CO2 Emission Reductions from Distribution and Company Vehicle

Reducing Transport Distance

NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS aims to shorten transport distance by manufacturing and selling at locations near consumer regions. It is reviewing production planning, such as plant and production item selection, and improving and modifying facilities and production patterns. It has increased the number of manufacturing sites for the cups used for Nippon Meshi Sukiyaki Beef Rice and Curry Rice, using a site in Shizuoka in addition to the one in Shiga, and the cups used for the U.F.O. series, using a site in Saitama in addition to the one in Nara. This has made possible supply to the greater Kansai and Kanto regions.

MYOJO FOODS has reviewed the method of transferring items from the Saitama Plant to multiple warehouses in the Kansai region and linked this activity to reduction of product transfer between warehouses. This has reduced cargo transport volume by approximately 5,000 ton-kilos.*

NISSIN YORK offers dairy products and lactobacillus drinks, which are products manufactured and delivered daily. In fiscal 2018, the company consolidated small delivery sites in its Tohoku region distribution network into a single site in Iwate. This has not only shortened transport distances, but also reduced product inventory loss at the site to one third.

  • *A unit of freight traffic—1 ton-kilo = 1 ton of freight transported for 1 kilometer

Joint Delivery within the Group and with Non-group Companies

Joint delivery by the Group’s operating companies contributes to environmental impact reduction by increasing load efficiency and reducing the number of vehicles required for delivery. NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, MYOJO FOODS, and NISSIN CISCO deliver jointly in Hokkaido and Kyushu, and NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS and MYOJO FOODS deliver jointly in the Tohoku, Chubu, Shikoku, and Chugoku regions.

Since June 2017, NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS has utilized joint delivery of instant noodle products together with Suntory alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to wholesalers in the Obihiro area of Hokkaido. NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS’ lightweight products and Suntory’s heavier products are suited to consolidation, and since demand for these products differs in summer and winter, both companies benefit from flexibility in the use of warehouse space.

Promotion of Modal Shift

We are implementing a modal shift from trucking to ship and rail transportation.

NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS uses ships to transport freight from the Shimonoseki Plant to the logistics centers in eastern Japan and has implemented a modal shift for a great majority of freight on this route. In fiscal 2018, the modal shift ratio on a ton-kilo* basis increased by 0.4 points year on year to 29.7%, reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 590 tons.

MYOJO FOODS is implementing a partial modal shift for transportation of freight from its Saitama Plant and Kobe Plant to its Kyushu logistics center, and in fiscal 2018 rail transport volume from the Kobe Plant increased by 15% year on year.

NISSIN FROZEN FOODS transports freight by sea from SAITAMA NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS to the Kyushu area and in May 2017 began rail container transport of some freight on the same route.

Initiatives Related to Company Vehicle Use

Company vehicles used in business operations are selected for their excellent environmental performance. We use hybrids and other vehicles that meet the highest exhaust emission standards. In fiscal 2018, our six business companies* achieved 100% utilization of environment-friendly vehicles. Employees are encouraged to use eco-driving techniques, including the avoidance of rapid acceleration or braking, and to use public transportation if available.


Promoting Pallet Transport and Easing Driver Burden at NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS

NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS has changed from manual truck loading to the use of plastic pallets in trunk line transport from plants to distribution warehouses. This has reduced the time required for loading or unloading from the previous 2 hours to 20 to 30 minutes (each way). Shortening loading, unloading, and waiting times reduces the total time drivers spend at work sites. The change applies to cargo shipped from the Shimonoseki, Kanto, and Shizuoka Plants beginning in 2017 and from the new Kansai Plant, which will begin partial operation in August 2018. The logistics industry is facing a driver shortage, and NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS is contributing to reducing work and improving the work environment for drivers by pursuing greater distribution efficiency to secure a stable means of product transportation.