’s a period when companies and organizations engaging in activities to achieve sustainable production and consumption can bring these initiatives for the future to the attention of people. The six items that are being taken into account related to sustainability in food and the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries are climate change, biodiversity, water, waste and loss, partnership and resilience, and soil. Each participating project member will have information related to their initiatives for these items exhibited and promoted.

    Sustaina-Week, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Webpage
  • SCAFFF2030’s Sustainability Week

Participation Summary

Sustaina-Week Period September 17 (Thurs) – September 27 (Sun), 2020
PR Area UPGRADE Plant based kitchen shop, SNS
PR Method Common logo will be displayed, sustainable products that we highly recommended will be promoted
Sustainable Products A menu featuring soy meat made from soybeans, which are environmentally-friendly
Items that we take into account related to sustainability in food and the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries
WaterWater The water required for the production of one kilogram of soybeans is only 12% of what is required to produce one kilogram of beef
Climate ChangeClimate Change Getting protein from soybeans will also help make contributions to reducing the methane gas emissions that livestock produce

Other ESG Initiatives at the Upgrade Plant base kitchen

  • Environmentally-friendly LIMEX and bags made with 50% biomass are used
  • Paper-based cartons are used
  • We have opened a store in the main building of Daimaru Shinsaibashi, an ESG Model Store belonging to the J. Front Retailing Group (*Please direct inquiries to the Daimaru Shinsaibashi)

    1. Electricity is generated through 100% renewable energy
    2. Lighting inside the building and in the backyard has been converted to 100% LED
    3. Raising efficiency of deliveries through unified management of distribution throughout the building and using environmentally-friendly packaging material

UPGRADE Plant based kitchen

  • A plant-based food deli focused on soybeans, built on the concept of changing the world with soybeans
    Having opened on September 20th, 2019, we’ll have our first year anniversary during Sustaina-Week.

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