|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.
The Group’s management vision is to achieve sustainable growth while solving environmental and social issues as an “EARTH FOOD CREATOR” that constantly creates new food cultures through innovation. The Group’s mission is not only to provide safe and delicious food to people as the pioneer of instant noodles, but also promote the development of products that solve environmental and social issues. The Group is working to realize a sustainable society and increase corporate value by establishing the “Sustainability Committee,” which is chaired by President & Representative Director, CEO. Furthermore, from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, the Group established the “Sustainability Advisory Board,” which primarily consists of external experts, positioned it as an advisory body to the Board of Directors and the Sustainability Committee, and utilized investors’ opinions and international trends in its management.
The Group is working to realize its vision and achieve sustainable growth. One theme for the medium- to long-term growth strategy is “EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030,” which is the Group’s own medium- to long-term strategy concerning the environment. We see the resolution of global environmental and social issues as an opportunity for growth, and we will address two main issues: “finite resources” and “climate change.” As for the resource-related issues, the Group is aiming for “earth-friendly procurement,” the “saving of earth resources” and a “waste-free earth,” has set numerical targets for them, and will work to effectively utilize finite resources through procurement with a low environmental impact and the reduction of waste.
With regard to the climate change issue, we aim to reduce CO2 emissions through the use of “green electricity,” “green food ingredients,” and “green packaging materials.” We are working to procure renewable energy and to switch raw materials used for containers, packaging, and food ingredients to those with less environmental impact.
These ESG initiatives have been evaluated, and the Group was selected as one of the constituent stocks of the “World Index (DJSI World)” in the “Dow Jones Sustainability Indices,” which are global ESG investment indices, for the second consecutive year (from 2020 and 2021). In addition, the Group was selected as one of the constituent stocks of the “Asia/Pacific Index” for the fourth consecutive year (from 2018 to 2021).
For details concerning the Company’s initiatives, please refer to the URL below as the information has been posted on the Company’s website.
- 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.
Specifically, for early detection and early treatment of lifestyle-related diseases, we conduct health checkups with more items than those required in statutory health checkups, as well as periodic checkups focusing on presenteeism (working while sick) and analysis of measurement data. In addition, we enhanced health guidance through in-house medical specialists and industrial physicians, and we improved our system by establishing a health consultation service. In June 2021, we vaccinated approximately 8,000 employees and their family members against COVID-19 in the workplace, in an effort to maintain the health of employees, who are essential workers responsible for the supply of food, and in addition, we also responded to the government’s request to reduce the burden on local communities of vaccination and to accelerate the vaccination process.
In recognition of these efforts, the Company was selected as one of the companies in the large enterprise category (White 500) of the “2022 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program” for a fourth consecutive (from 2019 to 2022).
- 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 & inclusion,” which is considered as one of the important policies in the management strategy.
In recognition of its multifaceted efforts to promote the advancement of female human resources, the Company was selected as a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” under “Nadeshiko Brands” for the second consecutive year (2019 and 2020).
- 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 teleworking system that allows flexible work styles and working hours and a flextime system with no core hours, we have implemented various measures such as providing employees on childcare leave with opportunities to learn about work styles and career development after returning 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 from the Tokyo Labour Bureau as a company that provides excellent child-rearing support.