Implementation of Measures for Shareholders and Other Stakeholders

1. Measures to Energize General Meetings of Shareholders and Smooth Exercise of Voting Rights

Supplementary Explanation

Early Notification of General Meeting of Shareholders To ensure that our shareholders are provided with time to sufficiently review information on the convocation notice, the Company now sends out the convocation notice three weeks in advance starting from the 59th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held in June 2007.
Scheduling OGMs Avoiding the Peak Day The Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders for June 2020 was held on June 25.
Allowing Electronic or Magnetic Exercise of Voting Rights The electronic or magnetic exercise of voting rights has been adopted since the 58th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held in June 2006.
Participation in Electronic Voting Platform and Other Efforts to Enhance the Voting Environment for Institutional Investors The Company has participated in the electronic voting platform for institutional investors operated by Investor Communications Japan Inc. (ICJ, Inc.) since June 2007.
Providing Convocation Notice in English (Translated Fully or Partially) The Company provided an English version (summary translation) of the convocation notices every year starting from the General Meeting held in June 2007. The Company has provided a full English version of the convocation notices since the General Meeting held in June 2016, by posting them on the Company’s website, the ICJ platform and other platforms.
Other The contents of the convocation notices are posted on the Company’s website one week before the notice is sent out. The English version of the convocation notices is posted on the website and also on TDnet for viewing pursuant to request from Tokyo Stock Exchange.

2. IR Activities

Supplementary Explanation

Regular Briefings for Individual Investors In fiscal 2019, company briefings for individual investors were held four times at major cities across Japan. In addition, in December 2019, an online company briefing was held for individual shareholders and individual investors.
Regular Briefings for Analysts and Institutional Investors The Company holds financial results meetings twice a year on the dates of announcement for the year-end financial results and the second quarter-end financial results at the Tokyo Head Office where President & Representative Director, CEO as presenter reports the results. The Company utilizes visual tools to communicate with analysts and institutional investors. The Company also held a small meeting for institutional investors and securities analysts in June 2019 to share the review on the third year of the Medium-Term Business Plan 2021.
Regular Briefings for Overseas Investors Regular investor briefings for overseas investors were held by the Directors in Europe and the United States. In addition to actively participating in IR conferences for overseas investors, the Company also set up opportunities for interviews with a broad range of overseas investors.
Posting of IR Materials on Website Convocation notice of general meeting of shareholders, reporting documents attached thereto, financial statements, supplementary documents for financial results meeting, annual securities reports, quarterly reports, NISSIN REPORT, annual reports (in English), corporate governance reports, various press releases and the like are posted.
Establishment of Department and/or Manager in Charge of IR IR Office is responsible for the investor relations (phone: +81-3-3205-5027).

Explanation by Representative

Regular Briefings for Analysts and Institutional Investors Provided

3. Measures to Ensure Due Respect for Stakeholders

Supplementary Explanation

Provisions to Ensure Due Respect for Stakeholders in Internal Rules, etc. They are provided in the “NISSIN FOODS Group Ethics Regulations,” which all officers and employees are obliged to comply with.
Implementation of Environmental Activities, CSR Activities, etc.

For details, please refer to the “NISSIN FOODS Group Sustainability Report” posted on the Company’s website at the following URL.
Sustainability Report

The Group Philosophy is to be an EARTH FOOD CREATOR, contributing to society and the earth by gratifying people everywhere with pleasures and delights food can provide. In line with this philosophy, we view ESG issues such as climate change, aging population, and population growth along with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as opportunities to grow. Accordingly, we aim to be a company that can better contribute to society through measures such as development of environmentally friendly packaging and provision of products for health-conscious customers.
We were selected as one of the constituent stocks of the “Asia/Pacific Index” of the “Dow Jones Sustainability Indices,” which are global ESG investment stock price indices, for the second consecutive year in recognition of our activities for achieving ESG since 2018. The Group’s Creating Shared Value (CSV) management approach embodies the spirit of its founder, base of the Group philosophy. Through this management style, we will pursue both social and economic values, and strive to sustainably increase corporate value.
“EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030” is a medium- to long-term environmental strategy unique to the Group. The Group takes on highly important environmental challenges and increases the ability to co-exist with the environment, and whereby avoids future risk of existing businesses being diminished and sustains the business life cycle over the long term. More specifically, the Group works on the two issues: the “resources” and the “climate change.” As for the resource-related issues, the Group takes on challenges of realizing “earth-friendly procurement” in which the Group works on the procurement of palm oil in consideration for the environment and human rights, “saving of earth resources” in which the Group works on the saving of water used in plants and other initiatives and “waste-free earth” in which the Group recycles and reduces food wastes, and thereby realizes effective use of the limited natural resources. As for the climate change-related issues, the Group takes on challenges of procuring “green electricity” in which the Group works to use renewable energy as the electricity used in its business and utilizing “green food” and “green packaging materials” in which the Group works to switch the raw materials used for food and packaging materials to those with lower environmental burden, and thereby reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Progress on Measures for Health and Productivity Management
The Company considers one of the most important management issues is to ensure that in its business operations, all employees maintain and promote their physical and mental health and demonstrate their capabilities to the maximum extent possible based on “美健賢食 Bi-ken Ken-shoku (Eat wisely for beauty and health),” one of the elements that make up the spirit of our founder. In 2018, the Company formulated the “NISSIN FOODS Group’s Declaration of Health and Productivity Management” and worked to strategically promote health management.
The Company is supporting the health of its employees through such efforts as offering health guidance and providing consultations with an industrial physician. In addition, to promote greater awareness among employees and the practice of health conscious activities, the Company has been carrying out various initiatives, including seminars.
The Company’s efforts were evaluated and it was selected as one of the companies in the large enterprise category (White 500) of the “2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program” for a second consecutive year.
Promotion of Active Participation by Female Human Resources
Since 2016, the Company has been putting efforts into “promotion of active participation by female human resources” as the first step toward realizing the “promotion of diversity,” which is considered as one of the important policies in the medium-term management strategy.
The Company has been recognized for its multi-faceted efforts on female resources and in the “Nadeshiko Brands” was selected as one of the “Semi-Nadeshiko Brands” for a second consecutive year as a company that is actively implementing the promotion of active participation by female resources in 2019.
Support for Balancing Career and Child-Rearing
Since 2015, the Company has been putting efforts into the “promotion of the work style reform” and “support for balancing career and family life.” In addition to introducing a telecommuting work system that enables flexible work times, and a flex-time system without core time, the Company has been implementing various measures for employees while taking childcare leave such as education and training regarding work styles and career advancement after the return to work.
The Company has been recognized for such efforts to provide multi-faceted support for the child-rearing needs of employees, and it received “Platinum Kurumin” certification again in 2020 from the Tokyo Labour Bureau as a company that provides excellent child-rearing support.