Expanding Health-Based Business and Business
that Contributes to a Recycling-Based Society

Applicable Business

Asahi Biocycle Co., Ltd.


The world faces food-related social issues such as food shortages attributed to global population growth and concerns over the safety and security of food. To address these issues, the Asahi Group helps to provide safe and secure food through the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and foods, as well as through its feed businesses which utilize technological capabilities cultivated through research into lactic acid bacteria such as Calpis.
We also utilize applied technologies related to fermentation and microorganisms developed from brewing beer to pursue research into new ways to use by-products. By expanding these initiatives and businesses, we aim to achieve the sustainable, safe and secure provision of food, and to contribute to the formation of a recycling-based society.

Management System

Asahi Biocycle Co., Ltd., which is involved with the feed business, has established a management system that links the departments associated with everything from manufacturing to sales in a cross-sectoral manner to solve social issues. The details of this system are shared and discussed in Group CSR Promotion meetings and reported at Corporate Strategy Board meetings.


  • Reduce quantity of feed grain needed to rear livestock by 2.5 million tons by expanding sales of CALPSPORIN.
    Based on the total sales of CALPSPORIN over the three years to 2021, conduct a trial calculation of the reduction of the quantity of feed grain used. The reduction of the quantity of feed grain is calculated from the feed efficiency (in-company research) through the use of CALPSPORIN. (Asahi Biocycle Co., Ltd.)

Main Results for FY2018

  • A 660,000 ton reduction in feed grain needed to rear livestock due to the expanded sales of CALPSPORIN. (Asahi Biocycle Co., Ltd.)

Going Forward

Asahi Biocycle Co., Ltd. will strive to solve food-related social issues through the expansion of initiatives and businesses that utilize the strengths of the Asahi Group, including applied technologies in fermentation and microorganisms, as well as research into lactic acid bacteria.

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