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First in Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture! Kimitsu Plant Factory Obtains Global Standard Certification Obtains "Global G.A.P." International Certification Shinshowa Group Agricultural Corporation Limited Liability Company "Agreed


Shinshowa Corporation (Head office: Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, Chairman: Yoshihiko Matsuda), which operates a variety of businesses under the slogan "A Brighter Tomorrow for Every Employee. (Head office: Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture; Chairman: Yoshihiko Matsuda), a company that develops a variety of businesses under the slogan "A Brighter Tomorrow for Every Farmer," is pleased to announce that Agreed, an agricultural corporation of the Shinshowa Group (Head office: Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture; Representative Partner: Shinshowa Co. (Head office: Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan; Representative: Shinshowa Co. Currently, 130 countries around the world are members of GLOBAL G.A.P., but only about 12 Japanese agricultural production corporations have obtained the certification. This is the first certification registration in Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture. We will not be satisfied with G-GAP certification, but will continue to work hard to maintain the quality and reliability of our products in line with global standards, and will also work on new business areas throughout the company.

International Certification GLOBAL G.A.P.

What is GLOBAL G.A.P.?

GLOBAL G.A.P. is a comprehensive Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) standard for food safety that is administered by FoodPLUS, a non-profit organization headquartered in Germany, and is capable of inspecting agricultural, livestock, and fishery products worldwide. It is a global standard agricultural certification practiced in more than 110 countries around the world, mainly in Europe, and specifically defines checkpoints for practicing sustainable agriculture (environmentally friendly agriculture), including agricultural product safety management methods and labor safety in agricultural production and handling. To obtain the certification, a farmer must clear all 190 checkpoints, including business operation methods, worker protection, environmental conservation and biodiversity promotion, safety, hygiene, quality, logistics, and resource management, in accordance with global standards.

■What is Agreed LLC, an agricultural corporation?

In a time when Japanese agriculture is undergoing major changes, Agreed LLC sees various possibilities for the future. The first step in this direction was the realization of a "plant factory" that stably produces nutrient-rich vegetables in an environment that does not use pesticides. The "Agreed Kimitsu Plant Factory" provides stable shipments of safe and clean vegetables grown hydroponically in an environment that is unaffected by weather conditions.

Agreed Kimitsu Plant Factory


In late July, we plan to launch a regular subscription (subscriptions) service for all employees of the Shinshowa Group, providing them with high quality plant vegetables. In the future, we intend to expand the service so that it can be extended to the general public.

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Agreed participates in the SDGs as a member of the Shinshowa Group.

Agreed, as a member of the Shinshowa Group participating in the SDGs, is taking action to realize a sustainable society.

Shinshowa's Commitment to the SGDs

What is the Shinshowa Group?

The Shinshowa Group was one of the first to market the 2x4 construction method in Japan the year after it was first approved, and has been involved in building solid homes with a high level of expertise and technological innovation. We will continue to work together as a group to provide our customers with a richer and more fulfilling lifestyle. We will continue to work together as a group to realize a decarbonized society in which everyone can live comfortably and with peace of mind.

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