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Environmental Management System

Environmental conservation activities by the NISSIN FOODS Group are coordinated by the Environmental Council, which is chaired by the COO of NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS. The Environmental Council sets group-level environmental policies and also deliberates on important matters relating to environmental targets and activities, which gathers the heads of environmental management to share information among the Group plants in Japan. In addition, staff members in each business area also convene working group meetings as required.

Companies in the NISSIN FOODS Group place great importance on the achievement of certification under ISO 14001, which is the international standard for environmental management systems.

To implement groupwide environmental management activities, the Environmental Promotion Division has been conducting surveys at factories in Japan about environment related regulatory compliance and environmental management based on the NISSIN FOODS Group’s own standards (RISEA*). Results from these RISEA surveys are fed back to each plant and used to monitor subsequent improvements. In fiscal 2018, 28 factories were subject to RISEA standards, and RISEA surveys were conducted at 10 of these factories. In fiscal 2019, the Division will conduct plant surveys and offer advice based on RISEA, revised in accordance with ISO 14001: 2015, with an added perspective of energy conservation to achieve the 2020 environmental targets.

  • *RISEA (Food Safety Research Institute’s Inspection Standards for Environmental Activities)

Progress toward Medium-Term Environmental Targets for FY2021

Targets Results for FY2018
30% reduction in greenhouse gas (CO2) emission from business operations*1 25.3%
Maintenance of waste recycling rate of 99.5% or higher 99.6%
100% ISO 14001 certification rate at Group plants*2 69.2%
Improvement of environmental manager qualifications (Eco Test pass rate of 100%)*3 41.7%
  • *1Reduction target per unit of output at domestic business sites subject to reporting (compared to fiscal 2006)
  • *2Certification rate at manufacturing plants in Japan and overseas subject to inspection (at the time of target setting)
  • *3Including alternative qualifications, such as Environmental Planner certification

Group Companies with ISO 14001 Certification

Japan NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (Kanto Plant, Shizuoka Plant, Shiga Plant, Shimonoseki Plant), MYOJO FOODS (Head Office, Research Center), NISSIN CISCO (Tokyo Plant, Osaka Plant), NISSIN YORK (Kanto Plant, Kansai Plant), SAPPORO NISSIN, NISSIN PLASTICS (Kanto Plant, Shiga Plant), HIGASHINIHON MYOJO (Saitama Plant), NISHINIHON MYOJO (Kobe Plant), UNI-STAR, SAITAMA NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, SHIKOKU NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, NISSIN F.D. FOODS, AJINIHON, KAGAWA NISSIN FOOD PRODU
Overseas NISSIN FOODS DO BRASIL, NISSIN FOODS (Hong Kong), WINNER FOOD PRODUCTS, ZHUHAI GOLDEN COAST WINNER FOOD PRODUCTS, GUANGDONG SHUNDE NISSIN FOODS, FUJIAN NISSIN FOODS, ZHEJIANG NISSIN FOODS, NISSIN FOODS VIETNAM, NISSIN FOODS (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
As of May 2018

Scope 3 Calculation

To ascertain greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain and take appropriate measures to address processes with high environmental impacts, in fiscal 2018 we calculated Scope 3 for the previous fiscal year for NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS and four plants directly controlled by NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS. The results showed that Scope 3 emissions are approximately 720,000 tons, or approximately 87% of total Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. Category 1: Purchased goods and services accounted for most Scope 3 emissions. Since reducing the weight of packaging materials contributes to CO2 reduction not only for Category 1, but also for Category 4: Upstream transportation and distribution, Category 9: Downstream transportation and distribution, and Category 12: End-of-life treatment of sold products, in fiscal 2019 and beyond we will pursue further CO2 reduction through packaging materials weight reduction and materials conversion. We also plan to expand the scope of Scope 3 calculation to the entire Group.

Breakdown of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the FY2017

  CO2 emission(1000t) Composition ratio
Scope1 68 8.2%
Scope2 43 5.2%
Scope3 721 86.6%
Category1: Purchased goods and services 564 67.8%
Category2: Capital goods 25 3.1%
Category3: "Fuel-and-energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2" 18 2.1%
Category4: Upstream transportation and distribution 38 4.5%
Category5: Waste generated in operations 1 0.1%
Category6: Business travel 1 0.1%
Category7: Employee commuting 3 0.4%
Category8: Upstream leased assets Not relevant -
Category9: Downstream transportation and distribution 27 3.3%
Category10: Processing of sold products Not relevant -
Category11: Use of sold products 21 2.5%
Category12: End of life treatment of sold products 23 2.7%
Category13: Downstream leased assets Not relevant -
Category14: Franchises Not relevant -
Category15: Investments Not relevant -
Total of Scopes 1, 2 and 3 832 100.0%
  • *NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS and four plants directly controlled by NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (Kanto Plant, Shizuoka Plant, Shiga Plant, Shimonoseki Plant) Calculated according to the Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain Ver. 2.1, and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard

Environmental Pollution Prevention

Each NISSIN FOODS Group plant has set voluntary standards more rigorous than those stipulated in regulations and ordinances for sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), causes of air pollution, and for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand, indicators of water pollution, and each plant monitors the values of these indicators. Also, we have formulated an emergency response procedures manual to prepare against damage to plant facilities and outflow of environmental pollutants into the surrounding area and periodically conduct drills that envision emergency situations. There were no major pollution-related accidents or lawsuits in fiscal 2018.

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