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CSR in the NISSIN FOODS Group

The NISSIN FOODS Group consists of companies that create food products. We are keenly aware of our corporate social responsibilities, comply with relevant laws in the ordinary course of business, and act in accordance with social ethics in keeping with the spirit of founder Momofuku Ando. This spirit is expressed in four tenets: “Peace will come to the world when there is enough food,” “Create foods to serve society,” “Eat wisely for beauty and health,” and “Food-related jobs are a sacred profession.”

The Responsibilities of the NISSIN FOODS Group

It is essential for the NISSIN FOODS Group, as a food products company, to develop safety management systems to provide customers with products that they can enjoy with confidence and peace of mind. In addition, we must reduce any negative impacts that might be produced by our business activities while actively increasing positive impacts on the environment and society.

The NISSIN FOODS Group has instituted a code of conduct, product-related policies, and environmental policies. In line with these policies, we are pursuing initiatives to fulfill our responsibilities at every stage, from development and raw materials procurement to the sale of products. A robust governance system and committed employees are essential for implementing these initiatives. In the conduct of business, the NISSIN FOODS Group heeds the voices of shareholders, consumers, employees, business partners, local communities and governments, and other stakeholders.

Basic Philosophy

  1. 1.The objective of our work is to place customer satisfaction first and to provide products and services which bring happiness to people’s lives.
  2. 2.We shall make efforts to be aware of corporate social responsibility, comply with laws and regulations and fair business practice, and enhance business activities with transparency.
  3. 3.We shall be aware that we are corporate citizens, fostering high ethical standards and following common sense.

CSR Policy

  • Code of Conduct
  • Voluntary Declaration of Consumer Orientation言
  • NISSIN FOODS Group Environmental Charter
  • Basic Policy on Environmentally Friendly Container and Packaging Design
  • Basic Policy on Green Procurement
  • Nissin Group Policy on Sustainable Procurement

Helping Resolve Global Challenges

Climate change and hunger are global challenges. Our business may be affected by sharp increases in raw material prices due to bad weather, damage to production plants from natural disasters, or changes in consumer purchasing trends. At the same time, instant noodles, our mainstay product, make a convenient meal under almost any circumstances, since they have a long shelf life and are simple to prepare. The Group aims for an overseas operating income ratio of 30% or higher by fiscal 2021.

Sales volume and sales channel expansion overseas can not only contribute to achievement of our business objectives, but also help resolve global challenges. The Group is reducing energy used in the course of business and improving productivity as climate change countermeasures and helping combat hunger by selling instant noodles and providing them free of charge in times of emergency.

To more thoroughly fulfill our responsibilities to society, the NISSIN FOODS Group signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2017. In addition to supporting the ten principles in the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption advocated in the Global Compact, we will engage in activities to help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets to be met globally by 2030.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
Human Rights Principle1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of intentionally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle2 make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labor Principle3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle4 the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle5 the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle6 the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment Principle7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle9 encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Anti-Corruption Principle10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
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