SARAYA received the Minister of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director Award at the inaugural Japan SDGs Awards. The ceremony was held at the Prime Minister's official residence on 26 December 2017, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Since its foundation in 1952, Saraya has developed and sold hand hygiene products that display high cleaning efficiency, prevent skin irritation and are highly biodegradable. As the first company in Japan to use plant-based resources in the manufacturing of dish detergent, Saraya has been known throughout Japan as the natural choice in hygiene and sanitation products. The company has always complied with OECD regulations, which state that OECD products must include at least 60 % of highly biodegradable ingredients. Saraya currently provides health and hygiene solutions for household care, medical infection prevention, food preparation hygiene, and public hygiene. Each market segment is a key element in expanding its use of sustainable innovations.